A long time ago I made an amplifier. It was supposed to be a clone of a JCM800 2203/4 with a 6V6 in the power section. Anyway I've done so many mods to the original schematic that I could say, I guess, it's mine. But not 100%. (I can share some of the mods if you want to, and if I remember them, just ask).
It turned out quite well for it being my first amp ever built and also considering that the total amount of money I spent on it didn't exceed... say 30€. No kidding, it cost me about 30€ to build this amp. Bear in mind that I already had the transformers. It doesn't sound that good, and looks even worse, but I love it anyway.
Here are some pics.
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You can probably guess I don't have a lot of money by now, and that's right. I always use things that I borrow from friends or that I DIY on the cheap, and try to max everything out, and that's what I love the most in this life probably. It's such a nice experience to do this. I can't really explain. Other DIYers will understand me I guess. The sound sample you're about to hear was recorded with a Shure PG58 into a mixer a friend of mine was going to put in the trash and then into the line in of my PCI SB Audigy SE. And then into REAPER.
Here is it:
goear[.]com/listen/400b7ff/test1-me In a mix.
goear[.]com/listen/e612522/test2-me Only guitars.
4 Guitars: 2 Panned Hard R/L; 2 Panned 75% R/L
Just one guitar.
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There is a lot of post processing. EQ, some compression and even some basic mastering, too. It makes the amp sound half-decent. Or at least just not like shit, I hope.
I hope you liked this post, and my amp too.
Tell me what do you guys think about it.