What's on YOUR workbench right now?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by 73Custom, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. FF_Pedals

    FF_Pedals Senior Member

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    Very nice. You should join the new amp building group: http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/groups/193-tube-amp-building-modding-group.html
     
  2. opus1956

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    Zebrawood classical is done. Time to start another project!

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  3. monsterwalley

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    Wow! , nice work opus :thumb::thumb:
     
  4. monsterwalley

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    Ok, if we're talking amps......
    I built it a year and half ago, but it was on my bench for a PPIMV last week. 67 era marshall 100 watt replica. My neighbors and ears are thanking me :laugh2:


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  5. Gibocaster

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    This really is a peace of art!!!!:shock:
     
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    bfcg Senior Member

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    Jeeze 100watts, I can see why it needed a MV. 50 watts is my max, and I mostly use my 18 watter.
    Where did you stick the MV, where that purple wire is going?
     
  7. bfcg

    bfcg Senior Member

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    :thumb:Hats off to Opus:thumb:
    Bending that brittle wood is an art in itself and splinters from that stuff is like poison darts. Worse than Wenge in the pain dept.
     
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    Gothika777 Senior Member

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    I have a question? How do u bend guitar sides to a perfect shape? Do use a mold with an electric blanket or do u just do it by eye? We need an acoustic build thread on this forum asap!!
     
  9. bfcg

    bfcg Senior Member

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    Lots of ways people do it but it almost always involves heat and a form.
    Sometimes the form is heated and sometimes the form is just used to hold the shape after freehanding the bend over a hot pipe.
    I have used a steel pipe with a blowtorch but now I just use a silicone electric blanket and bending forms that I built in my shop out of stainless steel and wood.
     
  10. landsharkey

    landsharkey Senior Member

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    Here's an interesting related article - Bending and Heating Wood with a Silicon Blanket (URL filename is classic).
     
  11. monsterwalley

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    YES 100 watts was too loud. I was going after the Malcolm Young thing at the time. I did the Angus also. (jtm 45)

    This MV drives the output tubes so it sounds a lot better, Not as "buzzy" at low
    volumes.
    It's pretty non invasive. I pulled one of the speaker jacks out and mounted a 250k dual pot in it. Removed the 2 bias resistors and ran through the dual pot and to the output tubes. It still retains the stock appearance and sound :thumb: Excellent mod.

    Unfortunately the above photo's were after I finished the amp a couple years ago. I never photo'd the mod. BTW, If anybody frequents the metroamp forum, it's called the "Lar/Mar PPI MV after the two people who tweaked it to perfection, Larry, Mark.
     
  12. bfcg

    bfcg Senior Member

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    Would that have been Mark Huss?
    Nevermind, I just checked it out on wiki.
     
  13. monsterwalley

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    Nope, Mark Abrahamian. He plays guitar with "Starship"

    He's a hell of a player and amp builder. He has basically tried every tweak on the planet to nail with a 12 series plexi the Eddie Van Halen "Brown Sound".

    He goes by "rockstah" on the metro forum. His forum name comes off a little
    cocky, but he can back it up.

    Great Guy though.
     
  14. bfcg

    bfcg Senior Member

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    I used to hang around there a lot. The ampage, 18watt.com and a few other minor ones.
    I really had the bug for a while:)
     
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    Vintage shmintage, I know that box of gizmos must rock. I love my 18watt TMB.
    My Lp and PRS love it too. In the house I use a Tweed Deluxe and my Whatevercaster. Both built by me.:D
     
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    Me too. I built a few SLO's, designed the Weber 6SX chassis for the project, did a lot of schematic verification and changes. Fun stuff.

    I need to build something...
     
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    Thanks Greg, I appreciated that especially coming from you. It was a great learning experience. The electronic aspect of it was fun. The cabinet I built for it was the hard part.
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    bfcg Senior Member

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    Ehem... not Greg. You can flatter me, just don't send me his mail or PM's.
     

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