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DIY is the ticket!

Post by ursinus » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:13 pm

Hello All!
I'm stoked with my first TW clone that I built. It sounds much better than I thought it would. DIY is addicting!

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Post by Kaz » Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:15 am

How long did that take you?!
Very awesome! Bump!

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Post by ytse_jam » Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:29 am

really good work!

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Post by Charlie » Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:26 am

Welcome to the DIY club!!

Fun aint it?

I'd like to see more of this on the Boogie Board!

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Post by AustinK » Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:13 pm

TW clone
Is it a trainwreck clone?
Also it looks very nice. Now post clips :D
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Post by thinskin57 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:38 pm

purrrrrty. what's something like that cost?

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Post by Charlie » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:07 pm

Sound clips!

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Post by ursinus » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:55 pm

Charlie wrote:Sound clips!

More pics!
I'll take some more pics tomorrow and i'll see if i can get my friend to record it with his new portable pro tools rig.

It is indeed patterned after the Trainwreck Express named "Francesca". It has cost me about 450.00-500.00 so far. A head shell may cost another 300.00 for a plain one. It took me roughly 8 hours to build. It really sounds awesome. Great note bloom, touch sensitivity. But, I'll let the clips speak for themselves. 8)
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Post by HappyStrat » Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:50 am

Nice build....

Was this a kit? If so, where did you get it?
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Post by Elpelotero » Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:57 pm

I'd love to try this out. Do you have any electronics experience?
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Post by tobytheplatypus » Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:16 pm

Charlie wrote:Welcome to the DIY club!!

Fun aint it?

I'd like to see more of this on the Boogie Board!

:wink:
show me how to combine a rectifier and mark iv, and i'll join the club.
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Post by ursinus » Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:03 am

HappyStrat wrote:Nice build....

Was this a kit? If so, where did you get it?
No, it was not a kit. I purchsed the chassis, bread boards and some of the filter caps from a great DIY'er at the ampgarage.com The Transformers are from toneslut.com and the the rest of the parts are from mouser electronics, orvac electronics, Lowe's (screws, bolts, nuts, washers), etc...

Ceriatone makes a pretty good kit though.

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Post by ursinus » Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:05 am

Elpelotero wrote:I'd love to try this out. Do you have any electronics experience?

Yup, I have worked a a CT Scanner build team, MRI build team, repaired amps off and on since 1981' Don't let this disuade you. Just get on any of the DIY forums and people will walk you through it..... :D
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Post by ursinus » Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:08 am

tobytheplatypus wrote:
Charlie wrote:Welcome to the DIY club!!

Fun aint it?

I'd like to see more of this on the Boogie Board!

:wink:
show me how to combine a rectifier and mark iv, and i'll join the club.
2 cleans (1 rec, 1 miv), 2 rhythym (rec modern voicing), 2 lead (mark IV lead)


Sure, no problem! :shock:
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Post by HappyStrat » Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:43 am

I've been wanting to push the button on Ted Weber's "Java" TW clone which has been getting some pretty awesome reviews. I built one of Ted's amps a few years ago I was not happy with the quality of the parts. When Ken Fischer built & designed the TW's, he used only the best parts available. So, I was thinking about going the route you took so I could select the quality of my components. There are a bunch of different schematic versions out there, which one did you use?
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