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G. Hoffman

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #220 on: October 12, 2011, 07:23:05 PM »
^ MAGNETS! :D
Troll?!? ???

The serious answer is Machine Screws and U-bolts, or if you are lucky your chassis has threaded studs built in. 


Gabriel

theundeadelvis

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #221 on: October 12, 2011, 07:42:03 PM »
Hey everybody...
I was always wondering!
How do you make the wooden panel stick together with the metal chassis? ???
There are a number of ways. Depending on how the chassis is mounted in relation to the wood panel, I use long bolts/nuts that pass all the way through the chassis (if my chassis doesn't have ears to mount to) and finish washers on the wood side. If the chassis is hanging from the panel, and not just resting on top of it, I'll use chassis straps instead of the finish washers, to distribute the load better.
If it ain't broke...   ...it will be soon.

tasos

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #222 on: October 13, 2011, 07:53:21 AM »
Hey thanks everybody....
i have though of these ways...i just can't find long enough screws!anyway...this is not your problem! ;D

JoeGuitar

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #223 on: October 14, 2011, 04:51:03 PM »
Here's a couple of my amp builds.

A Firefly mini stack and a SloClone. 

I included the guitar in front of the firefly as I built that as well.





MRX2099

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #224 on: October 17, 2011, 12:06:11 PM »
Kickin it "Old School" I think I posted this way way back somehwere on the forums but its my Pride so here it is again, pics of my Marshall "Clone" of a '69 "4-Hole input" 50W Plexi, I got pics of the guts somewhere, just gotta find them, I built the whole thing, cabinets head box, wired it up, tolexed it, I spent a year before the build sourcing all the places to get the parts and reading up on this enormous project before I even started on it, I spent alot of time on George's forums metroamp just asking question before , during, and even after the build, thanks to everyone there for your help, then once it was done I added a "Master vol mod" in one of the speaker outs in the rear so I didn't have to drill any unwanted holes anywhere, so I can put it back if needed





My custom name tag on the back - ya gotta love those laser engravers, they can do soooooo much


the matching 4X 12 cab, now with G12T75 speakers in it for a whopping 300Watt capacity -



Amp #2 in the process gonna be a clone of a 18Watt Marshall Bluesbreaker


back

and the top


This will be the front "light-up" nameplate for the 18Watt


deadastronaut

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #225 on: October 17, 2011, 12:52:05 PM »
stunning. :icon_cool: :icon_cool: :icon_cool: :icon_cool: :icon_cool: :icon_cool: :icon_cool: :icon_cool: :icon_cool:
https://www.youtube.com/user/100roberthenry
https://deadastronaut.wixsite.com/effects

chasm reverb/tremshifter/faze filter/abductor II delay/timestream reverb/dreamtime delay/skinwalker hi gain dist/black triangle OD/ nano drums/space patrol fuzz//

tasos

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #226 on: October 17, 2011, 03:21:32 PM »
This is sooo awesome!Love the purple tolex!I would love to see the inside wiring job! :)
And also...were did you get the schematic-turret board ??? (i guess) for the 50watt plexi?

MRX2099

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #227 on: October 17, 2011, 05:02:59 PM »
Thanks guys, I'll try and get the "guts" shots scanned in and posted soon, but i must forewarn ya, its messy inside, I got schematics from the metroamp forums and just all over the net,(great bunch of ppl there willing to offer help in any ways they can, also where I got the PPIMV mod schematic  I put in it too) again this was not one of their kits, as I sourced parts form George there and other places as I had the cash. Also on the amp#2 the combo amp I want to do the whole top faceplate in the clear "Light-up" type where the knobs go like the H&K amps, I already have the nameplate ready with the purple light I just gotta get the faceplate done next, it is gonna be a 2 channel with a TMB amp (treble middle, bass), as opposed to a regular 18Watt, I have done lots of research on the 18watt forums to get info and schematics and mods for that one too.

TimWaldvogel

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #228 on: October 20, 2011, 01:56:39 AM »
My tube amp guy built this for me. It's got 2-12ax7s and 4-6aq5's






Pays to have a good head on your shoulders



YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT LARGE PEDALBOARDS....

.... I BET YOU WISH YOUR PEDALBOARD WAS AS LARGE AS MINE

deadastronaut

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #229 on: October 20, 2011, 04:41:17 AM »
sweet....^ i love those old radio cabinets.... 8)
https://www.youtube.com/user/100roberthenry
https://deadastronaut.wixsite.com/effects

chasm reverb/tremshifter/faze filter/abductor II delay/timestream reverb/dreamtime delay/skinwalker hi gain dist/black triangle OD/ nano drums/space patrol fuzz//

Greenmachine

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #230 on: October 20, 2011, 01:03:15 PM »
Gutshots pleeeeease?

TimWaldvogel

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #231 on: October 20, 2011, 01:16:33 PM »
This is as close as I can give you of gut shots at the moment








YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT LARGE PEDALBOARDS....

.... I BET YOU WISH YOUR PEDALBOARD WAS AS LARGE AS MINE

Greenmachine

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #232 on: October 20, 2011, 10:10:52 PM »
Cool, thanks!

What's the purpose of such a diverse complement of power tubes?

Whoops, nevermind ... I think those are just your options aren't they?
« Last Edit: October 20, 2011, 10:12:53 PM by Greenmachine »

TimWaldvogel

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #233 on: October 20, 2011, 10:15:36 PM »
They sound amazing and are cheap !
You can buy a sleeve of 5 for under 20$ most the time.
It's like having a 6v6 amplifier that runs on a lower voltage.
He actually built it for fun and we wound up trading for it later.

He has several sleeves of these things in his garage. The ones in my amp are the 6005's
Which I believe are the military spec.
They do have a light jangle about them like most mini power tubes do. And I LOVE that
YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT LARGE PEDALBOARDS....

.... I BET YOU WISH YOUR PEDALBOARD WAS AS LARGE AS MINE

elflicho87

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #234 on: October 26, 2011, 04:23:27 AM »
The head cab I'm trying to build for my Ceriatone 1987 plexi amp.
One of theese days I shoud decide myself to apply the tolex I've bought something like one year ago....
« Last Edit: October 26, 2011, 07:23:44 AM by elflicho87 »

skullservant

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #235 on: October 26, 2011, 02:52:02 PM »
Stain it! It'd look beautiful

elflicho87

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #236 on: October 26, 2011, 03:31:53 PM »
Damn, you're so right.... maybe this is why it's taking me so long to decide... I like wood!!!

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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #237 on: October 26, 2011, 04:25:16 PM »
I agree - there's too much tolex in this world as it is! It would look great with a stain or just a clear finish.

G. Hoffman

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #238 on: October 26, 2011, 04:35:36 PM »
If you're going to be gigging with it, Tolex will hold up a whole lot better.  Plus, I just think wood cased amps look wrong.


Gabriel

TimWaldvogel

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #239 on: October 26, 2011, 05:56:50 PM »
Paint it black and put pieces of sheet metal painted anodized Colors on the front
YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT LARGE PEDALBOARDS....

.... I BET YOU WISH YOUR PEDALBOARD WAS AS LARGE AS MINE