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aletheian 15th September 2005 05:03 PM

Roll CALL: How many guitar amp guys are here
Calling all guitar amp guys. I was just wondering for the sake of networking, how many of you are out there on this board. If you have any links to DIY guitar related projects, or recordings that you have made with your DIY gear that you are proud of, post 'em here so that we can all go 'oooooh, ahhhhh.'

tschrama 15th September 2005 06:33 PM

One smashing_pumpkins-geek reporting.....:D

Tubelab_com 15th September 2005 08:05 PM

There was a similar thread recently that asked:

who is into instrument tube amplification?

You might search it up for more guitar amp builders. This is the reply that I posted there. I am in the parts collecting stage for the 833A guitar amp. This one will be wicked!

I have also built several guitar amplifiers from a simple 4 watt 6V6 single ended Champ clone to a 150 watt push pull amp. I have recently prototyped a 200 Watt single ended guitar amp using an 833A. I realize that it is not practical for gigging due to the fragile nature of the 833A's filament, but it sounded so cool that I just have to build one.

For info and pictures see

I found an old Guild Ultraflex amplifier at a flea market for $35 USD, it worked perfectly with the original 7591 (4X) tubes. I have been using this amp for 5 years without incident and it sounds awesome. That is why I haven't built any amps recently.

Sherman 15th September 2005 09:29 PM

I'm in the process of collecting all the parts for my first guitar amp. It is based on the AX84 P1 using the tone stack, drive and master volume from the P1 Extreme. If all goes well all the parts should be here in a week or so.

aletheian 15th September 2005 11:02 PM

Yeah, I saw that thread about instrument amps. But I thought I'd bring just the GUITAR guys together in solidarity.
That single ended 833A amp looks bad-***!

aletheian 15th September 2005 11:04 PM


Originally posted by aletheian
Yeah, I saw that thread about instrument amps. But I thought I'd bring just the GUITAR guys together in solidarity.
That single ended 833A amp looks bad-***!

AWWWW.. it bleeped out the end of my statement. Bad-**** just does not have the same ring. OK OK it looks way cool.

aletheian 15th September 2005 11:05 PM

AWWWWWWWW! A - R - S - E is bleeped too!!

Trout 16th September 2005 01:49 AM

Count Me as A Johnny Winter* Fan/Crazy Guitar Freak~!

* The original Texas MadMan!

Trout 16th September 2005 01:55 AM

OOOOPS, Forgot a clip,

After 500hrs my little 6AQ5A SE practice amp still sounds great.
Sound Clip Windows media required to play.

gingertube 16th September 2005 03:23 AM

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One more - this time from downunder.
Some new design/construction BUT vintage restorations are my specialty - backing out solid state rectifier mods etc. and amp blue printing.

On a recent buisiness trip I recently met a 14 year old niece for the first time ever. I was delighted to find that she has been playing guitar for 3 years and just joined her first high school band. Was still using a very ordinary 3/4 size guitar and a basic 10 Watt SS practice amp and told me she was saving her cash for a new guitar and amp. Uncle Ian to the rescue - I sent her a restored Tiesco 78R Amp (cathode biased 6L6 Blackplates driving 2 x 12" Alnico Speakers - 6AV6s everywhere rather than 12AX7s) and a restored 1963 Vintage Aussie Maton Flamingo 555. If she ever gives up guitar they should just about pay for her first car.

Most new design stuff I do is aimed at HiFi.

Pic of the amp:

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