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Re: Which kit to buy?

8/23/2005 5:29 AM
Chris/CMW amps
Re: Which kit to buy?
Hi Christopher  
Afaik Tubegarden is out of bizz right now.  
I can strongly recommend the kit from Bruce@MissionAmps, very good parts and excellent instructions.  
My personal 5E3 was made by using a MojoTone kit and upgrading the speaker and outputtransformer besides tweaking the circuit to my likings. I've also build 5E3 style amps with all transformers from MercuryMagnetics (not cheap but excellent) and different style chassis/cabinets.  
Thanks to this great forum (and good instructions with the MissionAmps kit) it's a very cool 1st DIY amp, enough power and tone (!) to gig in bars and pubs.  
The main trick for not killing yourself: always keep one hand in your pocket while working on an amp.  
Hope this helps,