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Maxwell Smart 14th August 2010 03:18 AM

Finished K-12 Kit with cedar / brass chassis (pics)
Hi all, just wanted to post some pictures of my build now that I finally finished thanks to the help of everyone on this forum. The amp sounds wonderful, and I am so glad I was able to build it, gaining tons of tube knowledge along the way. Anyway, here are some glamor shots:

TheGimp 14th August 2010 03:38 AM

Nice looking amp, you might want to put some mesh over the bottom to keep munchkins out in the future.

Maxwell Smart 14th August 2010 03:49 AM

Haha yeah, actually I was thinking about sometime in the future adding some brass mesh plates to the left and right of the tubes to provide more ventilation for the transformers, but I'm not sure how I would do it and make it look good.

aardvarkash10 14th August 2010 04:23 AM

sweet looking build!

I wouldn't worry about the venting in hte top - if you absolutely get wedded to the idea, just drill an artistic looking series of 1/4" holes - a line of them across the back of the top plate would be unobtrusive and provide plenty of venting.

As for protecting against kids - durex is best for that!

Congrats on a good looking build.

Poindexter 14th August 2010 04:28 AM

Bro, you are doing some nice work there. Howcum you are using such ugly-azz switches and knobs? They demean your efforts. The good stuff is not expensive.



Maxwell Smart 14th August 2010 04:54 AM

Where can I find the good stuff? These were just the best things I could find around at local parts shops.

Eli Duttman 14th August 2010 02:11 PM


Where can I find the good stuff?
Check Mouser out. As the addiction to this hobby deepens, you can make use of Michael Percy and Parts Connexion.

Soonerorlater 14th August 2010 06:05 PM

Loooooooooovleeee :magnify:

I rather like the switches and the retro chicken head knob.

I can see you've started down the upgrade path already, so I suppose you'll be saving up for a nice new pair of output transformers. :D

ps are those switches earthed ;)

Maxwell Smart 14th August 2010 06:39 PM

No, the switches aren't earthed, do you think that's necessary? And yeah I like the chickenhead knob too, though I'd really love some attractive brass switches for the front to really tie everything together, if anyone knows where I can find some nice looking retro brass switches I'd really appreciate it

Brit01 14th August 2010 06:50 PM

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Picked up some cheap Radioshack knobs that aren't half bad.

Ignore the rest of the board, just a quick job not for show but maybe you can see the radio shack knob on the right of the pic.
Silver with knurled edge. Just a few dollars for a pair.

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