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Perrow

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #260 on: March 12, 2012, 06:40:36 PM »
A (chain of) clothes store had amp cabs in their window a few weeks ago when I walked past. When I walked past the second time I thought, hmmm... those would make perfect project cabs, so I went inside and asked if I could perhaps have one or more of those when they'd taken them down. They said "well, we're not allowed to ... but it seems a shame to throw them away. So as long as you don't use them for advertising we'll let you have some, how many would you want?" I could only reply "how many would you let me have?". Well a few days ago I picked them up. Here they are.



They're actually quite nice. MDF boards for sure, but quite sturdy. Here's the front panel for the little kind.



And the large one.



An inside shot.



I reached in to the cabs when they were in the shop window and could feel that there were in fact pots behind the knobs and that the on/off switch could be flipped, promising i thought.

As it turns out there were pots. I've just opened one large and one small, the large one had all C50K (reverse log, that is) pots and the small one had all C20K pots. So if someone knows a bunch of projects using reverse audio pots I'm interested to know about them :)

The on/off switch looks as a real switch (haven't tested it yet), but the jacks were the big surprise. I kind of expected them to be mono jacks as I thought they'd stuff the cheapest possible stuff in there, turns out I was one for two.



WTF!

They have actually bothered to find jacks without any connectors at all  :icon_rolleyes: Well, at least I have a bunch of spare nuts.

I've actually managed to mount a speaker and a Marshall 8010 curciut in one of the small cabs (were actually in the process of building one when I first saw these cabs in that shop window  :icon_mrgreen: ), no pictures yet, I'll post those when I've taken them. Sounds good, the control panel needs to be pinned down a little to stop the distortion that it gives right now, but on the whole I'm more than satisfied with the result.
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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #261 on: March 12, 2012, 07:10:43 PM »
Heh, heh, great score.

Dr.maligno

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #262 on: March 13, 2012, 04:56:47 AM »
SLO-50





Leston Braun

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #263 on: March 13, 2012, 12:43:47 PM »
Finished this one last summer; "Anglia", 2x10" combo, 6V6 power tubes, Marshall-style circuit, high/low input selected with push-pull volume knob. PPIMV master volume.






Tacoboy

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #264 on: March 13, 2012, 01:48:47 PM »
Just finished: a Marshall JTM45 clone... Completely noiseless and completely hum free... Sounds superb!





My Marshall Dream Stack...  :icon_lol: Oh man, it's just the ultimate sound... Blows out my windows and pisses my neighbours off  :icon_twisted:



And a VOX AC15 clone (with top boost) as well... Needs some tweaking (sounds a little too screamy imho).



Let's have phun!

BillyWhizz!!

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #265 on: March 13, 2012, 06:20:44 PM »
Finished this one last summer; "Anglia", 2x10" combo, 6V6 power tubes, Marshall-style circuit, high/low input selected with push-pull volume knob. PPIMV master volume.

Well done... Love the use of an old Anglia badge. I to considered using a car logo and was thinking along the lines of old triumph badges. but your anglia badge hits the spot . javascript:void(0);

JacktheRiffer

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #266 on: March 14, 2012, 11:17:21 AM »

BillyWhizz!!

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #267 on: March 14, 2012, 07:01:22 PM »

Earthscum

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #268 on: March 15, 2012, 12:51:16 AM »
As it turns out there were pots. I've just opened one large and one small, the large one had all C50K (reverse log, that is) pots and the small one had all C20K pots. So if someone knows a bunch of projects using reverse audio pots I'm interested to know about them :)

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amptramp

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #269 on: March 15, 2012, 09:49:46 PM »
About a decade ago, I modified a Traynor YVM-1 for Christine, a girl my daughter used to hang out with.  It had one output 6CA7 tube that was arcing and glowing blue from being gassy and it was going to be $37 if I could find one.  Christine was not willing to spend that kind of money, so I came up with a solution.  I redesigned the output stage to use sweep tubes.  The pimout was the same except that the plate (pin 3) on the 6CA7 was not used and would be connected to a plate cap.  I also had to drop the screen voltage since sweep tubes are high-perveance low screen voltage beam power tubes normally run at 150 volts and redlined at 200 volts and the 6CA7 is a straight pentode.  I used brute-force screen regulation - a string of five 1N5363 30 volt 5 watt zeners are shunt regulators.  (A VR-150 would have looked spectacular but there was no place for another tube socket.)  I used 6BQ6GT tubes with the expectation to upgrade to 6DQ6B's and I acquired a fruit basket full of sweep tubes (about 20 of them including the necessary 6DQ6B's) but the opportunity never arose to make the switch.  Word came back that the amplifier is still doing well although she isn't using it that often.  The added plate caps look totally butch and the output should be about 25 watts and this could grow to 35 watts with 6DQ6B's.  The 6DQ6B has an increase in transconductance proportional to the increase in current and both tubes use the same bias voltage, so the swapover could be very simple.

If she ever brings it around again, I might take some pictures.

davent

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #270 on: March 23, 2012, 10:07:27 PM »
Hello,
From the sublime, amps pictured above, to the ridiculous, Ruby with PRR mod- ipod input, works well, sounds just like ah...
Rescued the 386 from an old baby monitor.








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slacker

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #271 on: March 27, 2012, 06:01:24 PM »
Amp in a can tm


Perrow

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #272 on: March 27, 2012, 06:21:18 PM »
Hey it's a tube amp  ::)

Btw, that 5W resistor feels a bit overspec'ed  :icon_eek:
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artifus

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #273 on: March 27, 2012, 06:27:10 PM »
it's the tesco value battery that makes all the difference

deadastronaut

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #274 on: March 28, 2012, 05:03:21 AM »
it's the tesco value battery that makes all the difference

now thats class A mojo......


@davent: re:PRR mp3 mod: was that using the 2x100k's into pin 3 then?.
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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #275 on: March 28, 2012, 10:36:32 AM »
it's the tesco value battery that makes all the difference

now thats class A mojo......


@davent: re:PRR mp3 mod: was that using the 2x100k's into pin 3 then?.

Hi Rob,

Two x 100k into pin2 (-ve) in my schematic, pin3 to ground. I originally had 22k's there (like PRR had first posted) and then read of the problems another poster was having with too much volume from the mp3 player. I'm finding the 100k's attenuate too much for my ipod, i should have breadboarded the circuit first and found the best value for those resistors in my setup, i imagine the original 22k's would have been fine. So it goes...

In any case a cool little setup, great for using when trying to be consderate of others in the household, bonus is sounds shockingly good to my ear, using it with a cheap reverb pedal is a treat. Totally surpassed my expectations. Now need to get some more 386's so i can sample the various other iterations of these chip amps. Fun...

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deadastronaut

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #276 on: March 28, 2012, 10:58:50 AM »
@dave: cool, ill check that out thanks,  i need to build a little amp for camping this year... :)

i'll try n squeeze the amp into a 1590a (mini head) and then have a speaker out  so i can try various speakers and see which one i like best....cheers. :icon_cool:
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davent

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #277 on: March 28, 2012, 11:13:59 AM »
Perfect, you'll have no problems with the 1590A, the 3pdt is the space hog in those builds and you don't have to worry about squeezing one of those in there.

Take care
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birt

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #278 on: April 13, 2012, 02:27:58 PM »
Ampeg B15n, single channel.
Front:

Back:

In:

Guts:


it was quite a challenge to adapt this circuit to an amp that has a more unusual layout.
i'm thinking about adding some more graphics on the sides and top.
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Perrow

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #279 on: April 13, 2012, 06:34:54 PM »
 :icon_eek:
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