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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby Chankgeez » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:03 am

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so this was fun. :!!!:


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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:28 am

Very cool!!!
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby odontophobia » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:52 am

woof. that's hot.
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby Eivind August » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:31 am

crochambeau wrote:New amps day!

I'm helping my uncle mitigate his hoard, and today these beauties turned up. Projects all (complete rebuild needed in a couple of them).

~'64 Magnatone Melodier Model 110
60s Magnatone Troubadour Model 112
Silvertone 1481
and two Fender Champs

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I'm not usually very inerested in amps, but these are cool! :eek:
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby crochambeau » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:45 pm

Eivind August wrote:
crochambeau wrote:New amps day!

I'm not usually very inerested in amps, but these are cool! :eek:


Thanks! I stuck an old 12 inch alnico organ speaker into the blonde Magnatone. I'm still debating which one I should repair first. Hopefully they take pedals well (though honestly outside of fuzz I'm not holding my breath).
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby BetterOffShred » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:18 pm

Dank man. Champ in a 1x12 cab sound awesome..
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby HorseyBoy » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:24 am

Eivind August wrote:I'm not usually very inerested in amps, but these are cool! :eek:


Dude, you're in the wrong thread. "Let's NOT see your AMP!" is that way -> :poke: :thumb:
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby WORMDIRT » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:32 pm

Finally made a headshell for my VT22. My back is happy and the improvement in tone is enormous

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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby Faldoe » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:00 am

Sick! Weren't you looking to buy one for a bit? Nice that you built one.
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby WORMDIRT » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:25 am

Faldoe wrote:Sick! Weren't you looking to buy one for a bit? Nice that you built one.

I still wish I had an original one, but this turned out way nicer than it has any right to be
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby BoatRich » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:02 pm

WORMDIRT wrote:Finally made a headshell for my VT22. My back is happy and the improvement in tone is enormous

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Dude that looks great! I need to get my V4 running again. I just got a 70’s SVT cab and I wanna throw the V4 on it before I blow it up with my 3-Pro and have to swap speakers
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby omarwhite » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:03 pm

WORMDIRT wrote:Finally made a headshell for my VT22. My back is happy and the improvement in tone is enormous

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did you go the Fliptops route?

how much lighter is it? have you weighed the head? I've been contemplating this as well....
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby whoismarykelly » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:14 pm

The chassis and mounting hardware on a V series amp has so much unnecessary heavy gauge steel that a head still weighs way more than a similar 100-watt Marshall. Where any other company would use a couple nuts to mount the chassis, Ampeg decided to use 1-pound pieces of folded steel. Where any other company would use a piece of metal foil or aluminum as shielding on the cabinet, Ampeg added a thick steel plate and about 40 sheet metal screws. Just getting into a V-series amp to do work takes several times longer an any other amp.
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby WORMDIRT » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:25 pm

omarwhite wrote:how much lighter is it? have you weighed the head? I've been contemplating this as well....

I converted it from a vt22 combo with evm12ls in it so it's considerably lighter. It's pretty fucking heavy for a head though. My next plan is to maybe ditch the top plate and just put steel on the top of the inner cab, then get rid of the inner cheeks with the rubber shock absorbers. The main purpose behind all this is that loading in a 120+ lb combo is idiotic. Also, I play bass in a band now and I wanna use the v4 as a head
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Re: Let's see your AMP!

Postby horseblanket » Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:00 pm

This is a project that I have been making slow progress on.
It started it's life with me as a non-working chassis from a YBA4 combo. I bought it on eBay for close to nothing. I had planned on using it to learn how to repair an amp, but then got too busy to devote any real time to it. So, I called an awesome local tech, Chris Madsen of Madtone, to get it working, but then we had the idea of turning into a wild hot-rodded JCM800. He rewired the preamp, added those caps, put a master volume on the rear, added a Fat-Boost switch to the front end (borrowed from his days at Morgan amps), added a Dumble style mids control, and finally he topped it off a big old transformer taken from a 70's fender twin.
It's super versatile in that it can go from sparkly British clean to Soldano levels of gain. It also has low end for days.
I am building a head shell for it now.

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