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"Thanks Jerry, it's a great little amp if you like that real organic tube sound."
Feb 7
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"straight up badass .,.,thought I saw this on Ebay.,.,,"
Feb 7
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"This little amp is using either a G.E. or RCA U.S. made, vintage 6V6 power tube with 300 volts on the plate, dissipating approximately 10 watts, coupled to an 8 ohm output transformer, and a JJ ECC83S short plate, or a U.S. made G.E. JAN (means -…"
Dec 7, 2016
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"I love it Andrew!  What are the specs?"
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"That is a little it gorgeous."
May 3, 2016
Jim N. commented on Andrew Hanrahan's photo
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"Super work, Andrew."
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"Thanks Jim, that's very gracious of you."
Nov 13, 2014
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"Sorry I missed this one the first time around! Beautiful!"
Nov 13, 2014
Scott aka Farmer Ted left a comment for Andrew Hanrahan
"Fair to say no, havent made a tube amp yet. I understand the dangers of the high voltages, and have seen both the doberman amp gear like ax81 and champ schems. I will keep looking and researching, and appreciate  your time. Take care."
Nov 3, 2014
Andrew Hanrahan left a comment for Scott aka Farmer Ted
"I'm not clear if you have any tube amp building experience, if not, my suggestion would be to study the classic Fender designs, specifically the Champ series because they are so extremely simple and effective.  Most of the schematics can…"
Nov 2, 2014
Scott aka Farmer Ted left a comment for Andrew Hanrahan
"Thanks Andrew. My focus is low watt amps, as you have done, in the under-5 watt class. I have made many of the solid state LM386 circuits to fit into cigar boxes, and at 1/2 watt (well, actually 325mW) these are quite alright. I make these in…"
Nov 2, 2014
Andrew Hanrahan left a comment for Scott aka Farmer Ted
"Hi Scott, with regard to the schematics it is highly dependent on what tubes you have available and the goals you have for the amp i.e. clean, crunchy, high gain. amount of power in watts etc...  My amps tend to be in between crunchy and high…"
Nov 2, 2014
Scott aka Farmer Ted left a comment for Andrew Hanrahan
"Andrew, came across your video of wallwart tube amps. Would appreciate some insight for schematics so I can have a go at building one. Thanks in advance.  Farmer Ted  email is   fted25@yahoo.ca"
Nov 1, 2014

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
From Ted Crocker's site via an article in premier guitar magazine about cigar box guitars!
What instruments are you building or playing?
Currently I'm almost done building a solid body 11 string fan fret- 7string guitar / 4 string bass.

http://www.andrewscreations.net

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At 9:15am on October 4, 2016, Ted Crocker said…

At 1:54pm on October 4, 2015, Ted Crocker said…

At 5:06am on November 3, 2014, Scott aka Farmer Ted said…

Fair to say no, havent made a tube amp yet. I understand the dangers of the high voltages, and have seen both the doberman amp gear like ax81 and champ schems. I will keep looking and researching, and appreciate  your time. Take care.

At 5:22am on November 2, 2014, Scott aka Farmer Ted said…

Thanks Andrew. My focus is low watt amps, as you have done, in the under-5 watt class. I have made many of the solid state LM386 circuits to fit into cigar boxes, and at 1/2 watt (well, actually 325mW) these are quite alright. I make these in "combo" form with a speaker in the box, with an added switch and "line-out" jack to enable connecting to an external cab. I have a pair of older stereo speakers, each house a 12" field coil speaker rated for 50 watts at 8 ohms each, and have converted one to connect the LM386 amp...makes for a great full sound which makes the amp seem much bigger than it really is.

  There is a local electronics shop here( a very old school gentleman who owns/operates), and can likely find the obscure tubes there or find them on Ebay. The video showing the use of wallwart transformers fascinated me. Ultimately, I don't want to enclose the amp circuit in a cigar box...rather, to make my own small custom one-off wooden enclosures in a "head" form like yours, since i like the versatility of connecting the amp to different speaker cabs to readily match the amp with a good sounding speaker.

Sound I prefer is clean-ish with reverb and a bit of crunch when pushed, which I get from the LM386.

Anyway, I appreciate any info you may be able to offer.

Cheers

Scott

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At 10:54pm on November 1, 2014, Scott aka Farmer Ted said…

Andrew, came across your video of wallwart tube amps. Would appreciate some insight for schematics so I can have a go at building one. Thanks in advance. 

Farmer Ted 

email is   fted25@yahoo.ca

At 12:06pm on October 4, 2014, Ted Crocker said…

At 6:57am on February 23, 2014, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for the invitation Andrew

At 2:41pm on December 17, 2013, Jerry Jordan said…

Hello, Nice amps, whatcha building these days?

At 1:12pm on November 21, 2013, rusty old engine said…

andrew--

you live in a beautiful place; spent a week there in 1999 (too short a visit to do it justice!)

thanks for the invite!

At 3:10am on November 15, 2013, darryl.kernaghan said…

pleasure to accept andrew,loved the tube amp

 
 
 

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