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NAD 5e3 clone

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by fakeocaster, Jun 20, 2020.

  1. fakeocaster

    fakeocaster Tele-Afflicted

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  2. fakeocaster

    fakeocaster Tele-Afflicted

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    Did some trading earlier and finally acquired a 5e3

    My neighbours are commenting already
     
  3. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Doctor of Teleocity

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    Good move. One of the greatest designs of all time IMO. I built mine from a kit 13 years ago, and it has been my only amp ever since. I run my Tele in the bright channel, tone on 12, volume 6-7. Then I just control it all from the guitar.

    A lot of people put a 12ax7 in V1, but the original design calls for a 12ay7 there. That makes the gain a lot more manageable.

    I use a parametric EQ pedal in front of it sometimes, all the time with my Les Paul. The power supply gets overloaded in the bass with humbuckers when the amp is cranked up, makes the bass flubby. I use the EQ to chop the low bass, cleans it right up.
     
  4. Treehouse

    Treehouse Tele-Meister

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    That’s handsome. Glad to hear your neighbors think it sounds great!
     
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  5. d barham

    d barham Tele-Holic

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    Very nice.
     
  6. Dukex

    Dukex Tele-Afflicted

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    One of my favorite amps, congrats!
     
  7. gobi_grey

    gobi_grey Tele-Afflicted

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    One of the best amps ever. Yours looks classy!
     
  8. DrPepper

    DrPepper Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    thumbs up, like it...
     
  9. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's

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    I really like the blonde Tolex and wheat grille cloth on yours.
     
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  10. kookaburra

    kookaburra Tele-Afflicted

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    Congrats and enjoy! I agree with archetype re the covering and grill. I use a 5F2 circuit (which I know is somewhat different), and it kills with my Tele!

    I just took a google cam tour of Enniscorthy. I ended up at Donohoes Bar. Of course, I couldn't go in...
     
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  11. fakeocaster

    fakeocaster Tele-Afflicted

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    To be fair I can't either as the pubs closed before Paddy's day
     
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