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looking for a chassis / kit recomendation

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by davennj, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. davennj

    davennj NEW MEMBER!

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    Hi all, first post (please be patient).

    I am interested in building a an 8 inch x 1~5 watt combo amp.

    i have an Ibanez combo amp (solid state w/ an 8 inch speaker), the chassis has been removed - and I am left with an empty cabinet and speaker, of probably low quality (no name).

    I am considering buying / building a low wattage (1~5 watt) guitar amp chassis for this cabinet.
    Maybe a used 8 inch speaker off of c.iist / if things go well.

    I have never built an amp from a kit before - but Im reasonably sure I can handle a simple build (I have a machining background, rudimentary schematic skills, I am a competent solder-er).
    but after all is said - simple is ultimately better.

    The INNER dimensions for a replacement chassis in this cabinet are 11 3/4 W x 2 H x 7 3/4 deep.

    Does anybody know of a decent beginner chassis that could fit into the above dimensions ???
    I can mod the cab for a smaller chassis - if required.

    Im wondering if there is a chassis / kit that can get me a nice little parlor amp ???

    Interested in hearing about possible options.

    Thanks - Dave.
     
  2. corliss1

    corliss1 Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    The main thing you'll need to know is the cutout, but with the measurements you provided I'm guessing that's more of a brown/black/silverface chassis (horizontal) than a tweed chassis (vertical).

    My recommendation? Take the plunge and get the correct cabinet too :D
     
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