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The Amp Guts Appreciation Thread ! !

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Dr. Tweedbucket, Jan 6, 2008.

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  1. Dr. Tweedbucket

    Dr. Tweedbucket Deluxe model available !!!11

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    I appreciate seeing what makes my amp tick .... [​IMG]


    Let's start off with a nice Hiwatt DR103. This is probably one of the nicest looking wiring jobs on the Planet.



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    .... and next, .... this is how Mesa does it. This is a Mesa Dual Rectifier head, SN R0860.



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    I'd like to see a pre SN R0500 and see what the big deal is? [​IMG]



    .....moving right along, let's take a look at an old 71 Traynor YBA 1A amp [​IMG]

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    What a great design !! .... just like your car, pop the hood open and there ya have the motor !! .... neat how they stapled the schematics on the underside of the hood ! [​IMG]

    ok, so everybody, rip your amps apart and start snapping pics !
     
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  2. GenoBluzGtr

    GenoBluzGtr Supporting Member

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    Okay... here goes...

    Here is my current Number 1 amp - a 1990 Bassman Reissue that has been converted to PTP:

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    Next up, a former number one - Alessandro Working Dog Rottweiler:

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    Next... an outstanding amp, phenomenal gigging machine, Clark Kanee Reverb:

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    How about a Victoria 20112 ???

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    And finally, another take on the 5E3... an SDG Proluxe (5E3 with bigger transformers and the ability to run 6L6s for 25 - 30 watts!)

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  3. soldano16

    soldano16 Member

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    It reminds me too much of a documentary I saw where a fellow had the top of his head sawed off for surgery but he was awake. So the film showed this guy talking to the camera and you could see his brain sticking up over the top of his head. It was VERY strange.

    On a less weird note, here's my 63 non Top Boost AC-30.

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  4. rockinlespaul

    rockinlespaul Member

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    1969 Traynor YVM PA head...modded.

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    1972 Fender Bandmaster Reverb...

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  5. indytruckboy

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    Looks like freakin dynamite in there!!!:eek::eek::eek: I take it those are some sort of cap.
     
  6. crosse79

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    That Traynor Amp will never get by customs....haha
     
  7. Senzu21

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    I thought some PCB was in order after all this handwired crap:)

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  8. Mastervolume

    Mastervolume Member

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    Marshall DSL 401- a buddy just bought this not working. He was told that no one had been inside the amp. It just quit one day......

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  9. Tonefish

    Tonefish Member

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    Here's the mighty Mad Professor:

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    Here's an original '64 Deluxe Reverb:

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    And the rare Marshall Studio 15:

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  10. CitizenCain

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    Here's the Sundown I just converted to a tagboard layout, clean channel only.

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  11. Flyin' Brian

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    Echo Are Member

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    Aye Yi Yi! I've read about the overheating and reliability problems of the DSL 401. That's nasty! I've actually thought about buying a DSL 401 a few times over the years(yikes!). Not now. Is the pic of an older 401, pre-2003 or so? Marshall's supposed to have fixed this problem.
     
  13. grego7

    grego7 has left the building Gold Supporting Member

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  14. John Coloccia

    John Coloccia Cold Supporting Member

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    I like the "belt and suspenders" approach of wire nuts AND electrical tape.

    :messedup
     
  15. Tony Foran

    Tony Foran Supporting Member

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    Gibson GA 79 RVT

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    Jim Kelley 30/60

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    Modded Bassman

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  16. FFTT

    FFTT Member

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    All PCB amps are not the same, that has been clearly established, but that
    photo right there is why I will always go for hand wired amps.
     
  17. PlexiFuzz

    PlexiFuzz I know karate. Voodoo, too.

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    Which photo? This photo?


     
  18. wingwalker

    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    Here's a blurry shot of my Mission Amps V Front amp and one of the power and output trannys...

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    I'll see if I can find gut shots of my 62 Deluxe, 69 twin Reverb and 74 Sound City 50+ and post those too!
     
  19. Red Planet

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    Cool! Thats my old Tweed SDG Amp! I loved that amp. It sounded particularly amasing with a Mojo BV30 in it.

    Damn good Amp. Thats one I wish I still had.
     
  20. sdgvintage

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    That other SDG pic, that was only the 2nd or 3rd amp I made, it worked, but wasn't pretty thats for sure. That pic made me cringe. Heres a 2007 proluxe model.
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