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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #120 on: December 04, 2010, 04:37:32 AM »
Two baby amps built in old intercom enclosures:




tasos

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #121 on: December 12, 2010, 08:18:20 AM »
hey guys!i am planning to built a bass cab soon but i have some question's....
first of all i am not sure if i can find some particular woods here....for example mdf would do?or what else?

secondly...for the speaker i found a 12'' sub with a hard cone..pretty sweet but my main concern is that i don't want the cab or the speaker to distort or fart while i am playing...
!this speaker is a car speaker but nothing special...it looks like a normal black speaker...would this speaker do for my need's?

and last...i am looking for amplifier pcb's...anyone know where can i get some? ;D

this is the plan of the cab.... 
http://www.dancetech.com/aa_dt_new/pa/plans/15-bass-with-treble-print.GIF

ough i just noticed that this cab needs a 15'' speaker!if i use a 12'' one the cab would be wrong...right?

G. Hoffman

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #122 on: December 15, 2010, 02:22:25 AM »
I think this may be the first time I've posted an actually complete project on this site.


I just finished the last touches on a new amp tonight.  (Are these things ever REALLY finished?  Well, probably not, but it is completely functional at the moment, and everything else is just modifying the existing platform.)  The Tolex isn't perfect on the control panel surround, and my corners were so bad I needed to put on caps, but it's only the second time I've ever done a tolex job, so I don't feel too bad about it.  And the bubble in the panel can be ironed out, since I used hide glue!  There are a bunch of other pictures on my Flickr account.  If anything looks odd, it's probably explained there.













Gabriel

Manny

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #123 on: December 15, 2010, 06:00:50 AM »
I think this may be the first time I've posted an actually complete project on this site.

I just finished the last touches on a new amp tonight.  (Are these things ever REALLY finished?  Well, probably not, but it is completely functional at the moment, and everything else is just modifying the existing platform.)  The Tolex isn't perfect on the control panel surround, and my corners were so bad I needed to put on caps, but it's only the second time I've ever done a tolex job, so I don't feel too bad about it.  And the bubble in the panel can be ironed out, since I used hide glue!  There are a bunch of other pictures on my Flickr account.  If anything looks odd, it's probably explained there.

Gabriel

Nice work Gabriel!

I've never managed to get tolexed corners to look quite right either, I think I'm always in a rush to get things finished. Kudos to whoever invented those little corner caps I suppose!  :D

deadastronaut

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #124 on: December 15, 2010, 06:24:37 AM »
yeah nice...i actually like those corners on an amp...

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« Reply #125 on: December 15, 2010, 07:26:19 AM »
I've posted this somewhere before, but not in this thread. A Cricket in a box.



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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #126 on: December 15, 2010, 07:34:45 AM »
nice box perrow...

im always on the look out for  a nice box to put a battery amp with a spare dr boogie in....just for travelling etc...

clean amp, with a switch for the boogie...also use the tone controls for both clean and boogie..a few switches i think... ::)

i like the old retro radios boxes,but they always go for a high price...bloody collectors... :icon_mrgreen:
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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #127 on: December 15, 2010, 06:00:47 PM »
nice box perrow...

Yeah, I'm quite pleased with this one. In retrospect I should have placed the In and Out jacks next to the controls (and swapped sides, this one is a left to right), the problem now is that the speaker grill I've got doesn't fit because of them :(

I'm itching to buy a better speaker for it, the one I've got (salvaged) isn't very effective. Also gonna order some Letraset sheets so I can label the controls and jacks.
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kurtlives

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #128 on: January 09, 2011, 10:35:07 PM »
Finished this little guy just a few hours before going back to school. It's a fun little amp to play.











« Last Edit: January 09, 2011, 10:39:57 PM by kurtlives »

John Lyons

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #129 on: January 09, 2011, 10:49:20 PM »
Looks great! Nice work!
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phector2004

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #130 on: January 09, 2011, 10:56:09 PM »
I like your choice of stain + colours and everything... they all match very nicely!

The internal speaker on a jack is a good touch too

Manny

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #131 on: January 10, 2011, 06:26:38 AM »
I like your choice of stain + colours and everything... they all match very nicely!

The internal speaker on a jack is a good touch too

yep, very nice indeed  :)

deadastronaut

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #132 on: January 10, 2011, 09:18:01 AM »
awww man....i need a workshop..... :icon_sad:

would love to build an amp as nice as that!...lovely.....

id get right into the styling side of it too...etched face plates...backlighting etc....nice....need a bigger flat!.. :icon_rolleyes:
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davent

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #133 on: January 10, 2011, 09:55:27 AM »
Hi Chris,

Beautitul work there! You've finally crossed over to the SE side, what circuit did you decide on? Your rectifier diodes look to be large bodied, are they something out of the ordinary? We need details Chris... push-pull pots, preamp gain?....

Take care!
dave
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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #134 on: January 10, 2011, 01:14:35 PM »
I'm just looking through your site Chris. Some nice info & pics on there. Thanks  :)

G. Hoffman

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #135 on: January 12, 2011, 05:57:20 AM »
The covering on my purple and black amp above went so well, I decided to use a bit of Christmas money to cover the Leslie/Vibrotone cabinet I made about a year ago.  It turned out great, and I couldn't be happier!!!










Gabriel

snakey

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #136 on: January 12, 2011, 08:08:35 AM »
^ that is sexy :D
Bass Player!

Manny

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #137 on: January 12, 2011, 10:48:51 AM »
^ that is sexy :D

+1, very nice indeed.
I've been wanting to build a Leslie for a while now but put it off because I always thought that they were ugly.
Yours has made me change my mind  :)

G. Hoffman

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #138 on: January 12, 2011, 03:31:12 PM »
^ that is sexy :D

+1, very nice indeed.
I've been wanting to build a Leslie for a while now but put it off because I always thought that they were ugly.
Yours has made me change my mind  :)


I bought the rotor and the motor off of ebay, and I would recommend doing the same if you want to build one of these.


Gabriel

kurtlives

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #139 on: January 14, 2011, 01:55:48 PM »
Hi Chris,

Beautitul work there! You've finally crossed over to the SE side, what circuit did you decide on? Your rectifier diodes look to be large bodied, are they something out of the ordinary? We need details Chris... push-pull pots, preamp gain?....

Take care!
dave
Hey Dave,

Thanks!
Ya a SE one! Haven't built one since my first build, a little Vibro Champ.

The circuit is something local amp company Trinity Amps designed. It's essentially a hot rodded Champ that covers a huge range of tones with only two tubes.

The amp is single channel with one 12AX7 and one power tube. The amp can take 6V6, 6L6, EL34, KT66, 5881 and more. Two modes Tweed and Tude. Tweed is a nice clean sound. Pull the volume pot for Tude mode which produces a great OD tone.

Also includes Treble, Bass, Master Volume and a Power Scaling controls. The Bass control also has a pullable Fat Switch. The back panel has speaker outputs, a bias switch for different tube types, a rotary switch for 4R, 8R and 16R output with 2.5K and 5K primaries selectable for each tap. I also added a mod for footswitch for a partial tonestack lift. This adds volume/gain and mids.

Cab is solid pine, box joints. No tolex but stain and varnish. Grill cloth is "wheat".

Speaker is a 10" Jensen Blackbird, a very nice balanced AlNiCo speaker.


Here is a schem hopefully it will explain it a bit better ;)



O the diodes :D I thought I had some UF4007s on hand. Turned out I didn't. Made a quick trip to Honson and picked up those suckers! They are an equivalent but just beefier in that they can have a higher voltage/current breakdown.