Hew TDPRI crew!!! I really love reading through the build threads on here so I figured I'd do one of my own. I'm going to attempt to document the *entire* process of building an amp from start to finish. No really, everything. At least I'm gonna give it a shot. This is a fairly typical 15-18 watt thing. EL84, blah blah. You know the drill. I'm gonna show how I do everything - chassis, cabinet, turret board - so you can see the wrong way to do it. It'll be fun, it's gonna take a while but I swear it'll get done eventually. The first thing I do is make sure this crazy thing is actually gonna work...so I build it on my epic test chassis of death. Why is it called the epic test chassis of death? No idea - but everything sounds better when you add "of death." Try it - caramel sundae of death. See? Anyway, test chassis build If your prototypes don't have paper separating things and masking tape holding down wires, you don't know tone After we have the proof of concept and know (well, hope/pray) that the amp will actually work I lay out the circuit board on graph paper. many failed attempts... and a group shot for fun Once the final version is done I draw up one more to use to drill the circuit board template which looks like this Then grab some MDF from the scrap pile that was pretty darn close to the right size: and cut it down Once that is ready we can attach the drill template: and we end up with something like this: We'll use that template to drill the circuit boards. So, follow along on this epic journey. I'm thinking it's probably gonna be June-July ish before I get one of these up and running so there's plenty of time. Stay tuned!