The short chassis head looks classy with the black face, white
This amp sounds
better than I ever imagined it would.
There really is a wide range of great options available
between the two channels and the feedback switch. I'm not
exaggerating when I say it is
one of the best sounding amps that I have ever played through.
OH MAN I CAN'T STOP PLAYING IT LONG ENOUGH TO WRITE THIS EMAIL!!!
I am a very hard ear to please but playing your amp finally gives me the
satisfaction of the sound I have always heard in my head actually coming out
of the speakers!! I thought I would like it for the distortion but the
clean is awesome too. my friend and I had a big shootout with an AC30 with
blues, deluxe reverb ri/ Jensen, and the tmb and g12h30. guess which one
was hands down the best? it put the others to shame, and those aren't bad
sounding amps. I took it down to a local boutique amp shop (bad cat, dr. z,
marshall, matchless, etc.) and plugged it in. immediately there was no one
left in the front half of the store. every employee and customer was
hovering around the amp - I thought the tubes were going to overheat! the
in house amp tech/builder/marshall guy is peering into the back with his
spelunking flashlight on his forehead. one customer keeps asking me "now
where did you get this?". "ironsounds.com". 5 seconds later - "man this
thing is great, I'm going to have one by next week. $700 for the kit and
how much for the chassis? What! it includes the chassis for $700? Oh man
I have to have one. How long did it take to put it together? what?! it
was already built and shipped for $700!!!!! What site was that?
Ironchef.com? no, ironsounds. oh, I've got to get one of those! Another
guy had just been eyeing a dr. z kt45 head which I thought sounded rather
tinny and small. then he heard the tmb. it was obvious he did not want to
believe that the $700 amp sounded better than the one he was going to pay
$2000 for. he did muster a "well, it sounds pretty good" a few times...Your amp is SOOOOOOOOOO QUIET!!!!!!!! even at full blast it is really amazing. great for recording. thanks.
Just a quick note to let you know I completed your kit a few days ago and stuck the chassis into a jdesign cabinet (1x12 pine). I couldn't be happier with the sound. I've assembled numerous amps in the past in various configurations including point to point, turret board, eyelet boards, and other bastard configurations and this is the first one that fired up good the first time. It's loud, it compresses nicely, and has a beautiful crunch when needed. My congratulations on a great concept, design, and execution.
It's finished and all I can say is WOW, this thing rocks!! I'm lovin it. You really outdid yourself and should be very proud of creating such a wonderful product. I know that I will be enjoying my new amp for a long time to come.
And thanks for answering my questions during the build process, it was an added bonus that made a huge difference.
You've done an awesome thing by offering this amp to regular
Joe's like me. I hope to keep it till my fingers don't move
anymore. Cool thing to me is that I should be able to maintain the
amp all by myself....no more shipping my amp off cause I live in a
I just wanted to let you know that I finished the build. Fired up the first time, and it sounds great. Placed an order for a head box from J Designs today. This was my first build of any type of electronic device. I learned a lot about circuits, and soldering in the process. Your kit was a perfect way to get started in electronic endeavors...Thanks for the overall rewarding experience and the delicious tone.
JA- I finished my kit last week and I just wanted to comment on
Got the head a couple of days ago. Have been enjoying the plexi vibe and the all the tones you can get out of this head. Works beautifully with a 2X12 and found that it likes my all guitars, a strat with kinmans, a tele, and an SG with P90s. Haven't had the chance to check its compatibility with pedals yet, having too much fun playing with this clean.
Will be leaving a positive response on ebay. You've built a winner with this head. Thanks a lot.
Hi Aaron, Fired up the amp yesterday and everything works great.