#1
where can i get a good tube amp kit? im looking for 20 watts and up... probly a head. are the instructions with this easy to follow? im a begginger. is it cheaper to build then buy?
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#3
Weber makes some kits, but i dont recommend it if you have no experience
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#4
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this looks pretty good, but they're not cheap, and it is only the power amp section
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#5
my dad is an electrician so he could help me.
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#6
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my dad is an electrician so he could help me.



So is my Mom's boyfriend, but I don't choose to ask for help in the actual building, because then I didn't technically build it 100%. I only ask him questions about Ohms, Wattage, etc. He gives me information, I apply it. It's not that hard to research the stuff and put your own kits together. If they can, why can't you?
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#8
Do not do it if it's your first try. Seriously. Start with simple stuff like simple booster pedals and work up... I guarantee if you're unexperienced you will screw it up royally.
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#10
whats a good project to start with? that i could get a kit for.
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#12
how many watts is the 5E3x2 head from webber? it says it in the middle (not super hard and not easy)
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#14
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Dude, if you screw up a tube amp kit, you could DIE. Start small. Baby steps.


Couldn't agree more. The kit that McWoot suggested is just a general-use power amp though, not designed for guitar use. You probably wouldn't be satisfied with the results.
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#16
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Couldn't agree more. The kit that McWoot suggested is just a general-use power amp though, not designed for guitar use. You probably wouldn't be satisfied with the results.

agreed, but it had the right frequency response, plus it's incredibly easy to bias and not kill yourself on because of the LED indicators (bias and high voltage), and would be a pretty good amplifier project to do, especially if you were to design and build the preamp yourself (preamps aren't really that hard to do...) + that's probably a little advanced for a 1st project!
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#17
^ You could use it for a guitar amp, but you'd get little to no overdrive/distortion. Plus, it's a hundred watts which is pretty much overkill.