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John Lyons

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #80 on: July 18, 2010, 09:58:11 PM »
What do you mean?! Those look great!
I dig the blue tolex, wouldn't think I would but after seeing it...nice!
Good work.

John
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theundeadelvis

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #81 on: July 18, 2010, 10:41:41 PM »
What do you mean?! Those look great!
I dig the blue tolex, wouldn't think I would but after seeing it...nice!
Good work.

John

Thanks so much John! It means a lot coming from you. In my opinion you make some of the classiest gear out there.
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JKowalski

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #82 on: July 19, 2010, 04:57:53 PM »


Miniature stack. ~20 watts, powered by a laptop SMPS.

I made it for a bench/practice amp. Also has a 1/8" jack for an iPod or w/e, so it doubles as a mini jukebox for my bench as well  :icon_rolleyes:

Simple preamp with a two band active EQ + mid boost switch, gain knob and master volume.

Recycled parts - heat sink, chip amps, and aluminum paneling from old receiver, wood from scrap, speakers from broken computer speakers... A couple misc parts from random salvages (ex. speaker prot. relay, crossover)

John Lyons

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #83 on: July 19, 2010, 05:45:25 PM »
Chris
That looks really cool. Good job on that!

Ahren
Thanks for the compliment.  :icon_redface:
But yeah, those amps look great...

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theundeadelvis

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #84 on: July 24, 2010, 07:06:49 AM »
The innards of a build I just finished. It fired right up, first try. That so rarely happens. Man does it sound sweet!  ;D


If it ain't broke...   ...it will be soon.

kurtlives

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #85 on: July 25, 2010, 10:44:17 AM »
Looks like a Lighting/DC-15...Matchless thing, ya?

Nice

theundeadelvis

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #86 on: July 25, 2010, 11:24:01 AM »
Looks like a Lighting/DC-15...Matchless thing, ya?

Nice
It's actually the EF86 side of DC-30 downsized to 15 watts (so pretty similar to the Lightning). Man it sounds awesome.
If it ain't broke...   ...it will be soon.

kurtlives

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #87 on: July 25, 2010, 12:05:35 PM »
Cool,

I just built a 15W DC-30. That EF86 channel is a killer.

theundeadelvis

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #88 on: July 25, 2010, 12:13:03 PM »
It is killer! I absolutely love it. Hope to get some video recorded of it soon.
If it ain't broke...   ...it will be soon.

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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #89 on: July 30, 2010, 08:39:10 AM »
Here's one I just finished. Little 386 amp with 5" speaker.


theundeadelvis

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #90 on: July 30, 2010, 09:42:44 AM »
Got it in a cabinet yesterday:

If it ain't broke...   ...it will be soon.

John Lyons

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #91 on: July 30, 2010, 10:30:51 AM »
Blonde on blonde!
Nice.
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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #92 on: July 31, 2010, 01:40:43 AM »


Miniature stack. ~20 watts, powered by a laptop SMPS.

I made it for a bench/practice amp. Also has a 1/8" jack for an iPod or w/e, so it doubles as a mini jukebox for my bench as well  :icon_rolleyes:

Simple preamp with a two band active EQ + mid boost switch, gain knob and master volume.

Recycled parts - heat sink, chip amps, and aluminum paneling from old receiver, wood from scrap, speakers from broken computer speakers... A couple misc parts from random salvages (ex. speaker prot. relay, crossover)

That's great. I've made a couple amps from salvaged amp chips or even whole circuits modified a little.

What chips are in there, and how many?

rmgFX

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #93 on: July 31, 2010, 08:31:55 AM »
My 2x12" custom cab:




tubelectron

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #94 on: August 02, 2010, 03:49:41 PM »
Hi Lefty Man rmgFX - I am Lefty Man too :

Cheers !
I apologize for my approximative english writing and understanding !
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deadastronaut

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #95 on: August 02, 2010, 05:22:19 PM »
Hi Lefty Man rmgFX - I am Lefty Man too :

Cheers !

ME TOO...wow lots of lefties...nice guitar , love the colours/colors.... :icon_mrgreen:.
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JKowalski

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #96 on: August 02, 2010, 06:29:53 PM »
That's great. I've made a couple amps from salvaged amp chips or even whole circuits modified a little.
What chips are in there, and how many?

Two UPC1238's in a bridged configuration that are going to be replaced for more power/efficiency, they were pretty much placeholders since the beginning.

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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #97 on: August 02, 2010, 09:26:41 PM »
Chris, could we see a gut shot of your amp? I have a SS amp project I shelved a while back, but would like to pick it up again now that I sold my tube amp. So I'm interested in seeing the inside of yours if possible.


kurtlives

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #98 on: September 07, 2010, 05:11:18 PM »
Haven't built a pedal in ages, hope you don't mind an amp. :icon_biggrin:

A mix of a DC-30 and a Trainwreck Rocket, and of course some of my own mods. 15W though, two EL84, four 12AX7, one EF86.








And the cab, a very compact amp. The reverb tank barely fit, you can see how tight it is around the OT. It fit by mili meters.








Cab is a pine 112, Tone Tubby AlNiCo.

jkokura

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #99 on: September 07, 2010, 06:51:42 PM »
Good stuff. Trinity kit right?

Jacob