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    Any DIY amp builders in Southern Middle Tennessee?

    I may be having to do a "dump and run" so I won't have time to sell or ship parts, and some of this stuff is just too nice for the trash. Selling it would be great, but I don't have that kind of time. A Micro Deluxe that just suddenly stopped working. Most of the parts for a Micro Bassman. The...
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    Stupid power supply questions before I do something bad

    Good evening. I'm having a fuzzy brain day as far as DON'TS. I think I got the DO part right. Prototyping a power supply: Is is ok to run a 5Y3 with no load? Right now, I just have the 5Y3 connected to the power transformer (Classic Tone 40-18027). 110 to AC in leads on transformer, 5V to...
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    No sound, just hum............

    Hello again. My Deluxe Micro has stopped working again and I'm not having any luck on this one. I've always had some hum (sloppy lead dress and an eyelet board made with Hobby Lobby eyelets, perhaps?), but the amp suddenly stopped working. As in, I was switching guitars with the input muted...
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    Why do I keep falling for this?

    I've bought parts from GFS in the past and found them to be hit-or-miss. This time around, I bought a paulownia Tele body and a "Dinky"-style neck. The Tele body looks decent, but with the pickup rout location, I have to use a "modern" Tele bridge. The pickup rout puts a traditional bridge too...
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    Cap can alternative for Micro JTM45 or JCM800 builds?

    Relatively new at this (I have built a Deluxe Micro that is currently apart for "freshening"). For RobRob's Blackvibe and JCM800 models, is there anything wrong with just using individual caps? Right now I'm torn between the Bassman Micro and the JCM800 Micro....I basically have the parts for...
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    Unbalanced single ended, parallel output stage?

    I've been reading lately that unmatched triodes in an LTP phase inverter increase second order harmonics and make for more pleasing overdrive tones. Would there be any such advantage to splitting the cathodes and using slightly different resistor values on a parallel single ended 12AU7 output...
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    Why didn’t I think of this before? Not so much an effect, but.....

    I built a pedal last night that I wish I’d thought of back in my gigging days: A-B and kill switch in one unit. No pics cuz it’s just 2 switches in a box. Why was I so late to the party on this one?
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    First time posting a build thread. Oddball hollowbody madness, part 1

    So, inspired by @maxvintage, I've begun a new project that might actually get finished. I didn't think to take any action shots, I was too busy working and I'm just doing wooodworking - nothing groundbreaking in the way I work. I've read the hollowbody experiment threads that maxvintage has...
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    Anything of interest in Albuquerque?

    Looks like I'm flying to ABQ for a job interview in Los Lunas in a few weeks. They are flying me out on a Thursday and back into ATL on Saturday, so I'll have a bit of free time. Anything on the must see list while I'm there?
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    Micro Deluxe, first build.....issues....

    So, I started this quite a while ago.....then it got put on the back burner because we were moving. A year later, I pulled it out and started troubleshooting. The amp is based on Rob Robinette's schematics and layout. I left out the master volume and the tone stack because I just wanted to make...
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    Shimming a set neck?

    I got a deal a while back on what looked to be a decent body and neck from a PRS-copy kit. The neck and body are mahogany. The body wears a decent looking maple cap with no veneer. I figured it was worth $29. During trial assembly, I found out the neck angle is way too shallow. As in, a...
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    Hardwood sources down South?

    I've been buying some of that tasty Home Depot flamed maple at my local Depot in Champaign, Illinois. I start my new job in Lanett, AL (about 95 miles southwest of Atlanta) on the 29th. Home Depot doesn't carry maple down that way?!?!?! From Fayettville, Georgia to Auburn, AL, I found zip, zero...




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