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Finished 5E3 Build!

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by Joe Les, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. JamesAM

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    Looks like a classictone, but I can’t see what the model number is. I’m extremely interested as well!

    OP, this is an awesome build- I am jealous not only of your workshop, but also your extremely honed fabrication skills. So cool.

    how did your voltages come out with that PT?

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  2. screefer

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    Beautiful Cab!!
    Sweet build!
    Kudos
     
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  3. Joe Les

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    The PT is a ClassicTone 40-18016. It took me a while to decide which PT to use but this ended up working pretty well. B+1 is 373V, B+2 is 335V, and B+3 is 260V. The only issue with it is that it doesn't have a center tap for the filaments, but I just did the artificial center tap on one of the 6V6 sockets and that worked fine.
     
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    Looks fantastic!
     
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    Hey I watched the video and it was great! I think your production would be harder than building an amp...lol.

    As an aside, I really liked your idea of 'kerfing' the seams of the chassis to facilitate bending.
    In my neck of the woods, here's how the Nootka did it with Cedar to make their bentwood boxes...
    https://makingchoices.info/interests/working-with-wood/bent-boxes.html
     
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    oh nice that's really cool. I wouldn't have thought of applying that to wood. Might be kinda cool to try making a bent cabinet
     
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