12000 out of mostly leftover parts

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12000 out of mostly leftover parts

Post by worldoftone » Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:40 am

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Bought this Metroamp chassis as a factory second along with the turret board from George back in 2008 or 2009. Plan was to build a chassis to burn-in tubes. Well, that project never got off the ground and this chassis was gathering dust.

Friend of mine been jonesing for a Plexi-clone for a long while so I caved and told him I'd hook him up. Added the LAR/MAR PPIMV and some other goodies like NOS Allen Bradley carbon comps and Philips mustard caps. Also added the MM 10h choke which I really like.

Aside from MM trannies, built the amp entirely from parts I had around the shop. Cut it close on a couple values. Decided to add the IEC receptacle and the marshall-style fuse holders. Chassis was not originally setup for these so modding with a Dremel was in order.

Turned out grand, only needed a slight rebias after burn-in and tweaking the input grid wires in V2 to chop the noise a bit.

Definitely a groovy sounding amp and I'm sure she will sound better as she gets played.
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Re: 12000 out of mostly leftover parts

Post by vanhalen5150 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:11 pm

Mercury Trans?
12000 Metro Kit

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Post by worldoftone » Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:23 pm

Yep Standard stuff but I used a 10h choke.

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Post by JimiJames » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:58 am

Very nice parts-O-build WOT 8)
12 series s board & spec. 10H is what you had lying around then?
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Post by worldoftone » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:47 am

Yeah had the 10H. Bought the OT and PT tho. Glad I'm on the lowest price structure at MM :)

This was a lot of fun (again) and every one I've built is each a bit different.

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Have lots of ideas for building/creating other amps just not the time anymore. I started this one in February heh heh

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Post by neikeel » Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:21 pm

worldoftone wrote:Have lots of ideas for building/creating other amps just not the time anymore. I started this one in February heh heh

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Yup - know the problem. Other one is having a few bits left over after each build and then feel compelled to use them in another one for which you buy more bits, with a few left over and on it goes. Sadly I have build kits accumulated ready to go when time permits :palm:
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Re: 12000 out of mostly leftover parts

Post by worldoftone » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:33 pm

Sadly I have build kits accumulated ready to go when time permits
HA HA That's how this one got built!!!! :shock: Still have enough to build another or two . . . and that doesn't count repair parts ;) Fun stuff heh heh heh

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