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This blog documents my infatuation with hi-gain tube amplifiers ranging from hot-rodded Marshall’s to modern punchy amps such as the 5150 & SLO, and Ibanez RG guitars.

Besides repairing and servicing my friend’s amplifiers and my own, I also build all types of audio devices, fx pedals, micro-controller based montage, DSP proto boards… and I like to shamelessly advertise some of my productions and pieces of equipment available for purchase.
Through various trials and errors falling under the category “learned the hard way” I have gained some understanding in British type amplifiers modding including gain stage addition, diode mods, fx loop insertion, hum quieting and tonal remodeling.

Contact paul1179@outlook.com for general inquiries, insults or business deals! For wedding proposal please send me a picture of your mum first.
My current meatspace coordinate is 45.7640° N, 4.8357° E.

Rock on!

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Paul says:

    Are you still active?

    1. paul1179 says:

      Most definitely. What’s up my brother?

  2. Paul says:

    I have a TBR1m. One impedance selector switch at the back is broken. At mouser electronics they charge 32 euro for one piece including shipping. (http://www.schurter.ch/part/0033.4032). Do you have a spare part?

    1. paul1179 says:

      Hey Brother, I don’t have a replacement part available. You must have checked already, but doesn’t TubeTown (or Banzai) offer cheaper alternatives while delivering to Switzerland? Good luck with the Rivera, and all the best to you.

  3. Paul says:

    By the way, I love your work on the TBR1.

    1. paul1179 says:

      Thanks! I eventually sold it after many hours spent working on it. Kinda miss it now!

  4. Paul says:

    The TBR1m I now have is my second one. After I sold my first one, I regret it immediately. I went searching for a new one for almost 1 year. I found one in Germany (i am from Holland). I drove 500 kilometers into Germany and 500 back. This one I will never sell. I also have a Triaxis/395 – Bag End S12 combination, but the rivera is here to stay.

    1. paul1179 says:

      It’s nice to hear that! I respect your passion! I also drive quite a bit all over France for good gear, we are blessed here its a buyer’s market with many vintage products. You may want to check french deals on http://www.leboncoin.fr The TBR1 is super versatile, I considered keeping it but people continually bring good amps at my place for repair so I don’t miss it too much… for now!

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