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Old 29th July 2009, 03:07 AM   #1
Hector Gonzales is offline Hector Gonzales  Cuba
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Default Help me to think of name for a tube amplifier

I am making a tube amplifier (push-pul 34W). I noticed that DIYers usually name their amplifiers, for instace: Maestro Grosso, Sound Angel, Darling, Fender, SweetAmp...

So I want you to help me with the name for the project. It can be a phrase or a single word, or a short sentence. Several word about amlifier. It will be big and heavy (25"X 30" or 70X76cm) stainless steel chasis and wooden case. Its almost finished, but I want to print its name on stainless chasis with laser.

I am asking you to help me to think of nice name because you are native speakers of english and you know much more words than I.

So here are some ideas of mine:
sound gear
melody maker
stainless sound

P.S. I took output transformers from Fortissimo amplifier.
Fortissimo means "in loud voice"
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Old 29th July 2009, 03:17 AM   #2
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My favorite amp name ever was Pete Millett's "Unnecessarily Complex 300B Amp." In that spirit, how about "Really Heavy Hunk of Steel?"
"You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is."
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Old 29th July 2009, 03:23 AM   #3
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What about Aceropesado?

Sounds gorgeous. Or, Schwereisen

Pesante di Ferro?

Nothing in the universe is perfect. The ideal things are the ones that are most optimal. Optimization criteria, what matters. When I hear "No Compromise Design", I want to take a sledgehammer and test how impact-proof it is.
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Old 29th July 2009, 03:51 AM   #4
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Default 4/34 PP

The english motor industry in the 1950's had a quaint habit of titling their vehicles by the number of cylinders followed by the rated horsepower, hence models such as the Wolseley 4/44.

The reality of the figures was entirely debatable, especially the number of cylinders - the truth of the Wolseley was closer to 3.25/15, but you get the drift.

And so, the "4/34 PP" which uses four output tubes to acheive 34 watts
"It may not be easy for some to not hear differences, even if they are not there." - Vacuphile,
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Old 29th July 2009, 04:46 AM   #5
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I call mine "HumFree Bogart". You are welcome to borrow it - the name, not
the amp :-)

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Old 29th July 2009, 05:43 AM   #6
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If you've got any solid-state stuff mixed in like CCS's, etc, how about "Ampersand" You can even have a fancy symbol for a logo..... "&"
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Old 29th July 2009, 05:57 AM   #7
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Here is what to emboss on your chassis...

"There are more worlds than the one you can hold in your hand." Albert Hosteen, Navajo spiritual elder and code-breaker, X-Files TV Series.
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Old 29th July 2009, 06:09 AM   #8
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I like " Emanon"

That is "No name" spelled backwards.
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Old 29th July 2009, 07:17 AM   #9
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Desert Waft......
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Projects: OTL-OCL 6AS7 Gen. Electric, SEs 2A3 RCA, 300B JJ, 6S4S, 4P1L, EL11 Telefunken, 6AS7 RCA, 6S33S, 6S41S, 6S19P, E84L Siemens, E236L Telefunken, headphone ampl. OTL Loftin White 6AS7 RCA,... PPs 6005 Gen. Electric, EL34 Mullard, 6L6....
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Old 29th July 2009, 07:55 AM   #10
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Fortissimo Magnus - I just finished reading Colleen McCullough's "Fortune's Favorites", and I was amused at Pompey's insistence on being called Magnus... For that matter, you could call it "Baby Butcher" (you'd have to have read the book or be a student of Roman history to get the reference), but I like the first name better, anyway.
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