Thought you might be interested to check out the Lamington amp being featured on a new training video just released at ProAudioDVDs. My brother David Wills has recently produced a new online training course – the “Ultimate Guitar Tone School”. The Lamington amp is showcased to demonstrate how an amp works, with explanation of the various sections of the amp and how they function.
Check out the introductory video:
I continue to receive very favourable feedback from builders of Lamington amps as to how happy they are with how the amp sounds. To some degree, this is a little surprising, as the Lamington amp was developed to be a low cost introduction to valve guitar amp building and not necessarily to be a tone monster. That it sounds so good is a real bonus, and makes it doubly worth building.
This email is typical of responses I receive:
Just wanted to let you know that we fired up the lamington last night, and….
…it was amazing!
I was truly taken with how great it sounded. We ran it through my 4×12 with celestion vintage 30’s and it was really great. The tone is excellent and I was loving how responsive to touch it was. It seemed nice and clean with gentle playing, and then you dig in a bit and it rips your head off… Seems at first play like it has great cleans (with the right amount of chime) and great bluesy overdrive.
I think you are really onto something with the lamington, which of course you knew! (I’m not sure I did!)
Any plans for other amps…? (Yes, the Lamington III design is now released)
Thanks again for all your help with this – it’s truly one of the best amps I think I’ve played.