#1
I bought this thing 4 or 5 years ago. I've sometimes used it as a monitor for guitar processors, because on its own is pretty bad. But it's horrible at high volumes even for that.

So, I'm thinking.. keep the cabinet, change the speaker, and build a low power diy tube amp. So I just want to keep the cabinet and probably some of the buttons. I'm not even sure the cabinet is good for something, but for low volumes it can't be bad.

I've been thinking of getting an epi valve jr / fender champ 600 or some similar low power tube amp, but I remembered I have this amp gathering dust, and I've been reading that you need to mod those small amp to get them to shine. So .. why not try to build it from scratch.

I know little of electronics, there are schematics all over the net, and I've got a friend willing to help me with the build - he doesn't know much about tubes, but "what could possibly go wrong", right ? (just kidding)

Any advice is hugely appreciated.

I've been playing on digital modeling processors so far, I've decided I don't like any of them, and until I can get a good all tube amp for higher volumes, I need some sort of practice amp.

Thank you!
#2
Get some pictures? If the cab size is reasonable, you could use the chassis and turn it into a tube amp most likely, yeah.
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#3
Dimensions: 16.8 in. H x 18.75 in. W x 9 in. D, Weight: 32 lbs.
or
Dimensions: 42.6 x 47.3 x 22.9cm. Weight: 14.5kg


It's a 12' speaker, I can get Celestion guitar speakers around here, or some sort of hi-fi speakers.


pics:
http://images.google.ro/images?q=fender+fm65r&btnG=C%C4%83utare+Imagini

OR:

Front:
http://namm.harmony-central.com/SNAMM03/Content/Fender/PR/FM65R-sm.jpg

Back:
http://namm.harmony-central.com/SNAMM03/Content/Fender/PR/FM65R-rear-lg.jpg

Controls:
http://namm.harmony-central.com/SNAMM03/Content/Fender/PR/FM65R-controls.jpg
#4
Quote by sergiu
I remembered I have this amp gathering dust, and I've been reading that you need to mod those small amp to get them to shine.


How small is "small" exactly? I've got a 40w peavey envoy that I never use.
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#5
Quote by KnockoffJaguar
How small is "small" exactly? I've got a 40w peavey envoy that I never use.


How small: 1-10W, fender champ 600, epiphone valve jr, stuff like that. I keep reading about people modding those things to make them better.

That peavey isn't tube based, are you thinking about building something with it ?
#6
Not really. My first amp, I bought it for 150 at a local store. For another 100 I could buy the best tube amp for the money.
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Quote by Vinyl_Master
Oh, finish the guitar, then spill whiskey and coffee on it. Lock in dank basement for several years, enjoy.

don't forget feces. i always get that on my axe somehow.