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Aiwa TP-1011 mic preamp DIY build

Discussion in 'DIY Effects Forum' started by Moopha, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. Moopha

    Moopha Strat-O-Master

    571
    Jan 29, 2011
    Northern Caucasus
    Hi there!

    Any Blackmore fans? So, this topic is for you!
    As many of you might know, Mr. Blackmore used (and still uses) Aiwa TP-1011 tape recorder.

    Lots of equipment changes, amps, effects, but Aiwa was a permanent member of his guitar-amp chain!

    Why so? At early years of was reel-to-reel delay device (but lately Blackmore used digital delays).

    Also, it became a part of his sounding, some kind of compressor/booster.

    There are many copycats of his preamp (i.e. BSM), but they are rather expensive, so I decided to build my own one.

    I am currently writing post form my iPhone, so I will write the whole story lately.

    But now I'd like to demonstrate freshly-built PCB:

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    You may notice PTP' kind of board — I am very fond of classic point-to-point build method, using turret lugs. So I tried to recreate this in a smaller dimension, hope that will work.

    Any thoughts, dear folks?
     

  2. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Fascinating. I wish I could do that kind of work.

    D
     
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  3. Moopha

    Moopha Strat-O-Master

    571
    Jan 29, 2011
    Northern Caucasus
    Updates:

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    the metal enclosure drilled, all jacks and switch pre-installed.

    The are some routing issues, so I want to resolder all cables and try to put three transisistors and check pedal in action.
     
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  4. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    I like it, I like it!
     
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  5. Moopha

    Moopha Strat-O-Master

    571
    Jan 29, 2011
    Northern Caucasus
    Re-routing started:

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    Pots and transistors to be soldered too
     
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  6. Moopha

    Moopha Strat-O-Master

    571
    Jan 29, 2011
    Northern Caucasus
    PCB has been rebuilded, so here it is:

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  7. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 22, 2010
    Germany
    I like the Marshall knobs \m/
    I think he didn´t used it(preamp/delay) since ´94 when he changed from Marshall to ENGL.


    All the best,
    Robin
     

  8. Moopha

    Moopha Strat-O-Master

    571
    Jan 29, 2011
    Northern Caucasus
    Third re-assemble done:

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    Wiring done:

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