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previous: Dave B. I mentioned 1/8" because Graydon St... -- 7/3/2000 6:29 AM View Thread

Re: Bogner Schems & Cheap Chassis

7/3/2000 4:25 PM
Re: Bogner Schems & Cheap Chassis
Well the other problem with 1/8" thick aluminum chassis is the length of the threaded bushings on jacks, pots and other devices that come through the chassis.  
For example, if you are using a .040" to .060" faceplates with isolation washers on standard input jacks, it adds up to making it darn near impossible to get the nuts on.  
I hope these chassis are welded corners and seams and not all folded.  
Maybe he has better bending technique too!  
I've only tried 1/8" chassis three times and all three (from two different shops) ended up with cracks in the corners or in high stress areas.  
The thickest I'm mildly comfortable with is .100".  
I don't build any 100 watt amps anymore and the .080" thick aluminum with welded seams, works fine for the weight of 50 watt transformers and tubes.  

Dave Burns Yea, the chassis I'm getting will b... -- 7/3/2000 4:59 PM
SteveF In addition to the drawbacks that B... -- 7/3/2000 10:32 PM