Vintage Sound custom amps were inspired by the Black Face amps of the mid ’60s.
All Vintage Sound amps come standard with a Diaz tremolo mod, plus a revoiced normal channel with reverb and tremolo effects included, except for the Vintage 15 and Vintage 20 amp.
The Vintage 15 and Vintage 20 are from our Vintage Series line and are single-channel amplifiers without the Diaz mod. We build everything from the Vintage 15 (Black Face Princeton Reverb® size amp with a 12″ speaker) to the Vintage 85 (Black Face Twin Reverb® size amp). All Vintage Series amplifiers are available in a head cabinet with a matching extension cab in various speaker configurations. Our amps are built using to of the line hand wound Black Face transformer sets. All amps are hand-wired, point-to-point, using solid core vintage-style pushback cloth covered wire, carbon comp resistors, premium quality electrolytics and filter caps, and Orange Drop tone caps. The Vintage Series amps are housed in high quality Black Face era correct dove-tail jointed pine cabinets custom built for Vintage Sound Amps. All of our amps come with a choice of WGS and Weber Speakers, custom faceplate, and a five-year limited warranty. Our signature amp, the Vintage Sound Classic, from our Classic Series, is housed in a custom built furniture quality solid cherry wood cabinet.
The Retro Series introduced in 2011 started as a concept to mix different size speakers for a more balanced cabinet. We started with a 10″/12″ design, using one AlNico and one ceramic speaker giving us the focus of a 10″ AlNico with the nice tight bottom end of a 12″ ceramic. Also available in a smaller 8″/10″ model. We also offer a single 12″ model .