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  • Branston Mistress Amplifiers


    Branston Mistresses are unique hand crafted boutique valve amplifiers, made by TLC Amplifiers in Birmingham, UK. These classic V-fronted guitarcombos are by inspired by the distinctive look and legendary sound of the 1959 Watkins Dominator.


    At the heart of each of these combos is a faithfully re-engineered magnetics set. They are fitted with 1970s vintage speakers, and premium matched valves selected for their warmth, character and tone. At the end of the matching process, each amplifier is named, and then "dressed"; it is covered with an unique varnished cloth finish, which has many layers and is painstakingly refined to give a classic aged finish. They are produced to the highest standard and use components that give the best tone, integrity and reliability.


    These are guitar amplifiers for the blues connoisseur. No two amps are the same, giving you an exclusive collectors item, uncompromising in its build quality. Locally sourced parts and products are used, where possible.

  • Visit http://www.branstonamplifiers.co.uk for more information about the amplifiers including some images of the build process.

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  • Cherylyn


    Cherylyn was built with transparency in mind - covered in sheer fabric so you can see the construction, and the speaker baffles are not painted so you can see where the speakers are. Construction lines and cuts are visible, as are the laminations of the plywood. The tremolo speed , valve clips and closed construction are similar to the original Watkins spec.

    Features:
    2 input Normal channel
    1 input Swell channel (tremolo)
    Single tone control on each channel
    Footswitch for Swell oscillator defeat 
    Celestion 7442 NIB cone 10" drivers
    BLS magnetics
    Tung-Sol (Russia) 12AX7 / EL84 valve set
    Ceramic valve bases with spring clips
    Poly and ceramic capacitor set
    Song Huei volume and tone pots
    Sheer fabric transparent varnished covering
    Tag board construction
    Shielded signal wiring
    Chicked head and precision Eagle knobs
    Rugged & rattle-free carry handle


    NEW £SOLD

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  • Donna-Lee


    Shaking some of the tradition, this one has been built using more modern design principles. It has only 2 ground points - one for the pre-amp & oscillator & 1 for the output valves. This means it has really low noise levels, and is more suitable to a studio situation. The inputs are back to how the original Dominator was laid out and it's easier to jack from the swell channel to the normal channel to give more tone options.


    Features:
    2 input Normal channel
    2 input Swell channel (tremolo)
    Single tone control on each channel
    Footswitch for Swell oscillator defeat
    1970s vintage Celestion T1927 10" drivers, fitted with Pulsonic cones.
    VVT custom magnetics
    JJ (Slovakia) ECC83MG / EL84 valve set
    Shielded thermoset valve bases
    Sprague signal line poly capacitor set
    1KV Ceramic oscillator cap set
    Song Huei volume and tone pots
    Varnished fabric covering
    Point-to-point construction
    Shielded signal wiring
    "Modern" (1970s) low noise single ground point pre-amp wiring methodology
    Chicked head and precision knobs
    Rugged & rattle-free carry handle


    NEW £1495​ last one of this model now reduced to £895


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  • Betty Sue


    Betty was built as a production version of Rosie. The main improvements on the prototype are the CNC cut cabinet, laser-cut slimmer chassis, using 2mm aluminium, laser-etched fascia, and much tidier wiring. It has the same Elac 10N/94 vintage speakers, same valves, resistors and capacitors. The fabric on the outside was also cut differently to prevent premature fraying and peeling.


    Features:
    2 input Normal channel
    1 input Swell channel (slow tremolo)
    Single tone control on each channel
    Footswitch for Swell oscillator defeat
    Elac 10N/94 10" drivers
    BLS magnetics
    Tung-Sol (Russia) 12AX7 / EL84 valve set
    Shielded thermoset valve bases
    Poly capacitor set
    Citec UK volume and tone pots
    Varnished fabric covering
    Tag strip construction
    Shielded signal wiring
    Mesh breather allows viewing of valves
    Chicked head and precision knobs
    Rugged & rattle-free carry handle


    This is a full sounding amp, with a crispness and clarity to its tone. I'd
    say this is one for the British blues revivalists.


    "I LOVED it!" Gwyn Ashton - http://www.gwynashton.com/


    NEW £SOLD


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