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Old 10-23-2012, 08:39 AM   #1
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Head Amp Makover! Planning and Building

Hey guys!

Well my last cabinet build was so much fun and soooo easy, i want to do something the same but slightly different. With a head amp. so i've been doing research on which amp to get and how i would do it but ive had trouble deciding which one to do. I've narrowed it down a little:

1. Orange Tiny Terror: Add a frame and tolex it and make matching 1x12 (or 10) cabs
2. Peavey 6505+ combo amp: renovate it into a head amp
3. Peavey Valveking head amp: make a new frame and put electronics in to make a new head.

I'd love to do the 6505+ one but it might be difficult and i dont want to mess it up. I do have a Line 6 Spider 30 watt amp hanging around i could test this on. but this might not happen right away due this can get expensive.

Please give your ideas!
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:13 AM   #2
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thank you everyone for your feedback! Well ive decided to attempt to convert my Line 6 into a head and then make a matching cab. I was wondering how i will make the jack that the speaker cable will plug into?
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:35 PM   #3
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Bump! anyone?
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cheap plan on sketchup:
https://sites.google.com/site/cassi...t=228&width=320
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:55 PM   #4
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buy a female 1/4" jack and atach it to the wires going to the speaker.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:12 PM   #5
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Ok so i got the electronics out of this thing and i got a good idea of how it will turn out.

The amp:


electronics:


Speaker:

Plan:

the plan dimensions aren't exact but there close
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:01 PM   #6
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BUMP! I was wondering about speakers. Since i'm doing either a 2x12 or 2 1x12 cabs, how much ohm's can this take along with watts? thanks guys!
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:03 AM   #7
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Either this thread is dead or nobody knows the answer. well my hypothesis is that since there was a four ohm speaker in there i can use two eight ohm's wired in parallel (i think) will get me 4 ohm's am i correct?
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Either this thread is dead or nobody knows the answer. well my hypothesis is that since there was a four ohm speaker in there i can use two eight ohm's wired in parallel (i think) will get me 4 ohm's am i correct?



Yes, 2 - 8 ohm speakers in parallel will get you 4 ohms.

As far as watts are concerned just make sure the rating of the speakers combined is equal to or more than the amps output.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:36 PM   #9
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ok a good day of work done and here's what i have so far:



so far so good and i dont think anything i have to fix at the moment. gee thats a first

Im having trouble deciding what tolex i should get. I have yellow, white, blue sparkle, dark green, or purple. i like doing things no one really does this will have black hardware obviously. and i want to try doing a dimeplate grill
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:49 AM   #10
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:15 PM   #12
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Shoulds you put the casters on last? after the tolex?
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:55 AM   #13
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yes i will do it after. this is just a mockup. ok i decided on doing purple because all my friends wont stop saying it im doing 2 1x12 cabinets which will weather willing be done on saturday. picking out hardware hopefully today
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My head and cab have been all of thous colors except blue.

I'd definitely go with some obnoxious
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:49 AM   #15
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sorry for no "posts" power is gone due to the storm. I hope my stuff still works but before all that plugged in the head and it works. ordered Eminece man o war and a Swamp thang
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:39 PM   #17
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alright i got a wiring question. since my amp will take 4 ohm's i can use anything higher than 4 ohms. so that means i will be able to use this as either a full stack or a half stack am i right? also how will i wire this? i havent done full stack before so do i run each speaker cable to the head or can i run one speaker cable to another speaker cable and run both of those to the head?
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:18 AM   #18
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BUMP! anyone? man lots of these
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:25 AM   #19
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Not sure if you can fit two 4 ohm cabinets, if they are both connected to the head that probably connects them in parallel, which makes the impedance of the whole thing 2 ohms and it'll burn out your amp.

If you want a two cab setup, you should make the cabs 8 ohms total. I.E. a two speaker cab with two 4 ohm speakers wired in series.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:55 AM   #20
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im wiring this with 2 8ohm speakers in parallel getting me 4ohms total. im also asking if i shouldmake each cab's cable go straight to the head or have the bottom vab go to the cab above which will take both to the head?
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