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Which Kit to pick?


 
12/19/2004 9:52 AM
Ralph
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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:  
700$.  
 
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
Anonymous
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.  
CF
 
1/21/2005 8:52 PM
Gord
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.  
 
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1/22/2005 11:27 AM
Bruce /Mission Amps
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I've retubed and repaired a few Clark products and they are also excellent amps built with high quality parts.  
Bruce
 
12/19/2004 12:12 PM
David P.
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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
Ralph
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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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