I got Eric's Bluesbreaker

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by 908SSP, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. 908SSP

    908SSP Member

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    Well as close as I am going to any way. It's been a long time in the making but I finished it today and it sounds divine, right off the Mayall CD. I have to thank Ray Domzalski for assembling the board, Brain Wallace for his transformers and assembly and Mike Bacino for the coup-de-grace the beautiful pinstripe grill cloth. Those are the real thing mint condition 1967 Vox Celestion alnicos with 003 cones. If it were the real thing you'd be looking a 20K worth of amp.

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  2. Red Planet

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    Great job Alex. That thing looks spot on. Is that a set of Bias Pots I see there? I take it its easier to find those dudes in a not matched pair.

    Sweet Looking.:RoCkIn:RoCkIn:RoCkIn:RoCkIn
     
  3. 908SSP

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    Thanks and you're spot on the money. With the cost of GEC an extra bias pot makes biasing possible.
     
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    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Outstanding!
     
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    Very impressive!
     
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    Love the back view of the speakers. :drool
     
  7. Mark Robinson

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    Fabulous attention to detail.. Congratulations!
     
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    Wheres the jaw dropping emote when you need it.

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    Very Nice! Thanks for sharing. :)
     
  10. gkoelling

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    Congratulations!

    If that isn't one of a kind, it's certainly rare.

    I'd love to hear a few clips with a LP cranked through it.
     
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    gregc Supporting Member

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    Nice, Alex. I'd like to take that amp for a spin!
     
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    Thanks guys. Yea kind of weird thing maybe to try and reproduce a legendary amp. It is just a different aspect of the same love of tone.
     
  14. bluesmain

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    beautiful ! wow!!!
     
  15. jmp

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    Alex,
    I am drooling with envy! :drool In the past I seriously considered doing the exact same thing you just did. I may still do it one day, although I would probably be satisfied with current production tubes and repro speakers.

    But that repro grill cloth! :crazy Is this something Bacino sells to the general public? He could make a small fortune selling that stuff to amp builders who are sick of the weak-looking Marshall reissue "Bluesbreaker" cloth.
     
  16. 908SSP

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    Well yes and no. You can imagine he feels pretty possessive about the cloth as it was a substantial investment for him. And the pieces are only big enough for 2x12 not a 4x12. So he will sell to those doing restorations or recreations. Funny how the cloth has almost taken a life of it own. :crazy
     

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