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Ben N

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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #300 on: January 30, 2013, 09:48:16 AM »
tca, I like what you did, there. Which Ikea box is that? Everything I can see on their site has those annoying cutouts in the sides.

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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #301 on: January 30, 2013, 10:49:57 AM »
tca, I like what you did, there. Which Ikea box is that? Everything I can see on their site has those annoying cutouts in the sides.
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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #302 on: February 05, 2013, 08:29:46 AM »
 Hello, my J-FIFTY 50W tube-head, finally finished (almost, fx-loop/reverb block is missing; I don't need it now, maybe in the future) and properly boxed.















 Click pic for hi-res; see full gallery for more (guts, crazy former version from 1997, genessis to the actual state.. click chapter header to show/hide chapter content).

 It is a loose JCM800 clone with Tiny Terror influences (EQ bypass, volume control after PI so the PI can be overdriven) and Black Fingerô inside partially :)

 Cheers, T.
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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #303 on: February 05, 2013, 06:06:06 PM »
Jeez.  Cool man!

kurtlives

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #304 on: February 05, 2013, 06:11:11 PM »
Very cool! The compact PCB build is well executed.

Got a schematic to share?

seedlings

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #305 on: February 05, 2013, 11:36:38 PM »
Customer's design aesthetics.




CHAD

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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #306 on: February 06, 2013, 02:44:22 AM »
@tomas:  very cool. 8)

@chad: is the customer the robot from metropolis?.....looks great. 8)
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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #307 on: February 06, 2013, 11:48:29 AM »
 Thanks for compliments, guys :)

 Got a schematic to share? - I yet need to clean-up and update schematic with the latest mods (which won't be that easy as I did most of them three years ago :)) And I rather won't share Black Finger part, as BF is one of those forbidden IIRC :icon_neutral:

 EDIT: Some small (and little obsolete too) info about J50's circuitry can be found here..

 Impressive wood-work, Chad (no doubts about other qualities either :))!
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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #308 on: February 06, 2013, 04:29:28 PM »
Customer's design aesthetics.




CHAD

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rrroo

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #309 on: March 12, 2013, 03:40:10 AM »
i had some leftover parts from the previous project: a piece of grill cloth, feet and plenty of screws and t-nuts. I also had some leftover paints and a moldy old childrens bed (pine) that i had to get rid of. so one night i had this idea and made this. the corners are not exactly 90 degrees since i don't have proper equipment at home but it came out quit nice. i'm not sure what to do with it yet but i guess that it is allways good to have a spare 1x10" cabinet lying around, just in case...



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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #310 on: March 12, 2013, 04:43:21 AM »
looks great, ....and the speaker does too.. 8) ;D
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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #311 on: March 12, 2013, 05:39:24 AM »
the cow is there just for some size reference. i was thinking of maybe building a small bedroom amp in teh cabinet. noisy cricket/tube cricket or something similar.

haveyouseenhim

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #312 on: March 12, 2013, 05:44:48 AM »
One question. How big is the cow? ;)

Great looking cab though. It makes me want to put down the soldering iron and pick up the skilsaw.
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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #313 on: March 12, 2013, 08:22:34 PM »
Over the last few months I have been putting together, building and recording a new amp. The amp is derived from the classic Marshall 1974x (18W) design and shares much of the same elements. It is however modified and voiced to be more of a 20W Plexi ala JTM45/JTM50/1959. Think small package Plexi tones without the killer volume. So fat clear clean tones and singing distorted tones. Lots of chunk and grind too.

Everything you wanted to know about the design and controls of the amp can be seen in the schematic
http://i1.wp.com/pdfelectronics.com/wp-content/gallery/18w-build/20w-plexi-schematic.jpg?

The completion of this amp coincided nicely with acquisition of my ES-335













For more info, pics and sound clips check out http://pdfelectronics.com/18w-plexi/ Interested to here some feedback on the soundclips. I am no expert in recording but I did the best I could with what I had on hand/knew.

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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #314 on: March 14, 2013, 03:06:52 PM »
Wow, Chris--looks like a Hiwatt on the inside. That is just gorgeous.

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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #315 on: March 14, 2013, 03:25:49 PM »
Here's my favorite build so far...



The amp is a combination of a Vox'ish pre amp (12ax7) section and a 1957 Magnatone power (EL84) section.

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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #316 on: March 14, 2013, 05:03:03 PM »
That's looks great!
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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #317 on: September 11, 2013, 05:42:00 AM »
Clean!!!





Dirty!!!!!!





I think it looks like the costume of a `70's era superhero!!!  I think I'll call it the Super Hero Overdrive.  


It's not actually done, and I'll have to build a speaker cabinet to go with it, but I covered the front panel tonight, and it looks so good I had to share!!!  Unfortunately, I made the front panel too large to fit the white piping around the front panel, which would have added that last 10% to the looks, but I thing it looks pretty damn cool anyway.

I like it so much, I just spent about 5 minutes just going back and forth between close ups of the logo changing colors!


Gabriel
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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #318 on: September 12, 2013, 08:10:29 AM »
I think I must be tired, or getting old - took me a while to spot the difference!   :icon_rolleyes:

Nice build, Gabriel.  Good to see a design that stand out a little from the crowd.    :icon_cool:
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Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #319 on: September 13, 2013, 02:48:12 AM »
I think I must be tired, or getting old - took me a while to spot the difference!   :icon_rolleyes:

Nice build, Gabriel.  Good to see a design that stand out a little from the crowd.    :icon_cool:


It was the Red/Blue bicolor LED's that inspired the color scheme, actually, but last year I built a small CNC machine which makes doing all the engraving really easy.  The plexi for the logo was a bit of an issue, because it just didn't work with the stuff you buy at Home Despot.  I had to buy a higher quality and extra clear acrylic. 


Gabriel