KT88 SE Complete Kit - Page 26 - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Amplifiers > Tubes / Valves

Tubes / Valves All about our sweet vacuum tubes :) Threads about Musical Instrument Amps of all kinds should be in the Instruments & Amps forum

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 29th November 2012, 03:35 AM   #251
diyAudio Member
 
scott17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: JFK
I found this while searching:
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=382386

If it really looks like that, it might be cool.
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th November 2012, 02:10 PM   #252
diyAudio Member
 
freax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave R View Post
The sound is what's most important to me. I'm extremely happy with it. You'll be glad, too.
Dunno about you guys but when I flick that big power switch I wanna hear a big thud and have a reflection in my amp so I can see my own smile.

Its a turn on.

Ba dum tisss. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zXDo4dL7SU

I've spent a while on ebay and found this:

Mix Chrome Plating Solution to 33 Oz | eBay

its an electroplating kit, you just gotta give it 4-15v DC at 5-15 amps for 5 seconds.

only problem is the anal-retentive australian customs probably won't let me import it.

There is also:
Copper: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mix-Coppe...item1e63efeade
and Brass: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mix-Brass...item1e744eed11
and Nickel: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mix-Nicke...item1e640140bf

And then there is a spray on chrome:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Refill-A-...item1e71ed14ee
__________________
"It seems that perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away" - Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Last edited by freax; 29th November 2012 at 02:39 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th November 2012, 03:16 PM   #253
diyAudio Member
 
freax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
There is also: kx-928 items - Get great deals on Category 1 items on eBay Stores!

Remember to make sure that you add a nickel or copper layer to the amp chassis before you use these electroplating kits, as they will only adhere to a copper or nickel surface!
__________________
"It seems that perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away" - Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Last edited by freax; 29th November 2012 at 03:21 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2012, 07:18 AM   #254
diyAudio Member
 
freax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
I woke up this morning thinking about nothing but brass, steampunk, and leather

and curtain eyelets.
__________________
"It seems that perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away" - Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Last edited by freax; 30th November 2012 at 07:24 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2012, 11:30 AM   #255
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by freax View Post
I woke up this morning thinking about nothing but brass, steampunk, and leather

and curtain eyelets.
Steampunk...
Now you're talking.
  Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2012, 11:51 AM   #256
diyAudio Member
 
freax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
2pcs 500?A Panel VU Meter Warm Back Light Recording & Audio Level Amp | eBay

50 X COPPER BOILER RIVET'S, GENUINE MAMOD sealed end | eBay

I need to get the chassis and think about things before i can go any further, not even sure if those two meters will fit into the chassis.

Rivets are to hold down the meters + hold down some copper plates for R/L inputs, R/L outputs, mains cable, don't worry it will be well secured to the actual chassis.)

I could put the volume control ontop, to the far left, that will get it out of the way of the front panel.

bnew vintage mains cord: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/OLD-GOLD-...item2a1d09eaf6

DPDT mains HPM b/new switch: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/antique-c...#ht_1829wt_689
Or: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/brass-lig...item19d6de87dc

These /could/ be used to flush off the leather around each tube, but the KT88's have a larger base which is 48mm in diameter (I'm led to believe), so you would need to drill out a pretty large hole out of these: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/round-ced...item19d6a66409

They are also fairly tall and might end up hiding too much of the tube, the KT88's would be fine tho they have that big base of theirs.

I'm still on the lookout for something to flush/finish off the leather which would go ontop of the chassis, remember that for the 5U4 tube it hasn't got much space inbetween the tube socket and the power transformer/choke.

I might just break out the dremel and get a hole punch and cut up some copper rings to go around the tubes that I can then bolt down with nuts/bolts. I would need to make at least 4x of these though, of differing sizes, maybe including a couple for the front VU meters, and the volume control.

The leather can be tucked in underneath the transformers pretty easily, so thats not much of a concern, I can also use washers to give it some lift above the leather.

These could hold the leather down to the chassis: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Tandy-Lea...item2c639f28b8

Then use some copper reinforcing strip and some copper rivets to finish off the edges on either end of the chassis and bolt/nail down the leather to the wooden pieces through the copper reinforcing strip.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1767-10mi...item2a11c86f1a

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Tandy-Lea...item2c639f28b8

And of course non-flammable foam can be used to buff up the leather to give it that briefcase look.
__________________
"It seems that perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away" - Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Last edited by freax; 30th November 2012 at 12:17 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2012, 12:16 PM   #257
diyAudio Member
 
scott17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: JFK
I built this recently. Not really steam punk, not sure what it is. A mess actually.

Anyway, for what it's worth.

Scott
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1000849.JPG (284.0 KB, 278 views)

Last edited by scott17; 30th November 2012 at 12:19 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2012, 12:21 PM   #258
diyAudio Member
 
freax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
If I may add some creative critisizm:
It looks nice, the chassis does and so do those tube socket finishes, then your eyes hit the transformers/fake gold paint/capacitors, then it loses its high-class edge.

strip off all of that paint on those components only and try again.

Oh and replace that volume control with something else, possibly birch, it looks like it came off a 1980s amplifier, it does not belong there.

Where did you get/what type are the edge protectors?
__________________
"It seems that perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away" - Antoine de Saint Exupéry
  Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2012, 12:29 PM   #259
diyAudio Member
 
scott17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: JFK
That's exactly what I thought after I saw it put together. Actually my eyes hit the transformers/capacitors first. Luckily I have not wired it yet.

Here are the brass corners.

Stanley Hardware #1 Solid Brass Corner: Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools
  Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2012, 12:30 PM   #260
diyAudio Member
 
freax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Cheers
__________________
"It seems that perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away" - Antoine de Saint Exupéry
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Complete KT88 Amp Kit under $1K? ZenZoo Tubes / Valves 8 2nd December 2012 01:14 PM
AnalogMetric 6L6GC SE amp kit...thoughts about this kit? jmillerdoc Tubes / Valves 2 16th November 2009 03:51 PM
Kt88 Se overdrajv Tubes / Valves 0 16th December 2008 01:26 PM
"Complete" SE KT88 Sherman Tubes / Valves 12 26th February 2005 10:52 PM
Kt88 Se hacknet Tubes / Valves 9 10th September 2004 09:19 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:37 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2