Liked what I heard on " Stormy Monday "; don't hear much either way on this board; don't know what it's like to deal with them should there be a problem as they're located in Canada - eastern, I think.
Their amps, kits and service are superb. Their forum is a great resource. I had a TC-15 until just a few days ago, and I will absolutely positively build another. It's a great sounding amp, check out the sound clips on their site and compare the circuit to a spitfire and other matchless designs. You'll see a few ideas put together. I love the TC-15 sound, I find it to be like a good driven tone with claws. Nasty claws. Lots of chime, and really stands out in a band setting.
Definitely an under-the-radar sweetie of an amp. I have vintage browns, BFDR, BFVR, SR, deluxes, boogies, marshalls . . . I'm not just a crate guy. I'm an old rock dude that's owned his 1959 MkII since November, 1974. While everybody's preferences vary, all I can say is this: the TC-15 is a great sounding amp.
I have an sIII TMB style 18 watt head with Trinity's plexi mod. It's a great sounding amp. The component quality is first rate. I bought mine already assembled from Trinity in 2006. Zero issues, and Stephen Cohrs is great to deal with.
just received the TC15 from BarryW a few days ago. love it. i've had a dc30, lightning, ac30's and the bad cat black cat 30r. the tc15 definitely hangs with the matchless/bad cat amps and is far better than the ac30cc i had. takes pedals well and sounds great!
The TC-15 Is a down right nasty little beast. Run it with just a little hair on the 12ax7 channel, then goose it with your favorite boost. Its amazing. The A/B with the ef86 channel ... singin creamy tone for days.
I think it's a very well kept little secret. My "whatever you do, don't . . " comment was intended be be a warning that you will hear amazing searing tone that will ruin you. I can't say enough good things about those amps.
Pre TC-15 they had a Lightning kit. I built one and sourced real deal transformers from West Labs. It sounds exactly like a Matchless Lightning. Some actually think it's better as we modded the orignal circuit to include the cut control from a DC30. This gives you a little bit of control to tame the high end.
Trinity has a forum that is great for providing support. I highly recommend them for kits.
If anyone has done both a Tweed and Tramp build or played them both can you maybe compare the two? I'm torn between them, looking for alt-country/americana/indie tones similar to Sleepercar, the Lusitania, Neil Young, Attack in Black. It'll be going through either a 1x12 or 2x12 with Eminence RWBs.