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DIY 5W head amp finished. My custom "half-stack" is done !

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  1. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Hello !

    I made a custom 2x10 cab not long ago and had to build the matching head...It's a N5X ampmaker.com kit (0 to 5 w with variable power pot, full EQ, high or low boost, master volume) that went along well (thanks especially to @Triple Jim for the help with the dead transformer)

    Nice british sound. It takes 6v6 or EL84 which is a cool feature for people who like to try and tinker !

    I tried to match the vintage design and colors of the cab. It's only my second tolex work, so there are some mistakes but nothing bad !

    Here it is :

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  2. JCreasy

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    OK. That is very cool I like the wood work. What is it? Ribbon Mahogany? Also love the "... George Jetson" design. How does it sound? I am seeing a matching reverb tank in the near future. You what would really be cool is to replicate that, but change the color scheme up to some wild mid-century modern tones and some fun knobs. Can you send us a "... gig" or "... practice" PIC with a nice Stratocaster plugged in and leaned up against it?!

    Thanks for sharing.

    JKC
     
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  3. guitartwonk

    guitartwonk Strat-O-Master

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    That's some great work there. It looks really neat :)
     
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  4. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

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    The wood is nothing fancy actually, that's laminated beech !

    I'll try to make a nice picture, I may find a cool strat to put against it ; )

    It sounds really nice but will need some quality time with it to explore the possibilities !
     
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  5. carver

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    that head looks so awesome.

    so does the cab.

    nice work! now put it to work.
     
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  6. charby

    charby Strat-Talk Member

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    They both look amazing, you should be proud! Great work :thumb:
     
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  7. Miotch

    Miotch Senior Stratmaster

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    Way cool !! Great job. Let’s hear some clips
     
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    Outstanding. Holy smokes that came out great.
     
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    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

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    A very pleasant sense of design. Unobtrusively sophisticated and subtly commanding attention...
    You've made nice things.

    And...killer legs!
     
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    Love the look!
     
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  11. Triple Jim

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    That's some real stand-out work, @usul1978! Really professional. If you look closely at most factory Tolex jobs, you'll find minor mistakes too. I'm glad if I helped with the transformer problem, and that you worked around it.

    The amp and speaker cabinet are so nice I think I'd move them indoors before the next rain. :)
     
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  12. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Don't worry, we don't get much rain around here !

    Thank you all for your appreciation...
     
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  13. StillAlive&Well

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    So cool! Nice work.
     
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    PCollen Senior Stratmaster

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    That is SWEET.
     
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    JustABluesGuy Senior Stratmaster

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    That’s gorgeous! I live vintage modern design and 2x10 cabs!

    What drivers are in there, and when will we get to hear it?
     
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  17. usul1978

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    Celestion gold and greenback. With a switch for serie wiring or individual wiring.

    The gold is my precious... Those mids, mmmmh ! The GB is under examination...

    For the recordings, could you just manage my kids for a while in order to help me set something up ? :whistling:
     
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    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Very very cool :cool:
     
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  19. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Senior Stratmaster

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    All we need is a cell phone video posted to YouTube. :)
     
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  20. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Come on, don't spoil my excuses !
     
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