Long time no see!
I've been busy working on chops new amp projects.
Yeah, I should practise more, I know - but I cannot help this inner feeling urging me to build something new.
This time it's going to be a Trainwreck type amp, with some twists (like power scaling).
I have a rough idea what I need and how to start. As soon as I have some free time (ha ha - good joke ;) ) I'll kick the project off.
If you don't know what Trainwreck amps are and why they are special - google is your friend. I am not really into complicated designs, with many channels etc - Trainwrecks seem to be a perfect design where it is the player who is in control by the way he plays his guitar. It requires certain skills, it needs volume, it needs attitude.
We'll see how it goes. I'll keep you posted!
Fender Princeton Reverb - some say the best grab'n'go tube amp in the world. Lovely cleans and mean dirty sound. And that lushy spring reverb.... Oh, did I mention tube tremolo?
I've always wanted one, but the prices of these beauties are crazy...at least for a mass production, Mexico-made amp! US-made, hand wired version was for sure out of my reach.
Long story short - I decided to build one ;)
BOM, I mean just the parts, are still expensive, but I had some tubes and a speaker I could use, so this is where I saved a few bucks.
The biggest problem for me was the combo cabinet - I have no tools and no real experience in carpentry to build one, that would be robust and looked good - and I want this baby to be gorgeus!
I found a local firm that could build one for me - not on the cheap side, but not overly expensive... I hope. So this step is still to be accomplished.
But as far as "electronics" I'm pretty much done with it - oh boy, this baby rocks! Samples coming soon. For now please enjoy some pictures from the build process.
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