The FB CUSTOM

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The FB CUSTOM

Post by lhwarp » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:17 pm

The FB CUSTOM

I built it for a pal luthier (as a gift) who did the woodwork and finish on my 2 Dano Fake Lefties projects I surely pictured in details somewhere on OSG :

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Specs :
- 10" speaker.
- 10-12W RMS expected.
- Switchable spring reverb.
- switchable booster.
- It's a compact mix between a Fender and a VOX.

The cab is ready since 2017 - yes, I'm late and slow...

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But now the building is on and progressing quite quickly : I see the end on the horizon... ;)

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Wait and See...

-tbln

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Re: The FB CUSTOM

Post by lhwarp » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:45 am

The chassis is ready :) - awaiting tests :unsure: :

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The cab still need to be equiped with speaker, reverb, cables, chassis fixture...

Wait and See ! ;)

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Re: The FB CUSTOM

Post by lhwarp » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:48 am

The end of the work approaches : still the reverb and the speaker to install... :)

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Wait and See... ;)

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Re: The FB CUSTOM

Post by DeathJag » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:16 pm

I don’t build (yet), but I really appreciate all those photos. The aesthetics are great!

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Re: The FB CUSTOM

Post by lhwarp » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:57 pm

DeathJag wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:16 pm
I don’t build (yet), but I really appreciate all those photos. The aesthetics are great!
Thanks @DeathJag ! ;)

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Re: The FB CUSTOM

Post by beauzooka » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:04 pm

Damn, that is nice!
What 10” speaker is going in there?

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Re: The FB CUSTOM

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:52 pm

Super classy as always lhwarp! I love the styling. I'd love to hear some clips of this. Your description of it being a bit between Fender and Vox is really intriguing.
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Re: The FB CUSTOM

Post by lhwarp » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:53 pm

beauzooka wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:04 pm
Damn, that is nice!
What 10” speaker is going in there?
Thanks @beauzooka ! ;)

I have a Eminence Ragin Cajun and a Fender V1030 on hand...

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Re: The FB CUSTOM

Post by lhwarp » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:56 pm

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:52 pm
Super classy as always lhwarp! I love the styling. I'd love to hear some clips of this. Your description of it being a bit between Fender and Vox is really intriguing.
Thanks Shadoweclipse13 ! ;)

Yes, I'll record some samples when the amp will be finished.

-lhwarp

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Re: The FB CUSTOM

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:01 pm

lhwarp wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:56 pm
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:52 pm
Super classy as always lhwarp! I love the styling. I'd love to hear some clips of this. Your description of it being a bit between Fender and Vox is really intriguing.
Thanks Shadoweclipse13 ! ;)

Yes, I'll record some samples when the amp will be finished.

-lhwarp
Hell yes! I'll be watching for that!
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Re: The FB CUSTOM

Post by lhwarp » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:51 pm

The building is finished, but... In need of debugging; as usual ! ??? >:( So the sound samples will have to wait... :-[

The power output reaches 10W RMS clean tone @400hz sinus, onset of clipping, 8R resistive load.

Some pics of the finished amp :

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Shielding and acoustic isolation of the reverb tank :

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-tbln

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Re: The FB CUSTOM

Post by lhwarp » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:51 am

End of the story ! :)

The amp is finished and operational as expected... After some usual debuggings ! :squint: ;)

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Size comparison vs. a Princeton Reverb :

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The FB CUSTOM is quite a lightweight amp with a mere 11.6kg including mains cord and booster footswitch... 8)

Here are some quick and short samples :fp: to have an idea of the tone :

Reverb test plus miscellanous styles :

https://soundcloud.com/tubelectron/fbc- ... -diversmp3

Clean and Overdrive tones miscellanous styles :

https://soundcloud.com/tubelectron/fbc- ... -diversmp3

Rock'n'Roll clean then boost :

https://soundcloud.com/tubelectron/fbc- ... t-shortmp3

Blues clean then boost :

https://soundcloud.com/tubelectron/fbc- ... er-demomp3

-lhwarp

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Re: The FB CUSTOM

Post by BoringPostcards » Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:37 pm

That's awesome! I love the style.
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Re: The FB CUSTOM

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:45 am

lhwarp wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:51 am
Size comparison vs. a Princeton Reverb :

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The FB CUSTOM is quite a lightweight amp with a mere 11.6kg including mains cord and booster footswitch... 8)
A bit smaller than a Princeton, lightweight, amazing looking and sounding incredible! Damn dude. That's just amazing! I really want to build an amp one of these days. You're definitely inspiring me here ;D ;D ;D 8)
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Re: The FB CUSTOM

Post by lhwarp » Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:34 pm

Thank you Guys ! ;)

If you want to build an amp, it's much more easy today than 20 years ago : zillions parts are available, and most of all - there's a bunch of real good amp kits offered also - If you never built an amp, it's the way I strongly suggest you to start, way less risky than starting from scratch like me !

I guess that my luthier pal for which I built this amp will be pleased... :) Incidentally, he just finished a cool Custom Lefty Offset guitar for me 8) :

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And the next amp to finish is the FB CUSTOM's GrandBrother : the Serial Tone Killer... :-[

-lhwarp

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