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craigjames

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #40 on: May 27, 2010, 02:43:28 PM »
do it deadastronaut!!! its really fun and rewarding when its done, and i do woodworking for a living ;D

deadastronaut

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2010, 02:45:55 PM »
do it deadastronaut!!! its really fun and rewarding when its done, and i do woodworking for a living ;D

yeah..i;ll be dreaming about them i think..!..very very nice....cheers rob.
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sst4270

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #42 on: May 27, 2010, 05:39:09 PM »
Still very new to pedal building, but I thought I would share with y'all some amps that I've built.

Enjoy.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/32018625@N06/sets/72157624149940420/


Regards,

Steve


John Lyons

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #43 on: May 27, 2010, 06:34:30 PM »
Those look great Steve.







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kurtlives

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #44 on: May 27, 2010, 07:20:17 PM »
Is the middle a TW Express John?

Look great btw.

frank_p

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #45 on: May 27, 2010, 07:36:33 PM »

Oh... !  All those fine looking lacquered cabs do looks really pleasing...  But how do they age. ?  Amps get knocked quite a bit, no ?  A bump, a scratch, a dent: all this must be hearbreaking each times it occurs...  Anyone carried some on multiple gigs ?  Just curious.



sst4270

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #46 on: May 28, 2010, 07:27:57 AM »
In the order that John posted: TW Liverpool, TW Express (with Dana Hall's VVR variable power), TW Express (with London Power's Power Scaling)
I built the bottom one in '07 "Marybeth". It has been to multiple gigs (about once a month) and it has held up just fine.

Obviously the owner is a little bit more careful with it than your regular tolex'd cabinet.

I have seen photos of original TW's on tour. They're placed into a foam lined flight case. So only the front and rear covers are removed and the cabinet is complete protected while on stage. I have a photo somewhere that I'll post to show you if you like.

Thanks for the compliments.

Steve

sst4270

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #47 on: May 28, 2010, 11:52:28 AM »
Another thing... The cabinets are not lacquered. I put a Tung Oil finish on all of my cabinets. I love the way it brings out the true wood color and grain. Also it's so easy to repair in the event of a ding.
Although it won't get as glossy as lacquer it will reach a semi-gloss level after several coats.


Galego

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #48 on: May 28, 2010, 02:21:56 PM »
Madamp A15Mk2




craigjames

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #49 on: May 28, 2010, 07:39:54 PM »
sst that tw liverpool is my fav of the 3 and i love the finish on all of them. im a big believer in oil finishes it brings out so much more of the woods beauty. i was wandering what u did to support the mitre joints??

Nasse


sst4270

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #51 on: May 30, 2010, 08:03:26 AM »
@craig. No extra support on the mitre joints. For a cabinets this size it's not necessary IMHO. I know most people build head custom head cabs with biscuits, dovetails, finger joints, etc... But I truly don't think it's necessary. To back that up I can say that I'm a mechanical engineer for a speaker company, and we have drop teststed cabinets that only have mitre joints. If the joint is good and sound the material (virtually always) will fail before the joint. (Using Titebond II or III) I do believe for combo's it's worth the extra effort and I typically use finger joints for combo cabinets. One other thing though... The front panels are rabbeted into the cabinet to add strength to the cabinet. (as opposed to being installed with cleats.)

Thanks for the compliments.


Steve



carrejans

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #52 on: June 01, 2010, 01:44:55 PM »
Birt or GeertJacobs, any idea if I still can get an enclosure like yours? If so, where do I need to be?
(I'm from Belgium too)

birt

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #53 on: June 02, 2010, 06:22:30 AM »
i found that amp on 2dehands.be
i guess you'll have to search flee markets...
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carrejans

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #54 on: June 03, 2010, 05:58:37 AM »
i found that amp on 2dehands.be
i guess you'll have to search flee markets...

Oh ok, I thought it still might be available.
Thanks...

tubelectron

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #55 on: June 05, 2010, 07:43:59 PM »
Hello All,

There's nice amps and cabs everywhere in this subjects - those wooden models are amazing - I should take lessons...

But here is my contribution : the Paul GUILHEM Deluxe (1993) and Junior (1997)













A+!
I apologize for my approximative english writing and understanding !
http://guilhemamplification.jimdo.com/

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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #56 on: June 05, 2010, 09:32:13 PM »
Those are beautiful. Wonderful craftsmanship - usually when I look at gear I think, "at some point I'd like to build one of those", but with this I'm just thinking, "at some point I'd like to buy one of those". I would keep the chassis out of the cabinet so everything can be seen.

John Lyons

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #57 on: June 05, 2010, 09:41:59 PM »
Yes, those look great.
Pretty busy inside but tidy.
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tubelectron

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #58 on: June 06, 2010, 04:51:59 AM »
Hello & Thanks for your kind words,

The big one is a 25Wrms 12" and the small one is a 15Wrms 8".
These have been made with military 50-60s surplus parts whenever possible.
The cabinets are made from stained pinewood and polyurethane clear coated (unfortunately, not you very nice, figured woods and finishing works !).
The chassis are made from 2mm anodized aluminium, with matching shielding cover (not shown).
Controls : volume/treble/middle/bass/reverb, plus presence and triode/pentode on the big one.
They sound as they were intended to : vintage, deep an smooth - mainly the big one, of course, due to the speaker size.

Last year I concentrated on a less ambitious release : the VOX AC3 Top Boost.
It is simply a VOX Escort practice SS amp from the early 70's converted to tube amplification, while retaining the original look, as far as possible :





Here is a size comparison with a GRETSCH G5222 :



Despite its 5" speaker and mighty 4-5Wrms output, the sound is cool (better than the stock G5222...).
Controls : volume, tone, triode/pentode/pentode tone-cut, auto-cut external speaker jack.

A+!
I apologize for my approximative english writing and understanding !
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slacker

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #59 on: June 06, 2010, 08:13:01 AM »
Love that little Vox. I've got one of its big brothers and I've thought of doing something similar with it, only thing is it sounds pretty good as it is.

Here's a couple of work in progress shots of my first attempt at a valve amp, based on the "Lamington" amps from the ozvalveamps site





Not very pretty, but the power supply works and I haven't killed myself or burnt the house down so I'm happy with it :)