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post #721 of 6828
this lighted rocker is kinda attractive...around 2 dollars at Mouser.
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They take awhile to light up, too - which can cause some uncertainty for a few seconds, anyway.
Those few seconds of uncertainty can give you a heart attack
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Those few seconds of uncertainty can give you a heart attack
yes...my first power up was ugly...it took forever
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What was wrong with the first attempt?
Right channel had picked up quite a hum and I couldn't close the box
My soldering isn't up to par yet and it hissed and popped at the slightest movement. I'm much happier with second build and already planning on what to change for a third one.
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Yeah, the first power up is a pain and I think that it really needs 5 min to be truly rearing to go anyways. That isn't different from most tube amps I have seen.
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I've gotten started on my Staving Student Hybrid, I should have everything done by the weekend.



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^^^

Those are some pretty sweet 'sinks! Lookin good so far!
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^^^

Those are some pretty sweet 'sinks! Lookin good so far!

I thought the same thing... I would have had to mount the tube sockets in the center of them though...
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I would have had to mount the tube sockets in the center of them though
But the the mosfets wouldn't have been heatsinked properly
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But the the mosfets wouldn't have been heatsinked properly
I type faster than I think sometimes...but mine dont really get hot. I think mounted off center would be OK.
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I've gotten started on my Staving Student Hybrid, I should have everything done by the weekend.



Certainly a beautiful case! Good job man!
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Taking the plunge

Hi everyone. I've ordered and received all the parts to build this amp and am ready to get started soon. This will be my very first DIY project...which is exciting.

A few questions...can anyone recommend a good order for the assembly - meaning an order where I can test things along the way with a minimal amount of risk of damage? Also, will the length of wires I use greatly impact the sound quality? What I really mean: if it looks like a rat's nest, but all the connections are fine, am I still ok? Is there a big difference in using an all-metal enclosure vs the copper plate attached to a wooden enclosure like a cigar box?

Thanks!
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Hammond Mfg. - Diecast Aluminum Enclosures (1590 Series) ??

To bad Steve at Small Bear doesn't offer larger cases with powder coated finishes like he does for the "Taiwanese 'BB' Size" cases because that would be wicked.

Enclosures
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