Sound City project, anyone?

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by wabashslim, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. wabashslim

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    In the 70's a bandmate picked up a Sound City 50 with the multi-colored knobs. I liked it so when I took it home for a little maintenance I traced out the preamp and built my own pre-only, running it into a poweramp input I put in my Twin Reverb. I liked how the active tone controls had lots more range than the normal passive tone stack. Eventually I gave that thing away but lately, after loving the 18-watt Plexi I built based on Hoffman's 6V6 version I've been considering building another Sound City with maybe a 2xEL84 output.

    Anybody have experience, opinions or wisecracks for me to ruminate on? I'm well aware of Sound City's derogatory nickname which I'll skip here but I did like that amp and I've already got an empty combo cab sitting here begging to be stuffed...

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