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    Default FS Hand Wired PTP 63 Fender Bandmaster/Vibrosonic Clone...

    I currently have several Fender style PTP clones & I need to thin the herd so I can focus on something a little more Marshall-esq/British flavored in nature. I mean they are all different amps but since I donít really use the Tremolo on this which is one of its best features keeping it is sorta a waste?

    So the best way I can describe this amp is this-

    CH1 is voiced as a hot-tish Blackface Bassman or Bandmaster. Itís a pretty loud CH with plenty of clean headroom & makes a fantastic pedal platform as well as those beautiful Blackface Fender cleans. Just a simple Volume/Tone/Bass control layout with high & low gain guitar inputs...

    CH2 is the 6G13 circuit & it has the very rare & extremely beautiful 3 valve Harmonic Tremolo! This means that the amplifier requires six 12AX7ís in total for the preamp!!! A couple of diode rectified 6L6GCís or 5881ís top off the power amp & on this CH they yield a beautiful warm tone thatís more reminiscent of earlier Brownface amplifiers. Itís lower gain, at least at first, it also breaks up very nicely & this CH has less volume overall.

    Now with all of that said, the CHís are in phase so they can be jumped together to lend characteristics of the opposite CH including using the tremolo for CH1...

    Other notable stuff- USA transformers, F&T filters, Mallory & SOZO tone/coupling capacitors, & a bunch of other high end parts! Itís wired for a 2ohm but thatís just Incase youíd like to run two 4ohm cabinets. I was told by the builder that itís a pretty forgiving transformer so running it through a single 4 ohm cabinet is completely fine. Bias test points make changing tubes a breeze & itís currently loaded with some 6L6GCís however it can easily be biased for 5881ís which are a little more true to the circuit...

    It was made by Matt Sneek out of Ohio & he did a great job IMHO! He does have a Reverb store with many of his other builds & every single review that I read was 5 stars!!!

    Please let me know if you have any questions & my trade interest include Marshallís or Marshall style clones, Orange amplifiers 30W or over, VOX AC-30ís, 60ís-early 70ís Fender Bassmaní that havenít been modded to death, & possibly solid body set neck guitars worth about the same value???
    I live in Northern New Hampshire, we shoot the things we don't understand here???

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    Default Re: FS Hand Wired PTP 63 Fender Bandmaster/Vibrosonic Clone...

    $950 SHIPPED & PPíd....
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    I live in Northern New Hampshire, we shoot the things we don't understand here???

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    Default Re: FS Hand Wired PTP 63 Fender Bandmaster/Vibrosonic Clone...

    I’ll get some more pics up soon....

    Unfortunately these are all I’ve got on my phone right now....
    I live in Northern New Hampshire, we shoot the things we don't understand here???

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    Default Re: FS Hand Wired PTP 63 Fender Bandmaster/Vibrosonic Clone...

    nice looking build, looks like a super reverb output tranny hence the 2 ohms

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    Default Re: FS Hand Wired PTP 63 Fender Bandmaster/Vibrosonic Clone...

    Yes, & thanks!!!

    I believe he said something about the OT being for a Super when I bought it from him?

    Also while I'm here, the cabinet is fingerjointed Baltic Birch. It was put together wrapped up in the Blonde Tolex with expert care! Really just an all around beautiful amplifier!!!
    I live in Northern New Hampshire, we shoot the things we don't understand here???

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    Default Re: FS Hand Wired PTP 63 Fender Bandmaster/Vibrosonic Clone...

    I would love to play that amp!
    Quote Originally Posted by LesStrat View Post
    Yogi Berra was correct.
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    I do a few chord things, some crappy lead stuff, and then some rhythm stuff.

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    Default Re: FS Hand Wired PTP 63 Fender Bandmaster/Vibrosonic Clone...

    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaBass View Post
    I would love to play that amp!
    I would love for you to play it!!!

    Mostly because I’m reasonably sure you’d walk away wanting to buy it, lol!!!
    I live in Northern New Hampshire, we shoot the things we don't understand here???

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    Default Re: FS Hand Wired PTP 63 Fender Bandmaster/Vibrosonic Clone...

    Bump before Reverb...
    I live in Northern New Hampshire, we shoot the things we don't understand here???

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    Default Re: FS Hand Wired PTP 63 Fender Bandmaster/Vibrosonic Clone...

    Bumped...
    I live in Northern New Hampshire, we shoot the things we don't understand here???

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