Introduction: My Tube Amplifier.

Tube amplifier cost is not over 200€.
You need to buy lamps , I found from ebay Ucranian cheap from old stock ,
It uses 3 Preamps , two for aux and plus one for phono input , two pairs of el84 are amplifies 2X7 watt rms. class A.
Transformers I bought from a local manufacturer.
All other components found it from scrap.

Step 1: Deco.

A plastic base from a broken audio system can be the top. I placed the critical parts for the best view above.

Step 2: Handmade.

Everything you need are welding skills and patience.I also add equalizer with three pots in the middle front.

Step 3: Extra Features.

Inside the shell of broken audio system made the volume meter with some led lights , all power for extras get it from a dvd player supply pcb. 5v,12v.
The power tranformer for the lamps are outside, 220v - 220v. 250 watt.
I worked with it almost 4 monthes to finish it , to get the best of it you need knowledge from someone old technician who workes with amps in the past.

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Willyblues made it! (author)2017-02-05

I am a Blues Harp player/songwriter can this be made to fit into a Cigar Box? Yeah I'm serious check here; https://www.cbgitty.com. Good job, nicely done, I been through Tube Amps, audio, guitar, and Harp. Solid State, may be louder but, loses warmth and toner!

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sapatsidis made it! (author)sapatsidis2017-02-05

This is stereo, for guitar u need mono thats means the half size but the real problem is that you need space and air to keep the lamps and tranformers cool.perhaps it could get inside a cigar box but doublethe height.

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ffermar made it! (author)2016-11-21

Fully agree with stumitch's coments.

Nice job, well done, but this is not an instructable.

The information is absolutely useless for the rest of the people

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stumitch made it! (author)2016-11-20

It is a lovely amp. Well made and I am sure it sounds great. My only criticism is that Instructables is about providing the info to allow others to build something. If you could post a detailed process or schematic this would be an excellent 'ible and I would build it for sure!

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diy_bloke made it! (author)2016-11-16

I would make this simply for its looks alone

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Kevelade07 made it! (author)2016-11-15

Very nice build! I love the fact that you made the wiring like it was back in the 60's! Good job!

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Dadrepus made it! (author)2016-11-15

I'd like ti hear how it sounds as well. Do a video with your phone and post it here, please. Great work.

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dmhoke made it! (author)2016-11-15

Great project ! ! ! Great layout ! ! !

How does it sound ???

Perhaps a better schematic layout would be helpful.

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