Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by FourT6and2, Jun 5, 2014.
Wow... just wow! I wish I could do this.
Looks awesome... thanks for sharing.
Hmm... had a chance to test out the amp last night. I was very disappointed. Sounded awful. Just awful.
Then I realized I biased the amp to 39mV per side, rather than per tube. I should have doubled it since each bias test point is for two tubes. Rebiased the amp this morning. And swapped some of the preamp tubes.
V1: Tung- Sol Reissue
V2: Ei Yugo
V3: Ruby AC5
V4: JJ ECC83
V5: Ei Yugo
MUCH BETTER! Now with a proper bias this things sounds pretty damn awesome. Clips to come this weekend maybe.
Beautiful build. I really admire your work.
Let's play "Find the Clone."
2nd from top of course...
+ 1 on this.
Wish I had the patience (and know-how...)
You do. Anybody does. It's not hard. Learn how to read a schematic and learn how to solder and you're good to go.
Here are some clips. I'm still tweaking this thing here and there, trying to find the best combination of speakers and tubes. These clips aren't to showcase my playing, just the tone of the amp. Recorded with my laptop's webcam, so not the best quality obviously. But that's all I have.
Les Paul Silverburst with BKP Holy Divers
Bogner 4x12 with G12-65s
V1: Mullard of some type
V2: Tung-Sol Reissue
V3: JJ ECC83S
V4: JJ ECC83S
V5: Ei Yugo
CLEAN (Maybe too much reverb? And I literally just learned this song 2 minutes before recording this, so lots of mistakes):
For speakers I have this -
1x12 OB EV112L
2x12 CB Scumback H75 100 watt, Celestion Century Vintage
Not sure why people say the V30 sounds bad with a Soldano, I think they are nuts, pretty sure Warren Haynes would agree. All V30's maybe so, but a blend sounds real sweet.
Haven't tried my V30 cab yet. Tried Greenbacks. But they didn't sound too good. The cab isn't working now, though. Something must be wrong with the wiring or something. Could have had something to do with it. Need to check.
BIG WRECK! WHOOOO!
I ****in' love that song. It's so good!
Awesome job. Sounds like a SLO no question about it. Well done!
Sounds pretty fantastic....love that high gain tone!
Do you have one? I've never really played the real thing beyond a few times years ago. So I have little context for a comparison that's fresh in my mind.
Sounds great, thanks for the clips.
So, just out of curiosity, you could build a Champ kit in,what, 7 minutes?
Realistically, I could probably slap together a Champ kit in one day with time for lunch and a beer break.
Would you mind telling me what pcb pins you used for the build? I'm having a hard time finding some that don't require redrilling the pcb.
Are you talking about the turrets on the boards? Those were supplied by Rob at C3 amps. Send him an email, maybe he can tell you. But I believe they still require drilling.