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Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by screefer, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. 39martind18

    39martind18 Friend of Leo's

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    SCXD in a raw pine PRRI cab, with a Weber F150 12 in speaker, wheat grill cloth, Minwax Early American Maple stain, finished with rattle can semigloss. Home made tilt-back legs. _658.JPG _660.JPG _659.JPG
     
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    4pickupguy Doctor of Teleocity

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    awasson Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Very nice indeed! I quite like complex speaker enclosure design. I was a hi-end car audio installer back in the 80's/90's.
    I'm planning a tapped double 8" subwoofer for my brother in law next.
     
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  4. printer2

    printer2 Poster Extraordinaire

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    How about a cab. I thought I had a picture of one of my amps, same idea though. Neck was the reason for the picture. It is finished, I need to put that guitar together. First clean up the other projects on my bench.

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  5. screefer

    screefer Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    ^^ maple necks are my favorite!
    What wood is the cab wearing?
     
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    printer2 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Actually just maple fretboard, poplar neck. I made it as a light guitar with a pine body. I did some body cuts on it when I realized Strat style bodies fit me better but I still like the Tele shape better. The cabinet is also pine, not the knotty stuff, not that I have a thing against knots. Just nice to see what a good piece of wood looks like. I am going to put an amp in the cab eventually once I settle on a circuit.

    The body before I cut it up.

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  7. screefer

    screefer Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Nice body there.
    I also prefer straight and clear. Knots look cool and testify to the growth of the tree but on the chance that they break up the vibrations, I'll stick to clear...I need all the help I can get tone wise, eh?
    I'll look forward to your circuit choice if you post.
     
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    Intubator Tele-Holic

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    This one had a really bad tweed recover when I bought it, to make matters worse the hide glue was very heavy too. I suspect the recover had a lot of new glue over the old. Stripped the bad tweed off and steamed 95% of the glue off and coated the wood with some clear nitro. It's a '58 Princeton with a 10" Weber re coned '56 Magnavox Alnico speaker. It's probably my favorite amp, just delightful tones and nasty grit when dimed out.

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  9. Pullshocks

    Pullshocks Tele-Meister

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    More wood...
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  10. screefer

    screefer Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Wooden knobs?
    Cool
    Soltow?...more info? google hates me,lol!
     
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    The wood knobs were made with a 3/4" plug cutter, and the plugs drilled out for the pot shaft. For the set screws, I drilled a pilot hole from the side. Before tapping, I saturated the wood with thin CA glue. It tapped out just fine and I can screw the set screws tight enough to hold.
    I had a hard time getting the shaft hole perfectly centered, so I had to true them up by chucking them in a drill press and running a sanding block up against the spinning knob.

    The cab is made of poplar plywood with 1/16th" walnut veneer, and solid walnut facings. The grill cloth is insect screen from Lowes.

    As far as the amp it is a one-off amateur build, you won't find anything on the web. It more or less follows the *umble-ish Hybrid Rev A schematic that was on the Blueguitar web site in the early 2000's when I started the project. The transformers came from an Eico stereo 20, and I used the Eico power amp circuit and 7591 tubes.
     
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  12. awasson

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    Absolutely fantastic weather today so the shop is open.

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  13. screefer

    screefer Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Gotta take advantage of the good days. Good looking set-up! Sawdust management, eh?

    I just have a portable contractors saw which answers the bell. Being inexperienced, I purchased my Oslun dados with the idea of doing Leo's 3/4" but then found that my saw spindle will only handle 3/8". Lesson learned but it works. I have a band mill for long rips and rough lumber.
    Love the wood!

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    Here is a sample of my amps/cabs mostly made from reclaimed wood...

    First up is a 5f11-ish circuit in a cab made from weathered old Wisconsin barn wood. (note the red color on the sides and top)
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    Next is a 6G2 style circuit in a douglas fir cabinet (reclaimed attic flooring from an ~80 year old house). This cabinet design is sort of a hybrid between tweed and brown/black face.
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    And finally, a group of some others – Alder 6G2 (left), Pine BF Champ-ish (top center), 2x10 Douglas Fir (bottom center), and Douglas fir BF Princeton of sorts (right).
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    Looks like a lot of really nice cabs to me and people enjoying building something to be proud of :)
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG]Birdseye Maple and Wenge.
     
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    Very nice. I like the floor, too.
     
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    Sir, this is not that kind of forum.






    Good lookin' amp though.
     
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    some real nice wood posted here, I should have worked harder in wood shop I'm jealous
     
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