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Any Little Walter amp clones?

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by av8theskies, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. av8theskies

    av8theskies Tele-Meister

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    I saw Vince Gills tour rig and the little Walter amps...I believe they are octal setups from what I read..is there anything on the kit market close to this for a noob to tackle....around 30 watts or so with just basis knobs? I have repaired as amps but never tackled a tube. I'm into clean old country ala bakersfield
     
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    I was wonderin this myself last week after looking at their website. Only because I see Jack Pearson using Little Walters now.
     
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    Here's a relevant thread over at Amp Garage:
    Little Walter Amps?

    Looks like they're just clones of a Fender 5B6 Bassman. Don't know of any kits out there for something like this, but it's a pretty simple circuit. Anybody build one of these?
     
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    Schematic-wise not much different than a 5C4 Super, except saves one preamp tube. That's nice if you don't need/want 4 inputs. Love the paraphase.

    I built the 5C4 on a Weber 5C3 chassis, so that might be a good place to start. 5E3 chassis the same thing, just octal preamp tubes on the 5C3 - build it either way. Turretboards.com has the 5B6 board - just drop it in. I used standard Blackface Deluxe transformers.
     

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    Cool, thanks for the heads up.. I was contemplating a 5e3 but don't need the 4 inputs and need more clean headroom than I hear from them on YouTube.. I think I will take your advise and go for it!
     
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    For regular guitar you can change the grid leak to 1m with 68k grid. The coupling caps can be changed to .02 for guitar but I actually leave my 5b6 builds stock but add a higher grid leak for the high input to 4m7 even 10m for steel guitars.

    Mark
     
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