The amp and cab arrived safe and sound. As I have written to the guys at Fatsound, I am not sure what I can write without sounding like the typical honeymoon phase gushing. In my 20 years of tone chasing, this would have to be the best amp purchase I have made. Incredible fat organic overdrive, lush reverb, and your master volume is unbelievable! I have a pedal board of boutique pedals that was completely off while I was getting to know your amp, and did not feel anything was missing. A Les Paul direct into the OD-35 absolutely rocks! Of course you know this already. Thank you for building such a great instrument.
Thanks for resurrecting my Fender Deluxe Reverb! I Just wanted to let you know that the amp sounds AWESOME! It's definitely like having a brand new piece of gear. I was never really able to bond with the amp after 38 years of having it until now. Great job!
It was also a pleasure dealing with you from a business perspective. You are professional and provide thoughtful and friendly customer service.
I am just writing to tell you guys how much I love my Overdrive-35. It's every bit as much an instrument as any guitar! The overdriven tones are just so incredibly rich and musical while retaining the clarity of the notes. It never turns to mud. I can't believe the Master Volume control, it's so superior to the built in attenuator I have on another "boutique" amp. The possibilities with the Overdrive-35 are endless. The build quality is stellar, the thing is a tank. Everything else is now obsolete. I will never give this amp up....I want to be buried with it! Thanks so much for everything!
I brought my Epiphone Les Paul in recently for the installation of new pickups, coil-splitting tone pots, volume pots and a pickup selector switch. I also had the guitar set-up and restrung. Just to let you know, my band played our first gig this past Friday, and I was VERY HAPPY with the work you guys did on my guitar. The tonal variety I am now able to get from the guitar by splitting the humbuckers, etc. is great and really adds to my guitar playing. Many thanks for the quality workmanship and quick turnaround.
Just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the fender amp you repaired and tuned up. It sounds completely different. Much warmer and more full. The drummer asked me if it was a different amp! My son told me you guys were good but it is still nice to be pleasantly surprised.
THANK YOU for putting the JOY back in my 335!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now I just need to complete the picture with the Roaring-40! Oh Yeah!!!
Just wanted to tell you how incredible the Roaring 40 w/2x12 cab sounded at a Jazz gig I did this week. It felt like I was playing a baritone sax! The dynamic range of my playing has never been this pronounced through a rig. It's as if the amp knows me (sorry for the drama) but that's what it feels like! I've always been a combo guy but now I understand the head/cab concept. Thank you so much for this fantastic instrument!
--Mark Dziuba (Director of Jazz Studies, SUNY University)
I want to tell you how happy I am with the re-fret on the í74 Jazz bass. You did a really GREAT job. Your attention to detail with the fret work is really impressive! The bass plays like a new instrument. Thanks again!
I dropped off my red Gibson SG for intonation issues in the beginning of July. I recently came across the receipt and it occurred to me that I had forgotten to send a follow-up e-mail. After months of despair playing this broken guitar, you managed to give it a second life. Thanks for all the work, great job!
"They make great class A hand-wired amps. I use a 40 watt that's switchable down to 20 watts. It's really an incredible amp! I've owned Fender Deluxes, Marshall JCM800's and lots of other amps, but this is the best one I've ever owned. I really love it."
--Jason Isbell (Vintage Guitar Interview)
I realize a Deluxe Reverb RI is not cutting edge or trendy, but when I plugged in last night I discovered I had a NEW amp! The strange thing is: I used to think this amp sounded 'good' when I first got it! Thanks for setting the bias to whatever the "right" temperature is. Besides, a compliment to the nice folks at Eminence the Tung Sol, and Mullard tubes would probably be lost in the haze of the old speaker. Thanks to you & Dan, for such professional, prompt, and pleasant work. For what it is worth, I will fit your name into all of my message board entries - whenever appropriate.
I just purchased a used/like new condition red tolex Slick-18 1X12 combo. I have played just about every boutique amp available and I must say, this is the most fantastic sounding amplifier that I have ever played. I have many blackface and tweed amps in my collection and I sell musical gear on ebay for a living. I bought this to resell, but no way, I'm keeping it for myself. Thanks for building a great amp!
-- Cheers, Jim
I had one of the most fantastic times of my musical life at the Philly Guitar show--no kidding. I've been playing over 30 years, and I've had some really inspired moments and discoveries over that time. Your 20-watt amp is a serious tone machine! From the first note I played, I could just tell that I was into something really special. You do amazing work! Your amp is the best combination of tweed clean and plexi drive I've ever played. These are the two tones--and everything in between--I could live with forever.
I tried the modded BF Bassman last night, with the master volume you added. With my standard SG, the bass channel is perfect AC/DC... great sound. And the clean channel is like you said--100% blackface clean. The amp is a gem! Also, the Gibson Melody Maker you repaired for me sounds fantastic... it really sparkles!
Thanks for the great work,
The mod that you did on my TS-9 takes it to a whole 'nother world... amazing! I haven't had the opportunity to use it too much, but in the house, it's awesome.
Just wanted to say thanks for putting in the new pickups. They look and sound fantastic. The bass looks so beautiful now, i don't know if i feel comfortable playing it!
Just wanted to let you know I got the od/ boost pedal yesterday & I like it a lot. It now occupies valuable real estate on my pedal board. I am very satisfied with it. Thanks for making a fine product.
What a pleasure meeting you. I would have gladly doubled the distance
getting to you knowing there was such a talent at the other end. Thanks to you the Matchless is rocking again and has never sounded better. I look forward to future projects with you.
Talk to you soon,
The Ibanez artcore AS 73 that you worked on is now a tone machine. The guitar sounds unbelievably good and is everything i knew it could be. I am recommending you to all of my guitar buddies now.
-- Jeff D.
I'm absolutely delighted with the 76 Fender Twin you Blackfaced and overhauled for me. Your top notch expertise and service is unparalleled. With you I always know my Vintage Amps will get the best attention and care obtainable.
Just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the work that you did on my guitar! It was immediately apparent upon opening the case, everything was beautiful... pickups were shining and the inner wrapping that was hanging out was gone. And I couldn't have been more wrong when I supposed that the difference of setup would be wasted on me. Not hardly! This is huge. Much easier to play. And it's in tune everywhere! Thanks.
The amp sounds awesome - it sounded good before, but now... damn. Thanks for the great work!
When I recorded at Big Blue Meanie for H&D, I tried many other amps along with yours, Marshall Plexi, Marshall JCM 800, Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier, Mesa Boogie Mark IV combo, Fender Twin. The Fender Pro Reverb that you modded for me killed all of them. The Somma Modified amp and double boost pedal was the only amp used on the whole freakin' record. Nothing came close! My producer, and engineers on the record were shocked! All the prep work to my pedals and guitars were also done by you which made the guitar sound ungodly. Jim if I didn't have you for those sessions, it wouldn't have sounded nearly as good. Many thanks.
Just wanted to let you know I got the Princeton over the weekend, and it sounds awesome. I'm very happy with it. Thanks for the t-shirt too, I'll wear it with pride!