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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Suckerpunch15 almost complete, and a new amp desig

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The final element of my original amplifier design, the Suckerpunch15, is nearing completion. The amplifier itself is finished, but the cab still has just a little bit of work left to go.
 
The Suckerpunch15 will be a 1x12 combo amplifier. The cab is handmade from 3/4" Baltic Birch ply and covered with tolex.
 
Below is a pic during construction of the cab. As you can see, all edges are connected with half-blind dovetail finger joints.
 

 

And below is a pic of the dovetailed pieces being clamped together as the glue dries.

 

 

And finally a picture taken as the tolex covering was starting. The side you are looking at is actually the top of the cab. You can see the cutout for the amp faceplate (upward facing controls) as well as a transformer vent routing.

 

 

I'm very excited about the Suckerpunch15 coming together so well. The design phase has been a long time running, but the end result is a flat out killer amp. More to come on this amplifier as the cab is completed and the chassis and speaker are installed.

 

In the meantime, I've started building the prototype of another amplifier I've designed which I'm calling the Toll-Free Express. Preliminary circuit design is complete and the first order of business is fabricating the turret board which will serve as the main "guts" of this amp. Below you'll see the blank G10 turret board material with the board layout template taped down to it as a drilling guide.

 

 

And after marking the drilling points, the turret holes were drilled and deburred.

 

 

Next comes the task of installing the turrets in each hole and then soldering in the board components.

 

I'm quite excited about this amp, it should be quite a fun little 10-watt class A head. More to come on this guy as well...

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gumbilicious wrote on Mar 17th, 2010 7:04pm

thats a purty turret board buddy

what kinda jointing are you using on the cabinet, i am using to finger jointing and dovetail. any advantages with your design?

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CECampsa wrote on Mar 17th, 2010 11:13pm

gumbilicious wrote on Mar 17th, 2010 at 1:04pm :
thats a purty turret board buddy

what kinda jointing are you using on the cabinet, i am using to finger jointing and dovetail. any advantages with your design?


Thanks gumbi, those are dovetail joints on the cab.

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