this seams a little interesting for a tube amp DIY

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  1. 24 track

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    A pretty good price for a chassis and tube sockets, not sure if the boards are a circuit we want though.
    A hard sell with six el34 power tubes given that most seem scared of a pair of el34 being too loud.

    There were lots of parts from some of the VHT amp line that didn't sell well so was discontinued.
    I'm more interested in something with 30-50 watts, where this Kustom would be like 150w.
    For the price of building this Kustom chassis up you could buy one of the poor selling Egnator Tweaker 88 watters.
     
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    couldnt this be used for some sort of 3 channel unit each using a pair of EL34's ( I know its a stupid question , but I have never built or designed an amp layout) of course the PC boards would have to go and turret boards inatead , Im just playing here!
     
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    $75 shipped to my door. Needs an OT and PT. But here's the kicker, its a 240v circuit? Is there an easy way to make it 120v?
     
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    Just a P/t with the correct secondary voltage but 120 volt primary. A late Fender 135w power transformer would probably do it. Just depends on what B+ you need
     
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    Just buy a PT for 120. :)
     
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    Oh yeah could be less of the power tube sockets get used, good for certain builds, I'm just not sure how many of us really want that big a chassis given the move to smaller amps and the cheap prices on the used market for 50w and bigger amps.
    IMO they should price it a little lower if they want to move them.

    Might be just right for a builder who wanted to experiment with multiple preamps and needed lots of room in a chassis.

    WRT the 240v I don't even see why that info needed to be included since the 240v parts are not included in the sale.
     
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    I got that as well , could be a fun project for 60.00 CDN not bad ,
    thanks for your input!
     
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    Yeah, seems like you get a lot for $65!
     
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    If they're wired in parallel single-ended, then all 6 are only about 60 watts, if in AB a whole lot, but for either circuit you can wire just two of them if you want. The only difference is you have to use a different output transformer. I am saying it would even work if you want to keep the original circuit.
     
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