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Blackvibe Micro Build Idea(s)?

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by JeffAlanAmps, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. JeffAlanAmps

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    Hey guys, curious what you would do if you had a ’65 TRRI combo cabinet loaded with 2x12 Jensen P12Q speakers with no amp chassis, and you wanted to build some version of Rob Robinette’s blackvibe micro?

    Would you go buy a Princeton reverb chassis/head cab and build it in there, and just run the 2x12 as an extension cab? Or would you put the blackvibe micro in a twin reverb chassis and put that in the ’65 TRRI cab to have a blackvibe "micro" 2x12 combo amp?
     
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    The Blackvibe Micro would sound very good in that Twin Reverb cab and it would be a very unique amp but I would probably go with the Princeton Reverb chassis and cab for portability.
     
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    I would probably go with a smaller footprint like Rob suggests.

    If you don't mind the size of the Twin, you could make a faux control panel to fill the opening and use a smaller chassis for the micro. The 2x12 could still be used as an extension cabinet when desired and be a lower volume combo as well. Win-win I'd say.
     
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    Heh, this makes me picture a Twin faceplate with a hot-wired jewel lamp but all the knobs just glued on. And set to 10... :D
     
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    Hard to argue with the Blackvibe Micro engineer/designer :D Thanks Rob!
     
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    I like this idea A LOT! You guy's have any suggestions for places that can do fully-customized amp face plates?
     
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    I'll do that and get a custom twin-reverb faceplate that goes to 11 :D
     
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    A Twin at volume 10 is unbelievably loud. I hazard to think what it would be like on 11.
     
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    A 2x12 would sound glorious with any small amp IMO, but defeats the purpose of the 'micro' idea. If you're looking for a little 'more', I'd just use different transformers on the micro and run a 6V6 SE in a head cab.
     
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    ^I agree with precisiondesign.com.
     
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    If you decide to go with a smaller chassis inside of the TRRI cab, you may need to get creative to find a way to mount the chassis. A smaller chassis such as a PR chassis won't be wide enough to use the TRRI's mounting hardware.
     
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    I would get a twin reverb chassis and either build the full-whack Blackvibe or Rob's JCM800 6V6.
     
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