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post #4156 of 5986
I was able to achieve the effect with thin layers and some light sanding.

Get some krylon hammered effect spray paint. Do about 3 thin layers and then sand lightly, then 3 thin layers and sand even lighter, and then a final 3 think layers. Takes a while but the effect can be achieved with the investment of time and hammered effect spray paint.
post #4157 of 5986
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Originally Posted by Tequilasunriser View Post

I was able to achieve the effect with thin layers and some light sanding.

Get some krylon hammered effect spray paint. Do about 3 thin layers and then sand lightly, then 3 thin layers and sand even lighter, and then a final 3 think layers. Takes a while but the effect can be achieved with the investment of time and hammered effect spray paint.


Great tips there!

post #4158 of 5986

When I sprayed the clear coat on my crack I made a vented hot box out of a old cardboard box to put the crack in to speed up the process, I attached the crack to small board so once I had shot a coat of clear I could pick the board up and transfer the Crack to the hot box @ 45-50 degree C, every 10 mins or so take it out and bang on another coat you can get a good build up very quickly without issues or sanding between coats.

 

I use this method a fair bit. Also have had some good results with wet on wet colour then clear.


Edited by JamieMcC - 3/9/14 at 6:30am
post #4159 of 5986

I built this amp the other day I'm blown away,   I've never heard my old hd600 sound this good EVER, I was very sceptical and read about this little amp for years so I treated myself  and so happy i did...This is the only headphone product I've ever bought that I can honestly say was totally worth it....Much higher than my expectations.... My  headphones sound superb now totally amazed me. It makes me jumpy around and dance! Such a good sound.

I know about hyped stuff but this amp deserves total praise and the price is just unreal.

I've only got the standard crack and just changed the rca sockets but I  ordered the speedball yesterday.

I'm only using it with a computers creative Zxr soundcard with different opamps, I'm playing music from different artists I would never play and songs I don't even like and everything sounds amazing!

brilliant amp 

post #4160 of 5986
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Originally Posted by lost&confused View Post
 

I built this amp the other day I'm blown away,   I've never heard my old hd600 sound this good EVER, I was very sceptical and read about this little amp for years so I treated myself  and so happy i did...This is the only headphone product I've ever bought that I can honestly say was totally worth it....Much higher than my expectations.... My  headphones sound superb now totally amazed me. It makes me jumpy around and dance! Such a good sound.

I know about hyped stuff but this amp deserves total praise and the price is just unreal.

I've only got the standard crack and just changed the rca sockets but I  ordered the speedball yesterday.

I'm only using it with a computers creative Zxr soundcard with different opamps, I'm playing music from different artists I would never play and songs I don't even like and everything sounds amazing!

brilliant amp 


Congratulations it only gets better with the Speedball.

post #4161 of 5986

Thanks Jamie :)  I'm a  bit worried with the sound change with the speedball upgrade lo...  I think it sounds brill as is!  I can always put it back to stock ,  not read many ppl doing that so must be good :)

 

Loads of reading to do :)

post #4162 of 5986

^^ Don't worry, I thought the same thing. I started with stock and liked it so much that I didn't want to mess with it. Trust me...you'll like the SB even better. It's the most significant improvement to the stock crack IMO.

post #4163 of 5986

Cheers Matt ..I can't wait now ..

 

Can't believe how much its  changed the sound of my old HD600s , I was going to buy new headphones but wont be doing that now.

 

I have the really old HD600 with black drivers,    I stayed up till 3:00 am last night rocking lo.   Any type of music I play sounds ace..... Rock sounds fantastic and my italo. disco :P

 

I'm going to look at upgrading the caps soon... I went stupid today on ebay and  paid £80  for a CV491 / 12AU7 Mullard K61 Code tube ,   now I read that adding the speedball you cant tell much of a difference with the driver tube. I also ordered a RCA 6AS7G top getter black plate but that was only £20 odd.

 

I'm going to hold off now and just enjoy it.

 

Thanks all

post #4164 of 5986

The hd6x00 with the crack and speed ball is much better than I ever imagined. I think for most owner of the 600 or 650 who haven't heard their hp on this amp...they would be shocked to hear just how good it sounds. 

post #4165 of 5986

I really dig the odd ball/ old school looks of the Crack and can understand why its not for some people. Personally I think it can push  the boundary between function and artistic expression, their are some truly outstanding and inspirational builds out there .

 

It certainly makes for a interesting conversation piece when it gets spotted connected up to the turntable  when visitors come over. There is always the what is that and its got valves sticking out of it or it is the twenty century now you know times have moved on what are you bothering with that old fashion stuff.

 

This is normally met by do you fancy a listen see how it sounds (interestingly nobody has ever declined this invitation). Pull out a record and with out fail there is either a look of astonishment a big grin or both. Its a gem to watch for the expressions.

post #4166 of 5986

coming soon ..if interested please PM me 

 

post #4167 of 5986

^^ Looks great!! I tried to make those dovetailed corners but gave up. 

post #4168 of 5986
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coming soon ..if interested please PM me 

 

A dovetail, inside a dovetail, inside a dovetail?

 

I might just end up staring at that joint more-so than listening to music if I had that for my Crack!

post #4169 of 5986
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

Is that just paint on the top? How did you get the orange peel effect?

Just to answer your question it is hammered paint so it naturally does that so it is very much on purpose.  

post #4170 of 5986

Personally, I really love the old school look of the BHC.....to me it looks awesome, and I much prefer it to the newer looking sleek models of other amps.

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