StewMac selling amp kits now...

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by JMac52, Aug 8, 2018.

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    Those look like Mojotone kits with an instruction manual added. 5F1 and 5E3
     
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    Looks A lot like a Mojo kit

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    Right down to the eyelet board and the orange drops. Interesting that they have an instructional manual but Mojotone doesn't. Either Stew Mac or Mojotone needs a better lawyer. I can't decide.
     
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    Almost looks like the components are in the same bins even. Lol
    Instructions must account for the markup price.
     
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    Is that 15W amp a reasonable price? I have seen stewmac prices skyrocket in the past 20 years.
    It comes in at just over $1,000 AUD.
     
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    I like Stew-Mac because they do have just about any guitar part or tool you could EVER need- but ( especially on specialty tools which only they make, say for luthiers/techs)
    you're gonna pay for it!
     
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    The champ kit is the same price at Stewmac or Mojotone the deluxe is only $15 more at stewmac
    Stewmac already sells a pickup winder from mojotone.
    https://www.stewmac.com/Pickups_and_Electronics/Pickup_Winding/Mojotone_Pickup_Winding_Machine.html

    Stewmac list the transformers as Heyboer transformers I wonder if its the same in the mojotone kit.
     
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    The 5e3 instructions are clear and quite well done. Good job whoever wrote those (I just skimmed btw).

    In the instructions, way at the end, it says they (will) offer Champ, 5e3, Princeton Reverb and Deluxe Reverb and a bunch of other kits. Looks like Mojotone stuff for sure.
     
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    If I was to buy one, I'd buy it from Mojotone so I could get it without tubes and speaker.
     
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    Just buy the mojo kit (or partial kit) and download the stewmac instructions
     
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    Better do it quick. When StewMac figures it out, they'll start charging $59.99 for their instructions.
     
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    Are they as overpriced as the rest of their products?
     
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    I just read through the instructions. Really well done. I may use these for my first build. Slowly gathering parts now. Still need all caps and resistors.
     
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    Not to put anyone off, but you might want to look at this thread from Glowing Bottle in which a few techs (myself included but also some that know way more than me) point out a few of the problems with the wiring and component layout on those Stewmacs. ... Just so first time builders aren't going into it blindly. Cheers.

    http://www.tdpri.com/threads/stewmac-5f1-and-5e3-kits.860328/
     
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    I could resell Mojotone kits if I wanted to. So can StewMac.
     
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    I have seen stewmac prices skyrocket in the past 20 years.

    How does something 'skyrocket' over two decades?
     
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    I was on the Stewmac site looking for something else and decided to have a peek at the amp kits. They don't seem to be listed now.
     
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    Just finding this thread thinking about building a kit - ya'll keep saying the Mojo has no instructions, and the one unboxing video i saw only showed a schematic as well - how ever on the mojo site I see this - https://system.na3.netsuite.com/cor...fTQgTm2fxwKjVnW;1570883559;766000000&gc=clear

    Looks pretty complete , not quite as detailed as the one on the stewmac site but from a quick glance seems complete enough?(yes that was a statement with a question mark)
     
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