Peavey recently announced a new product offering… tube-amp modeling from a company that makes tube amps…
Archive for April, 2008
This series of postings will detail the construction and debug of a Ceriatone kit. Along the way I hope to capture some of the key considerations & stumbling blocks and give you a good feel for the process.
This is a very entertaining, professional-looking video on making a vacuum tube from scratch. Created by a French Ham Radio enthusiast… I’m in awe. A friend asked for a link to this, so I thought I’d post it here as a pleasant diversion.
Fabrication d’une lampe triode
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If you have decided to take the plunge and build your own guitar tube amp, please let me share my early mistakes projects with you to help get you going in the right direction. But first, be sure you really want to build your own:
We’ve talked about three series of books, so far, that each provide a different approach to tube amplifier analysis, design and construction:
Easy reading theory/practical mix and,
Comprehensive (encyclopedic) hands-on with a practical focus on guitar tube amp projects
Something for everybody in that list, but if you are hankering for more (or less, as in ‘free’), then there [...]
This post is all about a series of books that is the most comprehensive and lucid explanation of guitar tube amp architecture, circuits, tone, components and construction technique for DIYers I have ever found.
When considering what to recommend for beginner’s interested in learning enough theory of operation to have a practical foundation in tube amp design I was torn between two excellent series, so I’ll write about both, in two separate posts.
This post should probably be sub-titled: “That you can’t buy at DigiKey or Mouser,” although some of the parts can be sourced from them. None of these tools are expensive, all are incredibly useful.
Now we come to the part of the show where Norm pauses to review shop safety. Or alternatively, Robbie starts screaming “Danger, Danger Will Robinson!”.
Tough question. The real thing is quite rare and most people are not likely to ever play through one. But we do have a number of good references: