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So I have an eye to building an 18 Watt Plexi but was a complete noob when it came to building an amp. I decided to start small and opted for a Trinity Trifly for my first build.

Truth be told, it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. That said, I was a complete noob and I DID make a couple of mistakes. So, credit is definitely due to Stephen Cohrs at Trinity Amps. I had heard Stephen was a good guy, very supportive, and it turns out that this is very true indeed (thanks Stephen!!!). It is VERY rare in this day and age for a company to have top-notch customer support.

Final note: I am not in any way associated with Trinity other than as a first-time consumer; just telling it like it is.

I have posted a video highlighting the various stages of the build and included in the video some guitar clips of the completed amp. I am no professional (guitar player, sound technician or videographer). Just sharing for other noobs who might be thinking of diving into this.

Cheers to all and may the wind be ever at your back.

 

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Congrats on the build! Its a great hobby and very rewarding. I couldn't get the link to work for your video though.
 

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Thanks Brett and thanks for letting me know about the link. Fixing it now.

Cheers.
 

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Nice! I'm just about to order a kit for my second build - likely an Allen Accomplice Jr., as I need a small grab n go blackface combo, and folks speak very highly of both the design and the kits (good instructions, etc.).


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Very cool. I have a friend who has an Old Flame and he really likes it.
 

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Yeah, I had heard good things about Stephen. His reputation is the reason I opted to go with a Trinity for my first build.
 

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Just did a Cdn funds calculation and thought sadly, "Can't afford this on pension" for a project of this size.
 

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Just did a Cdn funds calculation and thought sadly, "Can't afford this on pension" for a project of this size.
I spend a lot of time thinking about all the things I should've bought when our loony was at $1.10 / US. I'd have a Kingsley and another Trinity and probably a few other things. Not that I need them - but what's that got to do with it?
 

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At 0.73 cents to 1, its become a very expensive hobby.
 

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I just looked over the info on the Trinity site on the Trifly. Neat project for a beginner. The price seems a little steep, no? $290 USD. It would be $400 landed in Canada probably. There's not a lot there for $400. I guess its like anything else today. Everything keeps going up. Pretty easy for a family to spend $400 on 2 weeks worth of groceries.
 

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$400 for 2 weeks of groceries? I guess we don't eat quite that well. That's roughly about what we spend in a month (though we also eat out from time to time).

In any case, it is an expensive world we live in, particularly when we are shopping using US dollars. That said, I looked at a lot of kits and the Trinity kits are competitive with others on the market. Of them, Ceriatone was an appealling choice...particularly for the JTM 45 circuit. However, for an 18 Watt Plexi circuit with quality components (Heyboer OT, Sozo caps, etc.), Trinity had the best value. And they're a Candian company. It will work out to about $1000 Canadian for an 18 Watt plexi by the time I'm done. As I said, it a very expensive hobby.
 

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I built a Trinity 5E3 a few years back and it was a great amp. I wish I didn't sell it but GAS hit. I still have a cab and speaker to build another one but have been thinking of putting a trifly in it or a
Triton (if/when he does a kit for it) but unless order does up in value you I might be holding off for a bit
 
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