Power! (formerly: So close! ...Progress! ...Current cab pics and Order placed...update: HNCD!)

Discussion in 'The Loudhouse' started by Wyatt, Dec 30, 2016.

    Dec 30, 2016
  1. Wyatt Canadian

    Going to finish up some projects in 2017.

    Have a BF Vibroverb cabinet on order for the '66 Super Reverb chassis I have collecting dust. I received the Eminence 1518 speaker to go in it for Christmas.

  2. Dec 31, 2016
  3. Chad bedroom widdler

    I'll PM you my address so you'll know where to send it when you finish :D
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  4. Jan 1, 2017
  5. wagdog Ack

  6. Jan 1, 2017
  7. Knox in Box Rustbelt refugee.

  8. Jan 25, 2017
  9. Wyatt Canadian

    Cabinet arrived. Will try and post pics tomorrow.

    Won't be able to budget for other parts (like mounting hardware) until February though.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2017
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  10. Jan 26, 2017
  11. Bob411 Something Funny

  12. Jan 26, 2017
  13. PunkKitty Uppity bitchy old cat

  14. Jan 26, 2017
  15. Wyatt Canadian

    It's rare I have to buy all the parts that go in a BF cabinet, they add up fast:
    • Chassis straps and bolts/nuts
    • Fender logo
    • Cable clamps (3 —1 for AC cord, 2 for reverb cables)
    • Reverb cables (this is luxery, but since the Super Reverb cables are too long, I'm buying the correct-sized Vibroverb/Twin ones)
    • Screws and washers to mount reverb tank/bag
    • Speaker plug (F cap) and wire
    So far, I've only ordered the reverb cables, I'll check Home Depot/Lowes over the weekend for the screws, clamps and washers, the rest waits until next month.

    Still contemplating tilt-back legs, maybe...maybe not.
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  16. Jan 26, 2017
  17. LeftyTom Prairie Chicken Bar & Resort, Ft Thompson SD

  18. Feb 1, 2017
  19. Modern Saint Starve your Fear, Feed your Dream!

  20. Feb 16, 2017
  21. Wyatt Canadian

    Finally Pics...

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  22. Feb 16, 2017
  23. Wyatt Canadian

    With speaker...
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  24. Feb 16, 2017
  25. Wyatt Canadian

    With reverb tank bag, cord anmchors and new reverb cables...
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  26. Feb 16, 2017
  27. Wyatt Canadian

    And logo...

    Now I have to wait and see when I can order in a couple of transformers (and tubes). I decided to get the '66 Super Reverb chassis running again and then go back and mod it.
  28. Feb 16, 2017
  29. Guitar Heel The Keymaster


  30. Feb 17, 2017
  31. gtrjunior Wannabe

    Congrats!! I spoke with Peter Mather about a cab for my Quickrod. He had nice stuff at a reasonable price.
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  32. Feb 17, 2017
  33. Chad bedroom widdler

    Nice. I had Mather build me a head cabinet for my old Musicmaster. He does great work and is pretty nice on the wallet.
  34. Feb 17, 2017
  35. Wyatt Canadian

    It was a smooth transaction. When he sent the invoice for payment, he stated what day(s) it was in the queue to be built and what day it should ship on. The work was as good as it gets and prices were competitive. While there are other builders that have made me great product (and some that haven't), I think the professionalism and scheduling will keep me coming back to Mather in the future.
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2017
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  36. Mar 4, 2017
  37. Wyatt Canadian

    Parts ordered!

    Only what I need to get it up and running...new OT, power tubes, power cord, negative feedback resistor, etc. Shipping was murder as usual; $107 in parts means $30 in total shipping from three vendors.

    Not counting the grounded courtesy outlet I picked up last month.


    Last edited: Mar 4, 2017
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  38. Mar 7, 2017
  39. Wyatt Canadian

    Installed tip jacks for bias checking. Yes, I drilled holes in a 1966 Fender chassis, but there isn't anything collectible about this chassis.


    Soldered up the speaker connector (you can't tell me Fender used these things, they seem like a time suck to do repeatedly)

    And finally new power cord and grounded courtesy outlet...

    Stay waiting for the output transformer to arrive. Keen eyes may note I don't have a fuse holder...I broke the original, so I have to spend another $10 for a NOS replacement, postponing finishing even longer.

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