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New 5E3 build from Mable Audio kit

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by tombob, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. tombob

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    I wanted to give a report on how the mid control and other mods are working after playing through the amp and trying things out. The Framus mid control is great! I can get a sound similar to a Blackface Princeton with the mids cranked most of the way down, even closer with NFB loop added in. I'm glad I put a switch to bypass the mid control too, it's going to be handy to be able to keep it set how I want it and just turn it on or off. I'm liking the mid control enough that I wouldn't mind putting one in my 5f6a as well. There's some loss with it turned down but nothing I can't easily live with.
     
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    I'm going to use a Eminence Commonwealth 15 with my 5e3 for now. I still want to get a pair of WGS G10C/S for it but until I recover from Christmas I'll use this 15" I have. I want to put the 15" in another matching cab I have once I get the 10s anyway so I can use this baffle.
    I was using the Commonwealth with my Twin Reverb after my D130 JBL developed a rub but I'm going to get the JBL reconed as a D130f and use it with my TR. I've got my Twin in a Dual Showman Reverb head cab and used it with the d130, considering how hard I've run it, it's amazing how the 25 watt D130 held up before starting to rub.
     

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    I put the amp in a speaker cab I built a couple of years ago that I converted into a combo cab. I've got a Emi Commonwealth 15 in it right now. Later I'm going to put it in a tweed Super 2x10 cab (ordered with the 5e3 chassis cutout) with WGS g10c/s speakers. Although I may build another 5e3 just like this one to put in the 2x10 cab and leave this a 1x15.

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  6. tombob

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    Thanks Rob, I built a pair of those cabs so I have another like it. I'm thinking about putting a 2x10 baffle in the one with the amp and move the 1x15 to the empty one (I originally had a 12" in both cabs) so I can have 10s in the amp and a 15" extension cab. I wouldn't mind building another 5e3 for the other cab and make it a 2x10 combo so I could run 2x10 and 1x15 tweed Deluxes in stereo.
    I put the switch on my mid control where it bypasses the pot. Where I ended up putting the pot I had to run about 8 inches of wiring to it so I wanted to remove it when I wasn't using it to to make sure there's no added noise. After I finished I don't notice any extra noise with it on and the mids turned up so I'll know next time.

    This is how I ended up doing it.
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