5F6A Weber Head Build

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  1. KellyWalrus

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    I just got my kit in the mail today and populated the board and put a lot of parts on the chassis. I had to get a little creative as some rivets were missing. Here's The Boards for now, chassis pictures when my roommates aren't sleeping, to be continued...

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    Congrats, it's great you finally got the kit.

    Especially since this is a complex amp, may I humbly suggest a test-as-you-build sequence? Populating the board first is what 95% of us do, but I finally found a much smarter, more logical, and ultimately easier safer build sequence courtesy of master builder Steve Luckey (see reply 3 in this thread).

    I had been pasting my slightly Rob-ified, Fender-ized version in these posts, but it runs to over a page, so if you have Word, let me just give you a Dropbox link. Let me know if this doesn't work.

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    Great idea, thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I've built 3 kit amps, but I know this one is going to be the most challenging so far, with more room for error. But this startup procedure would've saved me quite a bit of time on the 5E3 I finished up a couple of months ago.
     
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    I got a bit ahead of myself without taking progress pictures. Here's where I'm at right now. Any tips would be appreciated! thanks.
     
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    Go man go. I'm impressed with anybody who can build something this big, and I totally envy folks who have a 5F6a.

    I'm no good at 'inspecting' amps in person, much less in pics. Still, I always suggest it helps to take pics in horizontal / landscape, light 'em with two or three lamps at different angles, and post 'em full-size directly inline -- cut/paste or drag/drop the photos into the post, or on mobile, click the pic icon.
     
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    Thank you for the words of encouragement! I haven't been very happy with how the pictures have turned out, but thanks for the lighting tip. I'll be sure to experiment with that!
     
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    Finished up the Weber 5f6a Bassman head.

    This kit had all kinds of issues when it arrived. No holes to mount the turret board, turrets in the wrong place, and no doghouse. I replaced all of the capacitors, tube sockets and some resistors with parts from my stash.

    Really nice sounding with a bass, and really versatile with guitar. I’m really impressed with how this amp sounds. I'll post more pictures soon, I've just been a little preoccupied with my new amp.
     
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