Build Your Own Tube Amp

Kit Lets You Build A Fifties-Era Guitar Amp      19/09/09

TubeDepot's Tweed Champ Vacuum Tube Amp Kit is a DIY project designed to let you build a vintage-style guitar amp:

With a nod to the late 50's era tweed champ, this is much more than just a common reproduction. With superior components and updated layouts, this amp just sounds better. From its near zero noise floor to its full bodied tonal clarity, this amp is perfect in the studio and on stage. If you are a guitarist or harmonica player, this kit will provide you with great construction fun and unsurpassed tweed tone. This amp was meant to be played often and kept forever...and your audiences will rejoice.

Standard Edition Includes:

  • Tubes - Single JJ/Tesla 6V6 and 12AX7, and a Sovtek 5Y3GT rectifier tube.
  • Resistors - Low noise, high tolerance carbon film and metal oxide resistors.
  • Coupling capacitors - High voltage, full clarity metalized polypropylene capacitors.
  • Electrolytic capacitors - High temperature, tight tolerance electrolytic filter capacitors.
  • Wire - High temperature, high voltage stranded wire. Easy to work with and resists melting.
  • Output Transformer - USA made with connections for either 4 or 8 ohm speaker cabinets.
  • Power Transformer - USA made traditional construction with high temperature wire. Taps for: 100V / 117V / 220V / 230V / 240V
  • On board global feedback adjustment for modifying the amp's response to your liking.
  • Speaker - Ultra efficient Jensen MOD 8-20 for the highest volume and clearest tone.
  • Cabinet - 3/4" solid pine with full finger joints for strongest construction.
  • Baffle board - Void and resonant free birch plywood provides tightest low end response.
  • Back Panel - Fully shielded to further reject 60 Hz hum.
  • Chassis - Fully chromed and printed reproduction of original.
  • Speaker jack - 1/4" for easily connecting to other speaker configurations.
  • Printed Circuit Board - 1/16" rugged glass epoxy board with oversized circuit traces and onboard shielding to keep tone at maximum and noise at minimum. Circuit traces follow the original layout to duplicate wiring and component tonal effects.

TubeDepot specializes in audio tubes and tube-based DIY kits.

Pricing and Availability

The Tweed Champ Vacuum Tube Amp Kit retails for US $499.

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