For a number of years, Mojotone has been working with the world renown techs and programs and The Chicago School of Guitar Making, in an effort to provide quality amplifier kits for their Tube Amp Building Class.
Instructed by Ian Schneller, owner of Specimen products and Chief Instructor/Founder of the Chicago School of Guitar Making, the class aims to provide its students with an experience that will lay the foundation for hopefully many years of tweaking, building, and modding. A beginner course is even offered, wherein students will build a recreation of the classic Fender Tweed Champ circuit over the course of two days. Each student is given a workbench stocked with all of the tools and supplies necessary to successfully complete the build. Not only this, but Schneller is an amp veteran whose expertise is practically unparalleled in the world of tube amp building instruction.
“...we use Mojotone kits because they are simply the most faithful to the original designs,” says Schneller.
This, of course, is a point we are very proud of here at Mojotone. The simple fact that someone as seasoned as Schneller has chosen to rely on us for a number of years is extremely rewarding and motivates us to continue our mission of providing quality parts and accurate circuit reproductions of some of the most iconic guitar amplifiers in history. Being able to see eye to eye with someone like Ian Schneller on a philosophical level has allowed us to build a reliable business relationship with one another and to help one another continue to improve over the years.
If you are looking to improve your tech skills, or even if you are looking to start from scratch on building or repairing amps, the courses at the Chicago School of Guitar Making are a must. We highly recommend working with Ian and his team as they will undoubtedly give you the tools you need to hone this new or improved skill set.