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    What tweed do I build.

    The 210 Super will shake your acorns off the tree. Doesn't grind like a 5e3, but nothing else does either, but it will give you a swirly full sound at less volume than a Bassman. And it's lighter.
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    Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran

    Nice, but Cliff Gallup is the one that does it for me.
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    Fender 57 Champ / Fender 64 Princeton Reverb

    It's the speaker. Look out for an Eminence 10 alnico, 1028 if I remember. That or a Fender 10" blue frame. The Jensen holds back the 64.
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    National Talk Like A Pirate Day

    ....meanwhile, in Bristol nobody notices as they already speaks loik Pirates, me luvver.
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    What makes a DIY amp look professional vs. homemade?

    I've been working on the layout with my latest version- still in progress but it looks like it has potential.
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    What makes a DIY amp look professional vs. homemade?

    My last build- not professional!
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    What makes a DIY amp look professional vs. homemade?

    Soldering, wire layout, rosin splatter, wire cutters. There's usually good reasons for the cost difference.
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    American Original is gone... and nothing was announced to replace it

    I'd agree in priciple, but there has been quite a few stories off iffy QC on some of the later ones, which considering they were made mid-pandemic with labour and raw material shortages, is no surprise really. I had an early run AO 50s strat that was world class, but I've tried a few later ones...
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    Why do cheap pickups sound bad?

    Cheap doesn't have to sound like goat turd. Bootstrap stuff is like 50 bucks a set and they sound great
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    What’s relatively inexpensive in the UK?

    My daughter is a high school teacher in Manchester after doing both degrees and serving as a police officer there. There are a lot of homeless folk in in city center, often looking for a handout, but they know students have no money and leave them alone. The bigger worry is the busker that's a...
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    Hammond 290BX in Princeton Brownface & bias tap

    I managed to get hold of one of the last Classic Tone PT 40-18112's rated at 650vCT @ 70mA for my last 6G2 build. It's possibly the best amp I've built to date. I think the Hammond 290AX comes close, at 650/[email protected] ToneClone makes an equivalent to the 125P1a, their FBPP, at 290vB+...
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    Fuse rating?

    The PT is a little more powerful than the old 60s version, which was rated at 70mA. 2A still OK?
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    Fuse rating?

    Hi Guys, What fuse rating do I need for my latest build? 125mA PT, 2x6v6, 240v mains Building another one of these, as one is simply not enough!
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    American Original is gone... and nothing was announced to replace it

    If I was a sales director I would have a stewards' enquiry into why that line was underperforming. The 2018 models were fine, but later the quality went down as the price went up. Heavy bodies, poor paint jobs, poorly made neck pockets, rough fret ends, etc. Maybe they were all made on the night...
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    Any members living in the U.K. out there? Need some advice…

    Music events- https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/section/music?region=602 https://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/whats-on/music




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