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Advice for clean amp wiring

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by teek_s, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. Bergheim

    Bergheim TDPRI Member

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    I used to twist the heater wiring but switched to zip wire a couple of builds ago. A lot easier to work with, and no difference in hum level IME. I also use point to point with as little wiring as possible. Wherever possible, components are soldered directly to tube sockets, filter caps and pots/switches. Some tag strips here and there to join components "mid air". I also try to build the layout as close to the schematic as possible (filter caps for example are placed close to the tubes they're feeding).
    If you're building clones/replicas this method may not be possible though, and p2p with components running all over the place at different angles doesn't have that "botique" look.
     
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  2. teek_s

    teek_s TDPRI Member

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    I just got finished with my 5F1 project a few miuntes ago, and even though the wiring doesn't look the nicest, currently it's the quietest amp I have.
     
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    teek_s TDPRI Member

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    Anyways, thank you all very much! I will keep all of this info in mind for my next build!
     
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  4. Dennis Perusse

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    Honestly, have fun with the hobby and stay safe when you do it. I have built over eight tube amps so far and currently I am debugging still a Vox AC-10 that I built and I know that I will enjoy it when it gets done. Half of all journeys begins with what you want to build then find out that their is a whole lot more adventure in getting all the pieces together and then figuring out what doesn't work with it. :)
     
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