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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by 73Custom, Dec 19, 2009.
what up man?
What do the wedges do bfcg? Are they just for to tie the rope round?
The wedges get tapped in with a mallot. The more you tap, the tighter the rope gets and forces the wood flat while bringing the boards tighter together.
Awesome stuff, gents! Always amazed what comes out of the members here. Solids, hollows, acoustics, even violins!
Love the rope and wedge clamp system! Heck of a lot cheaper than a lot of standard clamps and looks like it works a ton better.
I don't know why.. reminds me of the Icicle hitch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Impressively secure!
just gave it an adjustable bridge, firgured out how to give it a pickup "on rails", and angled the headstock (lets' hope that hot glue holds!)
but really, I'm very jealous of all your talent...
You know this is a guy's forum when you try to find an emoticon with a heart, and all the emoticons are either shock, laughing, or dissappointment.
First time doing dovetail joints... Biggest 5W amp ever :
Shaped and sanded my bulldog headstock and put on the veneer and inlay:
Lets see the guts for the amp
Just a lonely ruler
They're all in a bag right now .
The guts should be the easy part for me. I've got all the caps, resistors, transformers, tubes and I just ordered the fiberboard and some other odds and ends from Mojo. I picked up the stuff to make some pickups for the LP kit too.
I figured I'd do the cabinet first as it's the most time consuming for me.
After not touching a woodworking tool for the summer,and after years of mulling it over I'm going to retop this. Its been sitting for 10yrs collecting dust.I might as well fix it.
Got some work to do...
Looks like fun. Normally at this cold time of year I would be doing a couple of amp builds myself but this year I am way too busy and amps are recreational.
What are they going to be? If you haven't already, build something to hold the chassis in a comfortable position for wiring.
World's biggest vibro champ.
When you say biggest, do you mean just in physical size or in power too. That's too many tubes for that power supply.
One of those tag boards is big enough for 3 or 4 VibroChamps.
I have an early silverface and it has almost nothing in it. Sounds sweet though.
No, just the cabinet. A regular champ has one little speaker, I thought 2 x 10" would sound better. I find little heads look corny so I made it like the size of a Marshall
The tubes are different types to try. I got them in a trade, I hope they're good. Some looked like they were valueable so I grabbed them.
I'm using the ceriatone layout. I just stuck all of the components on the eyelet board and with that layout and it takes up about 8 3/4" (total board 14.5"). Could save space by re-arranging but it looks good and fits the chassis so I'm just going to go with it. Lot's of wasted eyelets but who cares, the board (from Mojo) was reasonable and I can use the end piece to make a cool pedal or something.
I mostly do turret boards and I have big sheets of different colored boards and a bag full of double turrets.
Heres the last one I built, last year . The other amps all had cloth covered wire, this one is a little more modern with sozo's and Mercury magnetics.
It's technically not a workbench but it still counts.