Ceriatone DC30 project

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Ceriatone DC30 project

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Some of you may know I bought this amp a month or 2 ago.
It’s a Ceriatone built Matchless DC30, but it came in a cabinet wrapped in a wool blanket! This is not an exaggeration!
I have since made the original combo cabinet into a head for it and just finished recovering it in its new British racing green tolex
Today. I’m still waiting on some corners and a handle from
Overseas but it’s close to finished. Thought some may be interested in seeing the progress. I think now it’s a head it’s technically an HC30??
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Re: Ceriatone DC30 project

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Re: Ceriatone DC30 project

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Did you have this one at gearfest?

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Re: Ceriatone DC30 project

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codedog wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:49 pm Did you have this one at gearfest?
Yes but it wasn’t in a headshell at that point, on the ground beside my amp in the picture.
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Re: Ceriatone DC30 project

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Reg18 wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:55 pm
codedog wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:49 pm Did you have this one at gearfest?
Yes but it wasn’t in a headshell at that point, on the ground beside my amp in the picture.
Bugger... I really wanted to try it. Didn't see it laying on the floor.

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Re: Ceriatone DC30 project

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Looks great.

More to the point, what happened with the wool blanket?
Nothing to see here.

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Re: Ceriatone DC30 project

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Miza wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:11 pm Looks great.

More to the point, what happened with the wool blanket?
Well I do like to re purpose things, and although the cabinet was given a second chance at life the wool blanket wasn’t given the same opportunity.

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Re: Ceriatone DC30 project

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Deal of the year I recon! Nice work!

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Re: Ceriatone DC30 project

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Nice work Reg. Glad it's worked out so well although I have to say the gut shot's look nothing like my recollections of the insides of my old HC30.
Give it a go with two rectifiers, makes it much spongier and more old school.

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Re: Ceriatone DC30 project

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Dharmajester wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:27 pm Nice work Reg. Glad it's worked out so well although I have to say the gut shot's look nothing like my recollections of the insides of my old HC30.
Give it a go with two rectifiers, makes it much spongier and more old school.
I will defiantly give that a go at some point, it sounds fine as is but I am very curious to find out the difference.
Yours was an actual matchless though?

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Re: Ceriatone DC30 project

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Reg18 wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:48 pm.
Those are the most parallel input jacks I've seen - even the shielded cables are parallel :lolno:

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Re: Ceriatone DC30 project

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Reg18 wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:30 pm
Dharmajester wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:27 pm Nice work Reg. Glad it's worked out so well although I have to say the gut shot's look nothing like my recollections of the insides of my old HC30.
Give it a go with two rectifiers, makes it much spongier and more old school.
I will defiantly give that a go at some point, it sounds fine as is but I am very curious to find out the difference.
Yours was an actual matchless though?
Yeah it was an old Sampson era from the 90's

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Re: Ceriatone DC30 project

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Perfect colour tolex for a british voiced amp Reg :clap:
The one about the fucking hairdresser, the space hairdresser and the cowboy. The guy, he's got a tin foil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego! They're all made of fucking Lego.

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Re: Ceriatone DC30 project

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Dharmajester wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:27 pm Nice work Reg. Glad it's worked out so well although I have to say the gut shot's look nothing like my recollections of the insides of my old HC30.
Give it a go with two rectifiers, makes it much spongier and more old school.
Matchless can be a bit of a rat's nest. The ones I've seen anyway.
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Re: Ceriatone DC30 project

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I think I need some of that
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