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preparing the 6G3 deluxe reverb build

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Hiya!

Just letting you guys know I'm about to start 2 builds in the next few days. The dual 50 plexi and a 6G3 brown deluxe reverb.
For the Dual 50 I'm going to use Sluckey's documents.
For the 6G3 I made some docs myself. To be continued....
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Have you got the schematic/layout for the Sluckey dual 50?
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geoff 1965 wrote:
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Have you got the schematic/layout for the Sluckey dual 50?
Yes. It's on the EL34 world site.
About the 6G3 I found out that the Down Brownie from Cutthroat sports a plexi like normal channel, so I will give that a go. There is no specific schematic, but there are build pics from those guys... seems pretty doable
That brown deluxe sounds awesome!!!
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Prepping the chassis to my needs. 3 extra tube holes, IEC socket, holes for reverb jacks,...
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Got the faceplate and backpanel for the Dual 50 build. They're absolutely marvelous!!!
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Painting the backs after lasering:
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Prepping the Dual50...
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The amp part of my 6G3 build is near ready. Only have to connect the PPIMV and the smoothing cap across the PI plates.
Doing that tonight, so I can start testing after triple checking the build vs schematic.
My layout plan was really awful at the power tubes. But now it should be just fine..I hope 😃
BTW, didn't connect the NFB loop just yet. Let's first find out the OT primaries are in the correct order...
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Oh, and I'm not adding the reverb on this amp. I bought a Surfybear FET reverb last week... awesome pedal with a built in spring tank. I gigged with it along with my non reverb tremolo TMB and it's the best ever!!! that prototype tremolo TMB is my fav amp ever! Every time I play that one I fall in love all over again and again... Sorry Josh, I don't know why...but it just sounds superior to the reverb 18W and 36W versions I built.
It just sounds immensely vintage!! listen, Jazzmaster--> surfybear--> tremolo tmb:

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Ok...here are the first sounds.
OMG!!!
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B+ is 390V after rectification. Spec is 375V... is it all right/safe to add a 12V zener that's only 1.3 watt? I would like to put it on spec.. just for the f¥ck of it🙂
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I wouldn't use less than 5W. You don't want the thing feeding your B+ to be unreliable.
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I wouldn't use less than 5W. You don't want the thing feeding your B+ to be unreliable.
Thought so too...
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Yes!!! Found some 1N5340B zeners in my stash... 2x 6V 5W should bring me there...
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In the mean while doing the combo shell
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And now folks... here it izzzz:
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That is a beauty!!!
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lavrgs wrote:
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That is a beauty!!!
Thanks. I think so too 🙂... and it sounds delicious!!!
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