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Goliath amp build

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Hey guys

I've just finished a new build last week. Still busy on the combo cab, but it will look like an old Gretsch amp form the 60's. 2x10 speaker config.
What's the Goliath? Well, it's a 35 watt Vibro King. It has the stand alone reverb unit built in, just like the VK, and it sounds awesome!
https://youtu.be/2oV23-2ZDXE
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Looks nice, but your video is marked private and we can't watch it.
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Looks nice, but your video is marked private and we can't watch it.
Oops! Try it again. I’ve de-privated it😎
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Cab building progress
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Finished! Only the handle has to be mounted, but I haven’t received it yet.
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Nice Work
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Thanks. Building a 20 watt now. Cab is advanced in progress.
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Cab done!
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Amp done now too!😎
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Looks great! ...but how does it sound? 😉
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Looks great! ...but how does it sound? 😉
Coming soon. Will post a clip tomorrow 👍
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Hey Josh!! The simple stupid master volume ain’t so crappy after all in this amp😉

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Hey Josh!! The simple stupid master volume ain’t so crappy after all in this amp😉

Somebody is learning the fine art of the Stupid MV. 🤣

The thing to keep in mind is that the SSMV will reduce power tube distortion after a point. In one of my EF86 variants, I used it to bring the power tubes from Marshall to Vox tones, and then quiet it down more beyond that. If you have good overdrive coming from the preamp, it won't bother you much when you lose more of the power amp distortion.


BTW- if you put just the link without the extra stuff like "?si=BquyDI6o05NEuUEG" at the end, it will show the video here.
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JMPGuitars wrote:
Mon 07/08/24 3:02 pm
Bieworm wrote:
Mon 07/08/24 2:55 pm
Hey Josh!! The simple stupid master volume ain’t so crappy after all in this amp😉

https://youtu.be/79VdA5HPXJA?si=BquyDI6o05NEuUEG
Somebody is learning the fine art of the Stupid MV. 🤣

The thing to keep in mind is that the SSMV will reduce power tube distortion after a point. In one of my EF86 variants, I used it to bring the power tubes from Marshall to Vox tones, and then quiet it down more beyond that. If you have good overdrive coming from the preamp, it won't bother you much when you lose more of the power amp distortion.


BTW- if you put just the link without the extra stuff like "?si=BquyDI6o05NEuUEG" at the end, it will show the video here.
Indeed.. this video has very little to do with power tube overdrive. But 6L6 don’t quite get nice OD anyways. 😎
I’m very surprised though that this preamp yields this cool overdrive. I have to redo the recording without NFB! Dang, stupid I didn’t think about that earlier 🤘
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