Trinity Amps 5E3 build

Tinman46

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Dec 19, 2011
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Steve at Trinity Amps has been keeping me updated.
Waiting for the glue to cure before they lacquer the cab then it will be shipped.:)
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Really looking forward to putting this together. I'm going to keep it spec. with a VRM (Voltage Regulation Module) added on and a Chicago Blue Tone Tubby speaker.
 

Tinman46

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Dec 19, 2011
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It's arrived.





I'm trying to resist the urge to start at it tonight. I'd probably end up sitting there all night. I'll suffice going through the instructions for now.:)
 
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johsonrod

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Apr 14, 2010
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Very cool Rob! I threw around the idea of a kit build after selling and missing my EC vibro champ, but changed my mind and settled on a cheap Gretsch 5222 for $150 used. Love to hear yours when its complete, have fun!
 

Axis39

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Jun 2, 2008
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Awesome! I've been dying for a tweed amp.

I went and tested a few 5e3's and decided I needed a touch more oomph. I've been thinking about a 5e5 head kit....

Keep us posted!
 

Tinman46

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Dec 19, 2011
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I ordered a VRM (power scaling) kit to tame the amp for house use. It was missed when they packed the kit. One email later I got a response within 5 minutes that it will be shipped today. Great service. I'm just going to go ahead with standard wiring and add the VRM later.
 

Tinman46

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Dec 19, 2011
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Nice. Looks like you are building it on your dinning room table :)

Yes I am. Only problem is the cat wants to "help".

Listening to Don Felder, Billy Gibbons and Neil Young for inspiration while I tinker. (All Fender Deluxe players).
 
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GreatGretsch

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Jun 25, 2008
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Apparently, there are photos in this thread?? I wonder why I can't see them.

We are finally back to recording my latest CD. I can't believe how good my 5E3 sounds recorded!! Guitar>cord>amp>Blue Spark mic. I hope you have as much fun as I have had with mine
 

Tinman46

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Dec 19, 2011
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Apparently, there are photos in this thread?? I wonder why I can't see them.

We are finally back to recording my latest CD. I can't believe how good my 5E3 sounds recorded!! Guitar>cord>amp>Blue Spark mic. I hope you have as much fun as I have had with mine

Yes there's photos. Not sure why you can't see them.

I'm hoping I like mine as much as you like yours as well.:)
 

GreatGretsch

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Jun 25, 2008
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That's weird, because I can see photos in other threads. I must have something set wrong.
What speaker are you using? Enjoy! They are great amps that cover a lot of ground, because they're so touch sensitive. I've noticed it makes me much more conscious of what/how I'm playing.
 

GreatGretsch

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Jun 25, 2008
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If I dig into each thread, I can see the photos....weird! I see JJ's were sent with the kit. They're good sounding tubes, but Tung-Sols sound very different. Try both, because you will probably have a preference. The JJ's are very 6L6 sounding (think SRV). The Tung-Sols are more even sounding. Also, try 12AX7 and 12AY7 preamp tubes. I'm always switching back and forth, depending on what I'm looking for.
 

Tinman46

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Dec 19, 2011
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I'm posting the photobucket IMG links with the add photo. Let me try something here. I'll just post the IMG direct and see if that works better,
 

Tinman46

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Dec 19, 2011
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Progress...wired the power transformer and few other items. Just taking it slow and rechecking everything as I go.
 


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