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Types
head/cab
40%
 40%  [ 10 ]
combo
8%
 8%  [ 2 ]
2-12"
28%
 28%  [ 7 ]
4-10"
12%
 12%  [ 3 ]
wood finish
8%
 8%  [ 2 ]
tolex
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
cane webbing
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
traditional grill cloth
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
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indianjjy



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:34 am    Post subject: New amp build Reply with quote

I am getting ready to build another amp. I have a 15 watt class A chassis just waiting for me to do something with it. It has 3 - 12ax7 tubes for the preamp and power end is 2 - el84's. It has a gain switch and also I will install a reverb unit. The question is build a 4-10" combo, 2-12 combo, or make it a head/cab unit. Also should I do the enclosures in a destressed wood finish, new oak stain wood finish, or tolex. also cane webbing or standard grill cloth. help me out bros... I was leaning towards a 4-10 combo, but ..... As info, I have 5 yards of lavender tolex,? Confused ? If I was to go with lavender, I would use oxblood grillcloth...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:35 am    Post subject: amp Reply with quote

First time doing a poll, I don't know if I did it right or not, let me know...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You did it right... you have to vote yourself to see the results.

I voted for a 212 combo. I think the 410 would be a monster to move around if you're gigging. If you're going to move it around a lot, go with a head/cab.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What circuit do you plan on building?

As far as speakers, I suppose I would go with something I don't currently have.

The only problem with your poll is, you can only vote for one things. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 4-10 stereo Marshall cab: most versatile cab I have ever owned.

you can run it a 2/ 2-10" cabs with two heads @ 8ohms or mono @ 4 or 16

Finish...depends on if you flight case it or not...

I prefer to use separate heads...my pro reverb is like trying to move a ton of bricks.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you plan on using it; playing out, or as a nice playable piece of decor?

I think wood & cane are a great combination. I also like head/cabinet set ups.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someday I would love to be able to craft something like this.

I think it is so cool and is a great piece of art.
It wouldn't even have to sound good. I'd just stare at it and marvel at the cool lines it has. Ark Amps http://www.arkamps.com/Home.html


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Structo wrote:



That amp is super cool.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Structo wrote:
Someday I would love to be able to craft something like this.

I think it is so cool and is a great piece of art.
It wouldn't even have to sound good. I'd just stare at it and marvel at the cool lines it has. Ark Amps http://www.arkamps.com/Home.html





That doesn't look that hard to make. Might have to buy an acoustic side bender for it. The knobs may be tricky. Beatiful amp though. I have been thinking of redoing my danelectro housing, I might try something like that.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an AC15 & it sound SOOOOOOO much better hooked up to the 2x10 vs a single 10.
It fills the room with the 2x. Has a much bigger sound. And it's better for clean tones - you don't have to turn it up to be heard.

As for speakers: I have to recommend a Weber alnico Blue Pup paired w/ a Weber Silver 10.

I think Roland will agree.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

solemn13 wrote:

That doesn't look that hard to make. Might have to buy an acoustic side bender for it. The knobs may be tricky. Beatiful amp though. I have been thinking of redoing my danelectro housing, I might try something like that.


Yes, I'm not sure how thick the bent piece is.
Somehow it has the look of a solid piece of wood that is carved into that shape but I'm sure it's not.
Still a cool looking amp, kind of what the Jetson's would plug into.

Probably have to use kerfing on the joints like a hollow body to give it any strength. Wink

Stew Mac makes premade kerfing.



http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bodies,_necks,_wood/Acoustic_guitar:_Kerfed_lining_strips/1/Kerfed_Guitar_Linings/Pictures.html#details
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would do well, I was thinking of routing a lip into the front and back and gluing to that then sanding flush. Might do the lip and kerfing. I have some flamed maple and red heart that would look great together.

I think a head and cab would be a good idea for your new build. It makes moving things around alot easier and you don't have to worry about tubes rattling... You could always make it a piggy back where the head fits into the back of the cab for storage/moving. Thats what my Dano was starting out.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the wood was steamed and bent to shape. After the face and sticks we glued up it was carved & sanded.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:54 pm    Post subject: amp Reply with quote

Tom, the chassis that I have is a NOS Palomino V16, never been used. I am kind of leaning towards a head/cab combo because I have 4 4 ohm Eminence 'lil buddy speakers and I need a 16 ohm output for the amp. I think I will try to incorporate some sort of spaceage or non-conventional design, maybe retro- oddball, but definitely a cane or oxblood grillcloth. I do have some 1937 grillcloth that is just amazing,when I get home from work tonite I will take a pic and post it here, very,very retro lookin...I think you guys will like...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Structo wrote:
solemn13 wrote:

That doesn't look that hard to make. Might have to buy an acoustic side bender for it. The knobs may be tricky. Beatiful amp though. I have been thinking of redoing my danelectro housing, I might try something like that.


Yes, I'm not sure how thick the bent piece is.
Somehow it has the look of a solid piece of wood that is carved into that shape but I'm sure it's not.
Still a cool looking amp, kind of what the Jetson's would plug into.

Probably have to use kerfing on the joints like a hollow body to give it any strength. Wink

Stew Mac makes premade kerfing.



http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bodies,_necks,_wood/Acoustic_guitar:_Kerfed_lining_strips/1/Kerfed_Guitar_Linings/Pictures.html#details


Looks to me like he laminated a few pieces of wood to get the thickness then cut the insides out with a band saw to create the top/sides piece. He probably cut and glued a flat bottom piece to complete the curved top/sides part. Then laminated the front with his different types of wood to get a flat piece for the front and glued the front to the top/sides and finished by flush trimming with a router.
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