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Time to get soldering, now that the cabinet’s done.
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Very cool.. how'd this one turn out?
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I put this amp on the back burner... the PT touches the speaker frame when installed in the combo cabinet, so I was "thinking about it" and moved on to other projects in the meantime. One possible solution might have been to front mount the speaker instead of rear mounting it. It's a mojotone custom tweed deluxe cabinet with an extra 1" of depth but apparently I needed 1.5". Unfortunately this cabinet has speaker mounts that can't be reversed for front mounting, so I've kind of been waiting to get another cabinet with front mount studs, while considering other alternatives. Another option would be to use a 10" speaker instead of the 12", but that eliminates the EVH Celestion that I actually want to use. Maybe I'll just make it as a head and 1x12 cab... Sorry for the lack of updates this past year.
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I put this amp on the back burner... the PT touches the speaker frame when installed in the combo cabinet, so I was "thinking about it" and moved on to other projects in the meantime. One possible solution might have been to front mount the speaker instead of rear mounting it. It's a mojotone custom tweed deluxe cabinet with an extra 1" of depth but apparently I needed 1.5". Unfortunately this cabinet has speaker mounts that can't be reversed for front mounting, so I've kind of been waiting to get another cabinet with front mount studs, while considering other alternatives. Another option would be to use a 10" speaker instead of the 12", but that eliminates the EVH Celestion that I actually want to use. Maybe I'll just make it as a head and 1x12 cab... Sorry for the lack of updates this past year.
What are you working on now? I'm in the process of building an Ampeg B15 fliptop
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crgfrench wrote:
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I put this amp on the back burner... the PT touches the speaker frame when installed in the combo cabinet
Man, that really sucks. I had an interference problem with the 36W I built too. A shield covering a row of electrolytics on the top side smacked the speaker frame when I tried to install the chassis. I was able to fab a slightly different shield on my small metal brake and solve the problem, but it was a real close call. Considering how difficult it can be to plan for things like this in advance, I'm surprised I ever get anything finished. Hope this works out OK for you.

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I've been building some LM-386 based amps-in-a-pedal that I call "Fat Bastard". Just about finished prototyping them -- I taught myself Eagle and designed PCBs for them which has been a lot of fun.
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Also starting work on a version of a Vox AC30/Matchless DC30 for a new customer who's in a band with an old customer I built a 36W Fullerwell 1x12 combo for. Going to get back to the EVH amp this year, hopefully!
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