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Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by hcsterg, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    This project originally started in a discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by hcsterg, Jul 22, 2017, called "AMPS?"

    Since then, most of the pictures posted in this discussion have dissappeared :oops: because of a collapsed picture hosting provider :confused:... Add to this that I'm very slow by lack of time, but now I think that I'd be able to finish that amp project at the end of this summer :eek::).

    For those who remember, I presented the construction of 3 combo amp cabs from scratch (2 small, 1 big) with some details. But without the pictures posted in anymore, I think it's unfortunately useless to continue it, so I start a new discussion with one of the project : the Serial Tone Killer (STK).

    Quick cab story :




    So the one which is concerned this time is the biggest one - the others will come... Later... :rolleyes:



    I designed the front and back panels and have them laser-engraved :



    Now you are guessing what kind of project it is ;)...

    Instead of reverse-engineering and designing all the circuit and layout, I opted for a Ceriatone OTS 100 set of boards to serve as the basis for my project. Let me recommend Ceriatone stuff - it's premium quality, thoroughly built - a reason why I choose them :


    As you can see, I ordered the set of faceplates to have the correct dimensions and positions in order to design and draw mines. I found this much more fast and practical to use them as a model than trying to guess...

    The rest of the parts for the amp chassis (transformers, hardware, other components) is on order and should be delivered next week, the time - I hope so :rolleyes: - to finish the current amps service and repairs...

    So Wait and See... :D

  2. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Synchromatic

    Dec 7, 2011
    United States
    Don't know much about building amps, but love the cabinets!
  3. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    Cool amps, I'll be watching with interest.
  4. DaddyDog

    DaddyDog Country Gent

    Sep 18, 2011
    Mississauga, Canada
    Very cool. I forget, do you sell them, and ever ship to North America? I suppose 240 to 120 volt conversion may be a challenge.
  5. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Electromatic

    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    Those look great! Can’t wait to see how it goes...
  6. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    Thank you, Guys !

    Thanks !

    I hope that you are patient... ;)

    No, sorry : I'm not scheduled for any selling production. It's only a part-time activity, when I only have time to do it, and this point is rather unpredictable ! Add to this the problems of UE and US regulations compliance, etc... And you get the picture. I don't want and have no time nor money to follow that path - at least for the moment.

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