Author Topic: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs  (Read 419522 times)

wildebelor

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #440 on: April 06, 2014, 07:04:54 PM »


New cab for a new amp!
The cab was a horrible line 6 that I stripped, stained and clear coated.
Grill cloth too!  :icon_mrgreen:
I can't think of anything funny just yet.

Jdansti

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #441 on: April 06, 2014, 08:42:56 PM »
It turned out great! :)
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boppy100

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #442 on: April 06, 2014, 09:26:04 PM »
Looking good

tca

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #443 on: April 11, 2014, 10:19:22 AM »
Here is another cab in progress for a 6'' speaker:

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

tca

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #444 on: April 13, 2014, 11:25:16 AM »
And the finished cab:





The wood was not in very good conditions but nevertheless the final result sounds good!

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

BLACK AUDIO

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #445 on: April 13, 2014, 11:57:33 AM »
My friend Danny made for me small practise amp from scratches - circuit is slightly modified champ 5F1 and sounds amazing!
« Last Edit: April 13, 2014, 12:00:33 PM by BLACK AUDIO »

thomasha

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #446 on: May 10, 2014, 06:00:39 PM »
Hey guys,

My new Superfly head, in a 1590a  ;D


Thomas

tubelectron

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #447 on: May 11, 2014, 04:03:02 AM »
Well yes, thomasha ! Probably the most compact tube head ever built...  :icon_eek: :icon_biggrin: As funny as nice tour de force.

I don't think I can go so small, but I am thinking about something in combo, so indeed a little bigger.

I have been off the forum for some time, but it was incidentally for the best... Here are some pix of my Custom Built and Designed guitar amps below - not so compact of course, but compact quand même :

A 25W RMS clean sound model, with triode/pentode, booster and presence control switching at the back. The loudspeaker is a neodymium 10" Jensen NEO 10-100. The power tubes are damping screen protected and suspended to avoid microphonics. 3-Spring reverb. USAF NOS transformers.







Tested by pro players at my local music dealer (the amp is here put on a Deluxe Reverb RI, for size and tone comparison) :



Two compact "Home & Small Venues" amplifiers, at 5W PMS with 8" AlNiCo speaker. Both integrates an Holy Grail Nano reverb circuit, since I didn't come to a satisfactory solution for a spring reverb ans simplified circuit in a so compact format. The bigger one has a tube tremolo, triode/pentode and presence switch. Dimensions of the smaller one are 340x260x180mm :



























Size comparison with a Fender Blues Junior :



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

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #448 on: May 11, 2014, 07:54:59 PM »
 :icon_exclaim: :icon_eek: :icon_exclaim:

wildebelor

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #449 on: May 11, 2014, 07:59:40 PM »
WOAH! I did not expect the Holy grail to actually be stuck to the chassis!!!  :icon_mrgreen:
I can't think of anything funny just yet.

Mich P

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #450 on: May 12, 2014, 02:33:31 AM »
Super Class Bruno J'adore !
Great work.
Mich P.

tubelectron

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #451 on: May 14, 2014, 08:49:44 AM »
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WOAH! I did not expect the Holy grail to actually be stuck to the chassis!!! 

1 - everything of the unit is already and factory stock in the casing, with the exception of the displaced REVERB pot.
2 - the casing acts as a complete shielding of the unit, as intended by the manufacturer.
3 - only one screw to fix the unit on the chassis, where you have the place to stick it.
4 - a miniature PSU with a 7809 powered from the 12V auxilliary winding of the power Xfo.

And that's done.

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Super Class Bruno J'adore !
Great work.
Mich P.

Thanks !

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thomasha

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #452 on: May 16, 2014, 06:37:23 PM »
Hi,
a friend asked me to build a portable small battery amp, and I build him a MS-2 in a 4x smaller 1974x combo.

He also wanted an 10W amp in a barrel.





Greetings,
Thomas

seadi123

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #453 on: May 17, 2014, 08:30:27 AM »




That's the cutest amp i've ever seen !

sonarchotic

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #454 on: May 20, 2014, 08:56:56 PM »
Fire Fly Ver. 4. Pine cab. stained and waxed.



Jdansti

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #455 on: May 21, 2014, 02:32:52 AM »
^ Nice!
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bluebunny

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #456 on: May 21, 2014, 03:36:29 AM »


Show off!   ;D ;D ;D

Nice work indeed.  The only way I'd get dove-tails like that would be to draw them on.   ;)
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sonarchotic

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #457 on: May 21, 2014, 07:25:31 AM »
Thanks guys. A jig makes the joints pretty easy.  ;)

micromegas

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #458 on: May 21, 2014, 07:32:17 AM »
Well yes, thomasha ! Probably the most compact tube head ever built...  :icon_eek: :icon_biggrin: As funny as nice tour de force.

I don't think I can go so small, but I am thinking about something in combo, so indeed a little bigger.

I have been off the forum for some time, but it was incidentally for the best... Here are some pix of my Custom Built and Designed guitar amps below - not so compact of course, but compact quand même :

A 25W RMS clean sound model, with triode/pentode, booster and presence control switching at the back. The loudspeaker is a neodymium 10" Jensen NEO 10-100. The power tubes are damping screen protected and suspended to avoid microphonics. 3-Spring reverb. USAF NOS transformers.







Tested by pro players at my local music dealer (the amp is here put on a Deluxe Reverb RI, for size and tone comparison) :



Two compact "Home & Small Venues" amplifiers, at 5W PMS with 8" AlNiCo speaker. Both integrates an Holy Grail Nano reverb circuit, since I didn't come to a satisfactory solution for a spring reverb ans simplified circuit in a so compact format. The bigger one has a tube tremolo, triode/pentode and presence switch. Dimensions of the smaller one are 340x260x180mm :



























Size comparison with a Fender Blues Junior :



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diydave

Re: pix of Custom built guitar amps/cabs
« Reply #459 on: June 03, 2014, 06:52:39 AM »
A Orange / Vox hybrid.
I've been rebuilding this amp for the last 5 years.
Finally a result I can live with.















Even made my own piping  :icon_biggrin: