I made one of the Ampmaker kits a couple of weeks ago. I went for the PP36 and I’m really pleased with the results. I just wrote out a massive post but I was logged out by the time I submitted it and I lost it so until I can be bothered to write out another description of it, here are some pictures of it!
Front of the completed chassis
Back of the completed chassis
Inside during construction
A brief conclusion:
I bought this as a back up to my Vox AC30. It’s likely that I’ll use this along with or instead of the Vox. This one is foolishly loud! I’m used to the AC30, but I’m also used to having a master volume! I didn’t really appreciate how good a feature this is until I got this amp. You may need a tubescreamer (or similar) to get the valves going at lower volumes, but once it’s cranked, you can get some textboom ballsy Marshall crunch – think ACDC rhythm tones.
Barry from Ampmaker was really helpful throughout the build. I would, and probably will, buy from him again. If I do buy another kit, it will definitely be one of the smaller ones!