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Ron Lovelace's Homebrew Amp
Lovelace originally purchased this Thordarsen amp/PA at a swap meet. After finding that he couldn't repair it, he decided to build his own low-wattage amp. The result was his take on a classic Fender Princeton. "I used as many of the old resistors and parts I could recycle," he says, "I had a Deluxe power and Hammond output transformer. I used NOS power, rectifier, and preamp tubes. When cranked it has a great overdriven tone. When I push it through a 4x12 cab it sounds huge."