Micro amp collection

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by BluesBlooded, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. BluesBlooded

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    That is shame it was before you got into tubes. I'm sure you dream of things you'd be doing with it now.
     
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    Completed the cab the last few days. Turned out quite OK.

    Here are shots of it.

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    The inlay fix with walnut dust and CA glue turned better than I expected.

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    Here's the worst gap, where the finger joints did not sit all the way down. This is the side where I had to file the joints down.

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    Now a few shots of my setup.


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    Now, the fun part to come. I'll order the parts this weekend, so I should be able to start some work on the amp in a week or so. Until then, I'll work on my pedal projects.
     
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    The cab looks killer and I love that arch light. Did you make the guitar bodies too?
     
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    Fantastic!
     
  5. BluesBlooded

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    Thanks Rob! The light was something I built after making my first pedal. I badly needed better lighting. I love the arch style because there's practically no shade on the work area even if my hands are blocking the light.

    Yes those are my first three guitars, bodies/neck and even the pickups on the third one (P90s).

    I have a Les Paul in the shop waiting for me to find the courage to get back at it. You can also see near the printer the body of my other project a BB King Lucille tribute guitar. My avatar, is the rendering of the design I'm going after.

    Thanks D!
     
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    Very nice , and I also like that light. Just a really pleasant play area there :)
     
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    That's impressive stuff Andre. Those pedals are looking pretty nice too, from what I can see of them.

    As I was reading this discussion thread, I got to thinking that for us Canadians or anywhere far enough north that guitar building is compromised, it makes sense to build pedals and amps in the autumn/winter and guitars in the spring summer. I'm either going to build a full size 5E3 or one of the @robrob micro-amp designs.
     
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    Thanks Frank. I love my little corner

    Thanks Andrew, pedals and amp are great winter projects. What I like about them is that they are not too long either.

    Here's a better picture of the pedals.

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    A quick question: The bright cap on the master volume is a 100pf. Is it really a 500v?

    I bought a 500v 100pf MLCC and this thing is so small and have no leads. So far that would the only thing wrong in my order. I'D hate to have to buy another one online and delay the build
     
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    HO HO HO

    I got my parts.

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    Merry Christmas Everyone!
     
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    Could not resist, started laying out the board

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    Started the global layout, now off to the party

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    Was back in the shop this morning,

    Marked the board and drilled

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    Made my Turret staking tool

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    Installed the turrets

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    That is a beautiful turret board.
     
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    Thank you Rob!

    Here's the populated board.

    Please let me know if I'm ok. I've tripled checked it but it's better someone else confirms that it looks fine.

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    Rob, you mentioned that if the power transformer does not have a center tap there is something extra to do with a solid rectifier.

    My PT is a Hammond 269GX. Since I have no clue what a center tap is, can you tell me if it does or not?

    Thanks
     
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    Thanks KB65, I did check the diagram but did not know what to look for.
     
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    Your power transformer does not have a 6.3v center tap so you will need to install an artificial center tap. My 5e3 mods page has the deets.
     
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