Here's a new custom build. It's two channel amp with a Hot-Rodded JCM-800 channel and Vintage 60's Plexi Channel. It rocks! It's 50W but with four El-34 so it feels and sound like 100W. I rarely do channel switching amps because there only certain circumstances where they can be built without the compromises that result is the dreaded "only one channel sounds good" syndrome. This one has completely separate pre-amp circuits for both channels and the gain stages have individual filter caps eliminating the veil of the inter-modualtion distortion so many hi gain amps suffer from.
Here's the new owner had to say:
"Good morning Carl.
The amp is MAGNIFICENT!!
I received it on Saturday and between having a lot of company over the weekend, and playing it I haven’t had a chance to email you and thank you for such a fine job!
The 800 side of it is off the charts! I love that it’s an 800 on steroids to begin with,,, and then I can flip the hot rod switch and it’s even crazier! Definitely no pedals needed on that channel, it has all the distortion I’ll ever need :-))
The thick switch threw me for a second because it’s such a subtle change in tone, but when I kick it in and use my neck pick ups it does exactly what you said it would do,, and those ‘Carlos Santana liquid leads’ are awesome!
As for the clean channel,, that was a perfect call on using the plexi circuit for that channel! I LOVE the sound of it!
It is so crystal clear and beautiful sounding that I can’t even begin to explain it with words but it is exactly what I was looking for!
Also, I have a couple of distortion pedals that I experimented with on the plexi channel, and when I threw those babies on it,, it was reminiscent of those deep,, ballsey, face melting heavy metal sounds I got from an old Mesa Boogie roadster amp I used to have and that was something I really missed about that amp that I never could quite get out of my Marshalls. Way Cool!!
I also noticed that you added a couple extra little bells and whistle‘s to add to the tonal possibilities of this amp and wanted to thank you for that as well.
So In closing, thank you for your hard work, your time and your dedication to perfection, you have earned yet another very satisfied and happy customer!
My Very Best Regards to You!