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Randy Beavers


From:
Lebanon,TN 37090
Post Posted 28 Dec 2017 5:12 pm     Reply with quote

I've had the itch for a new all tube amp for a couple of years now. While over at my friend Mike Scaggs house a while back I tried his Deluxe Reverb and was really impressed, and the bug bit me to try my hand at building one. One thing led to another and we went on a shopping spree online and ordered all these parts that I had no idea what to do with. With his help and coaching I got started and I can truly say nothing has ever seemed more intimidating! But I figured one step at a time. Literally, choose the correct part, bend and solder it in place one at a time. Well it seemed like there was about 30 to 40,000 parts in there but I finally got through it. The payoff, tone like I've never had! Maybe I'm still in shock it actually worked but this thing sings! On the down side the burns and puncture wounds, but they will heal while this amp lives on!

I can't thank Mike enough for his help with this. I don't think I could have done it without him.

Here is a link to Mike's site where he's posted pics. Check out that blue turret board! Too bad it is covered up inside because it's a looker! I plan on doing a video with it as soon as my hands heal up. Very Happy
http://www.p2pamps.com/6l6dr/


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Brad Sarno


From:
St. Louis, MO USA
Post Posted 28 Dec 2017 5:17 pm     Reply with quote

Fantastic Randy!!!

Now will you make me one?


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Randy Beavers


From:
Lebanon,TN 37090
Post Posted 28 Dec 2017 5:29 pm     Reply with quote

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Now will you make me one?


That's funny Brad!
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Mike Scaggs


From:
Nashville, TN
Post Posted 28 Dec 2017 6:13 pm     Reply with quote

The master at work!















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Bob Watson


From:
Champaign, Illinois, U.S.
Post Posted 28 Dec 2017 6:20 pm     Reply with quote

It's really cool that you pulled off building a tube amp without any prior experience Randy. It looks great!
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Doug Earnest


From:
Branson, MO USA
Post Posted 28 Dec 2017 8:03 pm     Reply with quote

Congratulations Randy. One more reason for me to be jealous of you. I could give birth before I could build an amp.

What speaker are you using?
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Randy Beavers


From:
Lebanon,TN 37090
Post Posted 28 Dec 2017 8:42 pm     Reply with quote

Hey Doug, I've got speakers from back when I was 10 years old! No joke. However the winner for now is an old EV Force 12" I've had for 20 years or so. I've always been a fan of EV's but that particular model, which is a 150 watt speaker, has always been my favorite. Very warm and clear tone, great lows and highs. I believe it's found a new home in this cabinet.
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Edward Rhea


From:
Medford Oklahoma, USA
Post Posted 28 Dec 2017 8:46 pm     Reply with quote

That looks fantastic! What a great project!
Now we need a demo!!??
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Michael Butler


From:
California, USA
Post Posted 28 Dec 2017 9:16 pm     Reply with quote

wow, what a great build. congrats!!

i've built two now. my first in august and the second i finished a few days ago. they are both 58 deluxe clones. the first i sort of slapped together and even tho it turned out great, i knew i could do better so i bought the tube depot kit and the quality is better but the sound is just as good if not better.

quick edit: i owe everything i know from blake hawkins who is a member here. i really could not be repairing and building amps if it weren't for him.

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Chris Boyd


From:
Leonia,N.J./Charlestown,R.I.
Post Posted 29 Dec 2017 5:03 am     Reply with quote

Very impressive Randy ! I've always wanted to build an amp and you and Mike are inspiring...
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Roger Crawford


From:
McDonough, GA USA
Post Posted 29 Dec 2017 5:36 am     Reply with quote

Mike would be my go-to guy if I needed help with a tube amp, for sure! Good looking amp you got there.
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Mark Fowler


From:
Minnesota, USA
Post Posted 29 Dec 2017 5:59 am     Reply with quote

Nice job guys always great to have more sweet tube tone amps out there.

Mark
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Olli Haavisto


From:
Jarvenpaa,Finland
Post Posted 29 Dec 2017 6:12 am     Reply with quote



My Tweed Deluxe build. Sounds fantastic, great therapy!
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Sonny Jenkins


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New Braunfels, Tx. 78130
Post Posted 29 Dec 2017 7:18 am     Reply with quote

GREAT!!!! What do these weigh? what do the kits cost? Is the cabinet included?
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Mike Scaggs


From:
Nashville, TN
Post Posted 29 Dec 2017 8:23 am     Reply with quote

Sonny Jenkins wrote:
GREAT!!!! What do these weigh? what do the kits cost? Is the cabinet included?


This is not a kit, Randy scratch built this amp. About 49lbs
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Sonny Jenkins


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New Braunfels, Tx. 78130
Post Posted 29 Dec 2017 8:32 am     Reply with quote

Fantastic!!! Congratulations on a great job!! Really something to be proud of.
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James Quackenbush


From:
Pomona, New York, USA
Post Posted 30 Dec 2017 9:26 am     Reply with quote

Great job Randy !!....👍....Jim
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John Neff


From:
Athens, GA
Post Posted 30 Dec 2017 6:17 pm     Reply with quote

Killer!
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Randy Beavers


From:
Lebanon,TN 37090
Post Posted 31 Dec 2017 9:28 am     Vdeo Clip Reply with quote

Here's a short video clip I did with my phone.
https://youtu.be/QFXgvtWyr4o
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Edward Rhea


From:
Medford Oklahoma, USA
Post Posted 31 Dec 2017 10:43 am     Reply with quote

Thanks so much for the demo, Randy! Great combination...has some snarl, for sure!
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Mike Scaggs


From:
Nashville, TN
Post Posted 31 Dec 2017 2:35 pm     Re: Vdeo Clip Reply with quote

Randy Beavers wrote:
Here's a short video clip I did with my phone.
https://youtu.be/QFXgvtWyr4o


Sounds amazing Randini
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Ken Fox


From:
Ray City, GA USA
Post Posted 1 Jan 2018 3:13 pm     Reply with quote

Great job, Randy. The tone is awesome in the video. The Force 12 is also one of my favorite speakers. I tested them head to head with several JBL D120F speakers years ago. To me it won hands downs over the JBL.
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John Lacey


From:
Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada
Post Posted 1 Jan 2018 4:32 pm     Reply with quote

Absolutely marvellous, Randy. So, where would a guy who’s more intimidated than you would find an amp that’s ready to go for say under a $1000? Also, those 705 sound great with your Hybrid. I’ve got the stock single coils on mine and they’re not bad. Would like to have no hum. I just did a session with a friend who provided a 69 bandmaster combo and insisted I use my 69 PP for the session. Came out great! By the way, that amp’s for sale.
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Wayne Dahl


From:
Nashville, TN
Post Posted 1 Jan 2018 5:55 pm     Reply with quote

Randy, That Deluxe sounds so sweet man! Great job! Mike Scaggs never ceases to amaze me with his knowledge, talent and generosity. Once again, great job and your playing, well, that's in a league of it's own. Awsome! Cool
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Jerry Overstreet


From:
Louisville Ky
Post Posted 2 Jan 2018 6:22 am     Reply with quote

Wow! mmm...mmm...mmm
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