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Old 07-10-2010, 07:56 PM   #1
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how do i build a bass amp?

Well, the thread title is my question. If this thread has already been created elsewhere, I apologize. Please point me in the right direction. If not, help me out here. I'm getting tired of using the same two amps back and forth and I'm disappointed with all the amps I've seen at stores.
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:07 PM   #2
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If you have to ask this, I would reccomend starting out with building some pedals and then move to the amp. Building an amp is expensive and hard to do by yourself, especially without help or experience.
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:16 PM   #3
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i agree with salgala
good pedal to stART with is the valvecaster
it has a tube in it so you get to learn a bit about tubes and whatnot
im assuming youre making a tube amp here btw
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:37 PM   #4
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I would start with making a one of those kits.
Here's a few links:
http://www.buildyourownclone.com/index1.html
http://www.olcircuits.com/olckits.html
http://www.mojotone.com/amp-parts/Pedal-Kits
google PEDAL KITS for more
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:26 PM   #5
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thanks for all the inf guys. If it is at all possible, i would like to only build an amp, because i am very tight on cash. and actually supersac, im not a big fan of tube amps.
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:49 PM   #6
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Either way, it's going to be pricey, don't think that building things is any cheaper than going out and buying them yourself.

The Hedmangler That is an all tube bass amp, you may find something out by reading through it, although you are going to need a lot more knowledge than what you can get by just reading that thread.

As for building an SS amp, there are few to no large SS amp builds on here, the ones there are are mini amp builds, but I'm not sure how they would fare for a bass. Most of the people that build bigger amps use tubes because a lot of people prefer the sound of them compared to transistors or other SS amplification devices and while you can get a good sound from SS things, generally the circuits may be more complex than a simple "make the signal louder"
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Old 07-14-2010, 01:18 PM   #7
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Good point. Well, I'll continue to look around for more info. And if any of you guys come across anything else, be sure to tell me. Thanks.
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