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Ace Pepper Super Sport 40W Head  From Ace Pepper Amps

40 watts of Texas-style hot rodded gain, an ideal bluesman amp hand built in Austin, Texas.

Ace Pepper Amps


Price:  $2,400.00

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Where vintage American and British tones meet !!!

Manufacturer's Description from Ace Pepper Amps

The blues-rock monster.

40 watts of 5881 power. Three 12AX7 tubes for the preamp. Loud. Fast. Aggressive. With a sustain and clarity that makes you remember why you liked rock guitar in the first place. Hot tones cooked to perfection here in Texas. The gain control has a nice, wide sweet spot, with clean headroom to the noon position. Past that, classic rock goodness sets in, with grind, crunch, and sweet, singing sustain. A smooth, manicured overdrive that still lets the full sound of your fine musical instrument shine through and follows your volume knob like an extension of your soul. Your Strat sounds like YOUR STRAT, just bigger. Lots bigger! And a master volume that lets you get that sound even at small club volumes. There’s a more/less switch for a choice of preamp tones. And a here/there switch for a choice of American (here) or British (there) voiced tone controls. Controls for highs, mids, and lows are simple and effective for dialing in your sound quickly and easily.

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Ace Pepper Amps

About Manufacturer

Who Is This Guy Anyway?

My name is Ace Pepper. 

I came from a distant planet, many light years from Earth. My mother and father, along with billions of other people, were killed when our planet was destroyed. They sent me here to carry on their legacy and bring truth, justice, and the American way to all mankind.

Unfortunately, I became a musician.

But seriously folks...

I have been building tube guitar amps by hand in my little shop in San Marcos, Texas since 2000. I've built well over 100 amps since then. There have been quite a few boutique amp "companies" that have come and gone since then. I'm starting to look like an "old man" in this business. My customers are people you've never heard of with excellent taste in amplifiers.

My amps start with a plain aluminum box, or chassis pan. I have these "pans" made to my specs by a local sheet metal shop with nice, thick aluminum and welded corners. Most of my amps are one-off, custom builds, so I really can't use "off-the-shelf" chassis. I'll mark, drill, and punch whatever holes are needed to mount whatever controls, tubes, transformers, etc. for the given build.

I also make my own circuit boards. I use either turrets or eyelets to mount parts and the boards are made from Kryptonite, I mean G10 Garolite epoxy resin. Layouts are designed on the computer. Resistors, caps, wiring, etc. are then hand soldered in place.

Head cabinets are made, you guessed it, by hand, by me, in my shop using Birch plywood. My wonderful wife does a wonderful job with tolex coverings. She's also done fabric finishes, like tie-dyed cotton or aloha shirt, with a tough epoxy resin final finish. We've also worked with some terriffic painters for show-quality custom paint finishes.

We work with Will Dyke at Armadillo Amp Works for custom combo cabinets. Will's cabs are the best in the biz, made from solid pine with finger-jointed corners. They are the good stuff!

When you order an amp from Ace Pepper Custom Amps you are dealing directly with the builder at every stage of the process. Each amp is made for the individual that ordered it. You can talk to me about stuff like "I'd like a little more headroom", or "Can I have more mids?". My warranty covers tweaks to the tone! Who else does that? Nobody!! Why fool with something that's just "close" when you can work with an experienced builder to get EXACTLY what YOU want!


40 Watts

2 x 5881 Power Tubes

GZ34 Tube Rectifier

3 x 12ax7 Preamp Tubes

Controls for Volume, Highs, Mids, Lows

Buffered Effects Loop

Switches for More/Less (Gain and Bass) and Here/There (American or British Tonestack)

Bias Test Points

Classic Tone Transformers

Hand Built with Hand Picked Components