September 22, 2013 at 5:04 am #5107
:cheer: I put the last coat of finish on my cabinet…..Eyelet board is stuffed, wired, and bolted to chassis…PT soldered to rectifier tube, fuse holder and power switch….I can finish the wiring tomorrow easy…unfortunately the speakers from Weber don’t arrive until Tuesday.
I should be ready to fire it up and test it Monday.
It took a while to accumulate all the parts….I can’t waitSeptember 22, 2013 at 6:34 pm #5933
Congratulations. Good luck with it, fun project, eh?September 23, 2013 at 5:06 am #5934
so far so good…..I caught a mistake and redid some wiring already …I got a little ahead of myself….but it is fun.September 25, 2013 at 4:19 am #5935
FINISHED…..I fired it up…..Squealed…..I’ve been there before… I swapped the primary side wires of the OT and it was good to go….Sounds great….Played the hell out of it for a couple of hours.
Now, I have to figure out what kind of Amp I’m going to build next.September 25, 2013 at 7:48 am #5936
Nice going, good luck with it! Are we voting on your next build ? I’d serious consider a spitfire clone, different from the 2stroke, EL-84 chime and push/pull so you get to deal with a phase inverter. Great scratch build project and they sound killer.September 26, 2013 at 4:37 am #5937
The more I play it the more I like it ….But…..is it possible to change or add components to S-2 on the boost switch to have an option for more head roomSeptember 29, 2013 at 7:32 pm #5938
The Two Stroke really isn’t that amp but you could try a lower gain preamp tube (like a 12AY7) to get a little more head room. A solid state rectifier will add a little more headroom too. That would be a very simple installation, install 4 diodes on the open lugs of the rectifier socket.
But….if you really want more usable headroom, build a Spitfire clone.
The Two Stroke is a great little rock amp but it’s much the same as a Tweed era Fender in now it breaks up.September 29, 2013 at 7:37 pm #5939
Thanks Robin…It is what it is…I get it now.
I’m going to go do some research on a Spitfire.September 29, 2013 at 8:00 pm #5940
Robin ….I found a lot of different variations of the Spitfire…is there any you prefer over the rest?September 30, 2013 at 6:54 pm #5941
Robin…I found another amp that I’m considering after hearing the soundclips…it has a P I and switching for a lot of tone options….it’s called the Tweed Overdrive Special…it’s on Hoffman’s forum….designed by a couple of guys there….a Dumble w/Tweed Tone stack.October 2, 2013 at 1:22 am #5942
Pictures of my buildOctober 2, 2013 at 2:02 am #5943
Hmmmm it won’t take my picturesOctober 2, 2013 at 2:08 am #5944
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That sounds good. If you are considering a dumble or trainwreck style circuit, check out TheAmpGarage forum. Dumbles have a great clean sound, more complex than a Spitfire (which is basically an AC-15). When I built my Spitfire clone, I mixed and matched the various layouts I found around the web and settled on a turret board design that worked out great.
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