Vibro Champ build, first baby step

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    Hi all, Magnus from Sweden here.
    I decided to try and build a Vibro Champ. I've sourced parts from previous builds, bought a few new bits and pieces, haven't made my mind up yet to go with a blank chassis for the freedom of front design or a pre-drilled one. Got a Warehouse G8C ceramic speaker & Hammond transformers from Tube-town and a board from Tube-amp-doctor. Thought I'd document the build since I've searched a great deal myself for build-images. I'm afraid this project will take a while due to a lot of job-related activity until end of year, anyways, here's the first image
     
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    Nice! Very tidy.

    If you want, you can insert pics directly in your message while you're writing it, using drag / drop or file copy / paste or with the 'upload a file' button (on my machine anyway). When they're in the 'gallery' like this I can't see them on my tablet or phone in the tapatalk app.
     
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    How much experience do you have?
     
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    Thanks, and thanks for the tip, just foundation the ”upload a file function” doh.
     
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    *found
    Swedish auto-correct...
     
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    Hi,
    Well, not a huge amount of experience to be honest.
    About 10 years ago I built a 5f1, 5f2 & a 5e3, they all turned out really well and started at the first try. Definitely much more due to my ability to follow build instructions and a schematic, than a deeper knowledge of what the different components actually do to produce and affect the sound of the amp, but I’m learning.

    /Magnus
     
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    You seem to have enough to do nice work!


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    I finished the board this afternoon, I also designed a faceplate that's on it's way from the supplier. Decided to go with knobs differing a bit from the blackface standard, as I'm going with a blank chassis I've also put more distance between the knobs. Anything to be different I guess;-) AA764solderedboard.jpg
    faceplate_FINAL.jpg
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    Tidy!!!
     
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    Nice, one day I’ll get the time to build an Amp. Looking forward to following this build.
     
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