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5/26 Classic 5E3 Tweed Deluxe CPC-15T Available as a Cage Head, Pine Head or Standalone Chassis
4/11 The Octal Princeton now Available in a Cage Head, Pine Head, or as a stand alone chassis!
In addition to the combo chassis and combo the ever popular and never matched Octal Princeton is now here in three nifty new formats. Check out the Octal Princeton page for more details!
3/29 The British Custom 7 gets a new look and price!!
Check out the new look. Aviliable as a working chassis, cage head or in hand made pine head!
1/24 Standard Version Amps will be discontinued March 1st.
For the past 5 years Carl's Custom Amps has produced both Standard and Premium Versions of most amplifiers. In the past couple years we have only offered working chassis as Standard Versions. At the end of February the Standard Working chassis will be discontinued on the website. A few models will continue to be available through ebay through March 1st. As time has gone by the majority of players are purchasing premium versions of amps so discontinuing the standard versions makes sense. Over the next year new and improved versions of many amps will be coming out! It's an exciting new phase that I'm sure will please the most discerning players.
Carl P Carrasco M.S, B.S
10/26 Carl's Custom Amps mentioned in article on King Salamander in the LA Times read it here:
At Carl's Custom Amps I build vintage style tubes amps from the 50's, 60's and 70's. All my amps are meticulously hand wired, expertly planned and vigorously tested to ensure each one is best it can be. My goal is to provide players with with great sounding amps at reasonable prices. Each amp is a work of art and ready to help player make their own art. Your search for tone ends here!
I currently offer a number of models that I regularly build with many options. Some models are also available as working chassis for those who wish to source their own cabinet and speakers. Mods and customization are available for each model.
I also build lots of custom amps. So if you have a particular vintage amp model or just an idea of what you want an amp to sound like I can accommodate.
Carl's Custom Amps performs repairs and mods on all models of tube amps. So if you amp needs a tonal transformation or just needs expert repair Carl's Custom Amps is the place to send it.
Carl's Custom Amps is in no way affiliated with Fender, Gibson, Supro, Valco, Marshall, Hiwatt, Orange or any other company. Company names are solely used to describe circuits, history, and sound.