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Jun 12, 2010 at 4:54 PM Post #151 of 11,048

Todd R

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bump for more build pics or impressions!


Oh just buy it, it's cheap enough and you know you want one
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Jun 12, 2010 at 8:48 PM Post #152 of 11,048

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Oh yeah it's bang for buck!  If can solder and follow directions this has got to be the best tube amp deal out there right now....
I just installed the Speedball upgrade, it's VERY good.  Much more improvement than the cap upgrade that I tried first. 
Here are some pics. 
 

 
Jun 12, 2010 at 8:52 PM Post #153 of 11,048

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changing the volume looks dangerous on that amp; your finger would be so close to the tube!
 
Jun 13, 2010 at 8:55 AM Post #155 of 11,048

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Oh just buy it, it's cheap enough and you know you want one
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I have! Waiting for it to arrive, ordered the speedball upgrade too! I ordered it assembled, figured I'd probably screw up the assembly...
 
Jun 13, 2010 at 9:43 AM Post #157 of 11,048

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Oh yeah it's bang for buck!  If can solder and follow directions this has got to be the best tube amp deal out there right now....
I just installed the Speedball upgrade, it's VERY good.  Much more improvement than the cap upgrade that I tried first. 
Here are some pics. 
 


Wow, the output coupling caps are HUGE.
 
 
Jun 14, 2010 at 12:56 PM Post #162 of 11,048

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@Nsorens: Did you stain / varnish the wood or is that the natural finish?  Love the color of it!
 
Jun 15, 2010 at 12:57 AM Post #164 of 11,048

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I am still having voltage issues with mine so I am taking it in to a shop to get looked at.  The kit itself was simple to assemble and the instructions were good but I had some issues with the radioshack soldering iron which was not the best tool.  I hope to get the amp running this week!
 
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Jun 15, 2010 at 8:55 AM Post #165 of 11,048

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I am still having voltage issues with mine so I am taking it in to a shop to get looked at.  The kit itself was simple to assemble and the instructions were good but I had some issues with the radioshack soldering iron which was not the best tool.  I hope to get the amp running this week!

 
Did you see the 2 revisions posted to the instructions at the Bottlehead forum?
 

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