#1
Its about time to order a chassis and I was wondering if there was any advantage of ordering a steel chassis over an aluminum one.

The steel is $30 more so I am not sure if it is better, because I would think the aluminum would be because of the weight.
Gibson SG Standard
Ibanez S2170FB
Peavey JSX
Marshall 1960A
TEXAS A&M
#2
i use aluminum boxes... there's nothing wrong with it i think. and steel weighs a lot. if you have a big chassis, you might want it lighter with aluminum.
Call me "Shot".

ShotRod Guitar Works

Custom Hand-wired Amplifiers and Effect Pedals.

Est. 2007


Source to everything I say about Guitars, Pedals, and Amplifiers: I make them.


UG's Best DIY PedalBoard
#3
my only concern was that the aluminum may not ground as well, but I doubt it is a problem.
Gibson SG Standard
Ibanez S2170FB
Peavey JSX
Marshall 1960A
TEXAS A&M
#4
it should be fine. you're gonna star ground right? it worked for me...
Call me "Shot".

ShotRod Guitar Works

Custom Hand-wired Amplifiers and Effect Pedals.

Est. 2007


Source to everything I say about Guitars, Pedals, and Amplifiers: I make them.


UG's Best DIY PedalBoard
#5
I don't even know what that means to be honest :/
Gibson SG Standard
Ibanez S2170FB
Peavey JSX
Marshall 1960A
TEXAS A&M
#6
Steel is magnetic and therefore can introduce more problems with electromagnetic interference and eddy currents (having to do with transformers). Incalculable numbers of amps have been built with aluminum chassis. Aluminum is conductive and therefore has zero issues with grounding. Plus aluminum is NOT magnetic and therefore issues with the transformers are nonexistent.