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Just finished my 5E3 build! (photos inside)

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by no doz, Jan 31, 2021.

  1. no doz

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    my first ever amp build, and my first tweed deluxe as well. i got the chassis, plans, and most of the components from trinity amps. the cabinet was built by marc etienne and is absolutely gorgeous. i put a weber 12A125 speaker in it.

    a few minor alterations i made to the stock setup:
    • replaced the regular power switch with a switch pot that lets me throttle the amps voltage so i can drive the tubes really hard at a more home appropriate volume
    • installed a cathodyne smoothing resistor to help make the barky distortion a little bit less ragged (i tend to play with a ton of overdrive)
    • added some screen resistors onto the power tubes to help prolong tube life
    • an orange pilot light jewel, because why not?
    i absolutely adore the way this thing sounds so far. the cleans have an amazing airiness to them, the overdrive is crumbly and has just the right amount of sag to it, and i'm super impressed with the touch sensitivity of the amp and the amount of command i have over the tone just using my guitar's controls. i also learned a TON building it.

    i'm really excited to spend a lot more time with it :')

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  2. Fluddman

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    Nice build. Looks great!
     
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  3. JDRNoPro

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    Nice job - Congrats and enjoy!
     
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    Nice work, congrats
     
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    Nice Work! :cool: The greatest pitfall of a really successful "first amp build" is that its so much fun and so rewarding that you want to do it again, and again, and........... :D
    Again, Great Job!
    Gene
     
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    Very impressive work. That baby is beautiful!
     
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    Mighty clean. That cab is really killer.
     
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  8. dreamingtele

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    very clean work! wow~
     
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    Nice job. I wish I had the patience to build one.
     
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    Great job !

    Congrats
     
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  11. dan40

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    Great looking build you put together!
     
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    thanks so much everybody! inviting you all over to play it in spirit. thinking i'm gonna need a new tele soon to run thru it :D
     
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    thanks gene! you're absolutely correct, sensing a princeton or champ build in my not so distant future haha
     
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    Great job! Looks factory!
     
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    Welcome to the Tweed Deluxe club! Love mine and I hope you enjoy yours too.
     
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    Congrats. Nice a clean!
     
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    Nice looking build. Very tidy workmanship!
     
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    Very nice!!
     
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    Sweet! Makes me want to get back to mine, I started last summer on my Tweed Deluxe from Trinity, and got sidetracked building pedals :)
     
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    i did a few pedals and mic pres to "warm up" for this build, now that i'm done i'm excited to get back to the simplicity of some pedals again. good luck w the rest of your build!
     
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