Embarking on a Champ Micro build

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by Lavochkin, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. Lavochkin

    Lavochkin TDPRI Member

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    At the beginning of this year I was looking for a project when I stumbled on Robrob's tube amp site. A stunningly great collection of info, and it convinced me I could build a tube amp. I decided on the Champ Micro (need low power, current amp is a Blackstar Fly 3 watt) and had a couple of emails with Robrob. Finally getting started - I have amp parts and have built a current limiter for start up.

    I'll have to decide on format soon - for some unknown reason the normal Champ "controls facing up and tubes hanging down" bothers me. Does anyone have any thoughts on why or why not I should do the standard configuration? Champ Micro parts.jpg
     
  2. Edvin

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    The normal layout is for putting chassis in a combo with faceplate upwards.
    If u want this as a stand alone head just put tubes and transformers on top.
     
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    No reason you can't do front faceplate, tubes mounted bottom...

    Pro for front faceplate is of course visibility from the front.
     
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