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bluebunny

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #640 on: October 31, 2016, 03:57:03 AM »
Sweet.   :icon_cool:
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SviS

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #641 on: November 15, 2016, 02:33:56 PM »
Micro combo
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bluebunny

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #642 on: November 15, 2016, 04:24:14 PM »
 :icon_eek:

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vigilante397

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #643 on: November 19, 2016, 02:57:18 AM »
I'm always more embarrassed to post in this thread than any other :P But this was a build I've been working on for an embarrassingly long time. It's a Marshall 1974X that I got as basically a kit without instructions. I bought the cabinet, chassis, transformers, and pre-assembled board from a guy on eBay, but he didn't have a layout for wiring so I looked at a bunch of schematics and layouts and figured it out all by myself ;D Unfortunately pre-assembled doesn't mean it's guaranteed to work right. But it fired up first try, and I was so excited at how good it sounded I didn't notice that my EL84's were red-plating until it was too late and one of them committed suicide. So I retraced it against the schematic and found that whoever built it made a couple boo-boos, and eventually got around to fixing it so we're at tube-friendly currents. And yes, I put the Marshall logo on there for the sake of my vanity  ::)









I know the lead dress is terrible, I'm trying to get better :-[ The thing still runs pretty quiet though 8)
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sdb guitars

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #644 on: November 19, 2016, 11:28:56 AM »
I bought a Hammond L102 organ with a frozen tonewheel assembly a few years ago for $10. Repurposed the power amp and one of the Rola/Celestion speakers into a Matchless Spitfire clone. Reused the speaker grille cloth, too. Cabinet is made of pine and control cutout is made of popular, both from Lowes.


bluebunny

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #645 on: November 19, 2016, 11:40:29 AM »




OK, so we'll say no more about the lead dress (who am I to judge?), but this is a very nice build, Nathan.  :icon_cool:
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tubelectron

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #646 on: November 19, 2016, 12:24:10 PM »
Oh-oh, the competition for the smallest standalone guitar tube amp now becomes harder... I can't resist to post again the pics of my Radio-Tone  :icon_mrgreen: !









@thomasha : What model of Jensen speaker did you use in your small Meter Amp ? Is it the new 6.5" AlNiCo P6V ?

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thomasha

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #647 on: November 19, 2016, 03:12:57 PM »
Yep, it's the 6.5 Jensen P6V.

I wanted to go small, but still use a guitar speaker. The box could be smaller, but wouldn't fit the meter.

So far had no success in finding a smaller speaker that would sound good with tube amp crunch distortion.



tubelectron

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #648 on: November 19, 2016, 07:43:39 PM »
Yep, it's the 6.5 Jensen P6V.

I wanted to go small, but still use a guitar speaker. The box could be smaller, but wouldn't fit the meter.

So far had no success in finding a smaller speaker that would sound good with tube amp crunch distortion.

OK, thanks thomasha.

Reading you, I think that I will use a P6V or C6V on my next (a bit less) compact release.

On my Radio-Tone, I used a 60s 5" or  5" 1/2 NOS AlNiCo automotive speaker from OakTron.

Here is the tone, using a Squier Std Strat and a touch of EH Cathedral reverb :

https://soundcloud.com/tubelectron/r05-0002-radiotone-squier-cathedral-bluesmp3

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blackcorvo

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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #649 on: January 05, 2017, 07:42:05 AM »
Somehow forgot my latest creation: a Transmission Line loaded active boom box style portable speaker:
(...)
 I used a PAM8610-based digital amp board, hacked it up a bit (flimsy jacks taken off board; added a battery cage etc) and made a flanged enclosure out of some sheet aluminum I had laying about.

Do you happen to have the plans for this cabinet? Also, how's the battery life with a 9v? I got a couple PAM8610's, thinking of making a powered cabinet for my Vox Amplug 2 AC30 using one of them, and something like your transmission line project might save me the need of using huge speakers for good bass response.

thomasha

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #650 on: April 09, 2017, 07:40:27 AM »
Hi,
finished a small lunch box amp with the ECL86. Circuit is really simple, only one volume pot, working also as ON switch.

Outside the chassis>



and with everything inside>



This time with a proper PT!
Hope you like it!

tubelectron

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #651 on: April 11, 2017, 01:45:02 PM »
Quote
Hi,
finished a small lunch box amp with the ECL86. Circuit is really simple, only one volume pot, working also as ON switch.

Fine thomasha  ! Funny and clever idea... Looks like if it was the Tin Metal version of my Radio-Tone (which also uses an ECL86/6GW8).

What are the dimensions of that metal box ?
Which speaker did you use ?
Is it possible to have a picture of the open box, just to see how you managed to enter all the stuff inside ?

Thanks !

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diydave

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #652 on: April 21, 2017, 10:36:47 AM »
Firefly kinda amp, build from scratch. Ecc83 and a 12au7 push-pull in a 10'' combo.
8'' jenssen speaker





vigilante397

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #653 on: April 21, 2017, 01:58:12 PM »


Super clean build, inside and out. Love that color combo too, very classy 8)
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tubelectron

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #654 on: April 24, 2017, 01:49:03 PM »
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Super clean build, inside and out. Love that color combo too, very classy 8)

Sure ! I was in the same color scheme some times ago too :



@diydave : did you use "Ivory White" and "Surf Green" Tolex or other references ? Where did you bought them ?

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edy_wheazel

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #655 on: April 27, 2017, 02:54:46 PM »





tca

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #656 on: April 30, 2017, 04:39:33 PM »
Here's one class A mosfet with a car light bulb. The cab has a 5'' 1/4 speaker with a Kevlar cone.



Cheers.
"The future is here, it's just not evenly distributed yet." -- William Gibson

allesz

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #657 on: April 30, 2017, 05:38:13 PM »
A lot of beauties here.

tca you are an artist. Beside the amp and cab: looks like something from ikea with a name like... Kouvstokka mini  :icon_razz: But you managed also to show the front and the back of the amp wiyh a single click. Poetry.

tca

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #658 on: April 30, 2017, 05:55:26 PM »
Thanks, and like all good poetry, a coup de chance.

Cheers.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2017, 06:01:37 PM by tca »
"The future is here, it's just not evenly distributed yet." -- William Gibson

thomasha

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #659 on: May 01, 2017, 09:46:23 AM »
tubelectron it only has 18.5x12.5x7 cm,
but there is still some space>


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