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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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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:
Wed 10/06/21 2:56 pm
TriodeLuvr wrote:
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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Well, I'm perty darn happy with how those came out. I've only had my laser running for a couple weeks now, but it's been fun learning to use the thing. Now to see if I can make this amp sound good in a small box head.

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JMPGuitars wrote:
Sun 02/20/22 11:32 pm
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Well, I'm perty darn happy with how those came out. I've only had my laser running for a couple weeks now, but it's been fun learning to use the thing. Now to see if I can make this amp sound good in a small box head.

Thanks,
Josh
Great results Josh!!
What was your approach? Started from clear cast plexi and do the colour coat yourself or did you engrave biplex material?
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Great results Josh!!
What was your approach? Started from clear cast plexi and do the colour coat yourself or did you engrave biplex material?
Thanks! It's Rowmark Lasermark material. It has a thin layer of gold over thicker black acrylic. All I had to do was engrave with the laser, and then clean off the debris. Painting and reverse engraving and all that is too much effort for me. 😉
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Re: Custom Chassis and Faceplates

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I can make full size custom faceplates now up to 20" wide if anybody needs something custom made. I finally got a larger laser.

If you're building with one of my custom chassis, then I don't need dimensions; otherwise I do.

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That’s the bomb Josh!🤘👍
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I just finished making these custom panels for John's chassis:
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