Here is some of the feedback we've received. It's nice to be appreciated!
From Ron, Tallahassee FL: (1st email) Curt, I just wanted to say thank you. My amp is a "60th Anniversary" edition. The tubes were all original, as was the speaker, a Fender Special Design/Eminence. I started out slow with the mod installation so I could actually hear what was changing. I replaced with stock GT (Sovtek) tubes with the JJs. There was a definite improvement. I re-biased the 6L6s to 70mV. WOW, what a difference! I installed the WGS ET65. Better still! I love Celestion V30s but I think this speaker is perfect for this amp. I snipped the reverb bypass resistor and the reverb became very nice and usable. Then last Friday night I took it to a gig. I was knocked out by the tone. So were my band mates, who were wondering if it was the same amp. Next, I'm on to the other mods (starting with the PS filter cap). (2nd email) I installed the clarity mods, the PS filter mod, the new drive master pot, and the improved gain jumper. The most impressive change was the PS cap. WOW, it really tamed the bass beast! The clarity mods did just that - improved the clarity of both channels. I love the sound of the clean channel now! I find the drive channel is much more usable after installing your mods, better control of the levels. In summary, your mods do EXACTLY what you say they will do. The documentation is clear and concise. After installing these mods, this amp kicks major butt! I love it! Thanks again for taking the time and effort to put this mod package together and make it available.
From Rob, Lyndon WA: Hi Curt, Just wanted to say a big thank you as I did mods on my HRD and when I jammed with the boys last night they immediately noticed how clean and clear my amp sounded. I'm finally excited about my tone 25 years later. Just beginning to experiment and now that my base tone is great I'm sure it will just get better. I'm ordering some JJ's (have one in V1) and then this amp will be a monster. Hard to believe Fender would let these things out with such horrible farty bass and muddy tone. Once again thank you and I'll let everyone know that Granger is awesome! Mods were easy and instructions were bang on and detailed! Thx Rob
From Paul Lafemina, Hillsboro, OR: Hi Curt, the M45 arrived in perfect condition. Looks great and feels solid. Raw, fat, open, cutting, explosive, in your face tone. Nowhere to hide there. My first thoughts were of Hendrix and Blackmore. My open back cab said "Please stop, used the closed cab, man!" Nice and gradual master volume level increase. Dig that KT66 + tube rectified tone, old school and lively for sure. Thanks for the great work!
From Dwayne Mullet, Stockbridge, MI: Hi Curt, I just had some friends over, and after hearing my amp they said, "Curt has taken the Superlead circut and perfected it." Back in the day, maybe 1 out of a 100 Marshalls would be perfect, and you have improved on that one. They are both sold, and I wouldn't be surprised if they both purchase one soon. I'm even more excited about my amp than before. My old guitarist has a better ear than I do, and it takes a lot to impress him! I couldn't be happier, and do feel like I have the best amp ever.
From John Roderick, Windsor, CT: Wow... Curt, I finally got the chance to use the M100 SuperPlexi last night in rehearsal. It was incredible. The pure Super Lead type sound I've wanted in a completely controllable format. Simple, pure, TONE. My singer's first comment was "where's your Marshall?" Then "Wow! That amp sounds 10x better!" He was as blown away as I was. I was able to get all the saturation and tone that I love with my Gibson R8, dial it back on my guitar's volume for a nice, bluesly clean tone, and then add a little overdrive pedal to the front end when I needed a touch more sustain for some solos. I will DEFINITELY be sending my Marshall Super Lead to you for the PPIV Master volume mod in the next few weeks. Thanks again for a great quality, and great SOUNDING instrument.
From Steve Aldrich, Amelia, VA: Got my H50 amp last night. I plugged it in and set it on what I think are pretty conservative settings and wow, this thing is awesome! I have a lot of amps and this is what I'll be using at all the gigs this year. This thing rocks. It's the sound I've been chasing for years. Thank you Curt, I am deeply appreciative. By the way, the custom snakeskin is awesome too.
From Jim DeYoung, Plainville, MI: Hey Curt - Just wanted to say that after 6-months, I still love the 50-watt VH amp (M50 Plexi). In fact, I had a friend over today to check it out. He said its the closest thing to VH that he'd ever heard. Running through a Aracom Attenuator with an EQ at boosted mids, and this thing is absolutely the real deal. Just love it! Good luck with the new models!
From Derek Reece, Jonesville, NC: Hey Curt, just wanted to let you know that I had the first real opportunity last night to give the amp "a good go" and it is a beautiful piece of work. Not only does it look like a million bucks but it is probably the finest sounding guitar amplifier I have ever played through and I've been playing for about 30 years. I was smiling from ear to ear as I turned knobs and put it through its paces. It didn't matter what configuration I put it in or whether I plugged straight in or used effects pedals, it produced the sweetest, warmest, most full bodied tone I have ever experienced with a guitar amp. I couldn't be happier with the MV36 Monarch. It really is a work of art. Kudos to you, sir for a job well done.
From Rick Melbihess, Kennewick WA: Curt, just wanted to follow up and let you know the M50 arrived safely. I have put it through its paces and I am sporting a big smile as the tones are amazing. Tried my Strat and ES-359 and they both sing through it. Although the Van Halen ACDC stuff came easy without effects I have a awesome early Trower tone going with a Fulltone Univibe. I am impressed with the responsiveness of the amp and how amazingly articulate it is even with it dimed, just they way a amp should be. Whatever combination of specs you selected for this amp do not change a thing, it is perfect!Another thing I noticed is this amp is very sensitive to pedals, I have a large chain and I had to tone everything down a bit as it is so expressive. Even my 69 100 watt Metro build is not that sensitive, this is a good thing.
From Kelley Wright, Mobile AL: Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for the outstanding job that you did rebuilding my 69 Supertreme. I must say that it was a pleasure working with you and I could not be happier with the end result. I was really impressed with the communication and the quick turn around!!! I really wanted to tackle the project myself, however with a baby on the way my time is limited and after seeing and hearing your work first hand I knew that my amp was in good hands. Again thank you for a job well done and I will definitively let my friends know about your awesome services and your killer hand-built amps. Rock on bro!
From Rich Irwin, Stephenson VA: Hey Curt. Hope everything is well. I've got EL34B's and RFT pre's in this M50 Plexi and it gets better every time I play it. I have 4 Plexi style amps, including an Emplexador and a Bray and there's something about this Granger that is hard to describe, but it's the first one I plug into. I hardly play the other ones. It has that Plexi gold midrange thing when I wind it up that I can't get with the other ones.
From Les Bain, Birmingham AL: I just wanted to drop you a quick note. The Ashdown amp is working perfectly now! Thank you SO MUCH for tracking down the problem and fixing it. I also love the tone of the JJ tubes. You are awesome!
From Scott Kelly, Scottsboro AL: Thanks for the awesome job on my 5150 Curt! It sounds great and looks awesome! The blue LEDs look fantastic in the amp. You rock!
From Kent, Hoover AL: Hey man... just hooked up the Fender VibroChamp amp... unbelievable! The vibe pedal works great. I'm having too much fun with it at the moment. Thanks!
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