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    Amp building workshop at Sweetwater

    Looks like fun, but not cheap. Being a soldering guru, I'd like to hear what they have to say about that...

    https://www.sweetwater.com/lists/lt....QtTRQABDVEFBgU
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    Oh man I want to do that! Where is Sweetwater?

    I've vacillated about buying one of those 18-watt kits for years.
    '60s: [ SF3 ]
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    '80s: [ S300AD | Detonator | Liberator Elite | SF4 | D46 | AA ]
    '90s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SF3,4,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    '90s: [ X2000 | X3000 | DV72 | BHM1 ]
    '00s: [ SF3 | SF4 | BB-90 | X160R ]
    '10s:
    [ 2xTB | SF3 ]

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    I think it is in Fort Wayne, IN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    Oh man I want to do that! Where is Sweetwater?

    I've vacillated about buying one of those 18-watt kits for years.
    If you can do without step-by-step instructions, I HIGHLY recommend the Stout TMB “Kit” from Hoffman. It’s not really a Kit, but he provides, in his forum, the layout, schematic, parts list, etc, and sells all of the components through his site.

    I built one and it’s a phenomenal amp. (And a WHOLE lot cheaper than Mojo. But you do have to know your way around a soldering iron.)

    http://el34world.com/Forum/index.php...7747#msg187747
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    I've built amps before, mostly from BYOC. I just think it would be fun to go. Almost everything in my life has been self-taught. Sometimes I like to go sit in a class. It's like a vacation for me.
    '60s: [ SF3 ]
    '70s: [ S70 | 2xS300AD ]
    '80s: [ X79-3 | 2xX80 | X82 | X100 | X175 | S270 | S281 | BHM1 ]
    '80s: [ S300AD | Detonator | Liberator Elite | SF4 | D46 | AA ]
    '90s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SF3,4,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    '90s: [ X2000 | X3000 | DV72 | BHM1 ]
    '00s: [ SF3 | SF4 | BB-90 | X160R ]
    '10s:
    [ 2xTB | SF3 ]

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    Heathkit used to make some of the best stuff.
    "Heat lightning burnt the sky like alcohol." John Prine

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    Where is Sweetwater?
    https://www.sweetwater.com/local/

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreadnut View Post
    Heathkit used to make some of the best stuff.
    http://www.letstalkguild.com/ltg/sho...light=heathkit
    Quote Originally Posted by mgod View Post
    What he said.
    Quote Originally Posted by Stuball48 View Post
    Frono: You are correct----again.

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    The Mojotone version is faithful to the original circuit if authenticity is your thing. The TMB versions tend to aim at a more typically "Marshall sound," while the old 18 watters have their own distinct thing going.

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