#1
I've been thinking about building a tube head. Maybe putting kt88s, el34s or 6550's for that british tone.

Basically want to have a master, treble, mid, bass, presence.

How much would this cost roughly.

Is it difficult?
#2
Quote by fretshredda

Is it difficult?


Do you have a comprehensive knowledge of circuits, able to read and understand schematics and electronics in general?
#3
Quote by fretshredda
I've been thinking about building a tube head. Maybe putting kt88s, el34s or 6550's for that british tone.


If it was as easy as just deciding it, everyone here would be building there own


Basically want to have a master, treble, mid, bass, presence.


Still more difficult than you think.


How much would this cost roughly.


A good bit in the long run, why do you think handmade tube amps are so expensive?


Is it difficult?


Understatement of the century


Plus like the dude above me said, if you don't have a very thorough knowledge of electrical circuits and such, you'll be lost at step one. You've got to know that stuff like the back of your hand, it has to be second nature if you want to build something like you want. You're honestly better off just taking your ideas to an amp builder and getting a price quote. Just don't expect anything cheap

My things:
Bowes SLx7
Washburn WG587
Washburn X40Pro
Washburn X50
Washburn HM24
Washburn WR150
Laguna LE200s
Arietta Acoustic
First Act
Valveking 112
VHT Deliverance

Last edited by valennic at Nov 10, 2011,
#4
Quote by fretshredda
I've been thinking about building a tube head. Maybe putting kt88s, el34s or 6550's for that british tone.

Basically want to have a master, treble, mid, bass, presence.

How much would this cost roughly.

Is it difficult?


How many watts do you want? Take a look at ted weber kits. http://www.tedweber.com/ They'v got head kits in both british"marshall" and american"fender" versions and some of their own designs. Another place to look at is Allen amps http://www.allenamps.com/ but those are a little pricey. If you just want a really simplistic great sounding amp and dont need enough watts to play a stadium take a look at a Ibanez TSA15. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/ibanez-tsa15h-tube-screamer-15w-tube-guitar-amp-head/423681000000000 Its only 15watts but that is plenty even in most gigging situations. If u need more power than that you'd probably be better off just micing it anyway. I believe the TSA15 uses 6L6 tubes but im sure you could swap them out for something else more british sounding, though 6L6s are whats in most fenders and sound very good in my opinion.