Phaez/V2 Lotto Amp - 8 Watt Phaez Corona
Hello Harmony Central! I'm John. I've posted occasionally under a different login name (Dr. Cocobolo), but I'm trying to get my identity consistent across the amp-oriented forums. Anyways, I wanted to share some info about some of my amps. The first one was a fun project. A while back I posted in another forum that I'd hold a random draw for a free kit build. The 'winner' would purchase a Phaez kit from Randy Fay and I'd build it at no charge. About 20 people threw their names into a hat, Randy Fay offered to supply the kit for less than $300, and his cab builder (Jim) offered to build the head cab for less than $100. Originally the lotto kit was going to be one of the new (existing) Phaez kits (Sibly or something else). However, the winner convinced Randy to design an 8-watt Corona, a model based loosely on a blackface preamp, but with some more gain on tap and an effects loop. After a month or so, Randy shipped the parts, cab, and schematic to me. A couple weeks later, the lotto amp was born. I'm burning it in this week and hope to ship it to the owner in a few days. I hope he likes it.
*** Update 22 June 2013 *** The new owner said the lotto amp is quickly becoming his favorite Phaez amp!