New to Overclock.net
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Newmanstown, PA, US
Okay. Started my current job 5 years ago. I've more than doubled my salary since then. So I am not miserable from living paycheck-to-paycheck. Last weekend I was drinking and said to my neighbor "I'd like to build a box" because I was thinking of the Jerky Boys. And in the back of my mind I was thinking about this amplifier. He has some nice wood sitting around and is going to build me a box. I got back into this now. Why not? I have the top plate sitting on my porch still wrapped in plastic from the laser-cutting people. I have Bottlehead's PT-7 transformer and a powder-coated end bell sitting on my desk for years. Parts from Mouser sitting in a box for years. Parts from the old amp cluttering up my desk. So today I ordered more parts from Mouser (choke, diodes, Neutrik headphone jack, and missing misc. parts), PCBs from OSHPark, and tubes and capacitors from "PartsConneXion." I also sent out CAD files to get quotes on CNC machining for tube socket brackets. Once I get some of this stuff in the mail I will be mocking up and ordering stainless Torx hardware from McMaster. So keep your eyes open for this thread updating in the coming weeks.
I am also considering buying 10 Cracks and Speedballs at once, building and testing them, and then selling them. I was thinking of then selling them for $600 plus shipping. If 1 batch works out well, I would continue doing this.