This comment is from Joey Thigpen on the LIL JENNY Model JT212 Head & Cab:
This amp along with the matching 212 cabinet is the finest sounding amp I have ever performed through in about 35 years of playing in bands... When Dave built this amp for me he listened closely to all the ramblings I had about how I would like for an amp to sound, feel and look.... more later
This comment is from Jimmy Warren on the Hayes Tube Master 212:
This thread is a message to all who care to take the time and review the guest book. Time well spent.......as you are probably the same individual, as I , that has been on the seemingly endless journey for ...the sound....that sound...that oh so ever elusive dream sonically etched in your mind from years gone by. To own an amplifier that carries David Hayes signature will finally end that search. The clean warm presence is there....clear and bell ringing,.....but go ahead and push it, push it hard, and more power than you could ask for is at your finger tips , in step by step levels as you crank up the volume dial........yielding a thick,solid drive and sustain on demand.These are qualities you can expect from the one who was there when it all started back in the day..,back when Leo Fender engineered and marketed these gems in the 50's and 60's, that original Fender tube sound.David reconnects you to the old days with his expertise in amp building.Take advantage of this mans skills as a technician, do not hesitate for one minute. You will most certainly find an honest man......more bang for your buck than you could possible ask for...Do it, do it now...have Hayes Amplification go through your equipment....or better yet purchase one of his amps direct....one that has been gone over in every minute detail possible and given the masters touch. You will be blown away. After the sale....more of the same....the guidence and communication you will receive is priceless. Always a fast reply to all email.......Service, quality, communication, value...look no further..do it now...go with Hayes Amplification!!!! Leo Goulet Ludington, Michigan
From Darrell Marvel:
Once in a while you get involved in situations that both challenge and affirm you.. My experience with David Hayes is one of those that I am compelled to share. As a seasoned (old) string stretcher I have moved through stages and styles in search of that elusive perfect tone.. I've owned them all.. Vintage stuff.. Modern, Brits and Americans.. you know the deal.. No matter what I tried I always came back to my trusty but rusty old 64 bassman... I came across Dave on a referal and decided to give him a call.. I had the bassman in a MoJo combo cab (sigle 12') but had to haul around a reverb tank with it and I wanted something similar in a combo with reverb that I could gig small clubs with and Dave put together the package I was looking for! He did a "Tube Master" in a single 12" combo cab with a sealed back 12" extension cab.. I loaded them with vintage EV SRO 12's and WOW.. It should be called TONE MONSTER!! It absolutely nailed the sound I was searching for! It's rich and melodic and the tone stack is amazingly responsive.. Crank it up and you have pure, quiet thick as a brick tube driven nirvana... Trust me, you need to save yer pennies and get one on order!! We did have a few glitches along the way... fed ex dropped the damn thing and busted it up some and then we wrestled with a faulty reverb tank but Dave never skipped a beat.. He stuck with it till everything was the way he promised it would be and now, I can't stop telling anyone who will listen about the quality of the amp... the incredible sound and the amazing customer service I got in the process! If you're here looking at his stuff let me testify.. you will NOT be dissapointed!! Thanks David!!
From Guitar Amplifier Blueprinting .Com
I have seen many Fender tolex amps over my time working with amps
and the work by David Hayes is arguably the best I have seen.
If you have a Fender amp that needs work or restoration he is the guy I
If you want a "new" Fender amp you should also contact him and talk a
bit. His one off pieces are works of art and use top notch components
and an attention to detail of workmanship that is second to none.
In his new amps there are a lot of options for things such as speakers
etc. and David works closely with the player. Mercury Magnetics, the
proper tone caps and other components come together to make a work
David is a straight ahead, down to earth, real cool guy without attitude or
His work is just terrific and I cannot really say any more than that.