Vintage Record Holders

Vintage Record Holders

Seems all my projects are music related. After the dumping of some great records on my desk from a friends mother I very soon ran out of ways to store them, even with my new alphabetical dividers it was getting annoying to sort through them. [ngg src="galleries"...

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Cleaning up a Marshall JTM60

Cleaning up a Marshall JTM60

A nice quick fix and flick project. A very cheap find on Trademe was the JTM60 3 x 10. Very similar to the 1990’s JTM30, it was loud and the reverb was horrible. I didn’t end up taking many photos of this build but essentially I brought the amp faulty with the idea...

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The Most 1980’s JCM800 ever

The Most 1980’s JCM800 ever

I always wanted a big Marshall but could never find the one I liked. Then I discovered Ceriatone. They had a hand wired JCM800 dual volume schematic for a hand wired amp. After doing the math and finding some bargain deals the project was a go! Finding a speaker cab...

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Restoring a Jansen Bassman 50 to its former glory

Restoring a Jansen Bassman 50 to its former glory

Yet another amp project build. This time it started with dad being given a bunch of old Jansen amps from old trades at the Rockshop. Included in the stash was a 1975 Jansen Bassman 50. The old girl was looking a bit sad It was clear that this amp was in a bit of a sad...

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Building the famous 1974X Marshall 18 Watt

Building the famous 1974X Marshall 18 Watt

The amp the started it all. The 1974X is a very popular build amongst DIY amp builders. Some say it holds that classic Marshall tone. My Build starts 18watt.com and my dad, as usual. During my first year at uni dad started building the Marshall and it just sounded...

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Building a Mini Marshall Plexi

Building a Mini Marshall Plexi

Inspired by the sound of my JCM800 I longed for a more portable version with the same snarl and drive. It was then that I discovered Terry Stinger’s Plexi SE, a 5 watt version of the 6L6 based Marshall classic. [ngg src="galleries" ids="10" display="basic_thumbnail"...

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The 1950’s style Fender Champ

The 1950’s style Fender Champ

Technically the second amplifier I built, the 5F2A Fender Champ build was created out of left over parts. I had a bunch of leftover wood, tolex and fibreboard from the 18 Watt 1974X build ( and the green from dad’s build). [ngg src="galleries" ids="68"...

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