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#41 User is offline   Rabs 

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 03:34 PM

View PostDub-T-123, on 06 August 2017 - 03:29 PM, said:

Cool stuff guys. Rabs that Dimarzio pot looks like it was made by CTS

Just wired up this Strat pickguard


Nice...

And yes I noticed that too.. That its very CTS like.. which would make it from 1979 no?
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Posted 06 August 2017 - 04:29 PM

View PostDub-T-123, on 06 August 2017 - 03:29 PM, said:

Cool stuff guys. Rabs that Dimarzio pot looks like it was made by CTS

Just wired up this Strat pickguard

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Very pretty with all those right angle bends! [biggrin]

Interested to hear what you think of those Toneriders.
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Posted 06 August 2017 - 05:58 PM

View Postsurfpup, on 06 August 2017 - 04:29 PM, said:

Very pretty with all those right angle bends! [biggrin]

Interested to hear what you think of those Toneriders.

Thanks will do.

Here's another project of the weekend. This is a little class D power amp that can put out like 60W. I mainly put this little guy together to test different preamps for a little micro amp idea that I have. It is unbelievably loud for its size and actually sounds great with a tasty preamp. Not going to throw out my tube amps but this will be a really cool portable amp


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Next on the chopping block: Gonna put together a transistor set for the Pup
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Posted 06 August 2017 - 06:11 PM

View PostDub-T-123, on 06 August 2017 - 05:58 PM, said:

Thanks will do.

Here's another project of the weekend. This is a little class D power amp that can put out like 60W. I mainly put this little guy together to test different preamps for a little micro amp idea that I have. It is unbelievably loud for its size and actually sounds great with a tasty preamp. Not going to throw out my tube amps but this will be a really cool portable amp


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Next on the chopping block: Gonna put together a transistor set for the Pup


Everyone should have something like this in the gig bag for the time when that tube amp fails. I've never had to use the spare yet, but I'm sure it will happen eventually. I carry a little micro Hotone head just in case. But these little Class D amps can really hang! Cool build. No volume adjustment?
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Posted 06 August 2017 - 06:24 PM

View Postsurfpup, on 06 August 2017 - 06:11 PM, said:

Everyone should have something like this in the gig bag for the time when that tube amp fails. I've never had to use the spare yet, but I'm sure it will happen eventually. I carry a little micro Hotone head just in case. But these little Class D amps can really hang! Cool build. No volume adjustment?

No volume adjustment because it's intended to be used with a preamp. This is kindof a modular power amp prototyping dealio :rolleyes:
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Posted 20 August 2017 - 03:48 PM

Finished building these two pedals today. They are based on the old Electro Harmonix LPB (Linear Power Booster). I haven't built any of these in a while, and I forgot how bad *** they sound. I gotta keep one for myself. A little tight in the 1590B but it fits. Trying to come up with a catchy name for these based on the LPB - so three words... best I got so far is Lil Power Bomb... seems to fit the sound they make too.

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 05:56 PM

Lysergic Power Banana
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Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:18 PM

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The long awaited 5e3 cab is underway.
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Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:50 PM

Nice... Dub [thumbup]

I have a small update today.. I realise how long this build has taken so wanted to say theres a good reason.. Ive been dealing with my father whos very sick... Been happening since last November and is taking most of my time up at the moment... But im not far from finished now...

Today I did some extra polishing and got the trussrod cover done.. And as usual I use my offcuts to make a nice matching cover...

So I get an appropriate sized bit of Korina
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This is often how I flatten and shape small bits of wood (I know, I know :))
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Then I drill the holes while its in place
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Counter sink the holes
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And oiled
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And did some extra polishing on the top
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So, im so close to finishing its almost painful.. But my schedule at the moment is unpredictable to say the least. So, hopefully more very soon....
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Posted 22 August 2017 - 06:53 PM

View PostDub-T-123, on 21 August 2017 - 10:18 PM, said:

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The long awaited 5e3 cab is underway.


I know a good joint when I see one! [thumbup]
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Posted 22 August 2017 - 06:54 PM

View PostRabs, on 22 August 2017 - 12:50 PM, said:

And oiled
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Nice touch!
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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:38 AM

 surfpup, on 22 August 2017 - 06:53 PM, said:

I know a good joint when I see one! [thumbup]

I know a good joint when I smoke one!

Sorry couldn't resist. Thanks. Now that I have some templates made I should be able to make narrow panel tweed style cabs pretty easily. Really enjoying it
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Posted 27 August 2017 - 02:00 PM

Ok.. Got all the hardware on... Just needs soldering and a setup and we are done [thumbup]

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And almost forgot the strap pins ..
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They didn't come with washers but I have some spare.. Gotta have a fluffy washer :)
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Hopefully barring anything weird going on I will actually get this finished tomorrow [thumbup]
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Posted 27 August 2017 - 04:48 PM

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It's looking good Rabs!
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Posted 27 August 2017 - 04:54 PM

View PostRabs, on 27 August 2017 - 02:00 PM, said:

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Hopefully barring anything weird going on I will actually get this finished tomorrow [thumbup]


The grain on that body and top is just sick! The two-color binding looks great too. [thumbup]
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Posted 27 August 2017 - 05:01 PM

That is looking amazing dude!!! The reflectors are the perfect choice


Now I'm delaying my 5e3 cab build further because I couldn't resist mounting the chassis and speaker to hear how it sounds in the cab. The cab really added a noticeable amount of low end and the amp just sounds bigger and beautifully balanced now. It sounds so sweet with any of my guitars, it's gonna be hard to wait weeks for the finishing to be done so I can put it back together. So happy with the sound from this thing


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 05:04 PM

View PostDub-T-123, on 27 August 2017 - 05:01 PM, said:

That is looking amazing dude!!! The reflectors are the perfect choice


Now I'm delaying my 5e3 cab build further because I couldn't resist mounting the chassis and speaker to hear how it sounds in the cab. The cab really added a noticeable amount of low end and the amp just sounds bigger and beautifully balanced now. It sounds so sweet with any of my guitars, it's gonna be hard to wait weeks for the finishing to be done so I can put it back together. So happy with the sound from this thing


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Man, that looks great. Really nice job rounding the edges (that gave me trouble in my own cabinet build). [thumbup]
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Posted 27 August 2017 - 05:06 PM

View Postsurfpup, on 27 August 2017 - 04:54 PM, said:

The grain on that body and top is just sick! The two-color binding looks great too. [thumbup]

Thanks one and all.

Yeah, even though I have had people tell me that it wont sustain well because of sympathetic vibrations that are going the other way on the neck because the grain is going a different way to the body [rolleyes]

It does look cool though ;)

We may all find out tomorrow.

And yes... GREAT job there Dub.. Proper looks the business [thumbup]
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Posted 27 August 2017 - 05:19 PM

Man, that cab looks put together super tight. Great work.

You guys are pros.
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Posted 27 August 2017 - 05:20 PM

Ohh and by the way, since Photobucket wiped it out.. This is the plan for the next build

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Which will be very similar in design to the Korina one but with this Walnut body (which I also cut with the grain the other way around [rolleyes] ) and currently looks like this

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