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Re: Custom Chassis and Faceplates

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JMPGuitars wrote:
Sun 08/08/21 10:21 am
This is how I mount reverb tanks in my heads:
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My tank is recessed behind the tubes, so there's no direct heat source under it.


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Is this one of your recommended tanks mounted upside down? >>8AB2A1B
About to put in an order for all the parts I forgot on the first two orders...8-)
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Re: Custom Chassis and Faceplates

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Is this one of your recommended tanks mounted upside down? >>8AB2A1B
About to put in an order for all the parts I forgot on the first two orders...8-)
lol, yup, that's the one I use on heads (I like the MOD branded ones). I wouldn't put anything bigger unless it were a big cabinet.

Make sure you have grommets and all the little stuff too. ;)

BTW- I should have the test faceplates Monday. I'll let you know how they look.

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Re: Custom Chassis and Faceplates

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The faceplates came in today, and they look great. They're 3M tape backed, and really easy to apply to the chassis. There's some mild masking tape residue that might need to be cleaned off from shipping. They look great though, check it out:
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Here's my commercial version, in the same chassis, and from the same batch of faceplates:
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EDIT: The last two photos show the color a little better. They're all gold. Gooooooooooollld.

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PS. I wish I remembered when I placed the order that I also needed a combo faceplate. 🙄
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Re: Custom Chassis and Faceplates

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That's really nice work on those faceplates Josh! Is it affordable for one-offs, or you have to buy from the shop in quantity to be worthwhile?

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Re: Custom Chassis and Faceplates

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That's really nice work on those faceplates Josh! Is it affordable for one-offs, or you have to buy from the shop in quantity to be worthwhile?

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Yes. ;)

It's not cheap for one-offs, but still better than a lot of places I've checked out. And the quality is obviously really good. I bought multiples, so I can sell the panel sets for about $70. I've been quoted $70 to $100+ per panel from other sources, so that's pretty awesome.

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Re: Custom Chassis and Faceplates

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For anybody interested in building the Tremolo TMB Reverb PCB, I can sell the bundle for $250 plus shipping. That includes:

The PCB
  • FR4-TG170
  • ENIG(2U")
  • 2oz Copper Layer
  • 3.2mm Thickness
Chassis
  • 2mm Thick Aluminum
  • Welded Corners
  • PCB Mounting Holes Predrilled
  • Available with Octal or Noval Power Tube Mounting Holes (specify what you want)
  • Accommodates popular 18W and 36W transformers easily.
  • 2 Pilot Lamp Options
Faceplates
  • .5mm Thick Gold on Black with 3M Adhesive Backing
  • Pilot Lamp Hole NOT cutout - choose your own style
    (mount the faceplate first, then cutout the hole with a razor - ask if you need help.)
All are premium quality, as you can see from the photos & video demos of the stuff.
The prices separately are: $70 for faceplates, $65 for PCB, $150 for Chassis (all excluding shipping).

If you want only the faceplates and chassis, that will be $200 + shipping.

I'll also include the footswitch PCB at no extra charge for people getting the full PCB bundle, but please remind me or I'll forget, and you won't get one. ;)

Message me directly or email me to arrange purchase. I will eventually have this stuff for sale on my website, after I redesign it. Eventually. lol

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Re: Custom Chassis and Faceplates

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Josh, I had an idea today about panels after reading a post from someone wanting to explore DIY silkscreen. Lets say you etched the panel markings into single-sided .063 FR4 with 3 oz or 4 oz copper. Then you would send the panel(s) out for nickel plating, or plate them yourself with a kit from someone like Caswell. After that, it would be a simple matter to fill the etchings with ink, again, something that is easy to do yourself. The result would be a shiny, hard nickel finish (almost like chrome) with colored engravings. Have you ever heard of anyone using a process like this?
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Re: Custom Chassis and Faceplates

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Josh, I had an idea today about panels after reading a post from someone wanting to explore DIY silkscreen. Lets say you etched the panel markings into single-sided .063 FR4 with 3 oz or 4 oz copper. Then you would send the panel(s) out for nickel plating, or plate them yourself with a kit from someone like Caswell. After that, it would be a simple matter to fill the etchings with ink, again, something that is easy to do yourself. The result would be a shiny, hard nickel finish (almost like chrome) with colored engravings. Have you ever heard of anyone using a process like this?
I've not heard of anybody doing that, but it sounds like the process would be expensive anyway. Maybe fun though. ;)
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Re: Custom Chassis and Faceplates

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JMPGuitars wrote:
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Wed 10/06/21 1:28 pm
Josh, I had an idea today about panels after reading a post from someone wanting to explore DIY silkscreen. Lets say you etched the panel markings into single-sided .063 FR4 with 3 oz or 4 oz copper. Then you would send the panel(s) out for nickel plating, or plate them yourself with a kit from someone like Caswell. After that, it would be a simple matter to fill the etchings with ink, again, something that is easy to do yourself. The result would be a shiny, hard nickel finish (almost like chrome) with colored engravings. Have you ever heard of anyone using a process like this?
I've not heard of anybody doing that, but it sounds like the process would be expensive anyway. Maybe fun though. ;)
Once you were set up for it, like with a PCB system, I think most of the cost would be the nickel plate. I'd love to be able to make front panels that look like chrome! In fact, I would do that with the aluminum panels that I engrave, but it's extra expensive because aluminum can't be directly nickel plated. It has to be copper plated first. Maybe someday... :D

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