my amp build

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  1. rockstah

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    *been a while since gave any update on my progress with evh 67/68 plexi build*
    68 era spec ------
    exceptions: 500pf's in place of the 560pf's and a 820(searching for alittle more gain i believe the 820 got me more) on v1b instead of 2.7k. and bright coupling is .0022 power board is still 50u on mains and 50u on screens
    les paul / jim wagners shredder pickup / PPIMV on 2
    (excuse the out of tuneness and need of new strings as well as not playing some things note for note! - just woke up and i still havnet reached my quota of caffeine ;) )

    dry rhythm
    http://www.markabrahamian.com/rockst...8_spec_dry.mp3
    some verb and fakin it!
    http://www.markabrahamian.com/rockst..._spec_verb.mp3
    comments are welcome,
    Mark
     
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    thought you guys might wanna see my plexi build in its current state.
    Mark

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    sounds really good; maybe a bit more bass than I'd expect, but the mids and top end are there. Really nice, juicy distortion and harmonics, your playin's good too!

    Looks like you didn't spare any expenses inside, either; nice work!
     
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    Nice Build!
    Nice Tone
    Nice Mustard caps!! Is that Mercury Iron? Is this build from a kit?
     
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    well the second set of clips to me doesnt sound too bassy at all really - thanks man! 4 clips there to compare

    was a kit as far as chassis and boards go. the rest is piece by piece - MM OT indeed

    thanks for the compliments guys!
    ya get what ya pay for i always say ;)
    Mark
     
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    Very nice job on the build, looks very professional. Not that it would have any impact on the sound possibly, but what gauge wire did you use on the filament string? It looks smaller than the other wires.

    Also, where did you score the back panel? I have a 50 watt 1987 that burned in a club fire that works fine, but is butttttt ugly. I have found a source for a front panel but not a rear.

    Again, great job on the build

    BD
     
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    Antique Electronics have the back panels, But it's not too tough to roll your own if you have a decent tablesaw.rooster.
     
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    thanks but even the second set of clips you though were to bassy? there are 4 clips all together at this point.

    Mark
     
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    thanks man - im working on number two build as well!
    i used 20 guage for the heaters - the wire has smaller insulator for sure on it than the rest of the amp which is 22 guage thicker insulator on that wire
    - try metroamp.com for the panels George may be able to find what yer lookin for.
    Mark
     
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    oh, hell, I liked the first two! They just had more meat than Eddie's original tone, to my ears. But yeah, the later ones are a little leaner.

    doesn't sound like the MV is hurting anything :dude
     
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    i hear ya man - over here sniffin solder
     
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    more clips on the way
     
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    the pickup i have been using in my les paul is the shredder from jim wagner. it measures 16.7k - here is a clip with everything the same as last but now a jim wagner darkburst pickup ( 8.5k) interesting. this brings to my attention that when dialing it is important to think about which pickup you will be using as you can see the sound changes quite a bit. i think my ears are shot at this point and the playing is not as up to par - taking a break for a day or so - if i can ;)
    tell me what you think.
    http://www.markabrahamian.com/rockstah_songs/marshall_mods/vh_medley4.mp3
    Mark
     
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    weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
     
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