Leave your half-stack at home
Born in London, the original 1965 circuit of this compact bluesbreaker earns its living every night gigging in clubs on both sides of the pond.
Launched in 1966 (and originally produced for just two years), this amp quickly became a low-wattage holy grail. This is a stripped down blues machine: two channels, one tone knob, no master volume. Buckle up and go where this gritty beast takes you! It comes with a footswitch to kick in the onboard tremolo.
Just listen to "Middle of the Road" by The Pretenders for an example of what this tone machine can do. Our Brit-74X will get you this sound at a volume that won't result in eviction. Its rich overdriven tone set the standard for early British blues-rock. Roll down your guitar's volume for a cleaner tone, add some tremolo for depth and movement that you can't get out of a digital model.
StewMac has lovingly recreated this timeless amplifier in our '66 Brit-74x Amp Kit. This is one of our Icon Kits: modern reproductions of vintage classics.
Take your amp building skills to the next level with this kit. The ‘66 Brit-74x is a perfect place to get serious about amp building. This is an involved amp and will be a fun challenge to complete. If building such an iconic amp sounds hard, don't worry.
We've gone to great lengths to make sure this kit has the best step-by-step directions in the industry. With hundreds of full-color photographs and illustrations, these instructions make this an easy, fun and rewarding project.
It comes with all the parts you need to complete this project in just a few weeks.
- The cabinet interiors are genuine 3/4" North American Pine
- Superior craftsmanship on the tolex covered exteriors with perfectly aligned seams
- Premium quality hardware
- Top-shelf EL84, 12AX7, 6CA4 tubes and vintage spec Heyboer transformers to give your amp the perfect vintage tone
- High-quality period-authentic resistors, CTS pots, reproduction mustard caps, and Switchcraft jacks for their authentic tone and a lifetime of trouble-free use
- Authentic epoxy turret boards just like the ones used in the original vintage amps
- British-voiced 12 inch speaker
Need Help? Our trained staff is standing by!
If you get stuck, don't worry, we're here to help. Our knowledgeable team of amp builders are just a phone call away. Our team is deeply involved with building these amps and can answer any question you have.
You don't need a shop full of tools either!
The great thing about these amp kits is they only require a few relatively inexpensive tools. We've got everything you need to build this amp right!
Build and use this amp internationally!
This amp works wherever you are! This amazing amp has a 240 volt winding on its transformer. This means that if you are outside the USA, you can still build this amp without needing an external step-down transformer. You can also run it at 240 volts to capture the original tone designed in London in 1966.
Amp cabinet dimensions
Height: 20" (50.80 cm)
Width: 24" (60.96 cm)
Depth: 9" (22.86 cm)