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  1. #1

    Join Date: Dec 2012
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    So I made this amp.

    Hey guys!

    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.
    Forum wont let me post links, remove the []'s.

    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.

    Again, remove the []'s.

    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.

    Best wishes,

  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
    ME: Ibanez 540PIIM
    Rig: Peavey 6505

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    Thank you very much

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
    ME: Ibanez 540PIIM
    Rig: Peavey 6505

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    No worries at all my friend! Amp looks nifty. Not the sort of thing I'd use but interesting nonetheless!

  5. #5

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Black Swamp, OH
    ME: Rich Mahogany
    MA: Godin A6 Ultra
    MB: SR500
    Rig: Massive/Boobies

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    That looks rough as hell. Definitely rock'n roll!

  6. #6

    Join Date: Dec 2008
    Location: Florida
    ME: Epi MKH LP7
    MA: Hyostar SJ-971
    MB: LTD B-206SM
    Rig: Blackstar HTMetal 100>2x1

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    Nice. I have thought about trying to build an amp before.. but I'm not sure I could

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    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: Leominster, MA, USA
    ME: ESP/LTD Hex 7 Nergal
    MB: Peavey Millenium
    Rig: Laney IRT Studio

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    Looks charming and sounds fine. I'm cutting my teeth building pedals. Just built my first pedal and now learning to troubleshoot !!

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Woodbridge, VA
    ME: KxK ProtoVii-7
    MA: Martin D-28
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    Clips at once.
    Division: American Metal without the suck.

    So live for today,
    Tomorrow never comes.
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    Die young, gonna die young,
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