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Where to have stainless steel chassis made?

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by DrPepper, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. DrPepper

    DrPepper Friend of Leo's

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    Now that David Allen is no longer selling his nice chassis's ala carte, where to get a GOOD pr style chassis?

    I would even consider having one/some made if I could find the right mfger.
     
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    Weber's chassis are stainless.

    https://tedweber.com/6a14kt/

    Personally, I find SS chassis a hassle to work with if I need to punch extra holes, solder to it, or make any other changes. I usually prefer galvanized.
     
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    Agree stainless is a PITA, galvanized is great. Even with a good PR chassis you occasionally want to add a hole (household ground bolt?), enlarge a hole (cap can clamp bolts?), or move a hole (the OT mounting bolt IIRC).

    At one time, PR expert @muchxs suggested the Mojo PR chassis to me, and it was good advice (very soundly built). Mojo maybe had some surface treatment issues for a while but I think they may've fixed 'em. Also last I heard, for less $, the zachmdhunter ones on the Bay were a good deal and a fairly faithful clone of the Mojo, IIRC.
     
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    Yes Weber chassis are stainless. I don't like SS chassis though myself. You can't really solder to it well, so have to use studs or screws for grounding. Not a fan of IEC power sockets either and Weber does that.

    I had no idea Allen is not selling lone chassis' ?

    Mojo chassis are great, I dont like their thick steel faceplates that well though. Marsh may have a good chassis.
    I've used the Zachmanhunter of Ebay, they are good for the price, they are less "true to original" than the Mojo.
     
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    Makes good sense, until Allen starts selling his chassis again I will do with Mojo... I like their tweed chassis.
     
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    Has David Allen said he isn't selling his chassis anymore or is it just because the new website deign doesn't have a parts section? I wonder if COVID materials/manufacturing delays may play a part in availability. It's amazing what I find has been effected when shopping for parts, even alder body blanks for guitars.
     
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    I just emailed him this morning... He is holding on to his current inventory for his amps and kits, he said that "supplies and suppliers are not stable yet". It's a shame, his chassis are best, IMHO...
     
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