18W clear back

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by SacDAve, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. SacDAve

    SacDAve Poster Extraordinaire

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    I put a 1/4" clear back on my 18W build. I was thinking of putting some kind of light inside any suggestion? Clear back2.jpg
     
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    that is some seriously neat wiring if my wiring was that good I would cover it with Perspex.nice one;)
     
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    Would there be enough light inside the chassis if you just replaced the pilot with a regular jewel lamp?
     
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    I was thinking that also. I was originally thinking of doing something with LED's.
     
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    That's fantastic. So cool! I look forward to seeing it when it's lit also.
     
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    Looks great!
    Just curious how it goes with noise etc, without shielding?
     
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    A bright white something on a switch would be great for troubleshooting. A black light would be cooler though.
     
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    It’s the quiest amp I’ve built and did not twist the heater wires. This is the the first plexi style amp I’ve really played much I just can’t stop playing it.
     
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    Looks fantastic, but who is going to be looking at it that a light and clear panel would be necessary? Just seems a little odd to me.
     
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    Light bulb noise reduction/compression circuit Ala THD. Glows when you hit a chord.
     
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    Light show/amp?

    Different strokes.
     
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    Nice work, looks great!

    For lighting, if anything, I would be tempted to do something with LED lighting. You could even get creative with RGB LED bulbs. You can create pretty much any hue you can imagine.

    Great looking amp.
     
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    Me... I’d absolutely be looking at it. I appreciate that kind of thing as much as I do a masterpiece by a great artist at a gallery. I find it’s almost meditative to gaze at electronics and analyze the circuitry. I’m like that with code as well (I’m a software developer by day). I can spend hours reviewing code and refactoring it. Again, it’s meditative and generally cathartic.
     
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    So you plan to sit behind the amp and point the speaker away from you so that you can watch the circuits? I still don't get it, but the beauty of building your own is that you get to do exactly what you want with it.
     
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    over here in Holland we can buy little strips with tiny LED lights, you can cut them to the length needed. Something like that could be a quick and easy solution.
     
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    Once I have the light figured out all I would need to do is turn the speaker-baffle around. It might look odd but then you could also watch the speaker cone move :rolleyes:
     
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    Something that pretty absolutely should be on display! I know we started with more or less the same parts, but yours is WAY BEAUTY!
     
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    Sweet
     
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    Very nice build..you have every right to be proud of it, and show it off. Since the ON jewel light runs off the tube heater power source, perhaps you could wire in one or two clear or perhaps blue or red jewel type lights into the chassis. They also have panel lights that are just like fuses. Or some LED's that might run on 6.3 VAC. Look into how Bad Cat or Matchless amps illuminate their logo's.
     
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