Program 8: DIY TUBE GUITAR AMP: Build Your Own Great Sounding Boutique Tube Guitar Amplifier. , a video do-it-yourself workshop + A4-sized booklet. Produced and recorded in Australia.In English, color, no subtitles, PAL standard, region-free. Learn how to make your own guitar valve (tube) amplifier, save thousands of dollars in the process and get the sound as good as VOX, Orange. Not to mention the lesser brands! Tube rectification, solid state rectification, fixed bias, cathode bias, class A, class AB, single-ended, push-pull, all options are covered and discussed, and heaps of other important issues. A ripper of a program! Of course, all circuits are proven and tested (our own designs), parts lists, wiring diagrams and full color photos of important details are included in the accompanying manual! DVDs are REGION-FREE, not locked into any country region, so you don't need a multi-region DVD player.
COMES WITH A FULL-COLOR REFERENCE MANUAL. This unique program comes with an accompanying full color A4 sized manual, a great reference book with s.Chematics, close-up shots of important details and photos of the flip-charts used in the program. Way you don't have to skip back and forth and press pause all the time on your DVD player! SHOWS YOU IN A SIMPLE WAY HOW TO GO FROM SCHEMATICS TO A FINISHED AMP.
Once you have decided on the design approach and have a circuit diagram in your hands, the real work starts. How to convert a bunch of interconnected symbols into a wiring diagram ad then into a reality? How to position the components?Is there an order of assembly that should be followed? There are many important issues that have to be considered!
Them, what checks should be done and how? There are'Cold checks" that are done first, and then the "Hot checks are carried out. Construct your own point-to-point wired amplifier!
Even if you don't intend to make your own tube amp, this program will be still be of interest, at least you will understand how valve (tube) amps work, how they are constructed and what issues affect the sound, the looks and the price. We give you not one but FOUR different projects. Projects #1 and #2 are pure tube amps, projects #3 and #4 are tube output stages only while keeping the solid state preamps intact - we show you how to interface an SS preamp that you may want to keep (due to its desirable features, especially on modelling amps) with a new tube output stage that you can build yourself.The premp tube can also be changed, you can try 12AT7 for a cleaner tone, 12AY7 and, of course, 12AX7 for more gain. You will have heaps of fun trying out all the possible combinations of power and input tubes. Project #2: "Big Boy", 45-60 Watts push-pull channel-switching amp. This spunk can also use various power tubes without any modifications: 6L6, 5881, 6550, EL34, KT66, KT77, KT88. 45 Watts with a pair of 6L6 and 60 watts with a pair of EL34.
Features: Normal/Boost mode (Triode/Pentode switchable output stage), Clean and Dirty (Overdrive) channel, independent Gain and Volume controls for each channel, Bass-Mid-Treble tone control stack, series effects loop, presence control, external speaker connection. Project #3: similar to Project #1, but we retained the solid state preamp and build a tube power stage at the output. We used Peavey Rage 158 combo as a "host".Again, 15 Watts, Class A, single-ended amp that can use various power tubes such as 6L6, 5881, 6550, EL34, KT66, KT77, KT88. Project #4: similar to Project #2, 60 Watts push-pull amp. We used a solid state combo amp as a host, kept the input circuits and built a tube power stage to get the tubey sound. This beast can use various power tubes such as 6L6, 5881, 6550, EL34, KT66, KT77, KT88. Features: Normal/Boost mode (Triode/Pentode switchable output stage), Clean and Dirty channel, independent Gain and Volume controls for each channel, Bass-Mid-Treble tone control stack, series effects loop, presence control, external speaker connection.
Most DVD players can play both PAL and NTSC, if you are in USA, Canada, Korea and other NTSC country, please make sure that your player can! In an unlikely case of any problems with DVDs, faulty disc(s) will be promptly replaced and mailed to you at our expense. This item is in the category "Electronics\Home Audio Stereos, Components\Amplifiers & Preamps". The seller is "tubeampdvds" and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.