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previous: Steve A. Mike:6/14/1998 5:00 AM View Thread

Re: Tweed Deluxe DIY-maybe-Opinions please.

6/15/1998 3:12 PM
Mike D.
Re: Tweed Deluxe DIY-maybe-Opinions please.
Thanks for the tone control tip. I'll try that on an experimental preamp I'm working on.  
The FrankenAmp is presently back to the split load driver. The amp has 5 tubes: 5Y3, 2x 6V6, 2 x 12AX7 (originally 12AY7)  
There is only one input channel, with 3 stages, like a blackface reverb channel without the reverb. This only leaves one remaining stage so that ruled out the long-tail. I put a variable feedback control to the (unbypassed) cathode of the last gain stage. This control is very useful for dialing in the correct amount of crunch.  
No doubt, the standard tweed deluxe has a certain charm and simplicity, and makes an excellent first time DIY project, especially if you have existing chassis/cabinet.

CBS Mike, What size feedback pot... -- 6/15/1998 10:01 PM