6B4G - The Resurrection Shuffle

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Re: 6B4G - The Resurrection Shuffle

Post by Cressy Snr » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:33 pm

Order for parts went into Farnell this morning.
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Re: 6B4G - The Resurrection Shuffle

Post by Cressy Snr » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:11 am

Third layout is the best out of the three I set up over the past week:

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This is the one I'm going for. Very similar to the first scratch build amp I did - The Bluebell Loftin White.
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Post by Cressy Snr » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:57 pm

Much drilling, cutting, filing and bleeding later (© Mr I) and we have a punched out chassis.
Primer and colour goes on tomorrow, all being well.
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Re: 6B4G - The Resurrection Shuffle

Post by Cressy Snr » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:52 pm

Wasn't satisfied with the chassis colour; far too "me too" for my liking.

So....as this is probably the last stand alone valve amp I'm likely to build, as once retired in January, I'll be on a bit of a strict budget, I thought I might as well let all my creativity out, just this once and go for it.

So as all the valves in this are American (2A3, 6005W, 6AU6) I'm going American Miami Art Deco with the amplifier.

Chassis will be rose gold, pink metallic, with dark wooden end cheeks.

Two mahogany D section mouldings, running the whole length of the front panel will be placed so that there is a one eighth inch gap between them.

The bias on the input valves is provided by white LEDs, which will shine through two narrow slots placed in the gap, from behind a frosted piece of white glass, glued inside the front of the chassis. As the bias comes up, the white lights will grow slowly in intensity.

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Re: 6B4G - The Resurrection Shuffle

Post by shane » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:50 pm

Don’t care what it sounds like, just want to see it!
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Re: 6B4G - The Resurrection Shuffle

Post by Cressy Snr » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:39 pm

Got the pink metallic chassis done this afternoon and it looks the absolute dog's danglies. Totally the right choice of colour for an art deco style object.

GAWGEOUS dahling! :mrgreen:

Tried a sample ebony stain on a piece of scrap mahogany next to the pink chassis; looks superb. Glad I went for this style.
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Re: 6B4G - The Resurrection Shuffle

Post by simon » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:16 pm

Don't be so coy, show us a photo!

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Re: 6B4G - The Resurrection Shuffle

Post by Ant » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:21 pm

Its FABULOUS dahling

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Re: 6B4G - The Resurrection Shuffle

Post by Cressy Snr » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:01 pm

simon wrote:
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Don't be so coy, show us a photo!
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Needs a few coats of clear laquer
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Re: 6B4G - The Resurrection Shuffle

Post by simon » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:33 pm

Looks great, but looks silver?

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Re: 6B4G - The Resurrection Shuffle

Post by simon » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:34 pm

TBH I was hoping for lurid neon pink :-D

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Re: 6B4G - The Resurrection Shuffle

Post by Cressy Snr » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:55 pm

Needs to be seen in the flesh. It is difficult to photograph.
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Re: 6B4G - The Resurrection Shuffle

Post by IslandPink » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:45 am

That looks like metallic pink on my screen - nice work Steve.
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Re: 6B4G - The Resurrection Shuffle

Post by simon » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:42 am

Must be my phone. Or your monitor's on the way out Mark :lol:

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Re: 6B4G - The Resurrection Shuffle

Post by Ali Tait » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:34 pm

It’s all those specialist videos for the discerning gentleman he watches. :D
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