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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:05 am 
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kurtlives is building the first Trip Top and we will be documenting it here. Stay tuned!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:51 am 
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Day 1 - Kit Arrives. Inventory done. Hardware and Transformers installed.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:12 am 
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Day 2 - Capacitor Assembly. Power Transformer Switching and Wiring


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:15 am 
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Day 3 Bias Pot Wired Up



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:23 am 
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Day 4 - Turret Board Built and Installed

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:35 am 
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Day 5 - Tone Boards Built. Grid Resistors Installed on Socket. Note Orientation of Terminal Strips. Bleeder Resistor on Can Cap. Control Bus Bar installed.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:44 am 
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Day 6 More Tube Socket Wiring. OT Leads Twisted and Connected to Sockets. Impedance Switch Wired.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:53 am 
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Day 7 Tone Boards Installed. Input Jacks Built & Installed. Controls Connected with Coaxial / Shielded Cable.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:59 am 
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Start Up Day. Tweaked Bias Tail Resistor to 22K 1W to get proper range for both 6L6 & KT88/6550
Ran 6L6 in Cathode Bias mode and Fixed Biased Mode at 43 mA
Ran 6550 Cathode Bias mode and Fixed Biased Mode at 48 mA

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:08 pm 
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Nice work. I can't wait til I have the time to dig in to mine, which arrived today. What is the recommended chassis bottom?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:10 pm 
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If they go in a portaflex cab, usually a special 5/8" plywood mounting board.
For the prototype, we just cut a 1/4" piece the exact same size as the chassis, drilled 4 holes, covered the inside face with aluminium (tape), and screwed 4 rubber feet on via the 4 #10 mounting bolts. Really simple, worked perfectly.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:47 am 
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Look wonderfull really nice :thumbsup:

Guess he was to busy building to make any posts


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sweet build, super clean!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:29 am 
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sazafraz wrote:
Look wonderfull really nice :thumbsup:

Guess he was to busy building to make any posts


We worked together.
He did the build, following the manual and sent the feedback on the manual and build.
I updated the manual, layout and schematic and kept the newTrip Top family updated.
Then we got together over pizza at the shop and ironed out the last few issues and the. Then we tested and measured.
Worked out very well. We've been doing this sort of thing on builds for years.

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sazafraz wrote:
Look wonderfull really nice :thumbsup:

Guess he was to busy building to make any posts

Unfortunately got really busy with the build and other things so I wasn't able to update as I progressed through the build. The build took much longer than I anticipated especially with the updating of documentation as I buit.

That said I think the documentation and design of this is really solid. I think people will be really pleased with the amp, I know I am. :happydance:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:32 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:00 pm 
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I hope that pizza was a Jim's special combo out of Trenton


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:34 am 
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sazafraz wrote:
I hope that pizza was a Jim's special combo out of Trenton


I love Jim's pizzas, but I make a truly mean one myself! :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:11 pm 
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I'm curious as to your impression of the tonal differences between the 6l6 vs the KT88


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I'm curious as to your impression of the tonal differences between the 6l6 vs the KT88


We havent really given them good tone test yet. Just on the 6L6. More to come.

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