New 5E3 in the making

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by nutt, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. Urshurak776

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    Oh, as for what to do next, look at Robs modifications page. Lot's of cool ideas. Play it stock for a while. I also enjoy building pedals and Rob has some suggestions on his site on ways to make it a better pedal platform, but I will always want to maintain the stock build.
     
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  2. nutt

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    I know, it´s a terrible place to keep the beer. Didn´t think anyone would notice ;)
     
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    Amp builders can sense beer and cocktails through buildings and across great distances.

    But that looks like a great build. Good job!
     
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    An amp without a sweat ring has no mojo!
    Great looking job.
     
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    Congrats on a fine build - and you're playing the 'correct' shape of Fender guitar through it! :cool:
     
  6. Thin69

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    Great looking build!
     
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    Very nice, congrats!

    What kind of beer is it?
     
  8. nutt

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    Thanks guys, it's a Tuborg beer. I figured I deserved a cold one after the job
     
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    That is a great looking amp, congrats. Of course it depends on your playing style but since you've got a tweed you might want to consider something different like a Marshall 18 watt or a blackface Fender next.
     
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    "Now the only question is... What amp to build next!" The addiction has started
     
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    ****"Now the only question is... What amp to build next!" The addiction has started

    That is how I got started, a kit 5E3.

    I had the same question, what next?

    A champ or three? a different deluxe? a Valco? maybe sommat like the hammondator?

    The answer is going to scare you.

    All of the above.

    And it gets worse.

    No more kits, pre-drilled boards or pre-folded chassis. wheres the challenge in those? And while your at it, I bet designing the layout from a hand drawn schematic could be cool.

    That is what you are in for.

    have fun while you are at it, and never ever think that these amps are any less hazardous. 700 volts is still 700 volts. And that is with all the wires hooked up correctly.
     
  12. Old Tele man

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    That's not a BEER! It's a commercially-available FIRE-extinguishing liquid in a recyclable aluminum container....which also just happens to be drinkable (wink,wink).
     
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    Despite the foam, it's not an effective fire extinguisher for an electric appliance.
     
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    Shake and apply for maximum foam coverage!
     
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    Now that you've got the cool beer can ring thing going, I believe Uncle Doug teaches us how to fake cigarette burns in one of his videos.
    Seriously though, this build is extraordinary.
    If you ever do any mods I would recommend the Robrob 3 pos. switchable NFB as well as the master volume; easy to do and well worth it without compromising the original circuit.
     
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  16. JuneauMike

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    How bout a tube-driven reverb unit? The Revibe looks cool, and for fun you could house it in a matching tweed head cabinet.

    http://el34world.com/Hoffman/revibe.htm
     
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