1971 Marshall JMP Mods & MasterVolume installation

•January 9, 2014 • 2 Comments

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A friend recently asked me to give his 1971 100Watt Marshall JMP ( 1959 circuit ) a facelift and add a Post PI MV.  It had never been serviced before and hadn’t been played for a while ( say 20 years or so :D )Everything from tubes to caps were stock and it didn’t power up. Continue reading to see what I did to the amp and how the MV was installed.
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Soldano SLO-50 rebuild and mods.

•December 29, 2013 • Leave a Comment

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Hey, long time no post!
I recently rebuilt a 50Watt turret board version of the SLO amp that I had taking dust on the shelf.
This was one of the first guitar amps I built back several years ago and now called for a facelift. Continue reading for some more pictures of the amp, and what was done to turn it into an awesome piece of gear!

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Fender Mim Classic 70’s

•November 10, 2013 • Leave a Comment

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Hey! This is my Mexican Fender 70’s currently for sale. I’m posting a few pics so potential buyers can take a look. Continue reading to see the rest of the pictures.

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1990 Fender Vintage 52 Telecaster

•November 4, 2013 • Leave a Comment

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I’d like to post some pictures of my blonde Tele.
I was thinking about selling the guitar, but finally I’m probably just giving it a facelift, will get it refreted and the neck sanded to a more comfortable radius of 9,5 inches.
Continue reading for some additional pictures, I’ll add another post when the changes are made!

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Solder fume protection.

•October 30, 2013 • Leave a Comment

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Hey!! This is a small hint I got from some of the guys at el34world site  to avoid breathing rosin while soldering

For those like me who solder at home without much air flow inside the room , this could be a cheap and easy way to keep yourself out from the rosin fumes produced when soldering.

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Spiral horn speakers under construction. Part3

•October 16, 2013 • 2 Comments

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Hey there,
Long time no post. Been kinda busy these days but I’m fortunately back in the business.

Finally got the cornu’s sanded, puttied, and white lacquered. It’s been quite a pain in the a** but they turned out great!
Getting the baltic birch plywood prepared for lacquering is a tough job. Lacquer reveals each and every small imperfection in the wood, so to get professional results close care had to be taken when sanding and polishing, specially on corners and joints.

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Spiral horn speakers under construction. Part2

•April 11, 2013 • Leave a Comment

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Finally some updates on my SpiralHorns! Received the pair of Fostex FE108EZ and some damping material couple of days ago. I’m new to Hifi full range drivers, and my first impression was that the banana pulp cone looked so thin and fragile!! On the other side, the HP shell diaphragm looked really cool! I couldn’t wait to hear how they sounded, but the front plate was not glued in place yet. For that reason I decided to set up a provisional scenario to get some initial listening impressions of the speakers. This is what I did, and a small preliminary review of my spiralhorns.
Part3 is soon yet to come with the finished speakers and final listening impressions!!

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