Feb 26, 2021, “Weekend Special – Amplifiers!”, DXEngineering, time 14:50, 18:10.


Mar 2, 2017, “Alpha 77Sx upgrade”, Patrick Lees, time 4:07.


“I must tell you that I am pleasantly amazed at the quality of workmanship.  This front panel is as nice as one would expect from factory and the “gamblers pewter” finish is gorgeous!  In fact it is better than what ALPHA was offering “back in the day”.  Good-on-you John for providing restoration parts for this vintage equipment at a level better than one would expect.  At some point I will review the possibility of further upgrades and Island Amplifier will be my first choice in moving forward with it.  Again, thanks for your help and I’d be happy to post a two thumbs up review for you on any website or review platform.  Just let me know which ones.”  Peter, VE9KX

“I received the black cover (wrapper) for the Alpha 76. It is a beautiful job in manufacturing. Outstanding construction, shipped fast, packed well, Thanks so much.” Tom, K9SQU

“What a stellar job you did on the panel, right down to the screws too. And kudos for the expert packing job.” Dennis, W6DEN

“Got the Alpha panel yesterday in good condition and installed it today. It looks great – the amp looks just like new again. You have a great product. Thanks.” Rich, W0ELT.

“Panel arrived in today’s mail. Looks great; very close to original Alpha replacement panel (lower lustre /sheen).” Pete, W8AA

“I installed the new panel and my Alpha looks brand-new again! Great Job! I contacted John about purchasing a new panel. Communication was excellent, and the product is top notch. My Alpha is a new amp once again. If your thinking of replacing your Alpha front panel I highly recommend John’s panels. You won’t be disappointed. The panel was easy to replace. It even came with two colors of new screws. Good bye old sticky paint. Thanks.” Dave, W6MQI

“Just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the replacement panel.” Jon, K1VVC

“Thé panel installation took place without problème. Fit with perfection.” José, F5JD

“Have had 1 transaction with John so far. Very impressed with John’s customer service approach. He’ll figure out a way to help you.  Nice website John and best of luck with Island Amplifier.” Noll, W9RN

”Fast shipping! Item was better that expected.  Awesome seller.  Thank you!” Richard, WV1M

”Excellent product!  First class powdercoat and silkscreen!  Five stars!!” Craig, K8CRC

“Fast shipper, beautiful accurate item.  I rate this seller AAA+++++++++”  John, W4BNB

“John rebuilt my Ameritron 811H which arrived damaged by Fedex this past summer (2019). It took him almost 3 months to not only repair the electronic miscue i caused. (a 811 tube had a hole burned through it) and to replace frame and cover damaged during shipping. The Amp is now better than new with new 572B tubes , the latest protective upgrades, a replaced capacitor that had touching plates. I am glad i had the patience to wait. The amp performs better than it ever did and power produced is crisp and clean with less exciter influence than i needed before. If you are looking for a quick fix, I wouldn’t recommend John. His work is careful, thoughtful and meticulous. He is a perfectionist. If you value your equipment and plan on having it last a lifetime or two. Let John get his hands on it. I would say he is one of the best in the business.”  Henry, N7TYE