Killer serpent !!!!!!!

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Killer serpent !!!!!!!

Postby thebluesbox » Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:16 am

Man, I know I say after every amp that I wanna keep it, but this one I really honestly dont know if I will be able to part with.

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More closer looks here http://members.cox.net/djembe05/snake-colage.jpg

Sound samples here, please note that samples are hard to capture the real life sound, I added a little delay as small as I could figure out how to make it, still bounces a little but what ever. But to comment on this amps sound, its unreal... by far the best one I have made and played yet. This thing sounds sooooo good my wife even told me I better keep this one. Smooth bluesy gritty slap yo moma sounds! yaddaa yadda yall know all the words to describe a killer amp buttery creamy smooth mellow gritty LOL kinda like talking about food.
Anyway I love it here is my samples.

http://members.cox.net/djembe05/snake-chromo.mp3
http://members.cox.net/djembe05/snake2.mp3

The amp is a vintage tube 10 watt chassis with 1x12 vintage magnivox spkr.
I have a face plate that I will use as soon as I can get it trimmed to fit.
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Postby ricochet » Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:09 pm

That is nice looking!
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Postby jeffl » Wed Dec 06, 2006 3:28 pm

The skin reminds me of the Savage line of amps (http://www.savageamps.com/ ); I think they're made near Minneapolis/St.Paul. They don't make the ones with the snakeskin anymore though. Just a question: do the knobs stick up past the level of the top of the amp...? It's a picky thing, but I think I might wanna keep 'em recessed below that level, to save any possibility of damaging the pot if something hits the knobs. BTW, I don't know squat about amp building,lol! All this talk about appreciating different amps makes me wanna dust off my old Crate SL-1 and Taxi and blow some harp through 'em,jus' to get a fresh opinion. Might try my Harp Commander in front of 'em.....
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Postby thebluesbox » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:32 pm

the knobs do stick up a little but thats inevitble how ever you spell that.... The pot shafts are just that long, but I never had any problem with them being higher. People just shouldnt rest a 6 pack on top of this beuity anyway... kno watta mean? LOL

It would take changing the pots and or redesigning the chassis and thats too costly and would raise the price of the amp.

Keep in mind this is boutique amps built from previously made vintage gear and not built from scratch, so it wont be 100% ideally perfect... but darn close. I think if I would put some chicken head knobs it would make it a little lower those knobs are a little taller then they could be and I think that would help though.

Thanks for your input.
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Postby Boogieman » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:48 pm

Very nice looking amp.
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