#1
I was wanting to make a little gem and its going to be my first project. Is there any other place with a walkthrough kind of thing besides make magazine (i dont have a subscription)? thanks for the help. The schematic i got is from www.runoffgroove.com. Also is there a parts list somewhere?
Last edited by imaboon33 at Jan 28, 2008,
#2
It's not often I get to say this outside the pit...so here goes, if I'm a bit out of my water.

Wtf are you talking about?
#4
thats prettymuch what i was thinking yes lol. Either that or something close.
#5
i wouldn't advice diving into this build if you have no clue or close to no clue on the parts list and how to assemble it...
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#7
ive tried google and nothing good so far but ill keep looking. and if i cant do it by myself ill get a teacher at my school to help or something.
#8
Quote by imaboon33
ive tried google and nothing good so far but ill keep looking. and if i cant do it by myself ill get a teacher at my school to help or something.


Did you even bother to look at his post. Theres a link to a full schematic there. That should be all you need.
#9
yeah but for one i dont know how to read it that well and basically all i need as a parts list
#10
^parts all on the schematic.

if u cant read the schematic OR the layout, then i really suggest you not going into this build.
Call me "Shot".

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Est. 2007


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#11
Quote by ECistheBest
^parts all on the schematic.

if u cant read the schematic OR the layout, then i really suggest you not going into this build.

True. However, learning to read schematics and layouts will help you build more things in the future. It's worth learning, and I think this is a decent project to learn from.
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Faded Gibson SG Special - Black ice mod
Seymour Duncan SH-5 in bridge
B-52 AT 112
Ted Weber Mass100 attenuator
EHX Small Clone
EHX Metal Muff
DIY Modded tubescreamer
Dunlop 535Q Wah
Wax Potting tutorial
#13
i was looking at the little gem the other week and didnt have a clue.
i got a great book called starting electronics which was great in teaching more about electrics.
before building the amp i practiced my skills by making a distortion pedal.
the are full parts lists and easy to read step by step instructions on www.smallbearelec.com
its great in teaching basics of electrics
#14
Stompboxes and amps have one major difference. Especially tube amps. Very high voltage. The filter capacitors hold a charge for several months that can kill humans.

I would strongly suggest you start on stompboxes, learn as much as possible about electronics, and especially how to deal with tubes and the votages they operate on. 400-450 volts AC is quite common, 500 is not unheard of. It is literally deadly inside an amp once the AC goes through a transformer and the filter caps charge up. Plug in your new build and something doesn't work right, shut it down and don't drain the caps, you're dead if you touch the wrong thing. You see this same warning all over any DIY amp site you can find, they are not kidding, it is seriously lethal inside tube amps.

If you don't know you can find out what parts you need from the schematic, you don't need to be building an amp, you need to be learning a whole lot more before you even think about it..
Hmmm...I wonder what this button does...
#15
this is a 1/2 watt ss amp running off a 9 volt battery...

he'll be ok... lol
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Faded Gibson SG Special - Black ice mod
Seymour Duncan SH-5 in bridge
B-52 AT 112
Ted Weber Mass100 attenuator
EHX Small Clone
EHX Metal Muff
DIY Modded tubescreamer
Dunlop 535Q Wah
Wax Potting tutorial