I rarely write reviews on products I purchase; I typically do enough research to know exactly what I’m getting. If I do it’s only one of three reasons; the product failed miserably, there are features that may be confusing and worth explaining or calling out to the company, or the product exceeded my expectations. Your amps exceeded my expectations in every way, and I’d like to take the time to offer my praise.
I recently purchased your Silver Sonic amplifier after researching and testing various amps for a period of almost 5 years. During this time I bought 2 amps, a 65 Super Reverb Reissue, and a Marshall JTM 1 Watt. While each is good in its own way they lacked something. The 65 Super Reverb was the best but I couldn’t get the tone I wanted at a reasonable volume, and the Marshall was a one trick pony. After comparing numerous name brands and boutique amps I determined exactly what I wanted: an amp similar to the Super Reverb but below 30 watts. I went through a number of brands, such as Reeves and even some Mojo Tone amps I got the chance to play, but your amps stood out.
I have only personally gotten to play a few of your smaller models so I bought the Silver Sonic brand new site unseen and unheard based solely on the performance of amps like the Ivy League, 518 and 5112, and the fact that the Silver Sonic had similar features to the Super Reverb.
Your amps are simple; straight forward, and pure.
I can play bebop just as easily as I can play Stevie Ray, and the tone is amazing. No pedals, no tricks; just simple well-made amps. I’m very satisfied with my purchase and enjoyed the research and hours I spent testing your other models. None of them left me wondering whether or not I was playing a great amp.
You’ve made amazing products and should be proud of your work; they are in my opinion the finest amps on the market.