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looking to build myself a low power tube amp/pre amp

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by m3csl2004, 22 May 2006.

  1. m3csl2004


    Joined: 17 Jun 2005

    Posts: 621

    Location: Sheffield

    and would appreciate any first hand experience :)

    basically my amp atm is fine, but thats all it is, fine, i want something with a better tone just to practice with, and record some bits and bobs, even if it has an all tube preamp into a solid state power amp, or no power amp at all and just run it through some sort of stereo amplifier

    my main question is power supply - am i best scrounging 1 of a real amplifier?

    kustom have a amp called the 12a with 1 ax7 tube in the preamp for around 80 quid, would this be a better bet - i certainly wouldnt mind it saving me the hassle of bulding my own, but i fear just 1 tube wont be enough :(

    any comments welcome
  2. Chronos-X


    Joined: 3 Mar 2003

    Posts: 5,001

    Location: London ;()!

    Epiphone do a 10w thing thats supposed to be really good.

    Ever thought of something like a marshall valvestate?
  3. SidewinderINC


    Joined: 8 Feb 2004

    Posts: 5,213

    Location: Dartford, Kent

  4. m3csl2004


    Joined: 17 Jun 2005

    Posts: 621

    Location: Sheffield

    yeah - ive seen a few cheap marshall valvestates on bay, but they will hardly EVER post, and when i find 1 that will, i dont have the money lo

    looking at the site nowl