When I bought my Sovtek Mig100, it didn’t have a back grill. I looked for a while for an OEM replacement, to no avail. So I started researching metal grill mesh, and found a place called customcargrills.com. They worked with me to get a piece of grill near the dimensions I needed. After cutting it to size, I installed it with some finishing washers and wood screws. I think it looks great!
Remember how I played a Sovtek Mig100 in Berlin over the summer? I’ve been on the hunt for one at a good price ever since. I finally tracked one down.
Though I haven’t had a chance to really crank it, it’s extremely loud, clean, and warm sounding. Not brittle at all. It’s missing the back grate that protects the tubes, but I think I can make one fairly easily. The plastic jacks and switches are still there, so maybe soon I’ll get Matt Weed to replace them with metal ones. Or maybe I’ll wait until something breaks…
Now I have to decide which amp to sell – my Laney GH100L or two-channel Dual Rectifier.