#1
I have been given the working parts from this amp:

http://www.kustom.com/product_detail.aspx?TypeID=2&FamilyID=79&ProductID=78&Tab=0

I was thinking about turning it into an amp head and was wondering if anybody had any good tips or tricks or links to tutorials?

Many thanks.

Guitars:
Ibanez RG350M
Ibanez JS100
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Amp:
Fender Blues Jr
Fender Champion 600
Washburn Southside

Effects:
POD HD300
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#2
why would anyone want to build a modelling amp? if your going to go through that much trouble try making something good.
#3
Just wanted to do it as a project really, free amp and nothing else to do with it.

Guitars:
Ibanez RG350M
Ibanez JS100
Fender Strat

Amp:
Fender Blues Jr
Fender Champion 600
Washburn Southside

Effects:
POD HD300
Marshall Guv'Nor
Big Muff
Digitech Bad Monkey
Behringer PH9
Cry Baby Wah
#4
It's not too difficult judging by some threads I've read here. Search around a bit, a guy asked this a week or so ago and got some good responses.
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#5
Been having a look but haven't been able to find anything as yet.

Guitars:
Ibanez RG350M
Ibanez JS100
Fender Strat

Amp:
Fender Blues Jr
Fender Champion 600
Washburn Southside

Effects:
POD HD300
Marshall Guv'Nor
Big Muff
Digitech Bad Monkey
Behringer PH9
Cry Baby Wah
#6
When you say you "were given the working parts."

Does that mean you were:

(a) Given a big heap of parts

or

(b) Given the amp/chassis but it is not in an enclosure
#7
Quote by end_citizen
When you say you "were given the working parts."

Does that mean you were:

(a) Given a big heap of parts

or

(b) Given the amp/chassis but it is not in an enclosure


(b)

Guitars:
Ibanez RG350M
Ibanez JS100
Fender Strat

Amp:
Fender Blues Jr
Fender Champion 600
Washburn Southside

Effects:
POD HD300
Marshall Guv'Nor
Big Muff
Digitech Bad Monkey
Behringer PH9
Cry Baby Wah
#8
You'll need some wood. I'd say 11/16" pine ply from Lowes would be fine.

You'll need/want some sort of covering. You can cheap out at get some fuzzy carpet at wal-mart, or you can get some tolex online.

You'll need some wood glue. Get tite-bond original.

You'll need some small wood nails.

You'll need/want a handle. (Get from Wal-Mart or where ever you get your covering)

You'll need/want some corners.

You'll need/want some feet.

You'll need a hammer and hand saw at the least. A band saw would be better.

There is a shopping list. Once you have all those, you are ready to start. As for plans, just measure the length/width/height of the amp at its widest points. You may want to add 1/8" clearance on the sides and back and at least 1/2" on the top.
#9
Build a box and stick it in? I don't know what kind of tutorial you're looking for but thats the basic's of it. It's going to depend if the knobs on the top are surface mounted on the board or all built on a separate board and plug in with a cable. Do you have pics of the parts you have?

Heres a thread with a few links to other project people have done and includes a pic of the little crappy practice amp I used to do the same thing. https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1210276
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#10
Thanks end_citizen.

GeToChKn just need advice on building the box, never done anything like that before.

Guitars:
Ibanez RG350M
Ibanez JS100
Fender Strat

Amp:
Fender Blues Jr
Fender Champion 600
Washburn Southside

Effects:
POD HD300
Marshall Guv'Nor
Big Muff
Digitech Bad Monkey
Behringer PH9
Cry Baby Wah
#11
Check out the thread I linked to get an idea. There are a few links in there.
Lefty Strat Copy w/ GFS Lil' killer rails + Crazy wiring
Lefty Kona Thinline Acoustic/Electric
Righty-to-Lefty Silvertone Bass
Righty-to-Lefty Memphis Short Scale Bass
Vox AD30VT-XL

Tascam US-428 USB Interface Mixer
Guitar Rig 3
#12
Quote by GeToChKn
Check out the thread I linked to get an idea. There are a few links in there.


Many thanks

Guitars:
Ibanez RG350M
Ibanez JS100
Fender Strat

Amp:
Fender Blues Jr
Fender Champion 600
Washburn Southside

Effects:
POD HD300
Marshall Guv'Nor
Big Muff
Digitech Bad Monkey
Behringer PH9
Cry Baby Wah
#13
Here's a pic, not the best quality but the best my phone would take:


Guitars:
Ibanez RG350M
Ibanez JS100
Fender Strat

Amp:
Fender Blues Jr
Fender Champion 600
Washburn Southside

Effects:
POD HD300
Marshall Guv'Nor
Big Muff
Digitech Bad Monkey
Behringer PH9
Cry Baby Wah
#14
Why kind of wood working tools do you have?
Lefty Strat Copy w/ GFS Lil' killer rails + Crazy wiring
Lefty Kona Thinline Acoustic/Electric
Righty-to-Lefty Silvertone Bass
Righty-to-Lefty Memphis Short Scale Bass
Vox AD30VT-XL

Tascam US-428 USB Interface Mixer
Guitar Rig 3
#15
I don't have any.

But I have friends who are joiners and builders, etc, so I have access to pretty much anything.


Guitars:
Ibanez RG350M
Ibanez JS100
Fender Strat

Amp:
Fender Blues Jr
Fender Champion 600
Washburn Southside

Effects:
POD HD300
Marshall Guv'Nor
Big Muff
Digitech Bad Monkey
Behringer PH9
Cry Baby Wah
#16
Is joining a preffesion?

Looks like you could use some Google Sketchup. It's great, and accurate. I design everythng I make in there, except guitars, which I have templates for, and because I suck at it.
What I reccomend you do in that program, is go to the View/Toolbars tab, and click all of the monto your screen. I found that helped major, then you can save that template, so you don't need to reopen all the toolbars.
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#17
+1 to everything end_citizen said, but one little change..

before you go to buy tolex online, check fabric stores.. I went to fabricland, and got enough tolex for a valve jr head, and two 1x10 cabs.. it was on sale, and only cost me about $7

as for the box construction.. you have friends with tools and experience, so they should be able to help you out, there. you've got a few different options as far as what kind of joints to use on the corners, but if you're covering it up, anyway, it only has to be structurally stable. it doesnt have to be the prettiest looking joint..
I dont know of any tutorials, but just a quick look at a typical amp head'll give you an idea of what needs to be done..

just a box with moutning holes in the top, for the chassis to mount to. then little shelf-style rails just below where the chassis sits, so when you unscrew the chassis, it drops onto the rails, and you can slide it out
#18
Quote by james4

before you go to buy tolex online, check fabric stores.. I went to fabricland, and got enough tolex for a valve jr head, and two 1x10 cabs.. it was on sale, and only cost me about $7


You lucky bastard...

I got a bit more than enough to cover a small box, for $22.00 at Fabricland. I guess your in the states too?
Retail stores are retarded. They change their prices up as the exchange rate goes down, but it never goes cheaper, when exchange rates are up. Most retarded thing ever.
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