Author Topic: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs  (Read 419819 times)

musiclikscreams

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #320 on: September 13, 2013, 11:51:03 AM »
these things are BEAUTIFUL!  i would really love to make a simple 5w tube combo.  Where do you guys start?

geertjacobs

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #321 on: September 14, 2013, 04:21:22 AM »
http://www.ax84.com is a good start.


igerup

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #322 on: September 19, 2013, 05:57:12 AM »
Well, here's mine. It's a Deluxe Reverb clone, as some can probably figure out.











The speaker cabinet is custom made by Tube-Town. The amp cabinet was a wooden crate/box for pot plants.  :icon_mrgreen:

DougH

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #323 on: September 19, 2013, 11:27:50 AM »
DIY "Suitcase Leslie", from a few years ago:





"I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you."

DougH

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #324 on: September 19, 2013, 11:33:20 AM »
This one was quick & dirty. Just did the "fancy" wood finish on the front panel this time.

Octal Special:

"I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you."

haveyouseenhim

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #325 on: September 19, 2013, 02:19:26 PM »
DIY "Suitcase Leslie", from a few years ago:

Great! >:(     now I have to build one.     damn you!
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seedlings

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #326 on: September 19, 2013, 04:20:28 PM »
these things are BEAUTIFUL!  i would really love to make a simple 5w tube combo.  Where do you guys start?

www.sewatt.com

Have you looked at the schematic of, say, a Fender Champ?  Look it over.  Fortunately it doesn't take a rocket surgeon.


CHAD
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G. Hoffman

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #327 on: September 19, 2013, 08:53:45 PM »
DIY "Suitcase Leslie", from a few years ago:

Great! >:(     now I have to build one.     damn you!


You can get rotors off of eBay which have been salvaged from old home console organs, which appears to be what Doug did.  Making the rotor yourself is just too difficult (I tried - it wasn't happening). 


Gabriel

G. Hoffman

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #328 on: September 19, 2013, 08:55:43 PM »
DIY "Suitcase Leslie", from a few years ago:




Is that a two sipped motor stack I see there?


Gabriel

DougH

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #329 on: September 20, 2013, 12:20:18 PM »

Is that a two sipped motor stack I see there?


Gabriel

"sipped"?

It has two motors, one for each speed. The speed switch just switches power from one motor to the other. There is also a relay that "engages" the roller for the slow motor when it is switched on. The other switch cuts the power to that switch to turn it off. Couldn't be more simple.
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DougH

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #330 on: September 20, 2013, 12:28:51 PM »
DIY "Suitcase Leslie", from a few years ago:

Great! >:(     now I have to build one.     damn you!


You can get rotors off of eBay which have been salvaged from old home console organs, which appears to be what Doug did.  Making the rotor yourself is just too difficult (I tried - it wasn't happening). 


Gabriel

There's a local guy who refurbishes organs and sells them on CL. He gets these rotors out of home console organs and sells them too. He also offers to build them into a cabinet for guitar, but it's pretty lo-fi and expensive. I got this rotor/speaker from him for $40. Speaker baffle, back and 3 of the sides were existing. I made a 4th side (bottom) and front out of plywood, drilled holes for the ports and added veneer and trim. Got the control box, the two switches and cable surplus.  This is an 8" speaker and I don't know what the wattage rating on it is but I use a 10W amp and it works pretty well. A year or so ago he had a 40W 10" speaker unit available and I was tempted but didn't have time to get into it.
"I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you."

G. Hoffman

pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #331 on: September 21, 2013, 02:51:33 PM »


"sipped"?




Speed.  Damned auto correct.


Gabriel

Galego

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #332 on: October 07, 2013, 12:43:12 PM »

snarblinge

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #333 on: October 07, 2013, 06:05:38 PM »
Nice one
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deadastronaut

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #334 on: October 08, 2013, 03:19:36 AM »
+1 , should be in the metropolis film...nice, :icon_cool:
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bluebunny

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #335 on: October 08, 2013, 03:24:29 AM »
Yeah, very neat.  What is it?
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Galego

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #336 on: October 08, 2013, 12:34:35 PM »
Yeah, very neat.  What is it?

It's a Tiny Terror. I'll post some gut pics later.

tca

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #337 on: October 08, 2013, 06:28:45 PM »
^ Muito giro! Very nice!


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Galego

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #338 on: October 11, 2013, 10:07:38 AM »
^ Muito giro! Very nice!

Obrigado! :)


Galego

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #339 on: October 14, 2013, 11:42:42 AM »