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Nice job, and great info! In the end, I have nothing to compare to so mods may pretty minimal. I was not aware that the Classictone '78 had a variable secondary as well. That may have been a game changer even with the mess of extra wires. Oh-well, I have the '21, no second guessing either way.

I will stay with the eyelet the Mojo sends as I have no issues with that. I want a clean, stock build that works right off the finish.
 

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Yeah, turrets aren't for everyone, but I prefer them, especially if/when I choose to mod or re-do something!
That's Just Me/YMMV,
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Sweet... remember that patience thing we discussed.....;)
HA! Funny thing about patience.. Well, no not really. There is nothing funny about patience!

I think I have been pretty good with the pace of this so far and have not been chomping at the bit much. I planned on this to take a few weeks (from ordering to finish ((incl coating the cab)). I have no expectations for this evenings process. I will be home for an hour or so before my wife gets home and I even told her we were going to go out for dinner tonight. In all, If its running tomorrow night, I would be surprised (even more so if it was running tonight! :rofl: )

In all, I have some family drama as well as the passing of a kid (31 year old next week) from cancer that I have been truly blessed with getting to know that will make this build have much needed therapy for me.
 

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Oh man...so so sorry for your loss! I do hope that you find peace and comfort getting thru all that. .. and I agree on the therapy part totally...this hobby keeps me sane as I enter the "elderly" phase! God Bless!
 

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In all, I have some family drama as well as the passing of a kid (31 year old next week) from cancer
Guaranteed: You never see amp builders, or Harley riders at the shrink's office.

Immersion and dedication to a person or cause, are the catalyst for perfection. Still, I am sorry for your loss.
 

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Fender used the leads from one capacitor to jumper over to the next - under the board.
 

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Beautiful! Nice work! So what are those filters? They look tiny!
 

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Fender used the leads from one capacitor to jumper over to the next - under the board.
In all, I liked this better. It was easier and still looks clean. I think the purist is still reeling over the tinted poly cabinet, so an embellishment here or there would be expected..
 

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Beautiful! Nice work! So what are those filters? They look tiny!
Cute lil bastad’s ain’t they? Another thing I am not going to loose sleep over. As long as the neighbors don’t have to call the FD on me at start up and it looks clean, I will be pretty stoked.
 

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Cute lil bastad’s ain’t they? Another thing I am not going to loose sleep over. As long as the neighbors don’t have to call the FD on me at start up and it looks clean, I will be pretty stoked.
What are they tho? Can't tell zooming in. Did they come with the mojo small parts kit? :hmm:
 

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In all, I liked this better. It was easier and still looks clean. I think the purist is still reeling over the tinted poly cabinet, so an embellishment here or there would be expected..
Nah, just sayin for general edumacation. To me, and I guess for Leo, it was easier to thread lead wire through eyelets than jumper 'em. Either one works.

Clean lookin' assembly so far too. Nice job!
 

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What are they tho? Can't tell zooming in. Did they come with the mojo small parts kit? :hmm:
Yah, Mojo has a page whining about how ATOM capacitors are too expensive for them to include in the kits. They ought to offer both, sez I, but I'm sure they have their reasons.

ATOM caps have gotten really pricey, compared to what they were not too long ago, so I can see it.

The caps included with Mojo kits get the job done. There are lots of "Illinois" , Murata, Nichicon, Panasonic, you name it... capacitors out there. Lots of other "rebranded" ones too, aka TAD and others. They get the job done, at the sacrifice of long life. But the life may be a decade, rather than many decades, so maybe its no big deal.

On the other hand, go tap a filter capacitor with a chopstick, when you're amp is on, and at volume. You'll hear at least some noise, and perhaps more, maybe faint ringing of sorts. ATOM's are noted for that. Big size, able to take the abuse of the heat. I wonder how much they alter the tone, for good or bad, when playing at volume, just through electro-mechanical noise artifacts? Nobody ever bitches about 'em... so I dunno.
 

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Getting this thing together while talking to myself. Bob Ross moments in amp building.. :cool2::cool2:
 




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