12003

Moderator: VelvetGeorge

User avatar
vanhalen5150
Senior Member
Posts: 7307
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:13 pm
Just the numbers in order: 7
Location: Halifax, Canada

Re: 12003 Merc's and NOS Iskra/Piher.

Post by vanhalen5150 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:18 am

Little more progress this past weekend. Cool coloured tube shields. You need the shorter version 9 sockets for these. Double bolts on the ground.
Attachments
DSC01530.JPG
DSC01530.JPG (109.37 KiB) Viewed 2410 times
DSC01529.JPG
DSC01529.JPG (100.82 KiB) Viewed 2410 times
DSC01522.JPG
DSC01522.JPG (110.38 KiB) Viewed 2410 times
12000 Metro Kit

User avatar
vanhalen5150
Senior Member
Posts: 7307
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:13 pm
Just the numbers in order: 7
Location: Halifax, Canada

Re: 12003 Merc's and NOS Iskra/Piher.

Post by vanhalen5150 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:20 am

I got a set of those Achilles plates from ebay for $20. They have a plug in cord so I had to improvise with a pickguard. Worked well.
Attachments
DSC01528.JPG
DSC01528.JPG (90.91 KiB) Viewed 2410 times
DSC01523.JPG
DSC01523.JPG (91.7 KiB) Viewed 2410 times
DSC01524.JPG
DSC01524.JPG (113.72 KiB) Viewed 2410 times
12000 Metro Kit

User avatar
vanhalen5150
Senior Member
Posts: 7307
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:13 pm
Just the numbers in order: 7
Location: Halifax, Canada

Re: 12003 Merc's and NOS Iskra/Piher.

Post by vanhalen5150 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:05 am

At the rate I'm going, I'm thinking Xmas. Providing the Zombie Apocalypse doesn't take us all out Dec 21st, of course.

I just got some .82uf mustards. Like sausages.
12000 Metro Kit

User avatar
vanhalen5150
Senior Member
Posts: 7307
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:13 pm
Just the numbers in order: 7
Location: Halifax, Canada

Re: 12003 Merc's and NOS Iskra/Piher.

Post by vanhalen5150 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:19 am

Anyone ever try heater wires this way? Note the posistion of the 5W 1K5's and th v1 and v2 shift as well.
Attachments
522537_3619276433326_2084065001_n.jpg
522537_3619276433326_2084065001_n.jpg (118.9 KiB) Viewed 2389 times
12000 Metro Kit

User avatar
rgorke
Senior Member
Posts: 4509
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:37 am
Just the numbers in order: 13492
Location: Drought Ravaged SoCal

Re: 12003 Merc's and NOS Iskra/Piher.

Post by rgorke » Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:47 pm

vanhalen5150 wrote:Anyone ever try heater wires this way? Note the posistion of the 5W 1K5's and th v1 and v2 shift as well.
What amp is that? How does it sound? Looks very modern.
"If you make a mistake, do it twice and smile and let people think you meant it." Jan Van Halen.

User avatar
vanhalen5150
Senior Member
Posts: 7307
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:13 pm
Just the numbers in order: 7
Location: Halifax, Canada

Re: 12003 Merc's and NOS Iskra/Piher.

Post by vanhalen5150 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:00 pm

rgorke wrote:
vanhalen5150 wrote:Anyone ever try heater wires this way? Note the posistion of the 5W 1K5's and th v1 and v2 shift as well.
What amp is that? How does it sound? Looks very modern.
It's a Blankenship. From his Facebook page. Not sure if it's a 100 or 50. Pretty cool eh? When you first see it you think it's made by Apple.
12000 Metro Kit

emmjaydubya
Senior Member
Posts: 376
Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:51 pm
Just the numbers in order: 7
Location: Austin

Re: 12003 Merc's and NOS Iskra/Piher.

Post by emmjaydubya » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:10 pm

Point to point Powerbook? :D

Amp's looking good...

User avatar
rgorke
Senior Member
Posts: 4509
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:37 am
Just the numbers in order: 13492
Location: Drought Ravaged SoCal

Re: 12003 Merc's and NOS Iskra/Piher.

Post by rgorke » Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:29 pm

vanhalen5150 wrote:
rgorke wrote:
vanhalen5150 wrote:Anyone ever try heater wires this way? Note the posistion of the 5W 1K5's and th v1 and v2 shift as well.
What amp is that? How does it sound? Looks very modern.
It's a Blankenship. From his Facebook page. Not sure if it's a 100 or 50. Pretty cool eh? When you first see it you think it's made by Apple.
I suppose it doesn't need to look vintage to sound vintage. :shrug:
"If you make a mistake, do it twice and smile and let people think you meant it." Jan Van Halen.

User avatar
vanhalen5150
Senior Member
Posts: 7307
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:13 pm
Just the numbers in order: 7
Location: Halifax, Canada

Re: 12003 Merc's and NOS Iskra/Piher.

Post by vanhalen5150 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:48 am

Svetlana for the preamp and power tubes. Got a good deal so I grabbed 2 complete matched sets from the tubestore. I believe the 12ax7's on these are short plates. Heard they sound good though.
Attachments
photo (7).JPG
photo (7).JPG (86.69 KiB) Viewed 2324 times
12000 Metro Kit

User avatar
Tone Slinger
Senior Member
Posts: 6515
Joined: Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:31 am

Re: 12003 Merc's and NOS Iskra/Piher.

Post by Tone Slinger » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:03 pm

Svets are great ! Very Brown when pushed. They are as FAR away from 6l6 as you can get. VERY European EL-34 sounding. Mollassis mids :thumbsup: . MUCH softer/warmer than 6l6 or EH 6ca7 .
Rip Ben Wise (StuntDouble) & Mark Abrahamian (Rockstah)

User avatar
Tone Slinger
Senior Member
Posts: 6515
Joined: Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:31 am

Re: 12003 Merc's and NOS Iskra/Piher.

Post by Tone Slinger » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:51 pm

Hows it sounding ?
Rip Ben Wise (StuntDouble) & Mark Abrahamian (Rockstah)

User avatar
vanhalen5150
Senior Member
Posts: 7307
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:13 pm
Just the numbers in order: 7
Location: Halifax, Canada

Re: 12003 Merc's and NOS Iskra/Piher.

Post by vanhalen5150 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:43 pm

Tone Slinger wrote:Hows it sounding ?
Nowhere near done yet. Nice weather here. :lol:
12000 Metro Kit

User avatar
rgorke
Senior Member
Posts: 4509
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:37 am
Just the numbers in order: 13492
Location: Drought Ravaged SoCal

Re: 12003 Merc's and NOS Iskra/Piher.

Post by rgorke » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:41 am

vanhalen5150 wrote:
Tone Slinger wrote:Hows it sounding ?
Nowhere near done yet. Nice weather here. :lol:
Sounds like the low 80's from the black tees...
"If you make a mistake, do it twice and smile and let people think you meant it." Jan Van Halen.

User avatar
vanhalen5150
Senior Member
Posts: 7307
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:13 pm
Just the numbers in order: 7
Location: Halifax, Canada

Re: 12003 Merc's and NOS Iskra/Piher.

Post by vanhalen5150 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:29 am

:thumbsup:
12000 Metro Kit

User avatar
Big Mike
Senior Member
Posts: 796
Joined: Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:42 am
Just the numbers in order: 7
Location: East Bay California - Raider Nation

Re: 12003 Merc's and NOS Iskra/Piher.

Post by Big Mike » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:27 am

Done yet? Lookin forward to seeing it.
Metroamp kit JMP50 - CM OT
Metroamp JTM45 turned JMP50 w/Classictone OT
Marshall 2550 Jubilee
Powered by Thorn and Kauer guitars
Scumback Speakers

Post Reply