The FB CUSTOM

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by hcsterg, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    The FB CUSTOM

    I'm also very late on this project... It's a built for my pal Fred - who did the woodwork and finish of my 2 famous :rolleyes: Dano Fake Lefties :cool: :

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    Specs :
    10-12W RMS expected.
    10" speaker.
    Reverb and Booster footswitchable facilities.
    Circuit : mix of Fender and Vox design inspired.

    The cab - built since 2016 or 2017 :

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    The chassis preparation :

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    The chassis population :

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    Next step : wiring...

    Wait and See ! ;)

    A+!
     
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  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Luv your work ...looks awsome
     
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  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Fantabulous work!
     
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  4. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Thank you Guys ! ;)

    A+!
     
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  5. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
  6. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
  7. Zeek

    Zeek Gretschie

    348
    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    Wow also
     
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  8. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Thanks you All ! :)

    I have some emregency repairs to do before returning to the project... :oops:

    So wait and see ! ;)

    A+!
     
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  9. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Synchromatic

    779
    Aug 5, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Meticulous! Gorgeous!
     
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  10. MotorCentaur

    MotorCentaur Gretschie

    303
    May 11, 2016
    Seattle
    Beautiful work!
    I bet it sound terrific as well.
     
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  11. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Thanks ! ;)

    I hope so... o_O

    A+!
     
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  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Love your work. Look forward to the update in...2021?! :D
     
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  13. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Ha ! You know that I'm a turtle, @Ricochet... :D

    No : I expect to go much faster :cool: - it should be a "no great surprise" built ;) - way unlike my Serial Tone Killer :confused:

    Well, I expect... :rolleyes:o_O

    A+!
     
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  14. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Looks like a great project, so I can't wait for the finished product. If possible, it would be cool to hear it. :)
     
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  15. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    You do nice work! I like the looks of the cabinet as well.
     
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  16. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    63
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Very nice!
     
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  17. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Synchromatic

    Age:
    53
    810
    Nov 11, 2018
    Paris, north down Montmartre hill
    Very impressive, esp. to someone like me who understands nothing in electronics. Plus looks like it will be very beautiful, once again.
    What about the 2 other ones in prep ? (according to your website).
     
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  18. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Thank you Guys ! :)

    I hope to return to the project tomorrow :rolleyes:, if I can troubleshoot a Hughes & Kettner Tri-Amp head where one channel doesn't work anymore... These amps are heavy like anchors and inside there is a truckload of PCBs, connectors and components, along with no less than 13 tubes... :confused:

    @LivingMyDream : Sure I'll record and post some tone samples before offering the amp to my pal Fred...;)

    @wabash slim : I copied the style of the Dumble cab, in more compact, more rear opened, and bicolor plus stripes.

    @JeffreyLeePierre : in my (awfully messy and in real need of update :oops:) small website, The 3 cabs presented in "projects under construction" are the Serial Tone Killer (the biggest), the FB Custom (the present one, with sripes), the Overdrive Express (no stripes - that maybe be built when I'll have finished the 2 others o_O).

    A+!
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2019
  19. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Classy as always!
     
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  20. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Some little progress today :

    [​IMG]

    But the day isn't finished... :Do_O

    A+!
     
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