Building A Mini Major

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  1. fusionbear

    fusionbear Member

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    Someone asked me to build a 2 KT88 version of the Major but with a PPIMV and a Switchable "one wire" cascade mod. It came out pretty well:

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  2. mudman30

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    I saw this over on tgp! Beautiful job. What would you reckon one of these would cost?
     
  3. Michael RT

    Michael RT Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Wow, fantastic work and it sounds great, congrats. :yesway:

    I see you did your homework on this build. :D:D
     
  4. fusionbear

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    $2100.00 complete with standard plexi head shell and modern production tubes. The transformers are the most expensive parts on this one.
     
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  5. fusionbear

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    Its your amp that was the inspiration....
     
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    chiliphil1 Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely amazing.
     
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    4Horseman Well-Known Member

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    I love KT88s, nice amp man!
     
  8. Kris Ford

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    OH I love that!

    It would SO cool to name it "The MINOR"!!
     
  9. coldengray

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    FUSIONBEAR IS HERE!! Our Builders forum is now "on the map" with the arrival of Carl. :welcome:

    Thanks for posting man, killer work as always.
     
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  10. Michael RT

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    Well, I'm honored, thank you kindly Sir. :)
     
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  11. fusionbear

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    I decide to name it "Edward Maximus"

    LOL....
     
  12. The_Nuge

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    Very nice :yesway:
    You wouldn't want to share the layout by any chance :fingersx: ?

    Cheers
    Es
     
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    That is just stunning to look at, and it sounds just killer, too. Great job. Beautiful. Wow...
     
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    Very nicely done! We're the main components sourced as a kit, or did you do it all from scratch?
     
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    That amp sounds incredible! Nice job! :yesway:
     
  16. EndGame00

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    That is a thing of beauty. Been watching your YouTube videos for several years and I really like the 20-watt JCM clone you made.
     
  17. Hogie34

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    Beautiful work man!! That turret board is huge!!! Looks like you could run a hundred yard dash on that thing
     
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    Really sounds amazing!! Nice work!
     
  19. Tubesag

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    Have you tried this circuit with a standard output transformer(not ultralinear)?
     
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