I created the tremolo TMB amp’s circuit design based on a request from a member on 18watt.com. The circuit came out so nicely, naturally I had to actually make one. After hearing it, I’m guessing I’ll be making more than one.
Here’s some improvised mediocrity to demonstrate this amazing guitar amp. The tube reverb and tube tremolo are built into the amp. The only FX pedal used in this demo is an Eventide Rose Delay Pedal in a few parts.
The first part of the demo is with an amazing @knightroguitars “Pioneer MS8” and the second half with a nice @kieselguitars HH2 (customized by me) ;).
Tremolo TMB Reverb Demo
You can email me on the contact page if you’re interested in having an amp custom built. Or if you want to try and build one yourself, you can join us on 18watt.com.
What’s that? You want to see if it’s pretty on the inside too? That’s deep. Sure, check it out:
The Epiphone AlleyKat is a really nice guitar! With some crap attached to it. Luckily, it’s an easy fix to take the crap off. I was looking forword to this AlleyKat upgrade. You can google the stock version of the guitar for comparison, here is the guitar with all the fit trimmed off: Continue reading →
This is a custom all solid wood jazz guitar. It started out as a Loar LH-650-VS. The 650 is a great guitar but comes with mediocre hardware and electronics. So I replaced all the chrome hardware with high quality gold color hardware including Grover Imperial tuners. I replaced the cheap pickup with a Bartolini 5J jazz guitar pickup, and a CTS pot.
The headstock graphics were removed, and the faceplate refinished with clear coat instead of black.
Having your guitar PROPERLY setup, then properly and accurately intonated, makes a world of difference. What felt like a dud now feels and sounds like a whole new instrument. If you haven’t had your guitar looked at at least once per year, it is almost certainly not setup correctly. If you did your setup yourself, and you’re not a qualified guitar tech, it’s still almost certainly not setup correctly. Bring your main guitars at least once per year to your guitar tech (even if it isn’t me :)). Wondering what prompted me to write this? Read on… Continue reading →