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Re: Chassis and Panels for 18W Projects

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Here's my revision of the weber chassis front panel dimensions if you want 7 pots instead of 6
(I was designing for a 2 channel TMB + MV but this would also work nicely for the 18W trem/TMB if you used the 2 pots between the input jacks for speed & intensity).
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crgfrench wrote:
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Here's my revision of the weber chassis front panel dimensions if you want 7 pots instead of 6
I have no idea if I will do anything that close to the standard. Right now, I don't even know if I will offer more than this initial set. It really depends on the response once these sets are made.
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Well, I don't think this is going to happen until I find a new supplier. I heard from Carey today that he's gotten busier than he can handle, so he won't be doing the custom stuff anymore.

The only other company I know that I would use right now is expensive, and has setup fees, so that would require enough people interested to do a group buy. Otherwise, it's going to be a long while until I find a new supplier, and test their stuff out.

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I'm going to try making a DIY panel. Will report on that one soon...first let's find out about the result
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JMPGuitars wrote:
Tue 09/15/20 7:15 pm
Well, I don't think this is going to happen until I find a new supplier. I heard from Carey today that he's gotten busier than he can handle, so he won't be doing the custom stuff anymore.

The only other company I know that I would use right now is expensive, and has setup fees, so that would require enough people interested to do a group buy. Otherwise, it's going to be a long while until I find a new supplier, and test their stuff out.

Thanks,
Josh
Is this both chassis and faceplate? I'm currently looking at Mojotone blanks for $45 as a pretty good deal. Since I have punches can machine them it's a no-brainer. I had a local supplier quote $175 for a 5E3 style and walked. What's a decent price for faceplates? I had one made for my 5E3 and it was pricey but maybe for higher volume it would go down. http://www.precisiondesignin.com/control-panels.php - I found her one one of the amp sites...She did and excellent job her listed prices are about $30/panel + setup. She does have some Marshall style panels in her gallery.
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Is this both chassis and faceplate? I'm currently looking at Mojotone blanks for $45 as a pretty good deal. Since I have punches can machine them it's a no-brainer. I had a local supplier quote $175 for a 5E3 style and walked. What's a decent price for faceplates? I had one made for my 5E3 and it was pricey but maybe for higher volume it would go down. http://www.precisiondesignin.com/control-panels.php - I found her one one of the amp sites...She did and excellent job her listed prices are about $30/panel + setup. She does have some Marshall style panels in her gallery.
Setup fees are B.S. A good price is about $20 per panel for a panel with plenty going on. I think Carey might still be doing custom panels, just not custom chassis. I'll check eventually after I hear from him again. He's gotten slow in communication since he got too popular.
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I've done some panel designs on this, but haven't ordered any yet, slightly on the expensive side... https://www.frontpanelexpress.com/
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I've done some panel designs on this, but haven't ordered any yet, slightly on the expensive side... https://www.frontpanelexpress.com/
They're very expensive. More than double what I was paying for anything good.

Though I did email that guy you mentioned in Canada.
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Tube Town is pretty good for custom plates.

I designed mine in powerpoint, copy-pasted them in an open source vector graphics editor, saved to pdf and voila! Arrived 2 weeks later

On the other hand, I am looking for someone to build 2 custom chassis for me (Fender slanted style). Any recommendations welcome please.

So far not much luck on my side but I have trouble believing there isn’t a person in the world able to do that for a reasonable cost
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Tommy_D wrote:
Mon 09/21/20 4:35 am
Tube Town is pretty good for custom plates.

I designed mine in powerpoint, copy-pasted them in an open source vector graphics editor, saved to pdf and voila! Arrived 2 weeks later

On the other hand, I am looking for someone to build 2 custom chassis for me (Fender slanted style). Any recommendations welcome please.

So far not much luck on my side but I have trouble believing there isn’t a person in the world able to do that for a reasonable cost
how much did you end up paying? I find it very confusing on their site...
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€31 + shipping
I though the end result was really good (I will post pics of my 18W build soon)

I designed the faceplate in powerpoint, copy-pasted the shapes directly into inkscape and saved as a pdf - easy
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Thx. I will look into that further.. I will be ordering some new stuff there soon, so I will try that panel ordering too.
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JMPGuitars wrote:
Tue 09/15/20 7:15 pm
Well, I don't think this is going to happen until I find a new supplier. I heard from Carey today that he's gotten busier than he can handle, so he won't be doing the custom stuff anymore.
Try Terry at Seaside Music
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crgfrench wrote:
Tue 09/22/20 7:57 pm
Try Terry at Seaside Music
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Though I did email that guy you mentioned in Canada.

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I sent him a PDF, I'm still waiting on a quote.
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Re: Chassis and Panels for 18W Projects

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Any ideas of people able to create custom chassis?

There are a bunch of off the shelf, undrilled chassis available so mainly a matter of cutting holes...

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