I considered not posting this but I've told several of you privately already so I might as well share. I lucked into a '65 JTM and couldn't pass it up. To help myself stop feeling guilty I sold all my other amps, pedals and speakers, plus I took on a few more replica builds. I was expecting it to sound very similar to my personal JTM45 build, and kept my expectations low even though a well know builder unaffiliated with the sale told me this is one of the top three JTMs he's played. I finally spent several hours with it yesterday and it blew me away. The complexity of the overdrive is really special and it has a great top end, no need for a bright cap. It has great cleans and is pretty aggressive when cranked, it almost sounds like it has a bit of lead spec in it, plenty of bite and chimey top end. I can't imagine ever letting this one go. The amp is 95% original and I'll post more photos later. The replica coffin logo 2x12 is going to a friend in Australia along with it's matching head. I had a Bluesbreaker 2x12 made, style 1 with EC Collins cloth and an accurate block logo I got from Victor at Plexi Palace...it should be here next week. A pair of '69 G12M bass cones will go in it, for now I'm playing through an M + H creamback combo which still sounds great. I don't deserve this amp, but I am honored to own and play it. I have such a passion for the JTM45 and spent a lot of hours building replicas....to have a real vintage one is a dream come true. I know most of you guys have several of these, maybe one day I'll get another! I'd love one with an RS OT. Anyway, here it is. The preamp tubes are all 60s UK and the KT66s are GEC. I had a 1959 Mullard rectifier here which came in handy. I'll post new pictures when the matching 2x12 comes.