Building the 5E3 Tweed Deluxe Kit from

| January 5, 2011 | 4 Comments

Nice slide show video of building the 5E3 Tweed Deluxe kit from, at a total cost of $650.

Category: Amplifier Kits

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  1. avatar Anonymous says:

    nice amp

  2. avatar Anonymous says:

    I agree with your assumption.

  3. avatar Anonymous says:

    What does it sound like?

  4. avatar Anders Barfod says:

    Great Kits and really well documented manual.. The PCB is great quality and is easier to work on for a rockie builder.

    But just one precaution. The kit used to come with a large powerful 354VAC/120mA transformer and is supplied with a GZ34 rectifier and the 250 ohm bias resistor. It has far to high value plate and screen voltages, but the amp kit comes with the JJ6v6 tubes that have a far higher max voltage rating and can stand a bit more abuse than the 14 watt max dissipation.
    Do not add your expensive nos 6v6GT tubes with a 12 watt rating and max 350V plate rating.

    I think the amp kit now comes with classictone chicago made deluxe reverb transformer which has a more reasonably 330VAC/120mA rating. Should give you a nice dissipation with a 5y3 or a hot one with a GZ34 (400V plate).

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