TR JM 50w Build Thread

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Re: TR JM 50w Build Thread

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That sure looks amazing, I bet it sounds absolutely gorgeous!

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Re: TR JM 50w Build Thread

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StrummersOfThunder wrote: Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:17 am Absolutely gorgeous ....pristine layout and workmanship
Congratulations , that looks like a forever amp to me .
jeremyb wrote: Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:47 amEpic.
codedog wrote: Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:48 am That sure looks amazing, I bet it sounds absolutely gorgeous!
Thanks! It sounds exactly as it should! There's only a few differences in parts in the clean channel between the ODSR and the JM. The grounding between the two is completely different. Funny though... the difference between the two amps recently made. Should the ODSR be matched similar to the TR build or keep it as is for the time being? The ODSR is using "Screw Lugs" found here in Japan as opposed to the Turret used in TR, and also using a fender fibre board instead of a 3mm wooden board. Any thoughts anyone? :lol:
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Very nice work :)

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Re: TR JM 50w Build Thread

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Beautiful work

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For a weeks work, that's awesome!! Good stuff.

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I really want one of your amps. Stunning.

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I have a Kemper in the mail, but I still want one of your amps!

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Started the cabinet build 2 days ago but ran out of glue. Currently have no workshop due to COVID restrictions. My partner is currently teleworking so the table is filled with her work stuff so the only place I could build the cabinet is on the floor.

Here's the current status. Still not as good as BG's cabinet but it'll do for the time being. I'm hoping to finish it by today or tomorrow. I still have to drill a hole through the chassis for the mounting screws, install the aluminium bar, install metal legs, edge corners.. faceplate etc.. aside from those, that's pretty much it.

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Re: TR JM 50w Build Thread

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Is that a ukulele I see? Looks lovely...

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codedog wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:20 pm Is that a ukulele I see? Looks lovely...
Yea man! It's a handmade Ukulele with flamed hawaiian koa. Was my gift to my GF. The finish wasn't perfect but it sounded good.


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Current status.. Had a few mins to work on the cabinet yesterday so I installed the grille, the metal bar and the corners. Will most likely use it without handles for now. There's no "cage nut" available atm so will have to use a temporary mount using 100mm long x 6mm bolt. I also ran out of screws for the back corners. will have to buy it today before heading back home and install the chassis.

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Re: TR JM 50w Build Thread

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All done. Installed the tubes, Biased the amp and fired it up. Played for a bit and got my first complain from my next door neighbour. :oops: :clap: Chassis mounts are temporary until I could find the right type. Built it on my floor again.. 😆

Not sure if it's up to BG's standards though but happy with the outcome. Man this thing sounds heavenly. Cleans for days! Been using an ac4 for the past few days due to my amps not having cabinets.

Anwyay.. Ill install the handle later on.


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Rad!!!
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Looks sweet to me, I love doing a deep radius on a back panel too :)
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Re: TR JM 50w Build Thread

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jeremyb wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:01 pmRad!!!
Thanks!
Bg wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:32 pm Looks sweet to me, I love doing a deep radius on a back panel too :)
Extreme tube ventilation lol.
Guitars:
1:) Custom Stratocaster Handmade (Sapele body - Wenge)
2:) Custom Stratocaster Handmade (Sapele/Ash body, Wenge Neck)
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Amps
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ODSR 50w
5e3 Tweedle-D
TR Jm 50 Clone

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