Finding parts for a 6g11 build

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by Nickfl, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. Nickfl

    Nickfl Tele-Afflicted

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    I am starting to think about my next amp build and after a lot of consideration I think I have settled on a 6G11. I want to do a brown era amp and I think I would rather it be 6l6 than 6v6. I thought about a brown vibroverb, but I don't know that I really want the on board reverb enough to justify the extra expense and complexity. I am just in the early planning stages now, probably won't plan to start building until the end of the year.

    I have found a couple of suppliers who sell eyelet boards for this circuit, Hoffman has both an eyelet board and the tapped 350K treble pots.

    I am not sure what to do about a chassis. It doesn't seem like there are very many brown era chassis available out there, all I have found are the brown princeton and deluxe style chassis that mojotone carries and neither of those would work. The best option I see right now is using a deluxe reverb chassis and making my own face plates to cover up the holes I don't use.

    I'm also looking for advice on transformers. It looks like classictone has a couple of different 40W transformer sets they recommend for tremolux/vibrolux and the brownface vibroverb.

    I have previously built a 5e3 and repaired a broken 5f1. I am pretty confident I can manage this build along with a little supervision from the more experienced builders here on the forums. I can easily build my own cabinet, so sourcing that is not an issue at least.

    Anyone have any thoughts on where I might source a proper 6g11/6g9 chassis, or thoughts on other issues I may have with this build or parts that might be hard to find?
     
  2. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller Tele-Meister

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    Not sure what your chassis dimensions need to be - from the layout it appears similar to a Princeton Reverb. I just ordered a PR chassis (18-1/4" x 7" x 1-3/4"; un-punched) from http://www.seasidechassisdesign.com/home.html for $58 shipped. He'll do custom sizes.
     
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