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Joncaster

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #780 on: July 10, 2018, 02:43:59 AM »
Just finished this one. Rick Holt's (aka frequencycentral) Superfly, which is an submini version of Doug Hammond's Firefly, built in a 1590A.


Woah, that's next level.
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Perrow

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #781 on: July 10, 2018, 02:52:26 AM »
Just finished this one. Rick Holt's (aka frequencycentral) Superfly, which is an submini version of Doug Hammond's Firefly, built in a 1590A.


Woah, that's next level.

Nah, just a copy cat ;)

https://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=94741.0

Nice to see someone else tackle (and succeeding with) this build  :D

Marcos - Munky

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #782 on: July 10, 2018, 05:27:01 PM »
Mine isn't next level, just a poorly done copy of Perrow's :icon_lol:

It's indeed a challenging build, not so much space to use and everything must be well planned before the building process. Perrow's work is fully detailed to avoid all that planning, and I was going to use all that info. But since I used russians tube (with different pinouts) I had to do everything from the start, and had to make a few decisions (including no tonestack nor bias switch, since I used a low gain preamp tube) which resulted in a amp different from the initial plannings. The most important things are: 1) it works; 2) I really enjoyed the sound :icon_razz:.

As stated at Perrow's Superfly page: Measure 42 times drill once.

dan.schumaker

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #783 on: July 17, 2018, 02:23:29 PM »
Here are a few of mine I've done:
AC-15 build with Mahogany cabinet, dovetailed joints

18 Watt with Cherry Cabinet

Overload Special

Brownface Princeton

Blackface Princeton

stallik

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #784 on: July 17, 2018, 06:05:44 PM »
Thatís some seriously good work there!
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Joncaster

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #785 on: July 18, 2018, 03:49:44 AM »
Here are a few of mine I've done:
AC-15 build with Mahogany cabinet, dovetailed joints



That is beautiful
Music is Eternity: stretched like the sky over the landscape of our lives.

"It's better to be looking at it, than looking for it."

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Govmnt_Lacky

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #786 on: July 20, 2018, 01:44:13 PM »
Overload Special

Brownface Princeton

Blackface Princeton


Hey Dan. How did you do the faceplates on these? Trying to get something like this done for the amp I built. Thanks!
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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #787 on: July 23, 2018, 05:08:00 AM »
There used to be a place called amplates.com that would make custom faceplates, logos, and even printed grill cloth.  But they quit taking orders according to their site.  No idea if any of the print shops like Fast Signs can do anything similar.  Worst case scenario you can print on paper and put clear plexiglass over it.  It looks okay but the plexi can crack from tightened pot/jack/switch nuts.  Trophy shops can help with some things.

dan.schumaker

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #788 on: July 23, 2018, 03:18:39 PM »


Hey Dan. How did you do the faceplates on these? Trying to get something like this done for the amp I built. Thanks!

I do them the same way I do pedals.  These are just clear sticker paper on some aluminum sheet (like this https://www.menards.com/main/tools-hardware/sheet-metal-rods/hillman-reg-aluminum-sheet-metal/11237/p-1444432417564.htm), then clearcoated over.  Super easy to do!

vigilante397

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #789 on: July 26, 2018, 02:46:03 PM »
I've been working on this one for a while and it's finally finished enough :P It's a Bogen Challenger 100 that I converted into a 100W bass amp for a friend. He gigs regularly so he wanted it to be a rackmount for easy traveling. The chassis is 1U but the transformers and everything make it 3U tall, so I made a 2U crylic plate with CNC engraved labels and threw an LED strip behind it.

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wavley

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #790 on: July 30, 2018, 12:01:02 PM »
I finished up a couple of builds this week.

















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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #791 on: July 30, 2018, 12:35:18 PM »
I finished up a couple of INSANELY SEXY builds this week.

Fixed that for you. Really excellent builds, and your guts are neater than mine will ever be 8)

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What circuit is this, if you don't mind my asking? EL84's through hemp speakers are my favorite sound in the world ;D
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wavley

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #792 on: July 30, 2018, 12:49:57 PM »
I finished up a couple of INSANELY SEXY builds this week.

Fixed that for you. Really excellent builds, and your guts are neater than mine will ever be 8)

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What circuit is this, if you don't mind my asking? EL84's through hemp speakers are my favorite sound in the world ;D

Thanks!

The gutted vaporizer was pretty free form, I threw in a couple turret strips and a ground buss and built from pile of schematics.  Basically it's the power section and PI from the EL84 Traynor YBA-2AB Bass Mate, but cathode biased, and the preamp/tone stack from the Traynor YSR-1 Custom Reverb.  A few tweaks here and there, like using a tweed choke power supply, but with a bridge rectifier.  I built it for Alan from the Findells so he would stop needing to use my modded Vibrolux in the studio and a Blues Deluxe live, it's dark and growly just like it's owner and just loud enough to compete with Paul the drummer.
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Joncaster

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #793 on: July 30, 2018, 02:23:37 PM »
Amazing builds!
Music is Eternity: stretched like the sky over the landscape of our lives.

"It's better to be looking at it, than looking for it."

My Band:
http://www.coldwatermorning.bandcamp.com

thomasha

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #794 on: August 12, 2018, 06:16:16 AM »
Finished another submini amp>






this time running on batteries!

rankot

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #795 on: August 12, 2018, 06:46:34 AM »
Lovely, indeed! <3

How many watts? Which tubes did you use?
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thomasha

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #796 on: August 12, 2018, 08:27:21 AM »
well...0.3W  and the tubes are the 1J24B and the 1J29B russian subminiature tubes.
Only 35mA filament current in the series string.

thomasha

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #797 on: August 15, 2018, 04:08:42 PM »
just made a video to show how it sounds.


In the end I test the high gain/volume setting to show some feedback

sgcoguy

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #798 on: August 16, 2018, 04:40:38 PM »
Another Ruby amp....

I've been a lurker on the board for a while and I've built a few DIY pedals, but this is my first attempt at an amp.  It's a ROG Ruby built into a "craft" box.  I used two 3" speakers I had laying around.  I still need to stain the box, but I'm very happy with it.  I was surprised by how easy it was to build and how good it sounds (even with 3" speakers)!

   

Marcos - Munky

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #799 on: August 16, 2018, 05:06:21 PM »
Welcome, sgcoguy. Nice amp, just put something to protect the speakers.