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Brad

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The need fo Tweed
« on: July 07, 2013, 10:34:19 PM »
Getting my ducks in a row to build a 5e3 deluxe. Been meditating over the schematic/layout and reading up on sourcing parts. I'll do the chassis first and order the cab/speaker later. Probably a mojo cab & an alnico weber.

At work they were cleaning out an old bench shop (for 2way radios) and they gave me all kinds of stuff. 3 bench dmm's,  an analog dmm, an oscilloscope, a NICE sencore mighty mite tube tester and boxes of NOS passive components like carbon comp resistors, etc... they were going to pitch everything in the trash! Figured I'd put this stuff to use. The 5e3 looks fairly simple and like a good place to start.

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Re: The need fo Tweed
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 11:07:29 PM »
Sounds like a cool project backed up by a great score @ work!
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Re: The need fo Tweed
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2013, 02:19:08 AM »
good luck. just make sure you measure every part that goes in there, don't just pop in caps and resistors based on stated value.

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Re: The need fo Tweed
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2013, 03:44:08 AM »
yes i plan on measuring as I go...i have a nice cap tester at work I can borrow. should be a good learning experience.

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Re: The need fo Tweed
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2013, 01:40:45 PM »
....and 3 months later, nothing done! I've pretty much decided on building a 5F11 - Tweed Vibrolux. Like a tweed deluxe but 10" spk, more clean headroom and trem. I'm on the look out for a Marsh Trem-King which is the same amp. If I can find one I'll skip the build. I'll be back in 3 months for the next update!

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Re: The need fo Tweed
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2013, 08:08:54 PM »
Oddly enough I've been able to fix my own amps probably 25 or more times even though I've never gotten past Burke's Law let alone Ohm's Law, but building an amp is something I'd never have the juevos to try.
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Re: The need fo Tweed
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2013, 11:46:55 PM »
cool.  Not confident enough for that.
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Re: The need fo Tweed
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2013, 07:46:58 PM »
Tweed amps are pretty simple animals if you check the schematics. I'm no electronics guru but I think I could get through a tweed build without too much trouble.