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- If you need work done on your vintage Fender amp(or any other vintage amp), just send it to Mike Scaggs. I had a 1965 Deluxe Reverb that was never right – I had taken it to my local amp tech 5x, plus another guy. And the previous owner had taken it to several guys in his area, none of whom could get to the bottom of the problem: after 5 minutes or so, the bottom end faded, with just mids/highs coming through.No one was able to fix this amp – I was thinking about giving up and selling it.
 
Then I heard about Mike on TGP, and we talked for a while before I sent the chassis to Mike. I could tell by the excellent communication and knowledge that Mike was my clear choice for the next step in the endless
and seemingly hopeless amp repair saga.
 
Mike was about 2 weeks out on work, but I was surprised when I got a phone call 1 day after he received the amp,and Mike told me he was already working on it that night. Mike texted, called, and even made several videos. Mikewas like no other amp or guitar guy I had ever dealt with – Mike was more like a longtime friend who wanted to make sure he was going to get it right, spending as much time as possible and using the best parts available. Mike always communicated with me about the progress of the work, sending me multiple texts throughout the day.
 
The amp came back quickly, and has worked flawlessly. Now it’s my best sounding Blackface Fender, and I have 5 of them.
 
Mike is the Go-To guy for your amp repairs; my search is over for someone to work on my vintage amps, and so should yours!
 
Best,
 
Alex
www.leftyvintageguitars.com
 

- I’ll just start by saying, if anyone ever asks me who should work on their Vintage Fender Amp the only place I’m pointing them is To Mike at P2P amps. The first amp I sent was a 1968 Fender 50 watt Bassman for a complete chassis up restoration. I spoke with Mike at length as to what would be done. We would convert the Bass side with the Marshall mod and keep the Guitar side as AA864 circuit. Mike gave me updates of progress throughout the process with videos and pictures. He is the most detailed amp tech I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. He is very straight forth with every detail that is being done and as to why. Now for the good part tone. This amp has every bit of tone I could ever want it's incredible. It’s the tone I’d searched for years to find. The work Mike does is not just restoration it’s really Art! There is no other person I’d want to restore or build an amp for me. I have recently made another purchase from P2P amps, of course another Bassman this time it’s a combo, it’s now my grab & go! The both of these amps sound amazing period. You can tell that Mike puts his heart into each & every one of these amps that he builds. You can’t find work that compares to his in my opinion anywhere. 5 Star!

Thanks Mike!

Eddie Rod

 

- Mr Scaggs did a SUPER job on this rebuild. Could not have had any one more professional, technical and otherwise. you can see the images for yourself. spot on, like art work. he added extra details like selling my old orig green board pieces to help fund some of the costs, phone calls & images were always on the update to keep one advised of progress and tweaks. a few extras in detail on the amp build he did that i never would have thought of. he can explain the technical side of them better than i. some may think it odd to rebuild a DRRI and i can appreciate that thinking. but this amp was a lemon from the get go. no amount of tweaks or upgrades corrected the "noise & pops". nada. she sure sings now! a real pleasure to turn on and practice. just luck that i logged in to this forum and asked about rebuilding it. and even luckier to have been connected with Mr Scaggs. very few builders if any would pay attention to such detail, plus the updates, plus the extras, plus.. that's my truthful experience with this build. it's got the famous Fender tone now, no question in my mind. the reverb was so crappy before, but now, it floats. i'll get a few sound clips together soon and post them. i doubt my ability will do this amp justice but i'll try a few etudes and see how it goes. thanks all for the help and especially to Mr Scaggs!!! i always wanted a great Fender amp as part of my bucket list , and thanks to Mr Scaggs, i now have that. if you're looking for this type of rebuild no one will do it any better! 

Thanks

Bill

 

- Super happy with the work put in to my '68 Bassman. A week in and I'm loving the versatility this amp has to offer. The Fender channel is rich & boomy, yet holds a defined clarity with it's chimey top end. His Marshall mod screams rock'n roll! With variable overdrive the amp breaks up quite nicely to accommodate most gigs. The craftsmanship laid in to these bad boys is remarkable. All new pots, switches & jacks ensure fewer hiccups down the road, while not having sacrificed tone & feel of a now 50yr old piece of gear. This is the true definition of “new-vintage”.

 

Thanks P2Pamps!

Ike E.

 

- I am first and foremost a keyboard player, and over the years I've amassed just about every vintage organ, electric piano, and synth I've always wanted. My modest home studio has also gained a great old guitar, a ton of effects, and a lonely 1974 Bassman 50 with matching 2X15 cabinet searching for a place in this world. Not being a pro guitar player, my Google searches kept leading me to this forum every time I needed to educate myself. There is the eternal blackface/silverface discussion, to mod or not to mod, etc., and I learned a lot from many people here. I struck up a conversation with mscaggs, and realized very quickly that Mike would be the guy I finally send this head to for work. He talked me through all of my options, pros and cons, what his other clients prefer, what my needs were, and in the end I decided to send him my chassis and tubes and do a full restoration. Mike talked me through every step, updating me with photos and videos, letting me know when he came across some things that were wrong with it initially, and in a short amount of time I got it back. Here's what it is now: recapped, new wires, jacks, switches, pots, tube sockets correctly biased, using my original Fender power tubes, and now the correct PI tube Normal channel at AA864 specs Bass channel converted to a 2204-style circuit with MV All reversible with a baggie of original parts, which looks so silly next to the fine work he did This thing is amazing. Before, the amp was LOUD and clean. Cranking it did get some dirt, but it wasn't great. It did improve with jumping channels, but worked best at 3 as a clean amp with pedals. Now, there is such a great range of dynamics and tones over the whole sweep of the volume pots. The AA864 channel is gorgeous. The first effect I tried through it is my beloved Maestro PS-1A phase shifter. The Bassman responds wonderfully throughout all cycles of the phase shifting. That wasn't so on the original state of the amp, especially at louder volumes. I've never had a Marshall style amp before, so it's shocking to hear this kind of overdrive. I'm going to have to step up my chops! I also imagine I'll be selling my TS9 and Tube Driver soon... This will be a studio amp, but if I were a gigging pro guitar player I wouldn't hesitate to use it. Mike, you are a legend! Keep up the great work!


 

Guys, I been looking for "the amp" for quite a while now.. decided to take the plunge and buy a totally rebuilt 67 Bassman from Mike Scaggs at P2P Amps(mscaggs here on the board)... gotta tell you.. like a lot of the folks here I've been doing this a long time (52 years at last count)... also I have a 67 Super Reverb and a 68 Deluxe Reverb to compare to.. This amp has been completely gone through... Mike threw out the old stuff not reliable and kept all the good stuff for tone... this is the best amp for pure tone that I've played since I can remember... what I really like about it besides the reliability factor is that it sounds "old"... by that I mean it has that "round note" with a tight bottom but still carries the top end... can't say enough about it... I guess it would depend on your music genre but for me... it's perfect... great guy to deal with to boot.. if you're into Blues, Roots, R&B and old Rock... anything needing a big fat note... highly recommended...Steve

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- If you need work done on your vintage Fender amp(or any other vintage amp), just send it to Mike Scaggs. I had a 1965 Deluxe Reverb that was never right – I had taken it to my local amp tech 5x, plus another guy. And the previous owner had taken it to several guys in his area, none of whom could get to the bottom of the problem: after 5 minutes or so, the bottom end faded, with just mids/highs coming through.No one was able to fix this amp – I was thinking about giving up and selling it.
 
Then I heard about Mike on TGP, and we talked for a while before I sent the chassis to Mike. I could tell by the excellent communication and knowledge that Mike was my clear choice for the next step in the endless
and seemingly hopeless amp repair saga.
 
Mike was about 2 weeks out on work, but I was surprised when I got a phone call 1 day after he received the amp,and Mike told me he was already working on it that night. Mike texted, called, and even made several videos. Mikewas like no other amp or guitar guy I had ever dealt with – Mike was more like a longtime friend who wanted to make sure he was going to get it right, spending as much time as possible and using the best parts available. Mike always communicated with me about the progress of the work, sending me multiple texts throughout the day.
 
The amp came back quickly, and has worked flawlessly. Now it’s my best sounding Blackface Fender, and I have 5 of them.
 
Mike is the Go-To guy for your amp repairs; my search is over for someone to work on my vintage amps, and so should yours!
 
Best,
 
Alex
www.leftyvintageguitars.com
 

- I’ll just start by saying, if anyone ever asks me who should work on their Vintage Fender Amp the only place I’m pointing them is To Mike at P2P amps. The first amp I sent was a 1968 Fender 50 watt Bassman for a complete chassis up restoration. I spoke with Mike at length as to what would be done. We would convert the Bass side with the Marshall mod and keep the Guitar side as AA864 circuit. Mike gave me updates of progress throughout the process with videos and pictures. He is the most detailed amp tech I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. He is very straight forth with every detail that is being done and as to why. Now for the good part tone. This amp has every bit of tone I could ever want it's incredible. It’s the tone I’d searched for years to find. The work Mike does is not just restoration it’s really Art! There is no other person I’d want to restore or build an amp for me. I have recently made another purchase from P2P amps, of course another Bassman this time it’s a combo, it’s now my grab & go! The both of these amps sound amazing period. You can tell that Mike puts his heart into each & every one of these amps that he builds. You can’t find work that compares to his in my opinion anywhere. 5 Star!

Thanks Mike!

Eddie Rod

 

- Mr Scaggs did a SUPER job on this rebuild. Could not have had any one more professional, technical and otherwise. you can see the images for yourself. spot on, like art work. he added extra details like selling my old orig green board pieces to help fund some of the costs, phone calls & images were always on the update to keep one advised of progress and tweaks. a few extras in detail on the amp build he did that i never would have thought of. he can explain the technical side of them better than i. some may think it odd to rebuild a DRRI and i can appreciate that thinking. but this amp was a lemon from the get go. no amount of tweaks or upgrades corrected the "noise & pops". nada. she sure sings now! a real pleasure to turn on and practice. just luck that i logged in to this forum and asked about rebuilding it. and even luckier to have been connected with Mr Scaggs. very few builders if any would pay attention to such detail, plus the updates, plus the extras, plus.. that's my truthful experience with this build. it's got the famous Fender tone now, no question in my mind. the reverb was so crappy before, but now, it floats. i'll get a few sound clips together soon and post them. i doubt my ability will do this amp justice but i'll try a few etudes and see how it goes. thanks all for the help and especially to Mr Scaggs!!! i always wanted a great Fender amp as part of my bucket list , and thanks to Mr Scaggs, i now have that. if you're looking for this type of rebuild no one will do it any better! 

Thanks

Bill

 

- Super happy with the work put in to my '68 Bassman. A week in and I'm loving the versatility this amp has to offer. The Fender channel is rich & boomy, yet holds a defined clarity with it's chimey top end. His Marshall mod screams rock'n roll! With variable overdrive the amp breaks up quite nicely to accommodate most gigs. The craftsmanship laid in to these bad boys is remarkable. All new pots, switches & jacks ensure fewer hiccups down the road, while not having sacrificed tone & feel of a now 50yr old piece of gear. This is the true definition of “new-vintage”.

 

Thanks P2Pamps!

Ike E.

 

- I am first and foremost a keyboard player, and over the years I've amassed just about every vintage organ, electric piano, and synth I've always wanted. My modest home studio has also gained a great old guitar, a ton of effects, and a lonely 1974 Bassman 50 with matching 2X15 cabinet searching for a place in this world. Not being a pro guitar player, my Google searches kept leading me to this forum every time I needed to educate myself. There is the eternal blackface/silverface discussion, to mod or not to mod, etc., and I learned a lot from many people here. I struck up a conversation with mscaggs, and realized very quickly that Mike would be the guy I finally send this head to for work. He talked me through all of my options, pros and cons, what his other clients prefer, what my needs were, and in the end I decided to send him my chassis and tubes and do a full restoration. Mike talked me through every step, updating me with photos and videos, letting me know when he came across some things that were wrong with it initially, and in a short amount of time I got it back. Here's what it is now: recapped, new wires, jacks, switches, pots, tube sockets correctly biased, using my original Fender power tubes, and now the correct PI tube Normal channel at AA864 specs Bass channel converted to a 2204-style circuit with MV All reversible with a baggie of original parts, which looks so silly next to the fine work he did This thing is amazing. Before, the amp was LOUD and clean. Cranking it did get some dirt, but it wasn't great. It did improve with jumping channels, but worked best at 3 as a clean amp with pedals. Now, there is such a great range of dynamics and tones over the whole sweep of the volume pots. The AA864 channel is gorgeous. The first effect I tried through it is my beloved Maestro PS-1A phase shifter. The Bassman responds wonderfully throughout all cycles of the phase shifting. That wasn't so on the original state of the amp, especially at louder volumes. I've never had a Marshall style amp before, so it's shocking to hear this kind of overdrive. I'm going to have to step up my chops! I also imagine I'll be selling my TS9 and Tube Driver soon... This will be a studio amp, but if I were a gigging pro guitar player I wouldn't hesitate to use it. Mike, you are a legend! Keep up the great work!


 

Guys, I been looking for "the amp" for quite a while now.. decided to take the plunge and buy a totally rebuilt 67 Bassman from Mike Scaggs at P2P Amps(mscaggs here on the board)... gotta tell you.. like a lot of the folks here I've been doing this a long time (52 years at last count)... also I have a 67 Super Reverb and a 68 Deluxe Reverb to compare to.. This amp has been completely gone through... Mike threw out the old stuff not reliable and kept all the good stuff for tone... this is the best amp for pure tone that I've played since I can remember... what I really like about it besides the reliability factor is that it sounds "old"... by that I mean it has that "round note" with a tight bottom but still carries the top end... can't say enough about it... I guess it would depend on your music genre but for me... it's perfect... great guy to deal with to boot.. if you're into Blues, Roots, R&B and old Rock... anything needing a big fat note... highly recommended...Steve