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Re: MikeC Sixty-One SRT

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Here's v2 of the Sixty-One SRT amp badge designed & 3D printed by bobiron.
I'm very pleased with this and it's a keeper!
Thanks again Bob.
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Re: MikeC Sixty-One SRT

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MikeC wrote: Tue Mar 05, 2024 1:23 pm Here's v2 of the Sixty-One SRT amp badge designed & 3D printed by bobiron.
I'm very pleased with this and it's a keeper!
Thanks again Bob.
Paint the base line black. It'll really make it pop. :thumbup:
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Re: MikeC Sixty-One SRT

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Slowy wrote: Tue Mar 05, 2024 5:08 pm
MikeC wrote: Tue Mar 05, 2024 1:23 pm Here's v2 of the Sixty-One SRT amp badge designed & 3D printed by bobiron.
I'm very pleased with this and it's a keeper!
Thanks again Bob.
Paint the base line black. It'll really make it pop. :thumbup:
Hmmm, food for thought.
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Re: MikeC Sixty-One SRT

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Slowy wrote: Tue Mar 05, 2024 5:08 pm
MikeC wrote: Tue Mar 05, 2024 1:23 pm Here's v2 of the Sixty-One SRT amp badge designed & 3D printed by bobiron.
I'm very pleased with this and it's a keeper!
Thanks again Bob.
Print the base line black. It'll really make it pop. :thumbup:
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Re: MikeC Sixty-One SRT

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Righto, an update of sorts. Have sold 3 more SRTs recently including my first to the USA (Ebay ad). Wanted this one to go like clockwork for all the reasons. I got me a DHL credit account but the freight cost is still hellish. So, built a 120VAC version, tested it for hours and freighted it to Alaska. Freight was worse than I calculated so I will be lucky to break even. The amp arrived with the new owner today but has been damaged in transit, fuck. I can't believe it, chassis ends are bent, tube shields are squashed and front panel is chipped. It must have been a seriously heavy crush injury and I'm extra glad I got it insured. It was a completed chassis but sans tubes, reverb tank & footswitch so no glass fragments at least. So the new owner plugged in a bunch of tubes and fired it up & it still runs which is good news. It's a tough road to being a tube amp mogul, more lessons learned...
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MikeC wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2024 8:49 pm Righto, an update of sorts. Have sold 3 more SRTs recently including my first to the USA (Ebay ad). Wanted this one to go like clockwork for all the reasons. I got me a DHL credit account but the freight cost is still hellish. So, built a 120VAC version, tested it for hours and freighted it to Alaska. Freight was worse than I calculated so I will be lucky to break even. The amp arrived with the new owner today but has been damaged in transit, fuck. I can't believe it, chassis ends are bent, tube shields are squashed and front panel is chipped. It must have been a seriously heavy crush injury and I'm extra glad I got it insured. It was a completed chassis but sans tubes, reverb tank & footswitch so no glass fragments at least. So the new owner plugged in a bunch of tubes and fired it up & it still runs which is good news. It's a tough road to being a tube amp mogul, more lessons learned...


Holy shit mate, what a nightmare first overseas sale!

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But still seriously cool you got an overseas sale…

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NZTone.e wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2024 9:11 pm
MikeC wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2024 8:49 pm Righto, an update of sorts. Have sold 3 more SRTs recently including my first to the USA (Ebay ad). Wanted this one to go like clockwork for all the reasons. I got me a DHL credit account but the freight cost is still hellish. So, built a 120VAC version, tested it for hours and freighted it to Alaska. Freight was worse than I calculated so I will be lucky to break even. The amp arrived with the new owner today but has been damaged in transit, fuck. I can't believe it, chassis ends are bent, tube shields are squashed and front panel is chipped. It must have been a seriously heavy crush injury and I'm extra glad I got it insured. It was a completed chassis but sans tubes, reverb tank & footswitch so no glass fragments at least. So the new owner plugged in a bunch of tubes and fired it up & it still runs which is good news. It's a tough road to being a tube amp mogul, more lessons learned...


Holy shit mate, what a nightmare first overseas sale!
Yep, just what I didn't want. I might be able to spin it though... "DHL dropped the amp over Alaska at 30,000 feet and it survived apart from a few small dents..."
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Re: MikeC Sixty-One SRT

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Well, an interesting chat I’ve just had with Bill, the builder of Optimus Prime.

He’s been telling me for a while that he hasn’t got time to build an amp so was looking around for something that piqued his interest…we’re chatting away, he’s telling me about this amp he’s bought, then I clicked, it’s a Sixty-One SRT!

It’s very exciting, firstly, because I’ll get to have a good thrash on one, and secondly, because Bill says Mike’s build is as good as any boutique amp makers build he’s ever seen!

How cool is that, well done Mike!

Components, design, workmanship, Bill says it’s all top notch!

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Re: MikeC Sixty-One SRT

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NZTone.e wrote: Tue May 07, 2024 12:44 pm Well, an interesting chat I’ve just had with Bill, the builder of Optimus Prime.

He’s been telling me for a while that he hasn’t got time to build an amp so was looking around for something that piqued his interest…we’re chatting away, he’s telling me about this amp he’s bought, then I clicked, it’s a Sixty-One SRT!

It’s very exciting, firstly, because I’ll get to have a good thrash on one, and secondly, because Bill says Mike’s build is as good as any boutique amp makers build he’s ever seen!

How cool is that, well done Mike!

Components, design, workmanship, Bill says it’s all top notch!
Again reminded that it's a small world and I'm really honoured to receive such praise from Bill. Thanks Bill (and Tony)!

P.S. I've just completed #7 and she's being tested now.
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High praise indeed, keep up the good work Mike. Sorry to read about the US drama, glad you had insurance which hopefully comes good and sorts it all out
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MiniForklift wrote: Tue May 07, 2024 1:07 pm High praise indeed, keep up the good work Mike. Sorry to read about the US drama, glad you had insurance which hopefully comes good and sorts it all out
Will do! Yes... I paid extra for insurance (it cost me/the purchaser over $400.00 to ship to Alaska) but am still working through it with DHL's insurer. The damage & cost will hopefully be a "break even" situation but what you never get back is the 'effing about time, repeating yourself, filling out forms, getting photos blah blah blah. Oh well, sigh... This one was an Ebay sale too so not a good start I'm afraid.
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NZTone.e wrote: Tue May 07, 2024 12:44 pm Well, an interesting chat I’ve just had with Bill, the builder of Optimus Prime.

He’s been telling me for a while that he hasn’t got time to build an amp so was looking around for something that piqued his interest…we’re chatting away, he’s telling me about this amp he’s bought, then I clicked, it’s a Sixty-One SRT!

It’s very exciting, firstly, because I’ll get to have a good thrash on one, and secondly, because Bill says Mike’s build is as good as any boutique amp makers build he’s ever seen!

How cool is that, well done Mike!

Components, design, workmanship, Bill says it’s all top notch!
Bill is ruthless; in his standards as well as his own work. I have a MikeC amp, I could have told him but it's good to work stuff out for oneself. :D
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Re: MikeC Sixty-One SRT

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Slowy wrote: Tue May 07, 2024 7:24 pm
NZTone.e wrote: Tue May 07, 2024 12:44 pm Well, an interesting chat I’ve just had with Bill, the builder of Optimus Prime.

He’s been telling me for a while that he hasn’t got time to build an amp so was looking around for something that piqued his interest…we’re chatting away, he’s telling me about this amp he’s bought, then I clicked, it’s a Sixty-One SRT!

It’s very exciting, firstly, because I’ll get to have a good thrash on one, and secondly, because Bill says Mike’s build is as good as any boutique amp makers build he’s ever seen!

How cool is that, well done Mike!

Components, design, workmanship, Bill says it’s all top notch!
Bill is ruthless; in his standards as well as his own work. I have a MikeC amp, I could have told him but it's good to work stuff out for oneself. :D
I chatted to Bill about your amp Bruce, we were on the subject of blown rectifiers...
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Re: MikeC Sixty-One SRT

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Slowy wrote: Tue May 07, 2024 7:24 pm
NZTone.e wrote: Tue May 07, 2024 12:44 pm Well, an interesting chat I’ve just had with Bill, the builder of Optimus Prime.

He’s been telling me for a while that he hasn’t got time to build an amp so was looking around for something that piqued his interest…we’re chatting away, he’s telling me about this amp he’s bought, then I clicked, it’s a Sixty-One SRT!

It’s very exciting, firstly, because I’ll get to have a good thrash on one, and secondly, because Bill says Mike’s build is as good as any boutique amp makers build he’s ever seen!

How cool is that, well done Mike!

Components, design, workmanship, Bill says it’s all top notch!
Bill is ruthless; in his standards as well as his own work. I have a MikeC amp, I could have told him but it's good to work stuff out for oneself. :D


bill was very excited about it, waxing lyrical as it were!

He’s got Optimus, installing a footswitchable boost and a passive fx loo…boost because it will be handy, fx loop because it’s easy to do and adds flexibility etc.

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