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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Harbour Apr 27, 2011. 3 Replies 0 Likes
Maybe this isn't the right place for this, but I've been building and designing amps for quite a while...mostly tube amps, but some solid state too. I've added some pics of a couple of the…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Bliss Oct 27, 2011. 24 Replies 0 Likes
Hi everyone...I'm a first time builder and I've used the Stewart McDonald fret calculator with a 22 fret 24.75" scale...same as my Les Paul. I've drawn the frets, as calculated, out on the CGB neck,…Continue
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Hey, brother. Check you're e-mail. I responded concerning fret placement.
Formaldehyde was used to further harden the galalith. Immerse the finished piece and wait... takes about a year to harden a 1" thick chunk. Brushing on a coat of superglue would probably work as well, in less time. I'll check on that... just made my first two attempts. Used powdered no-fat milk (cheaper, apparently slightly higher casein percentage, better shelf life). Added a shot of red and black Transfast and Transtint with good results. The Transtint works a bit better, stays in the plastic instead of bleeding out.
Hey Bill, Thanks for the comeback. No I haven't used LTSpice. After a quick peek it may be well over my head, but I plan to get into it for a closer look. I haven't been active with electronics since '70 when I was in the Navy. Simple amps using the LM386 I thought would be a good way to get back into it. I too am looking for alternatives due to the limitations you mentioned.
A CGB design would be great, but I don't think it should be just one. As you well know, one size doesn't fit all because of the difference in venues and applicable needs. So I think there should be at least 3 designs. I'll give it some more thought and post to your thread.
BTW, I almost forgot. I was curious if you are familiar with any of Rod Elliott's work. He's from Australia and has a good site with some info you may find useful @ http://sound.westhost.com/index2.html I really like his take on design elements of the Guitar Amp. Check it out and let me know what you think.
Some Great pictures of a nice 1st build. I really like your harboramps site. It seems we have even more in common as Saturday is my birthday. For some reason I can't send messages and not all my posts are getting through. I wanted to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! so I hope this works.
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