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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #160 on: May 19, 2011, 03:46:10 PM »
Very cool amp, awesome dog.

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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #161 on: May 22, 2011, 06:03:27 PM »
ok it's done:

I found all the parts in garbage (except the input jack)

tasos

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #162 on: May 23, 2011, 03:28:19 PM »
i guess this is the best place to ask...
i am playing bass and i want to build a tube amp on a turret board as a first AMP project....
any suggestions-sites? ;D

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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #163 on: May 23, 2011, 03:46:43 PM »
If it's your first build, definitely check out http://www.ax84.com/
Not sure if there are any bass specific projects, but there's a lot to learn there.
If it ain't broke...   ...it will be soon.

terminalgs

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #164 on: May 23, 2011, 10:06:59 PM »
i am playing bass and i want to build a tube amp on a turret board as a first AMP project.... any suggestions-sites?

bass player, eh?  what kind of wattage do you need to make the amp useful to you?    what kind
of amps have you played that you like?   I can't image an single ended amps be useful to you
as a bass player. 

tasos

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #165 on: May 24, 2011, 06:53:27 AM »
i am playing bass and i want to build a tube amp on a turret board as a first AMP project.... any suggestions-sites?

bass player, eh?  what kind of wattage do you need to make the amp useful to you?    what kind
of amps have you played that you like?   I can't image an single ended amps be useful to you
as a bass player. 
well i haven't played with many amps bu i like the fat bottom of bands like rage against the machine ,metallica and megadeth [go to hell ,peace sells]
as for the wattage...i am building the amp because i want to get some experience on tube amps....HOWEVER i am looking for an amp for rehearsals with a strong drummer!
i was thinking about a 30w amp and a high sensitivity speaker but i don't know if this can be done!
thank you in advance...

FiveseveN

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #166 on: May 24, 2011, 08:08:06 AM »
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i am looking for an amp for rehearsals with a strong drummer! i was thinking about a 30w amp
Heh... try 300 W. Or better yet, 1000. And more than one speaker.
A tube poweramp is obviously out of the question for metal bassists and moreso for a first DIY amp project.
Does the circuit sound better when oriented to magnetic north under a pyramid?

terminalgs

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #167 on: May 24, 2011, 08:19:31 AM »
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i am looking for an amp for rehearsals with a strong drummer! i was thinking about a 30w amp
Heh... try 300 W. Or better yet, 1000. And more than one speaker.
A tube poweramp is obviously out of the question for metal bassists and moreso for a first DIY amp project.

yup. FiveseveN is right. for what a 100W tube head kit would cost, you can buy a 300W head build for bass ($500 or so for a GK 800RB???).   

if you really want a DIY project, try a boost or a rat pedal build.  if you really want tube,  try the 'real mctube II' pedal.

tasos

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #168 on: May 24, 2011, 08:47:20 AM »
ok then...i will make a little portable amp...with one speaker....probably 8'' or 10''...
any sugestions?

deadastronaut

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #169 on: May 24, 2011, 09:00:13 AM »
ok then...i will make a little portable amp...with one speaker....probably 8'' or 10''...
any sugestions?

taylor plays bass iirc, and he says his 'forum amp is ok..20watts.
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G. Hoffman

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #170 on: May 24, 2011, 03:04:07 PM »
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i am looking for an amp for rehearsals with a strong drummer! i was thinking about a 30w amp
Heh... try 300 W. Or better yet, 1000. And more than one speaker.
A tube poweramp is obviously out of the question for metal bassists and moreso for a first DIY amp project.


Uh, SVT sir, SVT.  Decidedly NOT a first time DIY amp, but THE amp of choice for loud rock and roll.


Gabriel

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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #171 on: May 26, 2011, 01:46:17 PM »
Uh, SVT sir, SVT.  Decidedly NOT a first time DIY amp, but THE amp of choice for loud rock and roll.

yup.  I didn't want to break it to the guy.  but yup.


I wonder if anyone has ever built their own SVT?   talk about a fool's errand.

alparent

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #172 on: May 26, 2011, 01:55:33 PM »
That figured wood is Makore on the top piece
and Bubinga on the front panel. No stain used on those.
That's the natural color other than some linseed oil and polyurethane.

Veneer is nice but hard if not impossible to bend around a sharp radius.
I use it to do pedal tops though.






Whats your method for gluing them on?

davent

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #173 on: May 26, 2011, 02:00:54 PM »
Uh, SVT sir, SVT.  Decidedly NOT a first time DIY amp, but THE amp of choice for loud rock and roll.

yup.  I didn't want to break it to the guy.  but yup.


I wonder if anyone has ever built their own SVT?   talk about a fool's errand.

TUT3 has a plan. The various transformer options suggested there, weight 55-65lbs, never mind the cost of buying that much iron.

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« Reply #174 on: May 26, 2011, 02:31:58 PM »
Actually we have a SVT-4PRO. Those of course have SS poweramps (MOSFET IIRC), unlike the SVT Classics. Much has been said about "the SVT tone" and whether it has something to do with tube poweramps or not.
Of course whoever affords SVTs probably also affords roadies to carry them and spare tubes.

Quote
I wonder if anyone has ever built their own SVT?
People have built their own Rectifiers and various tube poweramps but it's obviously not a trivial task.

Back on topic. Well, slightly :D
Anybody using class D amps?
Does the circuit sound better when oriented to magnetic north under a pyramid?

G. Hoffman

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #175 on: May 26, 2011, 03:57:22 PM »
Uh, SVT sir, SVT.  Decidedly NOT a first time DIY amp, but THE amp of choice for loud rock and roll.

yup.  I didn't want to break it to the guy.  but yup.


I wonder if anyone has ever built their own SVT?   talk about a fool's errand.

One of the local amp repair guys, who was kind enough to help me out when I was first getting started building amps, built himself one, so it can obviously be done.  I don't know that I would want to try, but it can be done.


Gabriel

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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #176 on: May 26, 2011, 05:10:02 PM »
Uh, SVT sir, SVT.  Decidedly NOT a first time DIY amp, but THE amp of choice for loud rock and roll.

yup.  I didn't want to break it to the guy.  but yup.


I wonder if anyone has ever built their own SVT?   talk about a fool's errand.

Some highly relevant stuff here:

http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f15/diy-tube-head-thread-465327/

tasos

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #177 on: May 26, 2011, 07:44:58 PM »
probably no...but!
would it be possible to run a tube amp without an output transformer[and have only one impedance]

davent

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #178 on: May 26, 2011, 08:19:21 PM »
You can get hifi OTL's, never seen a musical instrument amp, here's a 160w per channel (which i beleive can be bridged ) kit amp, a set of output tubes (16) to power it will set you back almost $2k.

 http://www.transcendentsound.com/Transcendent/Transcendent_Sound_BEAST_OTL_Tube_Amp.html

Have a look at the Ampeg B15 for something that might be doable and result in a decent sounding amp.   http://www.ampeg.com/pdf/Heritage_B-15_OM.PDF 

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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #179 on: May 26, 2011, 08:51:55 PM »
probably no...but!
would it be possible to run a tube amp without an output transformer

Yes.

http://milbert.com/guitar

However, the above is some of the most advanced guitar amp technology I know of, so this is not necessarily a useful direction for DIY.