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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:27 pm    Post subject: Fender woody - style mini amp Reply with quote

Time for new project. Got a "Little Rebel" 2W ss amp kit around 6 months back. Thought it would be time for some soldering practice. Got it together - and in theory working too. More of that later.

Chassis kinda large, but thought it wouldnt matter as the speaker will need some room too.


Hereīs the rebel itself.


Box is going to be something like this, albeit smaller and slightly simplified construction.


Leftovers from a lounge cabinet project last year. Pine.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaker, smallest Jensen there is. I like Jensen.


Iron connectors cit from big rod I got for a few euros at the local scrapyard.


Looking boxy.


Dangerous is fun, el-cheapo router that is.


Better, but in need of finer shaping by hand.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orbital sander and sandpaper by hand.


After 90 mins of sanding time for blonde whitewash, sealer included wipe-on stuff. Its awesome for that white blonde look.


Itīs this seasons first nitro shoot! Was really cold outside, gotta beware of runs. Just really looked forward to this all winter.


Nice, carried it inside to dry. Sanding and another layer or five next week.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Measuring is a good idea before drilling. Number means size of hole required. Thats good info when going crazy with a awesome drill.


Pots look nicer this way, though a bitch to solder.


Theyre ok.


Insides are ok too. If they work.


To be continued...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well played, look forward to seeing it finished.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The corners went over the top on the original, but I do see the logic of what you did: you built the cab around the chassis.

Looks nice.
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I only buy synths with mini keys as I like the shortscale synths.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fakir Mustache wrote:
The corners went over the top on the original, but I do see the logic of what you did: you built the cab around the chassis.

Looks nice.


Exactly. Top and bottom are ~2mm wider than chassis, height is only relevant to looks and required baffle size, which was tiny in this case. Chassis is gonna be screwed through side walls, two screws each side. It weighs very little, easy to fasten.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Baffle test fit. Ok.


Quick sanding and laquer, plus repeats. Good enough, polishing will further smooth it out too.


Time to fit speaker. Small and light.



Changed 386īs to JRCīs for that true vintage pre-war sound Twisted Evil


It works. Had a tiny issue with volume. Was amateurish and misread schematic, fit regular jack to speaker out. It grouded to chassis. Now its a proper one and everything sounds ok. Canīt wait to put the thing together, lo mids are gonna be great from that wood box!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

henkstroem wrote:
Speaker, smallest Jensen there is. I like Jensen.

Actually there's a 5" speaker on their site. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stand corrected

Wow that 5" one is tiny!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polish

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chassis hanging


General views





Controls


Coming up next: chrome strips to baffle. Next week.
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job - a little blond for my liking but overall it looks good. How's it sound?
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