Wiring the Eyelet Board For the MojoTone Tweed Deluxe Amp Kit

| May 17, 2013 | 1 Comment

eyelet board for MojoTone tweed deluxe guitar amplifierBill 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 to soldering.  The eyelet board is the forerunner of printed circuit boards, and provides a means of creating a sub-assembly during the manufacturing process.

The Mojo kits come with a layout diagram and basic instructions, but do not come with step-by-step directions, so they require a bit of expertise or pre-planning. It looks like Bill has done a very nice job with his construction so far, which bodes well for the success of his amp-building effort.

The MojoTone Tweed Deluxe Style kits are modeled after the narrow-panel models with the 5E3 schematic, which were the most popular out of all of the tweed era amps due to their tonal versatility.  Output power is about 15 watts using a cathode-biased class AB design.  Mojo estimates that the build time is about 5 hours.


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  1. avatar Glenn W Norton Jr says:

    We’re by chance can I get these instructions to assemble one of these twin Tweed amps from Mojo. I was just on their website and saw that they put a schematic in with the parts but no instructions. I actually just emailed them and asked them why? Most major guitar players Scramble for parts amplifiers guitars and such why wouldn’t you want somebody to be able to buy a kid and put together without being Einstein?

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