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My DIY 5F6A "Bassman"
by John Edwards         from The Quest for Tone

The Lark
by Ken Lewellen     Compact PP EL84/6BQ5 combo made at low cost using spare parts.     from KENZPAGE

Lyonhardt
by Ken Lewellen     The Lark's big brother!     from KENZPAGE

Gibson GA80 Rebuild
by Andrew McWhirter         from Andrew's stuff

The Turbo Dog II
by David Giust     AB165 chassis becomes channel switching 1-12 combo.

"Dream Amps"
by F.J. Rokob     Building these Amps was basically a "humble representation" of having the means to aquire the "dream amps" that i've always wanted to own, BUT COULD NOT AFFORD :)...The PIX shown here, are NOT technically described and are sort of randomly pasted to my page,...they are : 100 watt Plexi head...50 watt Plexi head... (both incorporate a "Pre PI MV")...an AC-30 head, which was built on an existing Newcomb Pathfinder PA head (circa 60's)...and finally...a 5E3 Tweed Deluxe head...the 2 bottom pix are my personal amps: a 71 Marshall Super Bass head (100 brutal watts/and capable of buckling your knees at close proximity!) and my JCM 800 50 watt combo...I owe ALL of my "completion-factor" to all of the good, informative, and patient folks on this wonderful site!...AMPAGE IS GREAT!...thanx again...Frank.

Project Vibroclone
by Greg Gagliano     A run-of-the-mill silverface Bandmaster is transformed into a unique Vibroverb-like combo.     from GGJaguar's Guitarium and Ampeteria

Cathode biased EL84 amp
by Stuart Castledine     This was my first attempt at building an amp and I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out. I'm working on a small single ended amp now, which I'll submit here when it's finished.     from Guitars, Amps and Effects

1959 Clone
by Bryan James     first tube amp built. It's a clone of the Marshall 1959.

Toaster
by Stephen Conner     This is an entirely new and experimental design. It includes heretical features like regulated B+ and a solid-state dual sweep equaliser. There are also more traditional features like 4 preamp tubes and 2 EL34s.     from Steve-O-Web

My AX84 Tube Amp
by Bal    

AX84
by Winnie Thomas     This shows two AX84 P1's a November project and a tube preamp conversion I did for a Musicman 2100-65. There's also a zipped JBL cabinet constuction book avainable for download.

7 watt push-pull
by Russ Humphrey     A 7 watt push pull amplifier using 2 ECL86's and 1 ECC83.     from Russ's valve amps and other stuff too!

November
by Bryan James     November amp from ax84 page. add a post PI master volume and use SS rectifer instead of tube rec.

Various
by Steve Milberger     This page contains several projects I've done including the BF Champ reworking from Glass Audio entitled "The Remaking of a Champ." Also included are pix from some other projects including the Voxy Lady, several tweed Champ/Princeton Clones, and some miscellaneous projects I've done.     from Steve's WWW Site

100 watt Princeton??
by Ken Lewellen         from KENZPAGE

COPPERHEAD
by Ken Lewellen         from KENZPAGE

Mark's Amazing Bass Preamp
by Mark Tranchant     A long term project to build a bass preamp as good as anything commercially available.

Jim's AX84 Guitar Amp
by Jim Martin         from Big Jim Martin's Huge Home Page

15 watt tremolo (EL84)
by Russ Humphrey     All valve 15 watt combo, 12" speaker, master volume and tremolo, using a pair of EL84's     from Russ's Valve Amps

LoWatt
by Bryan James     the LoWatt is a ~18W (2@EL84's) verision of the DR503 hiwatt.     from JCA

Stormy
by Tim C.     A 5E3 variant in purple.

Gagan Bros Band's homemade amps
by Tim Gagan     Tim Gagan of the Gagan Bros Band has built and modified several tube amps used regularly by the World's Only Double Doubleneck Lefthanded Band.     from The Gagan Bros Band

Bassman Clone
by Bill Farris    

A New Hi-Fi Reference Amplifier Design
by Fred Nachbaur     A modern tube design, using techniques usually associated with solid-state designs: direct-coupling, op-amp emulation, dynamic DC feedback in preamp stages, and other refinements. PA allows "classic" and "clean" (using feedback) modes of operation. RIAA phono, CD, AUX, TAPE 1/2, and MIC/LINE (with gain trim) inputs. 50W RMS per channel. Remarkably clean and transparent sound.     from Fred Nachbaur's Tube Projects

AX84 P1(european transformers)
by Geert Jacobs     Another AX84 P1, Rev 11 with triode/pentode switch. Uses alternative transformers. Built as a head.

The California Dreamer
by Rebel420     18 Watts Clean Power     from Drifter Amps

50 Watt Plexi
by Bryan James     50 Watt plexi. Using Switchable Tube or SS Rectifier and OEI Output Transformer     from JCA

My First Guitar Amp - A Tube PA Head
by Miles O'Neal         from Louden Up!

Tweed Princeton clone
by Jason Cox         from Boozhound Labs

Tweed Push-Pull 6V6GT Amp
by Ben Debevec     A DIY Tweed design with 2 switchable preamps for a Voxy or Fender sound.

Little 6s4 Amp
by Jason Cox     A watt or two of cranked triode tone.     from Boozhound Laboratories

AX84 P1 Amp
by Tom Dellinger         from The AX84 vacuum tube guitar cooperative

Dutch's UL Stereo Power Amp
by Dale "Dutch" VanZile     Designed and built after my experience with a friend's Dr. Z MAZ18 amp and discussions on ampage with Ken Gilbert and others about UL and no -FB....

Blackface Champ clone
by Chris B     A blackface Champ in a TV front cab, with a 6SL7 preamp tube!     from Teleman28056

Tweed Bandmaster (Part 1)
by Andrew McWhirter     Repro 3x10 Tweed Bandmaster cabinet (only). Electronics to come...

my spitfire and ac-30
by mod    

The "Li'l 4x4"
by Fred Nachbaur     Hi-fi audio from low-fi parts: build this general-purpose 4 watt amplifier at reasonable cost. Ideal as an instrument practise amp, center-channel amp for hi-fi use, any anywhere you need a low power but very clean tube amplifier     from Fred Nachbaur's Vacuum Tube Projects

Marshall 18 watt Clone
by Graydon D. Stuckey     This is a clone of the famous Marshall 18 watt combo from the mid '60s.     from 18 watt Marshall Site

DIY 5F6-A / 4 Valve / Walnut Cabinet
by Casey4s (AKA David McClain)     This was my second attempt at a Homebrew. It is essentially a 5F6-A circuit but powered by 4 6V6s as oppeosed to the usual 6L6/5881 power tubes. It has 4 Eminence Kapton 10 Alnico speakers. It uses 4 Mazda 6V6s; two Amperex 5751s; A 12Ay7; and a Mullard GZ34 Rectifier. This amp gives me almost as much power as a Bassman at around 30-35w, but has the comression of the 6V6s and the nice soft tone.     from Text Page

Deluxe 5E3 Variation ( Enhanced Tone Stack)
by Casey4s (AKA David McClain)     This was my very first attempt at a DIY amp. The chassis is bigger than needed and it is not as neat on the inside as I would like but it does run quietly. I used Brimar 6V6s; an RCA 5y3GT; a GE 12AX7; and a Raytheon 12AY7. I used a 10" Fender Blue frame speaker to brighten the amp up a little and save a little space int eh cabinet. After the original build I tore it appart and added a bright switch to channel one, and added a Bass/Treble/Midrange control to the tone stack and I am plesed with the enhancement. The amp still maintains its original feel.

The Beast
by Lou Grein     The Beast was originally built in May 1997 and reverb was added in 1999. The pictures were taken with a web cam on the weekend of 7/20/01. There are also sound clips added in May 01. This amp has seen some gigging duty. There are also some pix at "DIY...." at http://communities.msn.com/GuitarsAmps The amp combines the best of Fender, Marshall, and Vox.

Silvertone 1483 re-build
by Chris B     A re-built, re-vamped 1483 in a new poplar cabinet, with a re-designed circuit. Sort of like a blackface Fender, except with a 6CG7 PI!     from Teleman28056

MV Marshall / Bassman hybrid
by Chris B     A hybrid design, using the Bassman power section and a MV Marshall preamp. Two 6L6/5881's and three 12AX7's into a 2 ohm OT, but much higher gain than the Bassman, at lower volumes!     from Teleman28056

My 6L6GC Fixed Bias 5E3 Tweed Deluxe
by Bill Harbour     Homebrewed 5E3 Tweed Deluxe with 6L6GC's, fixed bias, standby switch. Includes schematic.

Orange Crush
by Bryan James     a 4 el84 version of the orange graphic mk II     from JCA

homemade tube amplifier
by john kovacich     an original design vacuum tube guitar amplifier

Micro Champ
by Adam Alpern     A single-ended Champ-inspired design utilizing the 7-pin 6AK6 output pentode.     from Adam's Amps

Tonerator I
by Mark Lavelle     A push-pull 6V6 amp based on Kevin O'Connor's "Tonnes Of Tone" projects. Constructed so that the preamp can be swapped with future alternate designs.     from Harmonic Appliances

Deluxe 5E3 Project
by Tom Seward     First-timer documents build of 5e3 clone kit. Lots of pix and diagrams with links to related sites.

AX-84 P1 Lite
by Charlie and Erika Lamm     170db SPL from a P1 Lite (not really). Seriously, my 1st DIY amp. Hasn't blown up yet. Page includes an MP3 of the amp w/ different guitars.     from charlielamm.com

50 watt Marshall Project
by Aaron Moyer     50 watt Marshall Amp. Based on the marshall plexi. It has 470volts(WOAH!) on the plates of the power tubes!!! This amp is clearly brighter and louder then a plexi. The amplifier sounds great. It does Hard Rock, Punk Rock, Classic Rock tones very well!

Self-Split High Octane
by John Howell     A South African built 10Watt Guitar amp based on the AX84 project. It uses 2*Ecc83s and a pair of El84s on the output.     from John & Lee's Web Site

Glaswerks VT-50
by Gary Johnson     50 watt 59 Bassman with EL34's. Adds spring type reverb.     from Glaswerks Amplification

My self built Fender Super Reverb Amplifier
by Nico Verduin     I had an electric guitar and I wanted to have an old tube amplifier. I used to have a Fender when I was a teenager but had sold it (way too cheap). This time I decided to build one and voila see my site.

AX84 P1 Rev 11
by Jay Hoskins     Stock P1 built as a head only.

The KlugeTone RadioActive
by Dave Jacobsen     A 5C3 Deluxe-type amp that was built using really old radio parts. My first official DIY tube guitar amp. Something new for me after a zillion radio restorations.

Mills Amp "spitfire" clone
by David Mills     This is a 2 x EL84 output Spitfire clone built using the schematic on the Ampage site.

BT Classic AB
by Roland Castilian     Class AB1 Amplifier

Matchless Lightning, Fender Deluxe, Champ
by Rich Heslip     Descriptions and pictures of a Matchless Lightning 15 copy, Fender Deluxe and Champ. Also has details on a tube amp prototyping system which would be of interest to serious experimenters.     from Rich's Page

Ef 86 18 Watt
by Jeff Talley     My version of a single channel 18 watt EL84 amp w/EF86 preamp

5E3 Deluxe Work In Progress 1-22-02
by Justin Sable Fobes     First shot at building anything. There will be constant updates beginning January 22, 2002. Should be a lot of fun!

Hi-octain
by Bryan James     Hi-Octaine from ax84.com build time 9hrs. please note becuase of server change all amps are at www.james-gang.org instead of home.james-gang.org     from James Custom amplifiers

The KlugeTone Yamahammer Deluxe 112
by Dave Jacobsen     An amp based on the 6G3 Deluxe circuit with a steaming heap of hotrodding goodness.

ThunderTweak TopFuel 50w
by Ace Pepper     A hot-rodded 50w Marshall Bluesbreaker Combo. Includes cascaded gain stages, master volume, and pentode/triode switch.     from ThunderTweak Amps

SOLDANO SLO 50W
by b3N     A soldano Slo-50W version with relay switching. Done from Spain... :)     from ELECTROAMPS

An 18 watt, 2 EL84, MAZ-like amp
by jgehringATeverestkcDoTnet     A 1 x 12" 2 x EL84 combo voiced similarly to my MAZ-18...

My Tweed Deluxe 5E3
by Mike Curry     This is my little Tweed Deluxe. This is a truly awesome and timeless design.

PLEXperimental 50
by Michael Rogers     I build a Plexi-50 amplifier and made every mistake possible: learn from my mistakes!

Tube Amp Power Module
by Manolo Oneto     Tube Amplifiers from Brazil

Retrodyne Amplification's "The Postman"
by Alexander Luscher     the ultimate low-budget, high-humor chassis ?

The 6BM8 Project
by Lou Grein     Started 6/9/02. A 10 watt push pull guitar amp with one 12AX7 and two 6BM8 triode-pentode power tubes. The phase inverter is contained in the power tubes     from The Guitars and Amps Community

Ruetz J50
by Philip Ruetz     This is my latest homebrew project, an all-tube, 50-watt high-gain head. It features a switchable low-gain mode, and parallel buffered fx loop.     from DIY Tube Guitar Amp page

Ruetz Z20
by Philip Ruetz     20 watts of glorious tube tone. Simple and straightforward push-pull EL34 design.     from DIY Tube Guitar Amp page

HOMEBREW TWEAKS - Amps: 5E3 Tweed Deluxe, and more...
by Sean Kilback     5E3 Tweed Deluxe build with custom cab and Weber speaker, and a couple of Garnet amp mods including a 5E3 + 5F4 project...more to come... (follow the "Tube Amps" link.

Orange OR80 copy
by Geert Jacobs     A cosmetically non-correct copy of an Orange OR80 single-channel guitar amp.

Retrodyne's "DynaPlex 5"
by Alexander Luscher     An original (as far as I know) preamp design using 7247's/12DW7's yielding classic Plexi tones !

Harmonic Appliances amp projects
by Mark Lavelle     Original amp designs (to the extent that's possible!), from self-split "one-trick pony" mini-amps (under 5W) to versatile push-pull 6V6 and EL84 heads & combos (up to 20W). My "Verberator" is the first iteration on a quest for the ultimate built-in Dwell/Tone/Mix reverb. Complete schematics available for all projects...     from Harmonic Appliances

AX84 Voxy Lady
by John Howell         from John & Lee's Webste

Erics Voxy Lady and P1
by Eric Johnson         from John & Lee's Website

Quantum Mk A
by Andrew Curtis     A two channel, four mode, 50W rack mount valve guitar amplifier with an array of extras like regulated screen supplies, volume boost for soloing and LED bias metering.     from Quantum Audio Electronics

Spitfire Clone
by Android     I just used existing online scematics to put it together and transformers from www.westlabs.com. Made a few mistakes along the way but in the end it works and it sounds incredible! Have since replaced aluminum faceplate and spaced pots out better. Looks 100% better than images in presentation.     from King of Sticks Recording Cooperative

Super-Deluxe Amp
by Bob Binnall     A Tweed Super (5e4-a) with cathode biased 6v6's

the GI JOE amp
by ja    

25 watt Ultralinear amp with EF86 preamp, Fender Reverb Clone, others
by Rich Heslip     UL amp inspired by the Route 66, 6G15 Reverb Clone, Matchless Lightning inspired amp. See home page for info on building guitar cabs, POD MoD etc     from Rich's Page II

18 Watt Marshall Clone
by Gabi Bucataru     One of Marshall's masterpiece. The birth of a clone.

High Octane
by Ramiro Silva    

HEAD VOX AC30 Top Boost 60's
by David Taboso     This proyect is circuit vox ac30 top boost 60's 30w class A. Great Tone and pure Beatles.     from my head Vox Ac30

Bradley High-gain 50W
by Chris Bradley     A high-gain amp based on the Marshall JCM 800 2204 (but with more gain). 50W, 2 x 6L6 with touches of Mesa Dual Rectifier in the mostly Marshall circuit.     from Teleman28056

Fender Deluxe
by Tom Dellinger    

Plexi 1987 Clone.......
by Augusto/Julio Novetti     Amp building, instrument building, windsurf and surf board building and photos!     from Novetti's on the web

Marshall 18w in a 1U rack
by John Howell (South Africa)     The Challenge was on to build a working tube amp into a 1U rackable chassis. This is a Marshall 18w Lite useing toriodal transformers. Great Amp.     from John & Lees Website

a collection of my many guitar projects
by john kovacich    

Röhrenverstärker pur
by Friedhelm Weinhold     Fender Champ Clone and Marshall Bluesbreaker Clone A brief description language:German photos: many & good quality

The Anti-Champ Amp
by Android     I never really liked any Fender Champs I heard but looking at the schematics I decided that they MUST sound good! So I built my own based on the originals and the results are fantastic! Hence the name: It's pretty much a Champ but... it's not.

The "Firelight"
by Rupert Bryan     This amp started out as a clone of a Matchless "Spitfire". I've recently upgraded it to the specs of a "Lightning". This is my first tube amp build.

The Camel
by Phil Crooks     The amp is a 2.8W, single-ended, Class A, guitar valve amplifier with twin channels (foot-switchable), an effects loop and an unusual combination of valves (tubes): EF83 (6BK8), ECC83 (12AX7) and ECL86 (6GW8).

E377se guitar amplifier
by po_skvo     This is a 807 PP guitar amp I made. Sajt je na srpskom jeziku!

20W Guitar Valve Amp
by Guido Landry     20W Guitar amp using EL84 tubes and EF86 preamp. The amp has dual modes, Class A with valve rectifier and Class B with silicon rectifier

SKVO JP806 PPguitar amplifier 6SN7+807`s
by po_skvo@yahoo.com     This is the best guitar amp and preamp I fully constructed

Homebrew Hotrod Champ Clone
by Rick kellems     My home made "Champ" clone started out as a Military tube tape recorder from the 50's. I completely disassembled it and rewired it as a Tweed style Champ circuit.The chassis had other tubes and huge oversized transformers and choke.I removed the tubes i didn't need and wired it up with cathode caps on both stages of the preamp section with no feedback. I replaced the 220k input load resistor with a 250k pot for a master volume. With new filter caps this thing really cooks. It's all hand wired directly point to point using termanal strips and the actual terminals on the tube sockets and pots. All the resistors and capacitors are brand new. i even used the large opening that was used for the "electric eye" tube for a giant pilot light useing a piece of gel paper behind a #47 lamp.

Tweed Bassman
by Emil Kabban     A clone of the 1959 Tweed Narrow Panel Bassman     from Emil's Guitar Page

Matchless Lightning Clone
by anonymous     Homebrew clone of a Matchless Lightning 1x12 combo.

My 1.5 watt Firefly
by Paul Marossy     This is my first tube amp project. It is Doug Hammond's Firefly Rev. 3. Nice vintage distortion at low volume levels. Nice for practice and/or recording.     from DIY Guitarist

Gibson GA-16T clone
by Andre Germain     In 1964 when I first started playing guitar, I played through tube amps. 40 years later, I finally decided to build my own.     from Jack's Guitars and Bird Carvings

Ivamps DIY Tube Amplifiers
by Ivan Luvizeto     DIY AX84 P1, 5E3 Tweed Deluxe, and AB763 Super Reverb - The Deluxe and Super Reverb areas is under construction. I also will publish reports of some FX StompBox in the near future

Ivamps DIY Tube Amplifiers
by Ivan Luvizeto     DIY AX84 P1, 5E3 Tweed Deluxe, and AB763 Super Reverb - The Deluxe and Super Reverb areas is under construction. I also will publish reports of some FX StompBox in the near future

Ivamps DIY Tube Amplifiers
by Ivan Luvizeto     DIY AX84 P1, 5E3 Tweed Deluxe, and AB763 Super Reverb - The Deluxe and Super Reverb areas is under construction. I also will publish reports of some FX StompBox in the near future

Retrodyne Amplification's "The Chairman"
by Alexander     Officemax sells amp chassis !! How cool is that ?

breadboard
by jsn     Breadboarded Champ variation. Mmm... Plywood...     from boozhound laboratories

Another Champ
by jsn     Another Champ. This one gets a row of switches and a Celestion Greenback.     from Boozhound Laboratories

Another Champ
by jsn     Another Champ. This one gets a row of switches and a Celestion Greenback.     from Boozhound Laboratories

Matchless Spitfire Clone
by Paul Marossy     Yep. Another Spitfire clone. This is my second ever build, which turned out pretty nice. Sounds great!     from www.diyguitarist.com

My Homebrew 5F6 Bassman
by Bill Harbour         from Harbtone Amps

500W Bass Tube Amp
by tom     Eight KT88 based bass amp

Octal Fatness
by Paul Marossy     Single ended Class A tube amp that is about 5-10 watts depending on the powertube used.     from DIYguitarist.com

5C1 Champ sorta-clone
by Chris Beck     This is my first DIY guitar amp, based upon the 5C1 Champ circuit with a few small changes. It really sounds great!

My "Tight Science" AX84 P1 Rev.11
by Anthony Hardwick     This was built from the first amp design from the AX84 Cooperative Tube amp Project. I built it into a little combo practice cabinet with teak veneer plywood. Completed 7/12/04

My "Tight Science" AX84 P1 Rev.11
by Anthony Hardwick     This was built from the first amp design from the AX84 Cooperative Tube amp Project. I built it into a little combo practice cabinet with teak veneer plywood. Completed 7/12/04

The Clone Project
by Gary Johnson     A new 50 watt amp that was completed in August of 2004. Inspired by the famous Dumble amps, adds switchable effects loop and reverb.     from Glaswerks Amplification

BF Princeton Reverb Variation
by Casey4s     This is basicaly a BF Fender Princeton Reverb design, but I did add a midrange control, a presence control and a "Dwell" for the reverb. In the rear are test/bias points and it has an adjustable/fixed bias. This was built from the ground up except the chassis blank I got from Komboking.     from My DIY Amp Site

AX84 Hi-Octane in a Marshall Lead 20
by Kenneth Kirkland     This amp filled the bill for apartment playing through an amp with a Marshall logo. It includes an optional 6N1P output tube for 1/2 watt output. It never sounded this good as a solid state amp!

GRUNTHELL Hand Made Amplifiers
by grunthell     Guitar amplifiers 5-50W

Little Gem
by Paul Marossy     Picture essay on a 1/2 watt LM386 audio amplifier chip based practice amp built from the Little Gem schematic found at runoffgroove.com This is a cool sounding little amp considering that it is totally solid state.     from www.diyguitarist.com

Moonlight
by Jon Fleig     A slightly modified build of Simcha Delft's Moonlight amp design.

Rico Labs Model 1 Amplifiers
by R Rico    

6sn7 or 12sn7 all-octal low power guitar amp
by jsn     Amp using a dual-triode 6sn7 or 12sn7 as a push-pull pair. Preamp and phase inverters are 6sl7 or 12sl7 for that fat octal sound. Tube rectified.     from Boozhound Labs

FoxTrot - 3W ECL86 simple tube guitar amp
by Piotr 'Licho' Liskiewicz    

FoxTrot - 3W ECL86 simple tube guitar amp
by Piotr 'Licho' Liskiewicz    

Little Bear
by Bob Scott(Platefire)     This amp was converted from a chassis of a Revere Reel to Reel tape Recorder sent to me free by one of my internet amp buddys who goes by the name of "Bear". So I called it "Little Bear". I ended up gutting most of the chassis except the transformers and tube sockets. It's basicly a Fender Priceton Tweed preamp/tone stack set up into a EL84 SE power amp. It has standby switch, power switch, switchable Varable Negative Feedback control that returns the second stage preamp to cathode bypass cap when switch off of VNF. I constructed the cab/head out of plywood and covered it with blone tolex. This amp is very loud and has a good measure of clean head room for it set up. I presently running it over an extention cab with a 100 watt Carven British Series Speaker and totally happy with the sound.     from Yahoo Photos

several
by Olaf Krampe     Several DIY projects - 5 Watt SE, 15 Watt (6V6GT) with two channels, 50 Watt 4 gainstages and Restoring of old Marshall amps . . .     from Website of Dr. Olaf Krampe

Revenge Amps
by Greg Perrine     Class A - 2xEL84 in solid pine cabs or installed in recycled cabs from useless vintage solid state amps.     from Recycled Sound

ROSK SBA-50 Guitar Player Magazine
by Paul Rosk     The 1993 SBA-50 that caused all the "fuss" at Guitar Player Magazine!     from ROSK Engineering

My first build - original design
by David Lamkins     A low-power combo designed for simplicity. Tubes: EF86/6BM8/2x6V6. Speaker: Jensen P15N (reissue).     from DBL: Music Home

Bradley, Nachbauer and Bellomo high-gain preamp
by ajb74729@csun.edu     A true point-to-point (may be too much so), distortion preamp for the poor-but-picky rocker. Based on the "Bradley Hi-Gain" amp which can be found on this page too. Built for about $50--and with alot of help from Fred Nachbauer and some very patient, wise people here at Ampage.

Palette Amps
by Robert Wakeling     Handmade, Custom-Built Tube Amplifiers     from Palette Amps

Palette Amps
by Robert Wakeling     Handmade, Custom-Built Tube Amplifiers     from Palette Amps

Röhrenverstärker pur 2
by Friedhelm Weinhold     Descritption of Cloning a Champ an a 18Watt bluesbreaker with Sounddemos from Pete Haycock Page is German Language

DIY Hi-End Audio Hi Fi
by anonymous     DIY hifi audio amplifier and loudspeaker project include Audio Note Ongaku, Pass Labs Aleph 5, Altec Lansing A5 VOTT and Genesis ribbon and NHT 1259 speaker.

PR-2
by Andy     This (german) website site shows the building of a tube preamp based on the Soldano SLO's preamp but with individual access to all 3 channels.

PR-2
by Andy     This (german) website site shows the building of a tube preamp based on the Soldano SLO's preamp but with individual access to all 3 channels.

AX84 HO with mods
by support@dwrecording.com     HO with octal mod and P1 to HO foot switch

AX84 HO with mods
by support@dwrecording.com     HO with octal mod and P1 to HO foot switch

AX84 HO with mods
by support@dwrecording.com     HO with octal mod and P1 to HO foot switch

Wicked 50
by scottosan2004@comcast.net    

Chicken soup from chicken s***
by Robert         from RAS Custom Amplification

Chicke soup from chicken s***
by Robert     This is what happens boredom,vacuum tubes and a Crate G212 meet.     from RAS Custom Amplification

Great amp
by anonymous    

BASS AMP 35W
by cynixie     B100 is head amp for guitar or bass, based on el34 or 6l6gc push-pull. Power ouput is about 35 Wrms (even more)     from cyril barbato projects

3 channel Marshall DIY/MOD & Fenders
by frankntone     I added a clean fenderish and a high gain channel (listen to the clips!!) to some Marshalls and also modified some fenders ( listen to the Bandmaster Reverb clip for some great fender tone),Enjoy cool pics and clips ! All the Best , Frank

About QUAD ESL63 Electrostatic Loudspeaker
by anonymous     QUAD ESL63 Loudspeaker – Service , Diagnose , Repair , Schematic , Service and Owner Manual , Instruction Book , Brochure , Review , Article , Free CD.

Bulivard amp/ Minimite
by James Phillips     Two home built tube guitar amps     from retrosonik

AX84 P1 in 1x10 detuned combo cab
by Ken Moon     This P1 has all the gain mods and the master volume. I'm using an Eminence Legend 1058 speaker. Thanks to all the guys at AX84 for their help.

Bassman Narrow Tweed 1959
by Emil Kabban     59 Tweed made famous by blues artist everywhere. Stevie Ray use to play on the 59, vibrolux and Marshall. His sound is what inspired this project.     from Emil's Guitar Page

Glaswerks "Super Chief"
by Gary Johnson     This is my take on the classic Ken Fisher designed Trainwreck amplifier. This amp was built using a previous project amp as the donor chassis and iron.     from Glaswerks Amplication

Attack of the Clones
by Gary Johnson     This is a set of second generation D-style amps. Built these for my two sons and the guitar player in my band. Check out the matching 4x12 Cabinets     from Glaswerks Amplification

Retrodyne's "The Postman"
by Alexander Luscher     Perhaps the most humorous build here at Ampage? Got the chassis at Home Depot-now that's cool!

P1
by Steve Moxley         from Mox Box FX

P1
by Steve Moxley         from Mox Box FX

P1
by Steve Moxley         from Mox Box FX

Free Audio Schematic and Design Plan for DIY Hi Fi Enthusiast
by anonymous     A lot of free Hi Fi audio amplifier schematic diagram; loudspeaker cabinet design plan and turntable, phono pre-amplifier, tonearm & DAC information for DIY audiophile enthusiast on JBL, Altec Lansing, Western Electric, Thorens, Garrard, EMT, SME, Goodmans, Leak, Audio Note, Jolida, Tannoy, Lowther, Manley, Mark Levinson, etc.

P1 from a old marshall
by anonymous         from my recording studio

OnRyoku
by John DANIEL     An 845 SE class A2 amp using 300B drivers. Remote power supply.     from My valve pages

Modularized Bassman 5F6A
by Richard Kuehnel     Divided into 4 separate modules for the bench tests used in the book "Circuit Analysis of a Legendary Tube Amplifier: The Fender Bassman 5F6-A"     from Pentode Press

Bradley, Bellomo and Nachbauer Hi-Gain Preamp V2
by Angelo     Matchless thought it would be funny to release a preamp that cost pennies to make and sell it for about $1000 dollars. I thought it would be funny to call them out. After a year I'm not laughing. Cheap, cheap, cheap, cheap. That was the bottom line. In the end, it was all worth it: A preamp with Mesa/Marshall/Orange sound for about $50 bucks! This is the second version of the Bradley, Nachbauer and Bellomo preamp.

Mutant SF Bassman
by anonymous     Mutating a toasted '69 SF Bassman into a channel switching blues machine with reverb.

50L6GT push-pull amp
by John Lansky/Jack Armbrust/Andre Germain     A tiny power-transformerless push-pull "AC/DC" type tube amp (based on the Gibson GA-16T) using a pair of 50L6GT's for the output. Puts out about 4.5WRMS of great tube sound.     from Jack's Handmade Guitars

5E3 - 2xEL34
by Kurt Lauerman     I wanted to build a 5E3 with a twist - I wanted it to be loud enough for small club use. With Allen Amps upgrade transformers and 2xEL34 tubes this thing gets LOUD! It is a nice compliment to my other amp, a 72 twin which has tons of clean headroom.

Ax84 (early version)
by Jack Orman     This was one of the first AX84 amps ever built... back when the project was being developed on Ampage.     from AMZ-FX

Audio tube data sheet
by anonymous     Lots of free audio tube data sheet on small signal triodes, small signal pentodes, power triodes, power tetrodes, power pentodes and rectifers.     from Audio tube data sheet

bhl-15
by jsn     A 15 watt all-octal 6v6 amp with a new design for the phase inveter.     from boozhound laboratories

Texas Tube Amplifier Co Studio SE
by Mike Yankie     A 5F1 based amplifier with lots of clean headroom. Available as a head or combo.     from Texas Tube Amplifier Company

Retrodyne's Black Cat SE
by Alexander Luscher     when life gives you chocolates...save the tin box!

The Vibro-clone Workshop
by Larry     Step by step instructions for building a vibroclone from a silverface bandmaster reverb head.     from Schematic Heaven

The Vibro-Clone Workshop
by Larry     A detailed step by step HOWTO guide for converting a silverface bandmaster reverb head into a Vibroverb "Vibro-Clone"     from Schematicheaven

Blues harp/guitar amp from vintage Sear record player
by Tbonz     Cleaning out my parents belongings from their home of 45 years I came across our 45 record player we had a s kids back in the 50's/60's and fondly remember playing the "Purple people eater meets the Blob" and "Splish Splash" and later "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "Norwegian Wood"! Good memories along with all the other great stuff my folks that had recently both passed had pack ratted away including boxes with all my old issues of Mad Magazines, Drag News and Hot Wheels! The record player needle was gone and the arm itself looked bent or distorted but the cabinet was dusty but cherry so I plugged it in and it warmed up and the turntable motor slipped and as I ran my finger over the bare wire for the needle it made a distinctive scratching sound like an guitar amp makes when you brush the guitar cord before you plug it into your guitar? It struck me like lighting on two levels ...this could be a tube driven amp because of it's era...and I wonder if I soldered a female 1/4" guitar plug onto this could I plug a blues harp mic into it and would it sound cool?...YES it Does! I kept the whole works in the cool little portable case and mounted a 8" speaker where the turntable used to sit and just open it up to play it! Not loud and only the bass /treble original tone control ...yet it's tone is warm and when cranked all the way does have a bit of drive...could maybe be mike-d ....looking for ideas in ways to improveit maybe with a little more omph! I am a novice at building anything electronic but I can read a schematic and solder! Thanks and to all keep up the cool amp & guitar building and vinatge electronics recycling!

AX84 P1 Rev 10
by G Anwyl     An AX84 amp circa 1999

Tweed Princeton Clone
by G Anwyl     An amp based on a Tweed Princeton with SS rectifier, Variable Negative Feedback and Master Volume.

bass preamp
by Bryan James     2 channel bass preamp, bassed off of the second channel of a svt. built in an old watchguard firewall rackmout server (2u)

Tube Power amp
by Bryan James     100 watt tube power amp, kt88 in u/l

Building a 5 watt Tube amp
by Bo Hansen     Sorry the site is in Danish. I'm working on translation to English, until then look at the pictures. It is a nice little amp     from www.bolimbo.dk

delcano 45
by anonymous     hand made 5f4

Weber 6M18TMB Head
by dave@dwrecording.com         from DWRECORDING

8666CL ~Rattlesnake~
by anonymous    

High-Octane Combo 1x10" (Brazil)
by Kelson Bueno     High Octane all hand made built. Transformers hand wired and cabinet. My first amp and tube adventure. High Octane todo feito a mão, desde os transformadores enrolados ao próprio punho ao gabinete.

Uma experiencia interessante
by Antonio Roberto Rabitti     Some experiments with power transformer in audio use

Homebuilt 5 watt guitar Amp
by Bo Grave Hansen     Sorry with the languish I’m doing the best I can. It is a nice little amp. I hope that my opload will work this time.     from Bolimbo

Brownie AB763
by b24warbaby     I've been experimenting with my own home collection of amps so I decided to build my own. I needed a empty cabinet, and I saw www.JDNewellAmps.com cabinet work online one day at a really cool price. The problem was that I couldn't find a reasonable chassis to fit it until Mojo started to restock their Duluxe chassis. So I sent JD the chassis and he made a cab head for it. I've gathered most of the parts I needed (resisters, caps, sockets)from www.PartsExpress.com: , the Deluxe Reverb chassis from Mojo, as well as the tubes and wiring. The PT, OT, and choke ( a whopping $175 of iron) from www.AllenAmps.com. The AB763 schematic has a midrange and presence to the circuit(s). This is tone unique setup for a ab763 .. and it has real reverb tank.

Brownie AB763
by b24warbaby     I've been experimenting with my own home collection of amps so I decided to build my own. I needed a empty cabinet, and I saw www.JDNewellAmps.com cabinet work online one day at a really cool price. The problem was that I couldn't find a reasonable chassis to fit it until Mojo started to restock their Duluxe chassis. So I sent JD the chassis and he made a cab head for it. I've gathered most of the parts I needed (resisters, caps, sockets)from www.PartsExpress.com: , the Deluxe Reverb chassis from Mojo, as well as the tubes and wiring. The PT, OT, and choke ( a whopping $175 of iron) from www.AllenAmps.com. The AB763 schematic has a midrange and presence to the circuit(s). This is tone unique setup for a ab763 .. and it has real reverb tank.

"Pent-Ode to Joy"
by Alexander Luscher     6AU6 pentode channel, 12AX7 "Gain-E-ack" channel, cathode-biased EL34's, 29W of smokin' tube joy

Vibrostream
by J.K.Cavitt     Started this with the P1 eXtreme design from the AX84 project. My intention was to build a small all tube amp for my son. This is a single ended amp featuring a single preamp tube, designed to accomodate many different octal power tubes (6L6GC, 5881, KT66, EL34...). Well, he decided he wanted something bigger. So after successfully prototyping the basic design I added a tremolo circuit and then a spring reverb. Sounds much bigger than a SE 12 watt amp. I built the cab from the 4 x 10" dimensions I found on the 18watt website.

Manoel Power
by dsbici     Site sobre meu amplificador valvulado baseado no Marshall Plexi 1987, com muitas fotos e links.     from MANOEL POWER

Manoel Power
by daniel Venticinco     Site sobre meu amplificador valvulado baseado no Marshall Plexi 1987, com muitas fotos e links.     from Manoel Power

36 watt
by Brian Hill- Hill Amplification     36watt EL84 based prototype. It has a half power switch, so it can run at around 18 watt half power or 36watt full and it can be switched into ultralinear mode for more output but a smoother more headroom type of sound. I used a PT out of a old Zenith console amp running four EL84s ( Shown) but had to switch to a Hammond type 270HX I had laying around because the heater taps on the Z, PT were running at around 15volt. Overall it sounds very nice out of the gate.     from 36watt Skystreak

5f4 project
by scott cole     home made fender tweed super, oak cabinet

DELCANO 45
by SCOTT COLE     hand made tweed super, jensen speakers, pine cabinet

5W tube amplifier. 6V6 output and 6N7 preamp
by Antonio R. Rabitti     This site describes a complete construction of a 5W amp with a 6V6 and a 6N7. Many photos included.

MV Pro2tube
by Bob McGilpin     This amp is a hybrid of a Fender Harvard and a Tweed Deluxe. A single channel with push pull 6V6's. Higher value coupling caps give it a little more bottom end. That and a mission amps turbo jax for boost. It Rocks     from McMusicSound, the Home of Great Tone

MV Pro2tube
by Bob McGilpin     This amp is a hybrid of a Fender Harvard and a Tweed Deluxe. A single channel with push pull 6V6's. Higher value coupling caps give it a little more bottom end. That and a mission amps turbo jax for boost. It Rocks     from McMusicSound, the Home of Great Tone

Tiger Gagan's Homemade Amps
by anonymous    

Tiger Gagan's Homemade Amps
by Tiger Gagan     Tiger Gagan, aka Tim Gagan, has built many amplifiers over the years. Here he describes them, and provides schematics for the interested amp head.     from Tiger Gagan's Ferociously Fun Slide Guitar Music

fender tweed clone
by charles roberts ,cet     Built 2006 uses Tung Sol 5881 outputs,7025 drivers Hammond Transformers

Construção de transformadores de saída (output transformer design)
by Antonio Roberto Rabitti     Practical hints on audio output transformer for tube amplifies

Super Reverb Clone
by Brian Hill     Building my dream Super!     from B Hill Amplification

tube guitar amp kits and OEM in china
by pan     Chinese guitar amplifier factory provide tube guitar amplifier , our productions included 5w ,20w ,30w 60w tube guitar amp. All have passed through CE certifaction. At same time, we provide kits of tube guitar amp , and OEM and ODM service for customers.please contact with us kldguitar@yahoo.com or discuss business with us online MSN pan.yd@sohu.com. Let us have good furture

Construção de transformadores de saída - Parte 2 / Output transformer design - PART 2
by Antonio Roberto Rabitti     In this part 2 is the full description and constructive details of an output audio transformer for tube amplifier / Nesta parte 2 esta a descrição detalhada de como construir um transformador de saída para áudio valvulado

Amplificador estéreo 8W/canal com 6L6 / 6L6 stereo amplifier 8W/ch
by Antonio Roberto Rabitti     Stereo tube amplifier for music listening. Two tubes per channel: 6L6 output and 6BQ7 preamp

Heavy Amplifier
by Mat Janssen     one 1200 watt output stage