Archive for May, 2008

Building the Ceriatone Expression Kit — Part 5

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Some of the most critical wiring in a high-gain amp like the Trainwreck is around the 1st tube stage… including the Input Jack, the Volume Control, and the route to the grid of the 2nd stage triode. In my project I found the placement of the bright caps and damping microphonics associated with them [...]

Building a TrainWreck(TM)-inspired Ceriatone Express (ion) — Part 4

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Wiring up the Power Supply

The trickiest part of this project is probably the installation of the power supply board and the filter capacitors. Careful consideration must be given to terminating the various grounds and some care in routing the DC voltages as well. The published layouts provide a good guide and hopefully the [...]

New Web Hosting for TubeNexus

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

If you can read this, the DNS changes have propagated and you are reading the blog from the new web host.

Glen Kuykendall — Fender "Heavy Relic ‘57 Strat" and Trainwreck Express

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Ken Fisher gave us the Trainwreck(TM) amplifier legacy and his Express amp is what the “Expression” Kit is inspired by.  But what does a Trainwreck Express sound like?

Ridiculous Stratocaster Guitar Blog

Friday, May 9th, 2008

The Strat-O-Blogster Guitar Blog bills itself as:

Ceriatone Expression DIY Project — Part 3

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Another great development on the AmpGarage Forum… Ron Worley has compiled a lot of the key reference materials for a Trainwreck Express build into one large document and written a very comprehensive “Builders Guide” around the materials… and very well done, too. You can download the result from this thread: Express Build Guide. You [...]

Building a Ceriatone Expression — Part 2

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

A lot has happened on the AmpGarage Trainwreck Discussion in the 1+ years since I originally built my Ceriatone. DrHulsey had a thread in which he shared his cleaned up schematic (last update: March, 2008)… finally a schematic that completely aligns with Francesca… here is the DrHulsey Schematic Thread. In this thread is also [...]

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