We've gotten many beautiful Vintage Tube Amps for overhaul or restauration. Here is a partial list of some cool past projects:
Below: 1973 MARSHALL JMP 50W needed to be overhauled and cleaned up. Sounds amazing through the cool 4x10 cab loaded with the 10" Celestion G10L-35 speakers.
Below: 1964 Fender Vibro Champ repair and overhaul. After addressing all the issues the amp sounds stellar again. Very sparkly clean and screams when cranked all the way.
Below: 1957 Gretsch Electromatic "G6155" My latest vintage amp restoration project. This amp is actually a "Valco Chicago 51" circuit in a different cabinet made for Gretsch under contract. Valco Manufacturing Company was founded in the 1930's and built guitars and tube amps in the U.S. until 1968.
This amp has this awesome bright vintage distortion when both controls are fully cranked.
Below: 1956 Fender Tweed Deluxe "5E3". All filter caps replaced and new caps inserted in original casings. 3-prong power cord installed, broken Mains switch replaced. Sockets + Pots cleaned. Amp sounds awesome again and no more humming !
Below: 1968 Marshall Plexi: general overhaul. Sounds awesome !
Below: 1955 Rickenbacker M-8 needed some TLC and minor overhaul. We installed a gain boost mini switch (hidden away in existing cavity) and this thing screams !
Below: 1953 Fender Tweed Champ needed a 3 prong power cord, a new fuse holder, new jewel lamp, new speaker cord plus a new preamp tube
Below: 1955 Sears Silvertone 1333 needed general overhaul. Introduced in 1954, you could order it in the Sears mail order catalog for $69.95.
Below: 1950's FENDER TWEED DELUXE (5E3) overhaul.
These original collector's items can catch prices of up to $4,000 !
Some noted users: Neil Young, Billy Gibbons, Don Felder
and... maybe the most influential 5E3 player was... Little Walter Jacobs, the Chess Records harp king, who appeared both as a leader and on most of Muddy Waters' '50s records.
Below: TRAYNOR YSR-1 Custom Reverb was overhauled and tuned up.
This early 70's YSR-1 Custom Reverb has similarities with a 100W Plexi, but with the main difference of a Fender-like tone stack with only Treble and Bass controls. Plus it sports a Tremolo and Reverb.
Below: 1952 FENDER Champion 600 needed general overhaul and tune up.
5 Watts of Class A power into a six inch speaker, 5Y3 rectifier, a 6V6 power tube and a rare 6SJ7 octal pentode as a preamp tube. 1 gain stage going into Volume Pot going into power tube, that's it.
You can see the tiny output transformer next to the original wax signal filter capacitors which still do their job well after 60+ years !
Below: MAGNATONE CUSTOM 440 built 1963: overhaul
Sounds very unique and gets some nice overdrive when cranked on the high gain input. Sounds nothing like a Fender as some people say. It's got it's own thing going on....