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Trinity Triwatt Build

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:46 pm
by LaoWiz
Don't see many amp build threads here so hope this is in the right place!

Was looking for a new head recently and then stepped into the amp kit rabbit hole finding this Hiwatt build. I haven't built an amp before so it's going to be a huge learning experience and probably pretty difficult. Thought I would document it here. Wish me luck, my updates will likely not be super frequent but hopefully fun.

Link to the Kit
http://www.trinityamps.com/product/trinity-triwatt-kit/

Link to the Product that has more info:
http://www.trinityamps.com/product/trinity-triwatt/

Seeing that the chassis is aluminum I of course have to etch it! Have a rough design but need to finish it soon before I can start the actual build:

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Hopefully I can lock this down this week and etch over the weekend. Also, Trinity sells a Head cabinet for this project but it's another 200 bucks but I think I might build one in the style of the Hex Micro T. This is going to take forever but should be a blast:

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Re: Trinity Triwatt Build

PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:30 am
by goroth
Rad

Re: Trinity Triwatt Build

PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:48 am
by mathias
Into this. Subscribed.

Re: Trinity Triwatt Build

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:35 pm
by Olin
This is cool as fuck, really looking forward to seeing this progress.

Re: Trinity Triwatt Build

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:03 am
by LaoWiz
Made a tiny little progress on this. Was able to etch the chassis today and now that that is done all I need to do is paint it and then can actually start building the beast. Gonna start circuit on the board next. Here's some pics:


Post art toner transfer

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Pre etch

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Post etch

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Re: Trinity Triwatt Build

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:50 am
by ibarakishi
wow, this looks great. Can't wait to see it finished

Re: Trinity Triwatt Build

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:21 pm
by imJonWain
nice work!

Re: Trinity Triwatt Build

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:15 am
by BetterOffShred
That looks like a great kit man! I'd never seen that one before! Are you going to run the 6V6 or KT66's? 2xKT66 should be like 45ish Watts compared to around 22 or so with the 6V6's.. Both are great tubes IMO, I have plans to build a 2x6V6 power section from a Fender 5G9 with the bias trem, with a Sunn Model T preamp section.. not for a while though!

Edit: Ah, they are switching in an 18v Zener for the 6V6 operation to hit them with a little less B+. . Pretty cool design!

Re: Trinity Triwatt Build

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:51 pm
by LaoWiz
Thanks everybody. It's going super slow as I had painted it blue and black but decided I didn't want the blue so stripped it down and refinished it over the weekend. Been also trying to figure out how to make the head shell and generally just procrastinating on starting up the circuit. But going to finally start this weekend if I can lock in a few straight hours with it...

Here's some more pics:

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Re: Trinity Triwatt Build

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:58 pm
by LaoWiz
BetterOffShred wrote:That looks like a great kit man! I'd never seen that one before! Are you going to run the 6V6 or KT66's? 2xKT66 should be like 45ish Watts compared to around 22 or so with the 6V6's.. Both are great tubes IMO, I have plans to build a 2x6V6 power section from a Fender 5G9 with the bias trem, with a Sunn Model T preamp section.. not for a while though!

Edit: Ah, they are switching in an 18v Zener for the 6V6 operation to hit them with a little less B+. . Pretty cool design!


Hey man, I'm definitely going to try both types but probably start with 6V6 as that will probably be enough for my garage. This is actually going to be my first amp build and probably could have started with a much simpler project but fuck it. There's lots of documentation so as long as I keep it safe it will be up to me to get it running. Should be a worthwhile venture once it's done!