Another custom request was the use of the red Jupiter capacitors and Weber 12A150-T speaker. I’ve used Weber speakers for many years now and have had excellent results. Their speakers are awesome especially for capturing the essence of classic speaker models with brand new reliability. Not to mention “replace-ability” as well which is important to a touring musician like Brian. The Jupiter caps were a first for me and I was extremely happy with them. I have to admit there is a sort of “x factor” with older vintage amps. I cannot explain it as many players and techs can’t. Maybe it’s the aged components, loose tolerances of yesteryear or dare I say it “mojo”. Well, whatever it is I do believe that there are excellent current production components like Weber speakers, Jupiter caps, Mercury Magnetics transformers to name a few that will yield an awesome sounding and dynamic amplifier in the end. I believe that using these ingredients, good design and properly wired chassis you can build a brand new amplifier with X factor of it’s own.
Brian and the band are in the studio right now recording their latest album. I for one am a fan of their music and am looking forward to hearing their latest release. From what I understand they will be hitting the road in the spring. Hope to catch them right here in New Jersey!!