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Recommended Tube Amp kitd
« on: October 08, 2018, 11:58:42 AM »

Feel like I'm ready to try a tube build from a kit. Any recommendations for a first timer (including "don't do it" or "don't ask here"). I am  thinking something simple on 240 v 50hz mains power.

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Re: Recommended Tube Amp kitd
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 06:48:22 AM »

If you are confident about wiring up mains wiring then go for it. :tu:
I'd try something simple for a first build.

Maybe stick with a cathode biased circuit for first build as there is less that can go wrong. And generally they move from clean to OD in a more graceful manner than fixed bias circuits.

My first build was a Pro Junior, except the output was changed from Fixed bias to cathode bias.
It was built from old radio parts, the only new part was the output transformer and a few passives. Still got that amp and still works.
It's a nightmare of spaghetti wiring inside but hey it has never broken down. 8)
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