Sound of the Shoals amp?

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  1. psykobilly

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    Been lookin for a tweed super and ran across this company on ebay. Anybody seen, played or heard of em? By the looks of what they are puttin in em, they could be some good stuff.
     
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    The owner is a member here, maybe he will chime in. Better yet, search for the threads discussing these amps.
     
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    There was a thread talking about them within the last month.
     
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    I don’t know if you’ve found the other thread yet but as said above the owner chimes in and even includes gut shots of his builds and gives detailed information.
    Regarding the amps they seemed decent to me as a “small builder” amp, I’d like to give one a try
     
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    I have a 55 5e4a 2-10 tweed superI might be willing to sell.
    It's the 6v6 version.
    Speakers were replaced in the early seventies with cts.
    It sounds great.
     
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    It probably doesn’t. Without looking up Clark’s prices, I’d be willing to wager that Clark (and Victoria and the rest) charge double or more what this builder is charging.

    I ordered a 6g2 from this guy. It should arrive later this month, unless he encounters a hiccup of some sort. The waiting has nearly killed me.
     
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    Thanks for the input fellers!!!
     
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    Hey Hatfield92, Did you ever get your 6g2 from Sound of the Shoals? I'm thinking about getting a brown Super clone build from them. I really would like to hear about your experience and your thoughts on the 6g2 amp Sounds of the Shoals built for you.
     
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    I’m still waiting. I got pics last week of the completed chassis. The holdup is that he hasn’t received the cabinet from the builder. It’s already well past the timeframe he quoted me.
     
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    Let me know your thoughts on the amp when you get it. I’m trying to decide whether to go with Sound of the Shoals or save up the extra funds and go with Lil Dawg amps.
     
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    Yes, I know this builder. I’ve always wanted a Tweed Deluxe since I never played one but I always though seemed expensive for what it was. I came across his eBay store and decided to give it shot since the price is so competitive and he uses excellent quality components, he’s also a super nice guy. His name is Paul Anthony Pace, I call him Anthony. Anyway, he built me a fantastic sounding hand wired amp. I liked it so much I just ordered a 2nd one to run them in stereo. Solid build quality, wiring is super clean and very low noise, I’m very happy with mine and can’t wait to get the other one to run them in stereo. Anyway, I highly recommend him providing is the same guy we’re talking about. I believe there’s another builder in the same vicinity with a similar name (I think) any questions PM me.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words teleman78!
     
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    I regret I currently have very little time to
    interact more on this great forum. I have been blessed with a steady stream of orders so my time here has been extremely limited lately. It’s 11:09PM here now:D
    I’m always available for calls and emails to talk amps and would be happy to answer any questions anyone may have.
     
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    I have an amp built by Paul Pace (Sound of the Shoals). I've had it for a few months now. It is an absolutely wonderful amp. Quality parts, clean, solid built. It an amp based on a Fender 6g4a Brown Super. The amp sounds and performs great. I have a 1962 Fender Concert amp and Paul's amp nails the harmonic tremolo. It's very hypnotic and comparable to my the tremolo on my 1962 Concert amp. I chose to go with a 1x12 configuration instead of the 2x10 of the original 6g4a Super. I like the depth and presence of a 12 inch speaker. He used a brown Pro sized cabinet, so so the amp really sounds rich. I highly recommend Sound of the Shoals/VINTAGETONE amp.
     
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    I have one in the works. There's quite a waiting list. I ordered it in early January. No word yet on the progress but I understand these things take time. It's a 5f11 tweed Vibrolux. I'll report back when it arrives.
     
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    Please let us know how you like the vibrolux. That’s the one I am interested in.
     
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    Did you receive your amp? How is it? I’m interested in one
     
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    Sorry to hear that. It is quite interesting that a couple weeks ago he had a fully completed 5f11 in his Reverb store (at a discount price with no wait time) it seemed like it may have been one that was ordered but the customer backed out. I think it sold within 1 or 2 days.

    Ive had Anthony do 2 jobs for me. One was a 5f1 champ and a Princeton reverb handwired conversion. The wait was longer than he gave me, but Im very pleased with how both amps turned out, and would definitely go to him again with the expectation that I would be waiting several months.
     
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