Possible new amp options

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Which amp would be good for the next project? 2 votes per person

Marshall 1959 18W (EL84 PP) 
2
7%
Marshall 1959 18W (6V6 PP)
2
7%
Marshall 2203 18W (6V6 PP)
5
17%
Dumble ODS type 18W (6V6 PP)
9
31%
Matchless DC30 type 5W (EL34 SE)
2
7%
Matchless DC30 type 18W (EL84M PP)
6
21%
Cornford Hurricane 2W (6SN7 PP)
1
3%
Cornford Harlequin 5W (EL84 SE)
2
7%
 
Total votes: 29

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There's lots of good options in your poll!

If you're looking for inspiration, Trinity amps have a good resource of layouts and schematics available to download for their kits... they do several Marshall 18w variants as well as Hiwatt (TRIWATT) and Vox/Matchless(TC15) inspired designs. I build the Trinity 18w 'Plexi v6' version as a kit, running 6V6s (or EL84s it's switchable) it's just an outstanding sounding amp.

Mike built one of their kits recently too, the TC15 I think? You may need to join the forum to have a geez, check out the sticky threads in the 'Resources' section https://trinityamps.com/phpbb/viewforum.php?f=12

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There's also a 6V6 Plexi design from Trinity here

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Olderama wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:59 pm
Kemper then have them all :)
Exactly what I was going to say!!! :-)
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AiRdAd wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:16 am
Olderama wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:59 pm
Kemper then have them all :)
Exactly what I was going to say!!! :-)
I think modelling is by far the best option for home players who can't turn the volume dial up over 1. I love my EVH but it has never been turned up louder than about 1.5 at my house..its a bit like driving a V8 around a carpark building and never on the open road

Having said that I would be HUGELY impressed if Marshmellow managed to BUILD a kemper type thing ... pretty sure by "project" he meant build his own :rofl:
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What about a trainwreck express? amazing sounding amps!

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willow13 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:39 am
I think modelling is by far the best option for home players who can't turn the volume dial up over 1. I love my EVH but it has never been turned up louder than about 1.5 at my house..its a bit like driving a V8 around a carpark building and never on the open road
When I was at uni I had an old V8 rover, the exhaust had a few holes in it as the toan was incredible, when I used to drive through car parking buildings it would set off car alarms left, right, and centre :lol: was such a cool old beast...

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willow13 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:39 am
AiRdAd wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:16 am
Olderama wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:59 pm
Kemper then have them all :)
Exactly what I was going to say!!! :-)
I think modelling is by far the best option for home players who can't turn the volume dial up over 1. I love my EVH but it has never been turned up louder than about 1.5 at my house..its a bit like driving a V8 around a carpark building and never on the open road

Having said that I would be HUGELY impressed if Marshmellow managed to BUILD a kemper type thing ... pretty sure by "project" he meant build his own :rofl:
I was thinking that too - imagine if you built a kemper!!! hahahah!!!!
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AiRdAd wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:07 am
willow13 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:39 am
AiRdAd wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:16 am


Exactly what I was going to say!!! :-)
I think modelling is by far the best option for home players who can't turn the volume dial up over 1. I love my EVH but it has never been turned up louder than about 1.5 at my house..its a bit like driving a V8 around a carpark building and never on the open road

Having said that I would be HUGELY impressed if Marshmellow managed to BUILD a kemper type thing ... pretty sure by "project" he meant build his own :rofl:
I was thinking that too - imagine if you built a kemper!!! hahahah!!!!
I'd be impressed if he could build a toaster ... actually thats probably isn't that hard to do :rofl:
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I'd build a plexi with a switch to run the input channels in series or parallel, an 87 would be my pref over a 59 though. Then you cover all the plexi range and something jcm800ish too. El84 or 6v6 doesnt require much in terms of circuit difference so why limit yourself to one or the other, both good and comparable for low power anyway.

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jeremyb wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:06 am
willow13 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:39 am
I think modelling is by far the best option for home players who can't turn the volume dial up over 1. I love my EVH but it has never been turned up louder than about 1.5 at my house..its a bit like driving a V8 around a carpark building and never on the open road
When I was at uni I had an old V8 rover, the exhaust had a few holes in it as the toan was incredible, when I used to drive through car parking buildings it would set off car alarms left, right, and centre :lol: was such a cool old beast...
I know the feeling - This happens a lot when I ride my Harley to close to parked cars - I think of it as payback to inconsiderate cars drivers when i am lane splitting :lol:
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AiRdAd wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:16 am
Olderama wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:59 pm
Kemper then have them all :)
Exactly what I was going to say!!! :-)
Kinda boring to just have one amp 😂
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That's the ex-Toany / Me / ummm amp! Killer sounding thing!

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a steal at that price with the cab
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just remember he is living in Japan so postage would be frikken expensive
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