- Jan 16, 2009
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I was actually going to do an X mix with those but after talking with John at Stone Age I decided to go with the heritage "M" not only because he can sell them for a very good price compared to the Scum's, the Celestion seems like a better choice. Not as loud, being less efficient (which is nice due to the majority of the playing on it will be in a basement), but the way he described the tones, and he has played plenty of pre-rolas, the Celestion it is.I'd go with Scumback M75's or H75's if you want that old school Celestion sound.
Yea, I plan on picking up some random pots, wire, and resistors and just messing around a bit (I could probably go to my old telecom teacher on campus and pick up some random stuff). I have soldered some in the past but I do need to practice. Thanks for the advice.Just wanted to pass along an obvious tip. If you haven't already, I suggest practicing your soldering techniques before you start on the amp. Poor solder connections are one of the most common problems with amps.
Thank you again for the tips, when I ordered this stuff from Tube Depot the tech there recommended I get some and thought that for my application the flux pen would work best (it is next to the needle nose).Very nice! You are well organized. I didn't notice any solder past/flux with your tools. I've found it handy at times when working with stranded leads from transformers. I was never properly schooled in this, so I don't know if it is an acceptable practice.
It may be overkill with a guitar amp, but when I've built tube audio amps (monoblocks), I've found a variac, signal generator, and scope to be of use. The variac is often required to bring the amp up to power at various stages of completion. Again, my experience is from the world of audio amps and my not be relevant with guitar amps.