Who has the best DIY Amp build kits?

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  1. TopDog

    TopDog "jumping the valence" Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm interested in doing my own build. Who makes the best kits with the best components for Marshall and Fender designs?

    Thanks
     
  2. dosmun

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    For Marshall Metroamp is hard to beat.
     
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    martins3325 Supporting Member

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    I hear Mission makes really nice Tweed kits
    Hear great things about the D'Lite Dumblesque kits
    And GDS, S2amps, and Metroamp for the Marshall stuff
     
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    if you want something that is easy to to do, i would look at soultone, he has completely documented the build to help an aspiring but inexperienced builder.
    also uses the highest quality components

    http://www.soultoneamps.com/
     
  6. Rod

    Rod Tone is Paramount Silver Supporting Member

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    ditto for Soultone!!
     
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    Mine was GDS. Couldn't be happier!
     
  8. BluesWannabe

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    For Marshall: I went to the Egnater amp building seminar, and built a JTM-45 modded head. I had a great time, and I had to be out in the Detroit area in any case... highly recommended! Here's a link to Premier Guitar's article on the seminar...


    For Fender: After I took the Egnater course, I built an Allen Brown Sugar... the instructions were great, and I had a great time building it... I'm planning on building another in the future since I gave the Brown Sugar to my nephew. Here's a link to the Allen Amps web site... He has sales on different amp kit models every month...


    I'm not affiliated with these companies, just a satisfied customer...

    P.S. I'm on Long Island, too
     
  9. TopDog

    TopDog "jumping the valence" Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks BW...

    I would like to attend that Engnator seminar sometime. I have EE degree so I have a technical head start. I should have done this years ago, but as of the last 4 months or so I've been deeply immersed reading books on books on tube and amp design and tooling with my amps. Now I'm ready to apply it to a build kit....anyway...

    I went with the Metropolis JTM 45.....

    I'll keep you all posted along the way...

    Thank to all who replied.....

    Rod
     
  10. Kitarist

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    All i use is Ceriatone :D :D
     
  11. ss396

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    congrats on your enterprise and let us know how it goes with the build. i'm an EE also and should probably have been building amps for years but never have. there is also a forum called the amp garage that mostly deals with DIY amp builds you can check out, if you didn't already know about it.
     

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