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My latest acquisition, Greg Bennet Signature Royale.

Hi there!


My current interest is playing and listening to Blues (and Jazz) and I also enjoy making tube amplifiers. My favourite of these is a small 15 watt amp based on the Fender Blues Deluxe circuit.

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Current guitars: Greg Bennet Signature Royale RL-2/CH, Ovation Classical with pickup, unknown brand Telecaster copy, Ventura tobacco coloured violin-shaped bass ,cheapo Magnum Acoustic, Ultra-cheap archtop from eBay (made in Asia) that I am working on :-)

Amplifiers: Maton 'Studio Pack' 50 watt

Home made amplifiers: Vox AC-15 clone 15 watt, Fender Blues Deluxe clone 15 watt, Fender Champ clone

I certainly like small amps like the Fender Deluxe. Lovely clean tone, and can be driven hard without going deaf. When miked up through a good PA, can be very impressive (I don't like DI, always use a microphone in front of the amp)

Musical Influences

  • Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley
  • The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Easybeats, The Shadows, Cream
  • Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck