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Post by criticalmonkey » Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:19 pm

anyone built a guitar amp from a kit?

looking for any recommendations - help teach my kid electronics and value of something you built

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Post by bar|none » Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:24 pm

Check out cerriatone

http://www.ceriatone.com/

I also really want to build a Brown Note

http://www.brownnote.net/

A buddy of mine built one. He said the kit could have been easier and documented better but the end result was worth it.

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Post by sascha.victoria » Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:43 pm

Weber makes great kits. They also make amazing speakers if you need some...

http://www.tedweber.com/

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Post by Kent » Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:54 pm

Buy "The Guitar Amp Handbook" and build the cool amp in there. A great book regardless of one's tech skills.

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Post by pickleinn » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:13 pm

bar|none wrote:Check out cerriatone

http://www.ceriatone.com/

I also really want to build a Brown Note

http://www.brownnote.net/

A buddy of mine built one. He said the kit could have been easier and documented better but the end result was worth it.
i built a ceriatone marshall 18watt (bought the populated turret board and tube kit).......it was an awesome amp, i though, for the price.

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Post by pickleinn » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:23 pm

pickleinn wrote:
bar|none wrote:Check out cerriatone

http://www.ceriatone.com/

I also really want to build a Brown Note

http://www.brownnote.net/

A buddy of mine built one. He said the kit could have been easier and documented better but the end result was worth it.
i built a ceriatone marshall 18watt (bought the populated turret board and tube kit).......it was an awesome amp, i though, for the price.

this is it.....i built it into a broken marshall artist 3203 chassis to save some money:
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Post by babysealclub » Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:16 am

+1 on the Torres Tube Amp book. All of the parts are available @ Angela.com

-TF

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Post by plord » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:48 am

I've seen and heard a couple of Allen Amplification kit amps but not put one together. If you're going for the Fendery thing, they sure sound good, plus most of the kits can be had in combo or head versions.

Babaluma

Post by Babaluma » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:54 am

i've been meaning to get and build one of those weber 5f1 or 5e1 kits for a while now. i am sure they must sound good with the right weber speaker in. i love the old fender tweed sound!

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Post by sduck » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:23 pm

I just bought a Ceriatone Overtone HRM Bluesmaster 50w kit. Waiting currently for it to arrive...

Oh - and now I've got a ridiculously self indulgent running thread over on the ceriatone forums of my build progress, with lots of pictures - http://ceriatoneforum.com/index.php?topic=1952.0
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Post by Spiked Lunch » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:59 pm

I built the Madamp G2 2watter from http://www.madamp.biz/ - a German company.

Cost me £100 + 50 for a cheapo 12" speaker cab.

It sounds fantastic and is my 'go to' amp for recording bass guitar and offers me a different flavour to my Fender Twin for 6 string guitar.

2w is not loud enough for gigging (tried and failed :deadbanana: ) but plenty loud enough for home use.

:nana:

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Post by audibleobsession » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:35 am

Have you checked out AX84 yet?

http://www.ax84.com/

Here's the one I built with my dad years and years ago. It still works great, we had a blast getting the parts, learning and building together!

http://www.ax84.com/p1.html

Worked on the first plug in, still remember that. I stayed up all night playing it haha. Since then, I've bought Marshalls, Mesas, and a nice Gibson Goldtone and have gone on to sell them all in favor of my good old AX84 P1, an SM58 and my collection of pedals :)

Here's a website that sells the kit that alot of people buy:

http://shop.dobermanamps.com/product-p/kit-p1.htm

But half the fun is going to the electronic store together or to http://www.tubesandmore.com/ and ordering the parts.

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