Actuality

Project for this fall : An echo box that saturates like Little used to do…actuality : project to come
Get the joyful grit of the Chicago Southside harps !

Little Walter’s echo is like the reverb of punk-surf groups: it is as much a matter of timbre and sound texture as of pure delay. So I thought to add a SpanishMoss overdrive to the echo to get back that special sound… I’ll tell you what it’s going to be !…
Contact me for more information…

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 Custom actuality : An old-fashioned amp head, with plenty of optionsguitar poppa's actuality : a project to come
A development of the Vox AC15…

Initially, a musician’s command based on the original AC15, with lots of options:
A 3-band tone, a booster, a line output with HP simulation, an attenuator …
And all built old-fashioned way on a turrets card (except for the effect loop).
My amps 10 to 25W

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Project : a Di-Box that make your sound before injecting it into the PA.SimSymBox : boîte de direct qui met en valeur la couleur et le grain de l'instrument
To be sure of the sound quality you will send to the sound system of the bar …

Imagine an instrument preamp with adjustable tone and overdrive …
Add a speaker simulator, and a balanced output to the mixer …
You have everything you need to get your sound and send it directly to the sound system!
Contact me for more info and custom realization…

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New : preamps for harp with solo Boost and balanced output to PA.preamps for harp with solo Boost and balanced output to PA
What it takes to be independent on small stages

Initially, an order from harmonica player Vincent Bucher … He wanted a CurvyMama preamp followed by a speaker simulator and a balanced output to the PA …
And also with a chorus push button, and an output for stage amp (if necessary) …
The “CurvyMama SimSym” product page

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New : a 3W microCombo with 13cm speaker
3W microCombo with 13cm speaker
The MicroCombo range now has a big brother

A greedy sound for the guitar or the harp in a beautiful solid walnut box.
The watts are real, as well in clean sound as in light crunch or in total saturation.
Speaker on your choice: Celestion, Sica or Jensen, depending on the desired sound color.
MicroCombo 3W product page

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News from the workshop: pedal modifications
pedal modifications by Guitar Poppa
Gain and roundness improved in a Fuzz Face Lift from Big Knob.

It is a Californian artisanal stompbox, which updates the Tone Bender II Professional with a silicon buffer and a fuzz circuit equipped with Russian germanium MP39A.
I bring more body, a better polarized buffer, progressive gain pot, adjustable bias …
Modifications and customizations by GuitarPoppa

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Custom : a 25W Silicium / Germanium hybrid amp head
25W Silicium / Germanium hybrid amp head
SweetGerm +25W

Association of the SweetGerm preamp and a 25W hybrid PowerAmp.
Germanium brings its color and the grain of overdrive, silicon improves reliability.
Customizable connections: lines, loop, phones etc …
Facebook review from the first client behind the project

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Custom : Pedal duos in a single box
Duos pédales - The Scream + VintageBoo
The [S]cream + VintageBoo

Initially, custom orders from friends … We have selected complementary pedal duos … With an additional economy of scale: a duo is less expensive than the two pedals that it brings together, because some circuits do not need to be repeated.
Contact us to discuss your desires and projects…

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First Germanium Micro-combos from 1W to 3W RMS
Germanium Micro-combos, from 1W to 3W RMS
On the workbench…

These will be two Micro-Combos for harmonica or guitar, respectively 1W and 3W…
The electronics are traditional, without integrated circuits. All germanium power amplifier and selected NOS speaker : The clear or overdriven sound will be lively, warm and rich!
MicroCombo1W product page MicroCombo3W product page

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A speaker attenuator with line output and bypassspeaker attenuator with line output and bypass
CoolCrunch fits in a box to be placed in the bottom of combos …

Realization on request of a harp friend for his Champ 57 reissue …
Two models, dedicated to 5W or 30W power amplifiers.
Continuous volume adjustment, byPass switch and line output always available…
CoolCrunch5 and CoolCrunch30 product page.

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Guitar Poppa likes to repair or update vintage ampsGuitar Poppa likes to repair or update vintage amps
Review and restoration of a french amp from 56/65 …

Renowned French brand: Stimer amplified the great Django, then the first french rockers …
I can repair or transform these old amps with all due respect.
But only small models, less than 25W: my workshop is very small!
(and international transport is so expensive!)

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Pedal mods
GuitarPoppa, modifications, customisations, performances, ergonomie, usages spéciaux
Technical and ergonomic improvements; adaptation to personal uses.

Recently I adapted a [good] copy of TS9® for bass …
At the moment, I am modifying a Metal Zone® for the harmonica …
If your pedal is correctly designed and manufactured, we can customize it to your wishes!
Modifications and customizations by Guitar Poppa

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