Custom or modified guitar amps.

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Bob2

Custom or modified guitar amps.
« on: 9 Jul 2018, 09:31 pm »
Slow day so thought I would throw something out there.
Anyone mod or customize their guitar amp?




My little Fender Champ 25 SE. Kind of vintage hybrid in Padauk, dovetail joints with satin nitro finish.
Installed new op-amps, some tube rolling. Sounding pretty decent all things considered.
Like I said slow day...

Working on a matching pedal board.
« Last Edit: 30 Oct 2018, 09:22 pm by Bob2 »

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Re: Custom or modified guitar amps.
« Reply #1 on: 9 Jul 2018, 10:05 pm »
Wonder what are your favorite pedals?

Bob2

Re: Custom or modified guitar amps.
« Reply #2 on: 24 Oct 2018, 11:48 pm »
Nearly finished pedal board. Working well though.




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Re: Custom or modified guitar amps.
« Reply #3 on: 25 Oct 2018, 12:07 am »
What is that tiny blue pedal on top?
You dont like Samsamp?
http://www.tech21nyc.com/products/sansamp/gt2.html

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Re: Custom or modified guitar amps.
« Reply #4 on: 25 Oct 2018, 12:51 am »
What is that tiny blue pedal on top?
You dont like Samsamp?
http://www.tech21nyc.com/products/sansamp/gt2.html

That little blue pedal is a Donner compressor. Still in the early stage using it.
I'll take a look at the GT2. Thanks for the headsup FRM. Great info from you as usual!

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Re: Custom or modified guitar amps.
« Reply #5 on: 25 Oct 2018, 01:00 am »
Thanks Bob, my Hartke HA3500 bass amp, has two preamps an 12AX7 and a SS a side 2 countours, graphic 10 band eq and a compressor. Very useful amp to guitarrist that have his effects in pedals.

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Re: Custom or modified guitar amps.
« Reply #6 on: 25 Oct 2018, 01:52 am »
Added a Pre-PI master volume control to my Laney LA100BL head.  It is an original I refurbished and already had mod holes in the rear for an extra input.  The original mod was a mess, so pulled it all out and installed the MV and a slave output.

Now it does not have to be crazy loud to get crunch going.




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Re: Custom or modified guitar amps.
« Reply #7 on: 25 Oct 2018, 01:23 pm »
Thanks Bob, my Hartke HA3500 bass amp, has two preamps an 12AX7 and a SS a side 2 countours, graphic 10 band eq and a compressor. Very useful amp to guitarrist that have his effects in pedals.

Sounds like you have a nice rig! Pedals are fun to use.

Added a Pre-PI master volume control to my Laney LA100BL head.  It is an original I refurbished and already had mod holes in the rear for an extra input.  The original mod was a mess, so pulled it all out and installed the MV and a slave output.

Now it does not have to be crazy loud to get crunch going.




Hey Hal. very nice setup.

I picked up one of these:https://carlscustomguitars.com/Speaker-Soak-true-power-tube-guitar-amp-volume-attenuator-Speaker-Soak.htm


so I can get some of that crunch and not be too loud either. Then again you have a lot more power to play with than I do :lol:
Thanks for sharing!

Bob2

Re: Custom or modified guitar amps.
« Reply #8 on: 30 Oct 2018, 09:15 pm »
Here's a speaker cab for a little practice amp.
All solid walnut with satin Nitro finish.
I have the speaker tipped back a bit. Sounds quite nice.





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Re: Custom or modified guitar amps.
« Reply #9 on: 30 Oct 2018, 10:07 pm »
Wow superb combo, these real wood enclosures develop a special sound timbre nicer than MDF/HDF.

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Re: Custom or modified guitar amps.
« Reply #10 on: 31 Oct 2018, 12:04 am »
these real wood enclosures develop a special sound timbre nicer than MDF/HDF.
Indeed, they do sound better. Well worth the effort and expense.
Have a good one FRM!