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Difference in turret board and old school eyelet board?

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by Lloyd89, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Lloyd89

    Lloyd89 TDPRI Member

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    I am thinking about building a 5e3. This would be my first build. Is there a difference tonally in using a pre cut turret board as opposed to traditional fiber board like came in these amps? Which would be easier for a beginner? Any tips on where to buy supplies?
     
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    Ronsonic Tele-Afflicted

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    To me they are a similar level of difficulty. I'm a bit partial to the turret board, if for no other reason than it looks neater and more professional and won't warp.

    I'm really out of touch with the retail part suppliers, but have good experience with Mojo Musical Supply and CE Distribution. CE has a retail branch at tubesandmore.com
     
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    to me turret boards are a little easier to work with on a new build, but the old fiber boards are a little easier to replace components or mod.
     
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    Exactly. If you are doing a standard build, no reason not to go turret. But if you are trying something different, it's a pain to keep swapping stuff in and out, and major changes are pretty much impossible.

    I use turret. Actually, I just bought a eyelet board, it's the first time I've used one.

    So - for a standard build like a 5e3 get a turret board. I like the Hoffman layout, but the standard Fender layout would be ok, too.

    steven
     
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    I say eyelets are easier

    It depends on the turrets but a lot of them are a pita to solder
     
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    zook Friend of Leo's

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    Eyelets sound more Fendery, Turrets or stakes sound more Marshallesque.

    Winnie
     
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    Thanks so much for your help guys! I think Im going the fiberboard rout!
     
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    I like to go with 1/8 garolite boards but insert eyelets, no fiberboard for me.

    I also like double turrets as well.
     
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    fiberboard can accumulate moisture over time, which you don't ever want, so better to go with an epoxy or garolite material.

    Staking eyelets is easier. Turrets are nice, but I've noticed that the plating on some makes it difficult to solder to.

    Good luck with your build!

    Best Regards,
    Craig
     
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    :-D
     
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