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Cozybuilder

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #540 on: June 19, 2015, 11:54:46 AM »
Thomas- Beautiful build, so naturally this sent me down a rabbit hole to search out appropriate output transformers. An entertaining morning.
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vigilante397

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #541 on: June 20, 2015, 11:48:11 AM »
...naturally this sent me down a rabbit hole to search out appropriate output transformers.

Let me know if you find anything :) Also seriously considering building one of these. 8)
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Cozybuilder

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #542 on: June 20, 2015, 12:49:17 PM »
Nate- I ordered this:

http://www.ampmaker.com/store/4W-push-pull-output-transformer.html?printable=Y

2 including shipping was under $40.00
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vigilante397

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #543 on: June 20, 2015, 06:23:11 PM »
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tca

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #544 on: July 02, 2015, 04:59:53 AM »
One more!

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Elijah-Baley

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #545 on: July 02, 2015, 05:32:09 AM »
tca, interesting this little monster! ;)

What is the project?
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tca

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #546 on: July 02, 2015, 05:39:35 AM »
^ Pretty basic, a 1W class A mosfet power amp, with bias control and lineout with vol.
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deadastronaut

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #547 on: July 02, 2015, 05:47:33 AM »
nice, looks very etchable too.. 8)
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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #548 on: July 02, 2015, 05:57:33 AM »
>nice, looks very etchable too.. 8)

... and hot, it has a resistor load which dissipates about 10W in heat + 3W of heat of the mosfet. That's why it looks like a monster.
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deadastronaut

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #549 on: July 02, 2015, 06:02:01 AM »
you built a radiator..

or you can warm soup on it too... ;D
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Elijah-Baley

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #550 on: July 02, 2015, 06:03:02 AM »
I'd like to read a report of this project.

Can you tell us how it is comparing to the Punch Amp? It sounds clean? It is noisy? It supports 8 ohm speaker? Eq is ok?

Don't call me "inquisitive". :P

Thank you a lot! ;)
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tca

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #551 on: July 02, 2015, 06:19:47 AM »
> Can you tell us how it is comparing to the Punch Amp? It sounds clean? It is noisy? It supports 8 ohm speaker? Eq is ok?

Sounds much better, overdrives nicely with a booster in front of it. Sounds clean with good compression, high output impedance, can drive 8/16Ohms cabs.

Full details here: http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=111487.msg1025878#msg1025878

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Brisance

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #552 on: July 02, 2015, 07:08:05 AM »

Not directly by me but I am affiliated with a company that makes these and helped with building this particular one

Buildtestrepeat

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #553 on: July 03, 2015, 07:39:00 AM »
A bit rough and ready compared to others on this thread.  However, it works and I'm happy with it.  This is my 'Lamington' 15w build housed in modified Ikea.


« Last Edit: July 03, 2015, 07:49:05 AM by Buildtestrepeat »

tca

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #554 on: July 03, 2015, 09:35:36 AM »
Buildtestrepeat: What are  that corner protections? Similar to the ones used by midwayfair in his amplifier.

Modified Ikea box?

Looks great!

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diydave

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #555 on: July 03, 2015, 10:34:16 AM »
Nice build.
Love the way the mesh is used.

Buildtestrepeat

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #556 on: July 03, 2015, 07:56:00 PM »
Buildtestrepeat: What are  that corner protections? Similar to the ones used by midwayfair in his amplifier.

Modified Ikea box?

Looks great!

The corners are very similar if not the same as those in midwayfair's post.  I got them at a hardware store.  The box is from a small storage unit called 'Trofast'.  I just used the top and bottom of the unit and cut down the sides to the right height.  A small amount of routing and a few drill holes and it was done.  I can unscrew the box and make it flat pack again  :icon_biggrin:.  The mesh is cut from the bottom of a storage tray and painted gold, then just screwed on inside the front panels.

Cheers for the likes.

tubelectron

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #557 on: July 17, 2015, 06:00:29 PM »
Hello DIYers All,

I came to compliment that thread of exhaustive nice amp and cabs releases all around...

Here is my last creation, designed and built from scratch, and just finished these days, a 50's-60's styled guitar amplifier :  The COMET .

If you don't like that vintage style, it would be better for you to skip... But if (like me) you like it, then enjoy :D !

Note that it is a personal, non-commercial production : I have nothing to sell and sell nothing... That must be said to avoid any misundertanding about the aims of my releases.

Let's go :

At the start, plywood and aluminum :



The UTAH AlNiCo restored/reconed 10" speaker form 1957 :





The faceplate and logo, vectorial drawn and laser etched :





The Tolex covering color choice (Ivory White / Surf Green) and grillcloth pattern (Fender BlackFace RI white-silver-black) :





Assembling the cab (nailed-screwed-Vinyl glued, angle-braced) and presenting chassis :







Presenting loudspeaker ans chassis :







Covering and Grillcloth-ing :













Chassis preparation, drilling and surface "bouchonnage" :







Chassis assembly and wiring :













The finished amplifier :































A+!
I apologize for my approximative english writing and understanding !
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davent

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #558 on: July 17, 2015, 06:07:23 PM »
Stunning work Bruno, absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

How many hours do you think you need to finish such a project?
Thanks,
dave
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Cozybuilder

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #559 on: July 17, 2015, 06:12:11 PM »
The cool factor meter just broke  :icon_cool:

Thanks for sharing
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