Monday, September 27, 2010

Site of the week - AX84.com

http://AX84.com
This place is AWESOME for the DIY Guitar Amplifier builder.
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The first amp I built was the AX84 P1 starter project in the Spring of 2008, in my roommate's garage, and was actually brought to tears when I heard that sweet, sweet tone coming from it for the first time.



The second amp I built, the AX84 October Club, has been more challenging, and happened during the winter of 2008-2009 in the basement of the house I was living at with my brother. It is not quite finished yet, but I have a good idea of what I components I need to remove from it, to put it in full working order.

Now just to find the time to do it!

11 comments:

  1. Those are some pretty sweet amps. I wonder how good the sound quality was.

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  2. COOL those look like old tubes from radios back in the day... XD my dad used to build them. :)

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  3. I wish I was talented enough to do this kinda DIY thing

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  4. Hm... Interesting. I'd try my hand at that but I know I'd fail hard...

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  5. It doesn't take much talent at all, it just takes a bit of resources, sufficient time and dedication to making it happen, and a few tools...

    AND PLENTY OF WARNINGS ON SAFETY PROCEDURES WHEN WORKING WITH HIGH-VOLTAGES (250-600V DC)...seriously...THESE THINGS CAN EASILY KILL YOU IF YOU ARE NOT EXTREMELY CAREFUL.

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  6. @Totalitarian: I made the cab with a friends help back in 1997 as a sealed box for a pair of subs to go in my old car. After upgrading cars, it wouldn't fit, so I chopped it in half and replaced the Rockford Fosgate sub with a Celestion Vintage 30 Guitar Amp Speaker (seen in 2nd pic)

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