Hi all. After a few years of slowly getting into really playing and enjoying guitar, and slowly learning one end of the soldering iron from the other (ouch), and participating in the extraordinary amp building community here, I'm ready to tackle a nostalgia-driven boondoggle of the first order -- a bass amp. I got hold of a keep-forever bass (Rickenbacker 4001v63) in 2000, and played in a band until heading across the continent to begin grad school. The sale of the bass and a couple inexpensive Ampeg bass amps is what helped pay my relocation expenses. It's through amp building (and picking the cello back up after dropping it too around the time of that big move), that I regained an interest in electric bass. Since I'm still a hack at bass and it and I together will at first be just a glorified signal generator with a low E that can get down to 40 Hz , I have been resigned to wait until other amp projects were out of the way and I found the right bass. Very inexpensive but won't feel wrong in the hands of a spoiled once-kid who had something too nice way back when. Head cab (reclaimed 1/2" plywood and tolex stripped off an old broken solid-state amp): Ran out of tolex... Chassis (in progress) Rough draft schematic (with a nod to a very well-known 'bass' amp of the past) NGD Thanks!