Wiring the Eyelet Board For the MojoTone Tweed Deluxe Amp Kit

Wiring the Eyelet Board For the MojoTone Tweed Deluxe Amp Kit

| May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bill Scheltema of Canadian Breed custom electric guitars shares his video here on wiring the eyelet board for a MojoTone Tweed Deluxe 5E3 amplifier kit.  The eyelet board is a piece of fiberboard with two rows of eyelets into which the leads of the electronic components (primarily resistors and capacitors) and wires are inserted prior […]

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Princeton Reverb Clone by Mojotone

Princeton Reverb Clone by Mojotone

| February 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

YouTuber ecauble posted this nice video showing his MojoTone Blackface Princeton Reverb Style Amp kit. The video also features some of his effects pedals, including a Proton envelope filter, BYOC octave divider, Keeley TS9, and Fulltone DejaVibe, and a BYOC 5-knob compressor. Princeton Reverb Clone Components Mojo’s Blackface Princeton Reverb Style Amp Kit features JJ […]

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Amplifier Kits Directory

Amplifier Kits Directory

| February 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is Guitar Kit Builder’s directory of amplifier kits. We try to maintain a comprehensive list of kit makers and sources so please let us know of any needed additions or changes by emailing us at editor at guitarkitbuilder dot com. To read our articles about building these amplifier kits please click on the category […]

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From Our Mailbag: Question on the MOD 102 Amp Kit

From Our Mailbag: Question on the MOD 102 Amp Kit

| September 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

GKB reader Dave F. wrote to ask the following about our review of the MOD 102 amp kit and the modification made by Casey4S: “Wow that is really cool how you made the chassis and the fantastic building skills. My question concerns the use of the grounding jack where you stated … “I used a […]

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Mojo Marshall Style 18 Watt Amp Kit Review

Mojo Marshall Style 18 Watt Amp Kit Review

| September 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

The increased popularity of smaller amps means more interest in small amp kits, such as the 18 watt amp kit we review here from Mojo. Smaller amps, such as the Marshall 18 watt, can be cranked for great saturated tone without entirely drowning out one’s bandmates or for studio use where higher volume levels aren’t […]

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From The Mailbag: Marshall Valvestate VS265 Repair

From The Mailbag: Marshall Valvestate VS265 Repair

| August 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

GKB reader Lucas B. from Lima, Peru wrote us to ask for some help with his Marshall Valvestate VS265. If you’re not familiar with it, the Valvestate VS265 is a two-channel 65-watt combo amplifier with reverb and chorus. Here is Lucas’ question: Hello! I have a Marshall Valvestate VS265 and I’ve opened it to replace […]

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Custom-Built 4×10 Guitar Speaker Cabinet

Custom-Built 4×10 Guitar Speaker Cabinet

| July 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Part-time custom builder Tommy Wright (tommyw68) posted this very nice video of how he built a 4×10 guitar speaker cabinet for use with a Gallien-Krueger GK250ML amplifier. He used Celestion speakers and blue python tolex. The cabinet measures 29″ x 29″ x 12″ and uses 3/4″ birch plywood.

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Kit Review: MOD 102 DIY Guitar Amplifier Kit

Kit Review: MOD 102 DIY Guitar Amplifier Kit

| July 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

The MOD 102 guitar amplifier is a low-cost ($215) vacuum-tube kit sold by Amplified Parts of Tempe, AZ. The kit uses a 12AX7 preamplifier tube, and a single EL84 output tube with solid state diodes for power rectification. The amplifier is rated to deliver 5 watts into an 8-ohm load. SCHEMATIC REVIEW Referring to the […]

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Amp Maker SL-18 18W SuperLite TMB Amp Demo

Amp Maker SL-18 18W SuperLite TMB Amp Demo

| March 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here’s a video demo of the SL-18 18W SuperLite TMB (treble, middle, bass) amplifier kit from Amp Maker. The SL-18 kit combines Amp Maker’s PP-18 18-watt kit with the SE-5A preamp to deliver a kit with more preamp gain, treble, middle and bass controls, and a master volume for balancing preamp vs amp overdrive. The […]

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DIY Two-Button Guitar Amplifier Footswitch

DIY Two-Button Guitar Amplifier Footswitch

| March 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here’s a simple video demonstration of a do-it-yourself guitar amplifier footswitch, designed to replicate a Vox VFS-2 (2-button, no LED) model. While this footswitch model is intended to be used with Vox amps such as AD15/30/50/100VT, AD100VTH and V9168R, it should work with many other guitar amplifiers as well. The project uses a 1/4 inch […]

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