53E Builders?

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  1. nasonm

    nasonm Supporting Member

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    I'm considering a 5E3 Build (and before you ask, no I will NOT build it myself from a kit...I'd skrew it up for SURE!).

    So is there a list of 5E3 Builders here? I can't search for 5E3 on TGP 'cause it's too short, and a search for Deluxe returns a ton of threads!

    I've been reading up in Jim @ Little Dawg, and I know about Sara Richter. Who else should I look at?
     
  2. Steve Dallas

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    Mission makes the best 5E3 clone IMO.

    There are a bunch of people who build that amp, so you should have a great deal of choice.

    I've heard great things about Sara's amps from people I trust.
     
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    Jim @ little dawg is a great guy
     
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    :AOK GFI
     
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    Sara Richter makes a good one that she sells on ebay. I still love mine
     
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    Mission

    or

    Trinity amps has some awesome sounding clips of theirs.
     
  8. nasonm

    nasonm Supporting Member

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    What's the consensus on Weber Kits? (built by someone like Josh from Electrosonic)
     
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    ...in the emporium ;)
     
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    Tele71 Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm sure the others listed here are top flight but I have experienced Steve's work on a pretty regular basis and he delivers great products and even better customer service. As soon as the wedding is over and payed for I will own my second SDG amp a low powered twin. Just a thing of sonic beauty. Hope this helps and good luck in your quest.
    Paul
     
  11. Trout

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    Whoa,

    Thats a steal at that price!!

    Trout
     
  12. allynmey

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    Bruce at Mission amps is a best buy for a kit. Stay away from W*ber, he uses some cheap chinese trannys and parts.
     
  13. dougk

    dougk Silver Supporting Member

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    sorry to bump an old thread but any good 5f6a kits out there?
     
  14. justonwo

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    Weber makes ok stuff. I've built three of his amps. For the most part, I think the quality is good. I definitely disagree with allynmey. Say what you want about the source of any of the parts, but the stock amps sound fantastic. If you upgrade a few choice parts, they're even better. I would replace the switches, lamps, and jacks and a few other small things.

    Mojotone will make more of a top tier kit.

    http://www.mojomusicalsupply.com/item.asp?pid=37448&pg=44991&id=5550003
     
  15. dougk

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    Sweet, thanks for the heads up on mojo tone. Looked at the weber's but I'd rather pay for good quality parts the first time around. The last couple Allens I've built have had me spoiled.
     
  16. justonwo

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    Yeah, then I'd go for the Mojo kit. Do a search first, though. I'm sure there are other suppliers out there.
     

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