My Grandfather's Homeade Amp--Pics. Inside and Out..........

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  1. c2dzmm

    c2dzmm Member

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    Here are some internal and external pictures from an amplifier that my grandfather built who knows when. My father is 50 and he says my grandfather owned it many years before he was born. My father guesses this amp to be 60 to 80 years old. I don't know what my grandfather originally used it for, but my father played guitar with it for years; and I played some on it around around year ago andthought it sounded sweet. Sorry I don't have pictures of his homeade head box and cab. A bad speaker was the reason my father finally took it apart. Once we get the speaker in then it should be ready to use again. What are your thoughts?

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  2. Hacksaw

    Hacksaw Time Warped Gold Supporting Member

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    I have something like that, a much smaller 3 tuber, I will have to take pics! very cool. I love looking at those old components. yes, a genuine scape up some parts and build it amp!
     
  3. m3g

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    I'd love to hear some clips of that!
     
  4. Serious Poo

    Serious Poo Armchair Rocket Scientist Graffiti Existentialist Gold Supporting Member

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    Good God - that amp has some wicked mojo! Yeah, something with that kind of pedigree really needs to be lovingly restored and played. How very cool. Thanks for sharing those pics.
     
  5. c2dzmm

    c2dzmm Member

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    the oily cap to the far right worries me though........
     
  6. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Yup, definitely want to replace a few caps before you fire her up. Also, those metal 6V6s are likely to be noisy, might want to replace them with some glass ones. Otherwise, VERY cool. I wonder if it was a Popular Science project (back from when the mag actually meant something!) or if he got it directly from the Westinghouse schematics?
     
  7. jpervin

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    That's awesome! Looks like a homemade version of a 5C3 Deluxe.
    Do you know if your grandfather made the chassis himself?
     
  8. Roccaforte Amps

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    6SC7's huh. Cool looking amp. I pulled some of the same tubes out of a broken 1957 Hammond Model M tone wheel organ I took apart.

    I wonder how it sounds.
     
  10. Fifthstone

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    That is way cool. You should definitely try to get it back in commission. That is so awesome.
     
  11. hogy

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    it's from 1956 or later.

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