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Old 11th June 2002, 07:17 PM   #11
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Very nice amp,but i have some question.
Why you put power switch in right bottom corner?They be better in the middle and on the right side.
As i see whole amp is built with wood.You dont have too much heat inside the amp?
Dunno, it seemed like a good place, so they wouldn't bother. One switch turns on the amp and the other fires up the output protection (in case i want to plug/unplug something without letting the amp cool). In any case, the amp will be switch on remotely, so it's ok i guess...
About the heat, no, not really. The top GETS hot, but the inside sinks don't get over 10șC above ambient (there are four made out of Al sheet and another 4 salvaged from some PC powersupplies). Just in case i drilled all those vent holes...

I love Heinekken btw
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Old 11th June 2002, 07:18 PM   #12
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Funny picture that last one .. looks allot like my room at total mess .. heineken beer ..... and .. is that a guitar-distortion pedal in the back ?

Nice to see how someone else builds his stuff.. does it sound good?
You wouldn't beleive the mess i have in that desktop, trust me I took the pics in a rush! The amp sounds lovely, and i like it more every time i use it. And yup, that's a distortion pedal i built quite a while ago... a soft overdrive. Kinda nice.
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Old 11th June 2002, 07:21 PM   #13
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Nice work. I too have some questions. My 1996 JLH 2 mono in a box has 8 TO-3 transistors altogether but I only see 3 TO-3 in yours how come?
I like the copper star point, did you make it yourself? Your wiring scheme is way better than mine.
Thats 4 transistors; the 4th is "hidden" below the smaller sink (check the inside pic). About the star point, i got tired of not being able to find Cu sheet, so i simply bought some cooper piping, cut it open, flattened it with a press and then sanded it and cutted it. Once you heat it enough it can be soldered easy. Tnx!
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Old 12th June 2002, 12:16 AM   #14
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Well, the final two ones. Notice how i was bitching about the RCA cable; one of the male connectors died on me, so it's a mono picture! That cable was cheezy anyway.
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The cute little thing by itself.
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heh, is it just me, or does it seem like almost everyone starts off with a diy guitar pedal?

I recall building a fuzz-face, octavia, and my pride'n joy, a wah pedal, complete with 1/4 inch aluminum rocker and this ridiculous gear mechanism to turn the pot.

Ah, brings back fond memories...

Good job! So, what's next (or should I be asking, what 3 projects are already on your mind...)

I'll raise a glass of good brew to your first amp!

Cheers! And happy listening of course!
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Old 12th June 2002, 11:10 AM   #17
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Guitar stompboxes are GREAT... easy, tweakeable and very rewarding. I still use some of the first stuff i made, specially a Big Muff clone... love that chuky fuzz tone

So, right now i'm working on a big scale preamp... several inputs & riaa, 10db gain, headphone amps and digital control. That'll keep me entretained for sure.

Thanks a lot!
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Originally posted by tschrama
Funny picture that last one .. looks allot like my room at total mess ..


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You wouldn't beleive the mess i have in that desktop, trust me I took the pics in a rush! The amp sounds lovely, and i like it more every time i use it. And yup, that's a distortion pedal i built quite a while ago... a soft overdrive. Kinda nice.
You blokes just don't know what a real mess is! Look at the random ambience that Circlotron does his inventing in...

http://www.alphalink.com.au/~gpratt/...57big_mess.jpg
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Default real mess

Not quite, but real close

You need some knock over beer bottles and half eaten pizza left over lay on the keyboard to complete the picture.

Good pic or good mess I should say.
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The lawnmover is a nice touch indeed
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