I finally fulfilled a long-time dream of mine and I built my own all-tube guitar amp. It is a 15-watt clone of a Matchless HC-30. The kit was purchased from Trinity Amps. It sounds phenomenal. It does not have any reverb though, so I set out to build a stand-alone reverb unit. I did not want to do the obligatory Fender 6G15 for no other reason than just to be different.
Wasn't quite "there." After my initial observations and some feedback from the fine folks at AX84.com and Trinity Amps (www.trinityamp.com - you MUST check them out if you are at all interested in building your own tube guitar amp from a kit) I made some changes and improved things.
This brightened it up a bit and took care of some nasty red-plating of the 12AT7. Sounds a lot better and the tube no longer burns my fingers to the touch. I still think it could be better though. I am still experiencing some hum - probably because of my inexperience with layout. You can post comments here if you have ideas for improvement, or over on the forums at AX84.com and trinityamp.com I have some threads where we are discussing this.
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