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SWANTECH
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Project XXX Rated AMP!

Post by SWANTECH » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:14 pm

I will be starting an amp project in a week or so.
I got this Peavey 100wt Triple XXX tube amp. It was damaged in shipping, and returned from a customer. The cab was destroyed. Funny though. Everything works great. It sounds great. It has a couple bent pots, but nothing broken except the cab. It even has good JJ tubes in it.
So this is the plan. Build a new cab.
Paint it black.
Then cover it with 100's of famous nude playboy pictures. Marilyn Monroe, Pam Anderson, Etc. You get it.
I bought the amp for $30.00.
It even came with the footswitch.
So here is the starting photo's.
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Tough little FNG amp.
Joe in Detroit
85 Striker 100ST Blk (1st E. Guitar)
88 Nightswan Sparkle BL
90 ProAxe Std CR
87 Ripley Blk
89 Sustainer Blk
84 Baretta BLK
85 Baretta CR
86 Focus 1000 Blk (FS)
90's SSD Blackhawk
89 Glide C2 Blk
86 Baretta snake (FS)
87 Monster Retta 2
87 Pacer Cst 1 Relic

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Project XXX Rated AMP!

Post by KickstartMyHeart » Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:01 am

Can´t go wrong for 30 bucks :headbang .
Practice cures most tone issues.

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Project XXX Rated AMP!

Post by SWANTECH » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:21 am

The second part of the build willl be this.
Rebuilding a 4x12 cab for the head.
I am going to pair it with a Egnater Vengeance VN412A.
I got for FREE. The cab is in excellent condition on the outside. A 9 out of 10.
The cab was basically dead and destroyed on the inside.

Some low life thief. Bought the cab from our store, then swapped out the factory celestion speakers and put in junk blown old no name speakers. Then returned it.
Then it was sold and shipped to a different customer. We didn't know about the speakers being stolen.
The speakers all came loose and destroyed each other bouncing around inside the cabinet during shipping.

I will be installing, 4 new Warehouse Reaper 30's or 50's.
I haven't decided which ones yet.

So it should be a great sounding rig.
I normally do not like 6L6 amps. I prefer EL34 amps, and EL84 amps.
This amp has a bit more warmth, than most of the 6L6 amps I have heard. I am surprised by it. I usually really dislike Peavey products. This amp sounds better than Boogie rectifiers, (to me).
Just proves my point again. Every time I try to be a snob about musical equipment. I find something amazing sounding.

Worst case scenario. This amp can be biased for EL34 tubes.
I don't think I will do that.
I have my late 80's Marshall JCM900 DR 100wt head for that tone. It is a sweet sounding amp.
Joe in Detroit
85 Striker 100ST Blk (1st E. Guitar)
88 Nightswan Sparkle BL
90 ProAxe Std CR
87 Ripley Blk
89 Sustainer Blk
84 Baretta BLK
85 Baretta CR
86 Focus 1000 Blk (FS)
90's SSD Blackhawk
89 Glide C2 Blk
86 Baretta snake (FS)
87 Monster Retta 2
87 Pacer Cst 1 Relic

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Project XXX Rated AMP!

Post by SWANTECH » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:44 am

I almost forgot.
One of the best features of the amp.
MADE IN THE USA.
It says on the back.
Joe in Detroit
85 Striker 100ST Blk (1st E. Guitar)
88 Nightswan Sparkle BL
90 ProAxe Std CR
87 Ripley Blk
89 Sustainer Blk
84 Baretta BLK
85 Baretta CR
86 Focus 1000 Blk (FS)
90's SSD Blackhawk
89 Glide C2 Blk
86 Baretta snake (FS)
87 Monster Retta 2
87 Pacer Cst 1 Relic

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