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My new soldering iron came an I'm hoping for a crack kit for Christmas smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by sceleratus View Post


Watch all three parts of this tutorial and you will be able to solder anything.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5Sb21qbpEQ&sns=em


Thanks, I got some advice from a family member and as it turns out I was doing it almost all wrong. I'm surprised the thing even worked after watching that. Oh well, glad I learned something!

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Soldering is the easy part. There is quite a bit of a learning curve once you get beyond the paint by numbers type of builds.

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PSU for my KSA5:
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Originally Posted by RealSpark View Post
 

My build of 12AU7 version of SS. Did not use 12AU7 though... Used GE 5814A to replace. 

 

 

AWESOME!

 

I've been thinking hard for a long time whether or not the Apple mac mini enclosures will do some good as amplification or even dac enclosures, with plenty afloat on ebay, I'm glad somebody finally took the lead for the team.

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...got my 6DJ8 amp on the run...my EDCOR iron is slated to be delivered tomorrow. I used hammered black and colonial red spray bombs.

 

 

 

 


Edited by vixr - 12/16/13 at 5:38pm
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Does the paint scuff easily?

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

Does the paint scuff easily?

The hammered stuff goes on pretty thick, I dont think it will scuff easily...the colonial red is just enamel, I'm sure it would scuff without too much effort.

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Originally Posted by vixr View Post
 

The hammered stuff goes on pretty thick, I dont think it will scuff easily...the colonial red is just enamel, I'm sure it would scuff without too much effort.

Yeah :(

 

I'd like to know a paint (no powder coat or resort to professional air brush/spray painting services) that is tough to withstand dirty fingers and abrasive materials or the ability to not scuff up easily (gloss black under the sun light). 

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I'm not much of a paint guy...I stood in front of the spray paint cans at the hardware store for 1/2 an hour trying to get something good...here is my latest finished amp. It sounds pretty darn good.

 

 

 

 

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maybe add a thin coat of matt varnish over the top of the paint to avoid scratches and scuffs?

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Almost finished my KSA5 clone, sounds great:

Edited by GrindingThud - 12/20/13 at 1:08pm
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Originally Posted by GrindingThud View Post

Almost finished my KSA5 clone, sounds great:
 

 

That looks awesome, great job!  :beerchug:

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Pics of my Decware Zenhead (first DIY amp and first attempt at using automotive metallic paint).

 

DIY Zenhead kit (Click to show)

The board

 

The final paint job.  Victory Sunset Red

 


Edited by bearFNF - 12/21/13 at 9:27pm
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Nice...how does it sound?

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