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June 13, 2007

Ordered a hand-built 18 watt amp!

I have been looking at getting a good head, and I found a website a while ago about hand-built boutique amps that are somewhat affordable.

The website is www.mackamps.com and the amp is called the Heatseeker. The amp is based on the Marshall 1974x, with some twists.

I always wanted a Marshall type of amp, and this looks like it will be perfect. I ordered mine with an effects loop as well, since I want to be able to use reverb and other effects that way.

The main reason I ordered this one was the fact it is hand-built, it is produced by a small company in Canada, and it has a very reasonable price for a hand built amp. It is scheduled to arrive in my eagerly waiting hands in August.

I have been thinking I would get a Dr Z Maz 18 Jr non-reverb, but the waiting time for one here in Canada would be 5 - 7 months. I don't want to wait that long. Plus, the Dr Z costs quite a bit more than the Heatseeker.

The amp is 18 watts, and even though that might not sound like much, 18 tube watts is LOUD. From what I have read, the amp is very dynamic and cleans up nicely if you roll down the volume knob a bit.

I can't wait for it to arrive! I will of course create a few videos demoing the amp, as soon as I can.

I may even use two amps at gigs in the future, if I can! I could run the Reverend Hellhound as my clean amp, and the Heatseeker as my Marshall growl amp. Or both at the same time - Yeay!

Can you tell that I am a little big excited to get a quality amp like this? :) August, please come soon.

By Robert Renman - www.dolphinstreet.com

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Posted by Robert Renman on June 13, 2007

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