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|12/19/2004 9:52 AM|
||Which Kit to pick?|
Ive been looking into building myself a 5e3. I need a good pratice amp, my orange solid state is to quiet and my 4X12 is way too big. The Tweed Deluxe seemes perfect, now I just have to decide which kit to buy. They all seem to have their ups and downs. Ive picked out three that look pretty good:
1: Weber VST Kit
Pros: Best price out of all of the kits: 450$
Cons: alot of drilling is required, and drilling just doesent work out with me.
2: Mission Amps Kit
Pros: Parts quality seems to be the best out of all of the kits.
Cons: It adds up to alot with cab and speaker:
3: Tubegarden Kit
Pros: falls in the middle between the weber and mission amp kits: 530$
Cons: I would need to laquer the cabinet myself, which is no big deal
|12/19/2004 11:54 AM|
Why not a Clark?
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|12/19/2004 6:30 PM|
|Cathode Follower||Re: Why not a Clark?|
"Why not a Clark?"
I think he said he was looking to buy a KIT. As far as I know, Clark doesn't sell his amps in kit form.
|1/21/2005 8:52 PM|
I bought three kits from Mike Clark- 5F1, 5E3 and 5F6a. He is the most expensive guy around, but the parts he uses cost mucho $$$$$, and he needs time to get your kit ready (cabinet, etc...). Whether it's worth it or not depends on what's important to you. I love all three of my amps and am glad I did what I did. My all 'round fave is the 5E3 with the Tone Tubby H1E-DD.
|1/22/2005 11:27 AM|
|Bruce /Mission Amps
I've retubed and repaired a few Clark products and they are also excellent amps built with high quality parts.
|12/19/2004 12:12 PM|
||Re: Which Kit to pick? FWIW...|
If this is your first build then I STRONGLY recommend Bruce's Mission kit. Everything is quality material, things all line up, and he gives unlimited tech support. The latter is worth the difference!!
|12/19/2004 1:25 PM|
Ive built and modded a few amps before, and i pretty confidnet with this one. Im leaning towards either Mission or Tubegarden.
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