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Honey Amp / Re: Just got the kit this weekend
September 06, 2021, 09:44:29 PM
Ok, it's been a long time. I kinda burnt out some parts trying out a laptop charger without thinking. So, yeah, check the specs on your power supply a before trying it xP

Any dang way, I put a socket in and I've tried several different caps to boost gain. I would NOT recommend bridging that connection as I got some really bad sounding distortion (like damaging my speaker type)

After fixing it and fixing my pc, I should be able to record some tracks now.
Honey Amp / Re: Just got the kit this weekend
June 02, 2021, 10:23:43 AM
oh, ok. Thats cool! I like the idea of putting a socket in there. I'll play around with that
Honey Amp / Re: Just got the kit this weekend
June 01, 2021, 10:52:19 AM
Oh, also, Call me ignorant but . . .
am I supposed to jumper the H1 and H2 gain pads? It sounds pretty good without it, but am I supposed to? What is the purpose of those points?
Honey Amp / Re: Just got the kit this weekend
June 01, 2021, 10:48:23 AM
sorry for my slow update.
all the pictures I took were too high resolution to post, so I'll have to downgrade them before I can post them.

I went back over the aux and headphone jacks and the In, Out, and Battery pads on the board with some rosin core solder and that seemed to fix the issues I was having with them.

I repurposed an enclosure I built for a failed Dr Boogey pedal that I just flipped upside down. I drilled out the side for the controls, I made a template using a piece of cardboard, but I was off a little with the aux and headphone jacks and I had to work on it with a file to get a good fit.

It sounds great so far! I've run it off a 9v battery and from an isolated 9v power supply from my pedal board. I'm driving my diy 1x12 cab with an Eminence gb128, and when I can get it to my practice space, I'm going to drive my Ampeg 4x12 and see what that sounds like. The tones are vintage-y, appropriate for a lot of clean and crunch tones as well as some classic rock. I've been working on getting tones with pedals so far. I've tried boosting it with an eq and running a metal zone into the front of it and I've been satisfied that I can get some decent metal tones so far. I'm going to record it now that I have the thing in an enclosure using a sennheiser mic and daw to make some good quality samples.
Honey Amp / Re: Just got the kit this weekend
May 24, 2021, 10:38:43 AM
I put it together this weekend and it seems to be working just fine. I can't get the aux or headphone jacks to work, but the amp drives a 1x12 just fine. I'm stuggling with a cold solder joint in the power supply and one in the speaker output. I've tried resoldering them, but it doesn't seem to be working well. I'm going to try soldering it from the other side of the board later this week.
I was thinking of installing it in a 1590c enclosure, but does anyone have other suggested enclosures for these little amp projects?
Honey Amp / Just got the kit this weekend
May 17, 2021, 11:11:03 AM
I just received my kit, but I had a very busy weekend and didn't have time to work on it. I am planning to start assembling it this week and I will try to document the build on youtube. I probably won't upload anything until the amp is fully assembled and operational though.
Anyhow, I'm excited! Really looking forward to this!
Amplifier Discussion / Re: Crate gx900h
April 04, 2019, 05:38:16 PM
Good point. If it aint broke, dont fix it. I do really like it and I would hate to break it doing something unnecessary.
Amplifier Discussion / Crate gx900h
April 01, 2019, 12:10:33 PM
Hey all,
First post on here. I just swapped out my performance gear and I got to bring my head home with me. This is my favorite amp but I dont really now anything about it and I havent been ble to find out a whole lot about its history or anything of note. I know that its an Excalibur model which means that it was produced in a particular time period and I know it has a 2n3055 power section. Thats about it. Does anyone know anything about this particular model or Crates from the 90's and early 2000's? Im a classic metal player and i can't exactly articulate why but this amp is the sound I like

I was toying with the idea of doing some mods on it since its back at home, but Im a bit of a layman as far as electronics are concerned. I could replace resistors, ICs, or even the output transistors, but Idk if that would improve fidelity or tone or feel or anything. What can one do to improve a solidstate amp?