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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-02-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By DLrocket89
My first thought is where is your tone stack's...

My first thought is where is your tone stack's "mid" setting? The mids allow a guitar to cut through a mix. So many people turn them down for the classic "scooped" sound when they're playing by...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-22-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By DLrocket89
Concur.

Concur.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-13-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By DLrocket89
I'd set it up like a "traditional"...

I'd set it up like a "traditional" preamp topology:

last gain stage > tone stack > volume (the 500K resistor plus 50k pot I mentioned before) > IRF820 source follower > output

The plate resistance...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-13-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By DLrocket89
Ground loop for sure, but lifting a ground could...

Ground loop for sure, but lifting a ground could lead to getting shocked if not done right (been there, done that). Email both amp vendors and see what they say.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-13-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By DLrocket89
Depends on how much gain you want to dump, but...

Depends on how much gain you want to dump, but probably just a voltage divider. For something like this, I'd probably end up with a 500k resistor in series with a 50k pot (as the "send level") or...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-13-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By DLrocket89
Jim, Wish I could offer up more commentary -...

Jim,

Wish I could offer up more commentary - solid state just isn't my thing, I've really only worked with tubes. I'm slowly picking up the solid state stuff, but I'm at the point where if I wanted...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-13-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By DLrocket89
Like TJHague says, you'd need a high voltage...

Like TJHague says, you'd need a high voltage supply to make that happen. I bet it'd sound like crap going into 99% of the amps out there though - if the frequency response built into the amp...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-11-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By DLrocket89
There are about 5,001 possibilities, many of...

There are about 5,001 possibilities, many of which involve pots.

EDIT: Also - in my experience a dry solder joint will tend to either just reduce the volume or will lead to intermittant...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-10-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By DLrocket89
Cool. I'm guessing it's something simple...

Cool. I'm guessing it's something simple (usually is). Can you post a couple of pictures of the guts? Another set of eyes always helps.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-09-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By DLrocket89
Good stuff Jim! I'm interested in the...

Good stuff Jim! I'm interested in the results...going to start working on pedals myself (moving from making amps to making pedals instead of the other way around!), I'd like to see what you get.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-09-2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By DLrocket89
Also, which AX84 model? There are several.

Also, which AX84 model? There are several.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-09-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By DLrocket89
Pictures or something like that would help.

Pictures or something like that would help.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-16-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By DLrocket89
I usually use something in the 30-40 watt range. ...

I usually use something in the 30-40 watt range. One of the things that is worth remembering is that if you have a higher wattage iron you can heat up the area in question quicker so you can pull...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-27-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By DLrocket89
Same question as Xgamer - why do you want one? ...

Same question as Xgamer - why do you want one? I'll copy/paste direct from Merlin's website. The guy wrote a book on power supply design in tube amps, so I have to figure he knows...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-25-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By DLrocket89
Of course not, it was plugged into an extension...

Of course not, it was plugged into an extension cord. :bonk:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-23-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By DLrocket89
I was playing through a solid state amp one time...

I was playing through a solid state amp one time that did this...the amp had a three prong plug, but I used one of those converters that converts it to a two prong. Apparently that third prong (the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-06-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By DLrocket89
New production JJ's are usually pretty darn good,...

New production JJ's are usually pretty darn good, new production Tung Sols are good too.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-30-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,458
Posted By DLrocket89
So, a new amp took its first breaths tonight. ...

So, a new amp took its first breaths tonight. Had a friend over, a guy who's a real "music connoisseur". Really into blues, which is what this amp was aimed at.

Several features didn't work with...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-29-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By DLrocket89
IMHO - new production Tung sols are great for...

IMHO - new production Tung sols are great for clean (JJs for darker tones). Understand though that the difference between the two is miniscule.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-21-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By DLrocket89
Correction, you could but it would sound like...

Correction, you could but it would sound like crap because the reflected impedance would be all wrong. but it wouldn't be wrong in the direction that would make your amp melt down.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-21-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By DLrocket89
no. Speaker cab is 16 ohms, amp is 4 or 8 only. ...

no. Speaker cab is 16 ohms, amp is 4 or 8 only. According to the specs on the website at least.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-21-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,458
Posted By DLrocket89
Almost...

Almost done:

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa17/DLrocket89/Blues%20Amp/Almostdone.jpg

Just have to put some stuff in for the cathode follower. Been awhile since I've done this, so I'm not...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-20-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,458
Posted By DLrocket89
...

Progress

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa17/DLrocket89/Blues%20Amp/Progress.jpg

Goal is to have it making noise by the end of the week. Hopefully good noise.

The goal for this is a blues...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-17-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,458
Posted By DLrocket89
Stuff bolted on, soldering iron warming up...

Stuff bolted on, soldering iron warming up...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-17-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,057
Posted By DLrocket89
I say go for it. I find it's fun trying...

I say go for it. I find it's fun trying something out for the sake of trying it out, not that it makes more or less sense. Dare to be different, it's more entertaining that way.

:cheers:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-17-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By DLrocket89
Yeah, no way would a guitar center be able to...

Yeah, no way would a guitar center be able to pull that off. Probably need to take it to an amp tech somewhere, and expect it to be quite a bit, there's a lot going on there.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-16-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,458
Posted By DLrocket89
Chassis converted to swiss cheese as...

Chassis converted to swiss cheese as required.

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa17/DLrocket89/Blues%20Amp/drilled.jpg
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-16-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,458
Posted By DLrocket89
Hey, cool, the biggest they used to go to was 1...

Hey, cool, the biggest they used to go to was 1 1/8". The 1 3/8" is perfect for can caps.

For the purposes of this amp, I've procured a hole saw set, but those step drills are perfectly sized for...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-16-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,458
Posted By DLrocket89
I bolted the board in for a "feel good"...

I bolted the board in for a "feel good" moment - then started marking out where the controls will go. Went to drill the first one and it was too loud for the neighbors, so I quit. Going to drill...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-15-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,458
Posted By DLrocket89
picked up the Tribal Purple Douglas Spad:...

picked up the Tribal Purple Douglas Spad:
Douglas Spad (http://www.rondomusic.com/spadtribalpurple.html)


Amp board is coming along as...
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