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Retro-King 18-watt 2x12 Combo with Lance presented by
" My 2x12 18 watter is one hell of an amp. It has replaced my
vintage Blackface Super Reverb. I've gigged with it twice, both in
close quarters to a loud drummer & both times this amp has held
its own. I plug into the normal channel (2nd input) with either my
Strat or Les Paul, & the sound is very tight & clean. In ...fact,
at times I prefer the the clean on the Retro King to my Super
Reverb. The overdrive on this sucker is killer. I never thought
I'd be able to get an SRV (Little Wing) tone & a very convinceable
Santana sound all from the same amp. The sustain on this thing is
bad ass. Master Volume feature is a definite must for those
enclosed gigs. Chuck Dean is totally helpful & the most patient
guy out there. He knew what I wanted even if I wasn't able to
explain it myself. Chuck, U are the man! Retro King, U are the
Neil ManapuaMaker Terrado
"I have been a guitar player
for most of my life and I have owned most of the best amps made during
the 50's and 60's.
I have repaired, moded and designed amps for
over 20 years. I know what they should look and sound like.
I build these amps with the same quality and tone as
you would expect from these great amps. I use the best components available in
production today and take the time to test and tweak each amp I build, as if it were my own.
A lot of boutique amp builders will copy the
original circuits exactly. This is fine, I can do that to, but
in the real world of the guitarist that circuit might have too much
mud in the normal channel or too much high end in the bright channel
or not enough gain or they wish they could have more flexibility in
shaping there tone, even if it is subtle. That's where I come
in. As a working guitarist I understand this and build your amp
for your desired tone.
Feel free to call or e-mail me I would love to build one for you."