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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #280 on: April 13, 2012, 10:53:30 PM »
Birt, have you posted that before? It's really cool, and I feel like I saw it a year or two ago, but perhaps somebody just posted something with that graphic screened on it.

birt

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #281 on: April 14, 2012, 04:09:24 AM »
a long time ago i made the graphic, thinking the amp would be ready a little after that. in reality the main board was ready a couple of months after that and the rest... it works now :p

the life of a theatre tech doesn't leave much free time to spend in the workshop (my own workshop that is :p)
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Richard6

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #282 on: April 14, 2012, 08:42:48 AM »
This is an LM380 based amp I made a few years ago. It has a BSIAB II for the distortion channel, and jfet buffer for the clean channel. The speaker came out of an old tv and the batteries are 9.6v NIMHs from an old r/c sailplane. This one makes a great test amp for the work bench.


Magnus

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #283 on: August 01, 2012, 12:37:10 PM »
Hello together,
so here's my first amp (re)build, I took an Harley Benton GA5H (cheap Valve Junior-Version from Thomann)
and the only thing that I use are the top, the chassis and the transformers...

I finished the completely selfmade pcb but I am still working on the decals for the chassis-frontpanel...

Phenolic-Resin-Eyelet-Board with micalex-sockets:


Board-Bottom (Eyelets fixed with epoxy):


Board, Top:


The circuit is a "marshallized" Valve Junior
with "Necessary-Mods" and "Tone Tweaking Mods" (look at "Roaring-Beast")
from the "Rags to Riches"-Column from Dirk Wacker:
http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2007/Apr/Rags_to_Riches_Cont.aspx

I call it the "BAT5"  :)

I will post the other pictures when the amp is finished...


Greetings from Germany
Magnus
« Last Edit: August 01, 2012, 12:49:48 PM by Magnus »
AMZ Booster, Dist. +, DOD 250,
Dr. Boogey, Fuzz Face's, JCM800-Emu, LPB1,
May Booster, Obsidian, Orange T/B-Booster,
Pentaboost, Prof. Tweed, Rangemaster's,
SansAmp GT2, Superfly (Amp), Guv'nor,
Tone Bender MKI/MKII/MKIII, TS 808

Magnus

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #284 on: August 15, 2012, 09:18:13 AM »
Hello together,
so now I have finished my first Tube-Amp called "BAT5",
a completely new build except the wooden top, the chassis, the transformers,
power-switch and speaker-jacks...
(GA5H = Thomann-version of the Epiphone Valve Junior)

This build is a "marshallized Vave Junior"
with "Necessary-Mods" and "Tone Tweaking Mods" (look at "Roaring-Beast")
from the "Rags to Riches"Column from Dirk Wacker:
http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2007/Apr/Rags_to_Riches_Cont.aspx

Details:
- Phenolic-Resin-Board (build by myself)
- Point-To-Point-wiring with eyelets
- Mallory capacitors, Mullard Mustard capacitor
- Tube Amp Doctor-, Ruby Goldcap-, and F&T electrolytic-capacitors
- Royal Ohm metal-film-resistors (1, 2 and 3 Watts)
- High-Power-Resistor for stabilisation of the heat-power (22 Ohm, 25W)
- 1N4007 Ultrafast-diodes (Rectifier)
- Belton Tube-sockets
- Cloth covered wire
- shielded signal-path
- CTS-potentiometers
- (Preamp)-Gain
- Master-Volume
- Pentode/Triode-mode
- Standby-switch
- JJ-tubes

Before:


After:






I know, the word "Pentode" is unreadable but now its too late to fix...
Better pictures of the amp are coming when the amp is ready, I have to apply some leather on its enclosure.



Sounds great to my taste, nice clean- and crunch-sounds,
british Overdrive and some high-gain-rhythm too  :icon_cool:
...and really very noiseless!

Thanks to those who helped me with my questions (was my first take on an amp)
and to Dirk Wacker for the "Rags-To-Riches"-Column for sure :)


Greetings
Magnus
« Last Edit: August 15, 2012, 11:03:28 AM by Magnus »
AMZ Booster, Dist. +, DOD 250,
Dr. Boogey, Fuzz Face's, JCM800-Emu, LPB1,
May Booster, Obsidian, Orange T/B-Booster,
Pentaboost, Prof. Tweed, Rangemaster's,
SansAmp GT2, Superfly (Amp), Guv'nor,
Tone Bender MKI/MKII/MKIII, TS 808

Magnus

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #285 on: August 25, 2012, 01:38:31 PM »
Hello together,
here's a very small Amp I've build, it's a Runoffgroove Ruby with Bassman-Mods

- plastic-Enclosure (type-B) with fake-leather
- LM386-IC
- jacks: bottom = Input / top = external speaker-output
- toggle-switch to choose internal speaker or speaker-output
- Gain- and Volume-Control
- internal 9V-powering or dc-jack-powering from the outside






Greetings
Magnus
« Last Edit: August 25, 2012, 01:47:53 PM by Magnus »
AMZ Booster, Dist. +, DOD 250,
Dr. Boogey, Fuzz Face's, JCM800-Emu, LPB1,
May Booster, Obsidian, Orange T/B-Booster,
Pentaboost, Prof. Tweed, Rangemaster's,
SansAmp GT2, Superfly (Amp), Guv'nor,
Tone Bender MKI/MKII/MKIII, TS 808

rrroo

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #286 on: August 28, 2012, 03:53:39 AM »


his is a fender style head, clean channel only with reverb. the cab is a 2x10. Picture is not very good but poor light and blurry image conveniently hides the small flaws in the finishing.This was maybe too complicated for a first project (putting the tolex is not easy, especially in this style, it needs some practice), but i wanted something special and not that plain black tolex. Hopefully i get some better pictures soon when i finish the back panels and get a better camera (and if there is any good sunlight available before next summer).

snarblinge

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #287 on: August 28, 2012, 04:23:12 AM »
Awesome!
b.

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Ronan

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #288 on: August 28, 2012, 05:09:20 AM »
My first and only scratch built amp, very simple, just a volume control and a power switch.






Dr.maligno

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #289 on: September 07, 2012, 03:52:40 PM »
micro SLO-3 3watts of ECC99








birt

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #290 on: September 08, 2012, 04:00:47 AM »
that looks very fancy :D
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bcalder

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #291 on: November 04, 2012, 10:23:55 AM »
I wanted a small practice amp with mojo. I wound up finding an old projector case & using a Supreaux Deux front end (thanks for the board, Basic Audio) into a Tiny Giant amp, using a 6x9 oval speaker. No one can quite believe that the sound is coming from ... that thing. Plus at 20W, when I plug it into an extension cabinet, it roars real good.



Build thread is here: https://picasaweb.google.com/101724142776681014815/LittleBluesAmp

Second try was an old sewing machine case found when cleaning out an apartment. Out went the sewing machine & in went a Tube Cricket & Celestion 10" scavenged from my Velocette (eventually to be replaced with something less closed-sounding). I've got some hum, probably from the cheapo power supply, but it's great all the same.




Build thread here: https://picasaweb.google.com/101724142776681014815/SingerAmp#

John Lyons

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #292 on: November 04, 2012, 10:33:48 AM »
^ very cool! nice pics as well.
That guitar and it's knobs are gorgeous.
Basic Audio Pedals
www.basicaudio.net/

deadastronaut

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #293 on: November 04, 2012, 11:00:10 AM »
+1  nice retro style amps... 8)
https://www.youtube.com/user/100roberthenry
https://deadastronaut.wixsite.com/effects

chasm reverb/tremshifter/faze filter/abductor II delay/timestream reverb/dreamtime delay/skinwalker hi gain dist/black triangle OD/ nano drums/space patrol fuzz//

tca

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #294 on: November 04, 2012, 11:14:03 AM »
My 1W amp (PUNCH) in a IKEA wooden box (rear view shows the 9V battery box) with a 3'' speaker.



Cheers.
"The future is here, it's just not evenly distributed yet." -- William Gibson

Moonibopper

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #295 on: January 21, 2013, 03:44:59 PM »
Fellow woodworking cabinet builders... I'm thinking of putting together my first head/speaker build but need the empty cabinets to be built for me. I'm looking for quality tolexed cabinets but cheaper than can be purchased at the popular diy sites (ceriatone, mojotone, tubedepot, etc.)

Any takers?

rrroo

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #296 on: January 23, 2013, 06:45:31 AM »
Fellow woodworking cabinet builders... I'm thinking of putting together my first head/speaker build but need the empty cabinets to be built for me. I'm looking for quality tolexed cabinets but cheaper than can be purchased at the popular diy sites (ceriatone, mojotone, tubedepot, etc.)

Any takers?

from my experience, quality tolexed cabinets won't get that cheaper by dying it yourself. those big companies have large supplies of materials, wood, tolexes, hardware etc. so it is cheap for them to make a cabinet. only point in "doing it yourself" is the mere fun of doing it yourself. or if you really need a custom cabinet. but i guess those big companies can do some customisation too...


John Lyons

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #297 on: January 23, 2013, 06:27:00 PM »
+1, I agree. The people who are set up to make many will be cheaper than those set up to make few.
There are often people selling pre cut cabinets on ebay for relatively cheap.
Just glue 'em together and sand and you're set.
Of course you do need to apply the covering but... DIY!
Basic Audio Pedals
www.basicaudio.net/

Magnus

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #298 on: January 26, 2013, 04:26:36 PM »
Hello,
here is my first speaker-project - a nice little bedroom-cabinet  :)

- Fichte, 10mm, corroded in "Eiche dark"
- 6,5" Speaker: Visaton BG 17 8Ohms
- Bassreflex-openings: front bottom and on the backside (3 holes)
- Hardware from "Banzai Musical Products"




Greetings
Magnus
AMZ Booster, Dist. +, DOD 250,
Dr. Boogey, Fuzz Face's, JCM800-Emu, LPB1,
May Booster, Obsidian, Orange T/B-Booster,
Pentaboost, Prof. Tweed, Rangemaster's,
SansAmp GT2, Superfly (Amp), Guv'nor,
Tone Bender MKI/MKII/MKIII, TS 808

lespos

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #299 on: January 27, 2013, 02:30:06 PM »
micro SLO-3 3watts of ECC99





wow! impressive! Any information about this amp?