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  1. Amps and Cabs
    So here is a new EHX amp that I didn't see anybody cover during the actual NAMM show. It's a reissue of the Sovtek amp of the same name from the 90s. What I found interesting was that he said it will be "quite affordable". It seems to be the year for pedal companies to issue amps. Wampler...
  2. Amps and Cabs
    Hey.. I have two vintage courier amps by FANON. As it stands now, one works and one doesn't. I'm wary of the guy I took it to and don't fully trust his work. The one that doesn't work is the one I love, 280 watt machine. The one that does work I am less in love with because it isn't as powerful...
  3. Amps and Cabs
    First acquisition in some time. We decided to take advantage of the insane housing market here a few months back and sold up, made a ton of money and moved into a nice apartment. We love it actually. But I had to give up my "studio" I used to have in the basement. A lot of gear was sold and I...
  4. Amps and Cabs
    Hey there anyone willing to read this, just wondering if any of you have had experience with Wounded Paw's rather new creation, the Black Sheep Bass Preamp. The design of this amp is very unique and I am highly considering buying one, even if it means getting rid of my Fender Bassman Pro 300...
  5. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    HI, I just installed a new set of tubes 3 weeks ago and am now noticing that when I turn on the amp it makes a static, crackly noise. Does that mean the power tube is gone? It is a Fender champion 600. 1 12ax7 and 1 6v6. This is really disappointing. It seems to ease up after the amp is on for a...
  6. Amps and Cabs
    '65 or '68 reissue. I was thinking of picking one up. What do you figure these are worth second hand? The ones on kijiji seem to be about the same price as new.
  7. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    Lets see some of those creations folks. A little story of the build would be nice as well
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    I'm embarking on my first scratch build, having done a kit amp at this time last year (build log starts on post 9 here http://www.guitarscanada.com/showthread.php?52818-Anyone-Built-Or-Running-a-TriWatt&highlight=Triwatt ). I looked at a lot of kits from a lot of makers, but then decided to go...
  9. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    Here we go again. I've decided to build a clone of a Matchless Spitfire using a kit from Ceriatone. I opted to source the trannies and choke over here (Classic Tone). Here's the layout. Trannies and choke I have everything I need to get started now. I'll have Derrick Bell build a nice...
  10. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    Hey everyone. I began my first amp build a few days ago. A Trinity Tweed Deluxe kit. I started a thread over at TDPRI and have been posting photos over there. Here is a link to the thread at TDPRI: http://www.tdpri.com/forum/shock-brothers-diy-amps/274205-trinity-amps-tweed-deluxe-kit.html I...
  11. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    So, I just nabbed another one of those sweet old Traynors from the 70s (the big Fender Twin Reverb styled one). I already have this same model, so having the second is giving me the courage to try adapting one into a bit of an Overdrive Special HRM version. I am more of an all amp-section...
  12. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    I'm presently sourcing parts to build a JTM45 clone, most builders are using a choke rated at about 5 to 7 Henries while the original Marshall schematic call for a 20 Henries choke. Can someone explain me the difference it can make to use a 5 H or a bigger like 20H choke ? I understand that...
  13. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    I just finished my JTM45 today. Sounds excellent! I bought this as a Christmas goift to myself (I love building amps... didnt need it but wanted it type thing :) ) I was going to buy a Metroamps kit from the USA, but I ended up buying a transformer set and chassis from Trinity amps in Toronto...
  14. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    Hey all. I've just finished a Weber 6A20 kit so I figured I'd start a thread describing the experience. The amp sounds great. Here's a few pics to get things started. The completed chassis... The front panel The rear panel And the guts I'll post some notes on the build later this...
  15. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    I was wondering if any one knows of a Canadian Dealer of tube amp kits. I am pretty handy but don't think I can build one from scratch...a kit would be better. I would prefer not to have to deal with cross boarder issues and fees. Thanks, Jay.
  16. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    Just purchased the 5A40 head amp kit from Weber over the weekend. The covering will be a double-aged tweed with tan dogbone handle, chrome plate and white lettering. As a tribute to Weber, I'm going to name the amp "Teddy." :smile: The plan is to make a 2 speaker cabinet sporting a couple of...
  17. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    Anyone know of a source for good tolex in Canada? Some metal cab corners would be nice too.
  18. Amps and Cabs
    I just thought I'd start a central thread for discussion of Traynor and Garnet amps. I have owned a YBA-1, a YGM-3 and now a YBA-2A. I have loved them all. I was just watching a couple of auctions on eBay and a 6V6 YBA-2A is already up to $404 USD with 3 days left in the bidding! ANd there...
  19. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    I have a friend down in the states who has a YSR-1 that has been modded to "Plexi" specs. The thing sounds amazing. I have a '68 YSR-1 and was wondering if anyone in Canada specialized in modding these things? Local would be even better :D It's a good sounding amp as it is, although a bit...
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