Boothill 5e3 build. Stay close to your computer. I will need your help.

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by kealonnix, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. kealonnix

    kealonnix TDPRI Member

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    Take a look under the good of this 1969 Bassman I just picked up. I have no idea how this thing is even working. It's the nastiest amp I've ever seen inside. Rust everywhere. Just filthy.
     

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    I was looking at the G12q today as well, for my future 5e3, and I can't tell if it has an alnico magnet. Google didn't help. Is it ceramic, but made to sound like a vintage alnico? My other choice would be a weber.
     
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    It's ceramic.
     
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    Great job Kealon! I just read through this thread and I was confidant if me (your old Oxford Court neighbor) could pull it off, you certainly could too. I built a 5F1 kit from Dave last fall with help from AndyfromDenver. I too had some cab issues (ordered mine from Weber). I used a 10" Weber speaker with mine too. Now I'm itching to do a low wattage Marshall too. Here's my build thread:

    http://www.tdpri.com/forum/shock-brothers-diy-amps/433904-first-timer-5f1-boothill-kit.html
     
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    Is that you Blake? Man, it's a small world
     
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    Clear lacquer, I have a 1/2 baffle ready to go.
     
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    Alright guys. I'm addicted and looking for another amp to build. Here is my amp lineup:

    BOOTHILL 5E3
    1966 Princeton Reverb
    1969 Bassman---for sale
    deluxe reverb ri
    Dr z maz 18 with reverb
    Traynor YCV50---for sale

    I like blues and country tones better than heavy rock. I have been thinking about an 18 watt Marshall, but I'm not sure that I really dig the tone I've heard from YouTube clips. Also was thinking about an AC15.

    Anyway, what do you guys think? I appreciate any suggestions.
     
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    Mr Ridesglide Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    You have so many good varieties - maybe try something with an EF86 preamp tube? something in the AC15 variety ?
     
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    Anyone have suggestions for a kit? I wish Dave had one. I like dealing with that guy.
     
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    The Trinity Amps TC-15 looks like a high quality based kit.
     
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    If you can come up with a chassis of what you'd like to build, I'd bet Dave can come up with 96.2% of the passive components...maybe all of 'em !
     
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    Ok. Talked to Dave and I think he is going to put together an 18 watt TMB kit for me. So, cabinet making questions.

    I'm going to build a 1x12 combo in the traditional Marshall style. I prefer to do stained wood, but I'm not sure how it would look. I was thinking about staining it red or dark gray, but if I do that I want some wood that has some figure and silk to it. Any suggestions for wood? Here in South Georgia it's a little hard to source wood. There is a place local that sells curly pine, which is gorgeous, but it is $13 a foot!!! I don't think I want to spend that.

    What suggestions do you guys have?
     
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    Quick question. I am thinking about doing a red or dark charcoal wood cabinet to look like a Marshall, but nicer. Would the best thing be to tint my lacquer or stain the wood? Not sure the best way to do it to get the desired effect.

    I'm wanting something translucent.
     
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    Experimentation is in order. Tinting clear lacquer is generally a subtle methodology.
     
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    Can anyone recall a solid wood build for a cabinet? I downloaded the plans off of the 18 watt forum, but would like to see some construction pics.
     
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