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 Post subject: Tweed kit completed
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:47 am 
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I bought my Tweed kit about a year ago.

The project was delayed due to kids graduating, moving to different cities (one to Calgary, the other to London, ON), etc... life happens.
I built the kit at the beginning of March this year. My first amp kit. The instructions were terrific, especially the heater wiring how-to and grounding.

I made a few minor errors - placement of some to the resistors - but got it straightened out.

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WOW

This amp is quiet for background hum.... loud as beejeezus when you drive it. I put it in an old cab (mahogany and old as the hills) along with a vintage USA made C12N Jensen (pulled from my Leslie cabinet). Gets me right into 'Cinnamon girl" tone! I played with the controls as I've never had a 5E3.... set tone @ 9 - the "used" channel vol at 7 and the unused channel vol at zero. Smooth power tube distortion - lovely stuff.

And of course it really cleans up for glassy tone. Lots and lots of bass.

This is a fine kit for the money, I'm very happy. :mrgreen:

Ian
(Winnipeg, Canada)


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 Post subject: Re: Tweed kit completed
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:35 pm 
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Thanks for your comment Ian. Better late than never!!

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 Post subject: Re: Tweed kit completed
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:57 am 
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Here are a few gut shots:

Populating the board. With a couple of mistakes on resistors - perhaps you can spot the problem children!
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Heater wiring and power section. I had to redo the fuse solder work, it wasn't the best. The picture quality is poor, my apologies.
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More of the board. I did most of this over the course of a couple of evenings. Very enjoyable.
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I will get a few pics of the temporary cabinet/speaker combo that I'm using.


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 Post subject: Re: Tweed kit completed
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:33 pm 
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Once you get the resistors sorted out and check everything and the leads are attached, be sure to fill those eyelets with solder for mechanical integrity.

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 Post subject: Re: Tweed kit completed
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:58 pm 
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Yep - all done. I redid them all.

I should've got on this kit a lot earlier... kind of embarrassed that it sat for a year. :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Tweed kit completed
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:22 pm 
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Bottom line is you got it done and you love it!

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