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Old 05-12-2007, 08:05 AM   #1
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VF-10: Kerry's New Amp Design

Hey UG,

I have started a design for a Class A (Single Ended) tube amp. It's called the VF-10. It will be 5-10 watts so that it can be the perfect volume for cranking.

Heres some of the ideas of how it will sound, the design, and features:
*Vox-like Preamp: Pentode gain stage at the input and triode gain stage later on. The pentode is like what was used in the old Vox AC15s/30s. Triode gain stages are what are mostly in other amps. This will give me a medium-gain voxy preamp.
*Fender-like Poweramp: Single octal power tube to put out 5-10watts. In this power tube slot, a 6V6, 6L6, EL34, 6550, or KT66/77/88 can be plugged in for different tones. I chose this so that it can have nice Fendery break-up when cranked up.
*Controls: Volume to adjust preamp volume, Compression to adjust the compression, Vox style Treble and Bass tonestack, Master Volume to adjust the master level, Raw switch to turn off the tonestack for natural tone, and Master Volume off for removing the master volume.
*High Quality Components: Carbon Compound resistors, Mallory 150 style capacitors.
*Tagboard Construction: Tagboard point-to-point wiring like the vintage Voxes. (http://mhuss.com/AmpInfo/images/VoxTag.jpg)

I have ordered all the parts for my preamp to build, so I will post pictures when I get it. For now, heres a picture of the Tagboard strips I will be using. Yes, thats a VJ Board I am modding in the background.


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Old 05-12-2007, 08:17 AM   #2
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Looks fabulous! I

And, I am counting on full build documentation including schematics and maybe layouts?

And lots of pics please. This can be just an awesome amp.
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Old 05-12-2007, 08:21 AM   #3
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Thanks! I will give a lot of pics, but no schematics
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Old 05-12-2007, 08:26 AM   #4
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Thanks! I will give a lot of pics, but no schematics


Just the way it should be. Keep us up to date, I'll be starting my build before too long. Just gotta get some funds
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Old 05-12-2007, 08:29 AM   #5
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Yea, Drew, Good luck on the build. Keep us up to date on that. Cant wait to see.
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Old 05-12-2007, 08:29 AM   #6
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Sounds interesting, Good luck with the build.

I'll be keeping an eye on this one
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Old 05-12-2007, 08:54 AM   #7
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And remember the soundclips when it's done!
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Old 05-12-2007, 05:29 PM   #8
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^+1 on the damn soundclips.

Wait... I still need soundclips!.

I'll be sure to use that bad boy on the Blues Duel, Kerry.
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Old 05-12-2007, 06:01 PM   #9
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haha yea. Sound clips will come!! Let me build the amp first

Yea, get me your sound clips/video! haha
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Old 05-12-2007, 06:05 PM   #10
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I can't wait to see this, it looks very promising.
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Old 05-12-2007, 06:43 PM   #11
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do you think this could be sold on affectronix?
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Old 05-12-2007, 07:14 PM   #12
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Yes, and it probably will. I was looking to start doing amp sales this summer (besides the VJs) and if this turns out good, it will be what I sell. Hopefully it turns out good. I dont see why it wouldnt.

BTW, RHCP- Where in MD are you? I used to live in Owings Mills (Baltimore). I am actually going up to College Park for my sister's graduation on Friday thru Tuesday.
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I live in Rockville, just 40 or 50 minutes from Owings Mills, but my brother lives in College Park, and actually graduates from UMD this weekend as well. Lots of cool guitar shops in the area too.
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^^ Any idea on how much they'll be?
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sounds awesome kerry
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RHCP- Hmm cool. Are you going? I am. Would be very funny if your bro knows my sister. Whats his name? My sister is Cammy.

cokeisbetter- I dont quite know the price, but all I can say is that it would be in price competition of the VJ lol. That thing is CHEAP!

Thanks, Kerry
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cokeisbetter- I dont quite know the price, but all I can say is that it would be in price competition of the VJ lol. That thing is CHEAP!

Thanks, Kerry

Sweet! I'm already GAS-ing for one.
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holy shit, Kerry. your progressing so fast with these things, looks like its going to be VERY nice.
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looks good kerry

how many gain stages are you going to run in this? (just wondering)
and are you going to do the bass cut like the old topboost ac-30s? and how about a reverb or a tremolo?
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Yea thanks. It has 2 gain stages, the pentode and the triode. No bass cut, just normal Treble and Bass tonestack. No reverb or tremolo. Remember, this isnt a Vox amp. Its going to be Vox-like, but I am not taking the Vox features or design.
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