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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #940 on: July 23, 2021, 03:30:41 AM »
hello squirrel :icon_mrgreen:.....nice builds guys. 8)

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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #941 on: July 23, 2021, 04:00:09 AM »
(salon, for you non-Americans)

"Salon" is where I get my hair done.

If I had any...   ::)
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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #942 on: July 25, 2021, 07:06:27 AM »
An adaptation I had to make when I moved to Israel. I just assumed it must be universal outside the US, like "aluminium".

kaycee

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #943 on: October 14, 2021, 04:38:01 PM »
Noisy Cricket amp in a replica of a Roberts Transistor Radio casing made from MDF. This is my bench and practice amp. I've just stripped it and replaced the pots and given it a new coat of paint and copper control plate.

I had bought an old Roberts Radio with the intention of putting a Murder 1 sub mini valve amp in it, but didn't really like the amp that much. The radio was tatty, so I had intended to recover it, but it fell apart as I stripped it, so I copied the dimensions in MDF. Then made a Cricket to go in it, this was well over a decade ago.




stallik

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #944 on: November 11, 2021, 05:32:00 AM »
Itís December. The 6l6GC in my 4 watt blue plated again. Thatís confirmation of a 12 month lifespan. (3 years on the trot)
Interestingly, my normally pop free pedals started popping for a couple of days prior to the failure. New tube, theyíre all quiet again
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« Reply #945 on: November 11, 2021, 06:28:23 AM »
Itís December. The 6l6GC in my 4 watt blue plated again. Thatís confirmation of a 12 month lifespan. (3 years on the trot)
Interestingly, my normally pop free pedals started popping for a couple of days prior to the failure. New tube, theyíre all quiet again

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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #946 on: November 11, 2021, 11:03:33 AM »
Didn't realise there is a thread for this, I'll play :)





One is a 1x12 guitar cabinet out of pine
One is a 1x8 bass cabinet out of oak

Both are dovetailed, 12" cab has corner miters on the front.

tubelectron

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #947 on: February 24, 2022, 08:15:11 AM »
I also have amp build projects... But it lags, lags, lags...  >:( >:( >:(

With some others, this one is still sleeping :



In the small department, my Radio-Tone has a new advertising career for py part time amp repair job as a business card display :





In the big department, my Serial Tone Killer is now finished and operational... Not less than five years later its inception :



















Lagging, did you say ?  ??? ;)

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ElectricDruid

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #948 on: February 24, 2022, 09:11:01 AM »


I love the Foot Witch, and the aux 9VDC outputs. Very handy. Also the Holy-Grail-as-reverb-tank is a nice touch!

Fantastic work. The amount of wiring in there would drive me totally loopy.

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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #949 on: February 24, 2022, 12:00:44 PM »
Thanks @electricDruid !  :)

Yes, "Foot Witch" is an unintentional mistake : it's an unseen typing error... But OK : the signification is funny instead of serious:icon_lol:

The inconvenient of the Serial Tone Killer is his weight : circa 32kg in carrying order, that is to say with cables, FSW, cover.

At the start, I designed it with a toroidal power transformer, but had to return to the classic EI transformer which proves to be much more silent without much less hum and buzz radiations than the toroidal models that I tested, even encapsulated and shielded.

The "wings"  added around the power transformer are magnetic shields to kill remaining 50Hz radiation along the main magnetic direction.

The original idea was to save weight by using a toroidal PT and a Neodymium loudspeaker. This ended to be an EI transformer (5.5kg) and an EVM12L from 1980 (9kg)...

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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #950 on: February 24, 2022, 01:21:24 PM »
Itís December. The 6l6GC in my 4 watt blue plated again. Thatís confirmation of a 12 month lifespan. (3 years on the trot)
Interestingly, my normally pop free pedals started popping for a couple of days prior to the failure. New tube, theyíre all quiet again

Bummer!  What voltages are you getting, all around?  I'm curious if a bad coupling cap or grid-leak resistor is to blame.

The WF-55 circult looks like it should be really easy on tubes.
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bluebunny

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #951 on: February 24, 2022, 04:19:17 PM »
I love the Foot Witch . . .

I think it could be intentional, Tom, because it doesn't matter witch (sic) foot you want to use.   ;D

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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #952 on: February 25, 2022, 09:30:35 AM »
Itís December. The 6l6GC in my 4 watt blue plated again. Thatís confirmation of a 12 month lifespan. (3 years on the trot)
Interestingly, my normally pop free pedals started popping for a couple of days prior to the failure. New tube, theyíre all quiet again

Bummer!  What voltages are you getting, all around?  I'm curious if a bad coupling cap or grid-leak resistor is to blame.

The WF-55 circult looks like it should be really easy on tubes.

Hi Scott, Iím pretty sure that itís all down to the value of the power valve cathode resistor. Iím using a 6L6 and when I built the amp, I could really hear the difference at the Ďjust breaking upí point when lowering the resistor (R9) value from 470R to 270R
Cathode and plate current were a bit high but plate dissipation sensible so Iíve left it like that. When the valve died at the end of last year confirming the 1 year life expectancy, I re-auditioned the cathode resistor value and realised my ears can no longer detect the differences I was hearing originally (donít get old!). So, Iíve raised the value (360R was all I had in 2W) and Iím expecting the valve to last a bit longer this time.
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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #953 on: February 26, 2022, 02:28:19 PM »
I love the Foot Witch, and the aux 9VDC outputs. Very handy. Also the Holy-Grail-as-reverb-tank is a nice touch!

Does it float?

tubelectron

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #954 on: February 27, 2022, 06:03:28 PM »
I love the Foot Witch, and the aux 9VDC outputs. Very handy. Also the Holy-Grail-as-reverb-tank is a nice touch!

Does it float?

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ThermionicScott

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #955 on: February 28, 2022, 12:24:09 PM »
Hi Scott, Iím pretty sure that itís all down to the value of the power valve cathode resistor. Iím using a 6L6 and when I built the amp, I could really hear the difference at the Ďjust breaking upí point when lowering the resistor (R9) value from 470R to 270R
Cathode and plate current were a bit high but plate dissipation sensible so Iíve left it like that. When the valve died at the end of last year confirming the 1 year life expectancy, I re-auditioned the cathode resistor value and realised my ears can no longer detect the differences I was hearing originally (donít get old!). So, Iíve raised the value (360R was all I had in 2W) and Iím expecting the valve to last a bit longer this time.

Ah, okay.  Next time you're in there, measure the 6L6 grid voltage for me.  I'm curious... ;)
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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #956 on: February 28, 2022, 02:34:08 PM »
Does it float?

Well I mean, if it weighs the same as a duck, then clearly it's made of wood.
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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #957 on: March 07, 2022, 05:29:00 AM »
Does it float?

Well I mean, if it weighs the same as a duck, then clearly it's made of wood.
So quoteth Sir Bedevere the Wise.

thomasha

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #958 on: April 30, 2022, 01:24:35 PM »
Small 1W orange style amplifier with 12au7 in PP in a 1590N1 box:



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« Reply #959 on: May 01, 2022, 01:48:09 PM »
Small 1W orange style amplifier with 12au7 in PP in a 1590N1 box:

What kind of OT did you use? I was thinking of making similar amp, but wasn't sure where to get an OT. :(
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