18 Watt Based power section with Tremolo and Reverb

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Reverend Bow
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18 Watt Based power section with Tremolo and Reverb

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Hello everyone, I love this forum and I have been lurking for years.

I have an idea for a fairly basic amp, based on the 18 Watt EL-84 power section.
Single Channel
Controls:
Gain
Tone
Reverb
Master
Tremolo Speed
Tremolo Depth
High/Low Power Switch

The idea came from seeing Richie Kotzen live the other night. He was using a new Signature model Victory Amps RK50C. That is a single channel 50 watts running EL-34s, Trmolo and reverb, and a single tone control.

It seems like it SHOULD be fairly simple.... basically run the Tremolo side of a 18 watt circuit and add a reverb... right?

Inputs and ideas are welcome.
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Re: 18 Watt Based power section with Tremolo and Reverb

Post by Daviedawg »

I have a vague idea that there is already a thread for trem + reverb somewhere on the forum.

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Re: 18 Watt Based power section with Tremolo and Reverb

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hello Reverend Bow,
here's a schematic of the 18W lite with reverb,hope it is of use to you
18w lite reverb.GIF
bye the way,are you a real "reverend"?
here's a couple more with reverb
Carolina Blues Special.GIF
HaasAmps Champ Reverb Combo v1.0.jpg
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Re: 18 Watt Based power section with Tremolo and Reverb

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geoff 1965 wrote:hello Reverend Bow,

bye the way,are you a real "reverend"?

Thanks for the Schematics Geoff,

As for the Reverend, the short story is... No, I'm not ;)
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Re: 18 Watt Based power section with Tremolo and Reverb

Post by Reverend Bow »

Something like this, but I haven't added component values yet.

I've never built a Tremolo amp, so this is new, but I like running the Parallel 12AX7 on the front of all my builds for that extra UMPH! it gives the sound.

Thoughts?
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Re: 18 Watt Based power section with Tremolo and Reverb

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Ok.. here is the basic idea

Any comments, Thoughts, ideas?
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Re: 18 Watt Based power section with Tremolo and Reverb

Post by fiat_cc »

That's got two extra gain stages in the preamp compared to the regular 18 watt tremolo channel.
Do you want the preamp that hot?
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