Other Amps

New amp build

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That reminds me of an organ amp I should've kept. It was a "Minshall" It would've been great to use it's logo as it was written in script too I believe. That's a lovely red cab, it'll match your speaker when you're done.

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Seeing the thread on the Playboy/Executive amps reminded me of an 18 watt amp I made about 10 years ago. Obviously a copy of the Victoria cabinets.

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Seeing the thread on the Playboy/Executive amps reminded me of an 18 watt amp I made about 10 years ago. Obviously a copy of the Victoria cabinets.

– Powdog

Beautiful, much like the Gretsch/Victoria amps are beautiful builds. You sold that one?

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Long time ago. Looks like the owner has cats.

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Man your work never ceases to impress me! What was the head like in the cabinet?

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Had a curly maple control panel.

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This is a gut shot of the current build, but the other was probably very similar.

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Baffle/front panel done. Finish up with the cabinet tomorrow.

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Gonna be kick ass

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We’ll see.

I was gonna cover the cab in red Tolex but discovered today that I don’t have enough. Checked the rolls on the shelf and have enough tan and green. Going with the tan.

I’m building this amp on the “sunk cost” theory, so only using stuff I have on hand. I haven’t spent anything to finish this amp yet, so it’s kinda free. It will make it easier to give it away this weekend.

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There are few things quite as nice on the Gretsch Pages as a really good amplifier build thread. A Powdog feature is always wonderful. As is a JB build- that scratch built AC30 photo essay has never been forgotten Josh!

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As the others were saying, just beautiful work. Love seeing these builds of yours, Powdog.

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Couldn’t decide between tan and green so I went two-tone.

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Pretty rich looking Tolex.

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Amp is done. Cook it up tonight and stick it in the cab tomorrow.

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Pretty rich looking Tolex.

– Powdog

nice handle.

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Thanks Manny. That’s the only part I DIDN’T make!

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I love it, well done!!!

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Thanks Manny. That’s the only part I DIDN’T make!

– Powdog

Its like Icing on the Cake, a very beautiful "cake" I might say.

So does Tolex come in various thicknesses, the one on that amp looks "richer" and not flimsy compared to others Ive seen.

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What's the push-pull on the tone knob do?

By my estimate, you should have a spare triode in there, or have you added it to the EF86 channel?

Maybe you can guess my third question

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Yea Manny, nowadays you can get Tolex in a variety of textures and thicknesses. Both the tan and green are called “Levant” and have a real nice two-tone thing going on. They feel very nice too.

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The push-pull pot is a “bright” switch for the EF86 channel. Top Boost, if you will.

No extra triode. The TMB channel runs the single input in a parallel arrangement for more gain.

Third question: “Did I use the decidedly British sounding EL84’s for authentic British flavor?”


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