Lead Dress Porn

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  1. Jorgen83

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    Hidey-ho party people,

    I'm new here, and about to build a 5e3 (once the bits and pieces arrive). Now I want to challenge myself to make it as neat as I can, as far as wiring goes, so I was looking for pictures of great wiring jobs. "Lead dress porn" if you will... now don't google that, I did and it didn't give me the results I was looking for unfortunately.

    So let's see those amazing wiring jobs to inspire me... to wire... nicely.
     
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    I am sure folks will chime in shortly, all busy right now Googling "lead dress porn".....
     
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    Try THESE for a little inspiration.

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    This is a bit too hardcore for me. ...hold on, I can sense this thread derail already.
     
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    Wow! Now that was inspiring. And satisfying. Thanks!
     
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    Lead dress is overrated. My 5E3 (from a Boot Hill kit) has been wired, unwired, rewired, modded, partially Tweedle-Dee-ized, partially reverted, and so on. It’s a rat’s nest in there, shielded and unshielded wires all over the place, leaping from place to place, new eyelets and switches here and there. Hell, I can’t even remember all the stuff I tried. But it sounds great - and quiet as can be.
     
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    C'mon - can't be that bad ;) You've piqued my curiosity now - especially since I'm working on the same Boot Hill kit! Care to share any pics?
     
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    Even if it is overrated, I just like things nice and neat.
     
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    I've learned that a lot of people wire prettier than me. And I really try to keep things neat, short, and cloth covered wire, vintage style. Tweeds aren't to difficult to get quiet. The Princeton Reverb I built a few months ago taught me what a 1/16" difference in lead placement can make. Could be dead quiet on 8 one second, oscillation and ticking if you looked at the wrong wire.

    I start each build with pretty in mind. I poke around and do whatever is quieter in the end.

    So, point being, don't get too caught up with looks. Best results might mean a few wires have to go in ugly spots to settle down.

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    I’d like to see more examples of beautiful home brew wiring! Show us what you got!
     
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    This is pretty good.
     
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    A buddy of mine, Brian Stallard, builds amps back in Virginia. Here's one of his latest:
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    I have a Cox Ultimate 5e3. Brian Cox was a master at making lead dress very pretty (and the amp sounds incredible as well)
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    I studied a lot of vintage tweed gutshot pics before trying to rebuild/restore my HPTT
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    (just kidding, that's the before... LOL)

    I actually found it rather difficult to be as neat as I wanted...
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    Then, when I re-wired my Bassman Reissue, I think I did a little better.
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    I think each amp I do will get better.
     
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    Small world! I know and talk to Brian Stallard on Facebook. Never met in person, but he builds some sweet looking and sounding Marshall style amps!

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    You're right, D'tar, that was a great thread, and if I may say so, your amp deserved its place there. :)

    Looking beyond the 5e3, I came across these on TGP:

    https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/the-amp-guts-appreciation-thread.334977/

    https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/the-amp-guts-appreciation-thread-part-2.918374/
     
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    Yeah, we used to live about a mile and a half from each other. Met at a local Blues Jam and become buds. Good player, nice guy and a very talented builder.
     
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