Scotty Moore's Echosonic EA-1

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  1. Timbo

    Timbo Active Member

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    Hi guys, I been asked to replicate Scotty Moore's legendary amp.
    There is not a lot of spec's but plenty of pictures.
    This is what I have so far...
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    There are a few mistakes on the original blue schematic.
    There is one in particular and that is the loop that is on V3
    I don't believe it should be there?????
     
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    Awesome !
    Can't wait to see this piece of art - technology come to life

    Meanwhile all but 3 members of the Marshall Forum are Googlin' Scotty Moore :lol:
     
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    Righteous!!!!!!
    Can't wait to see how to turns out.
     
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    I would hope you are getting financially compensated for this effort.
     
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    @Timbo

    I am an absolute "echo junkie" and utilize such as an additional "musician or three" and for creating synchopated grooves! It also works quite well as a metronome! :naughty: It would be very interesting, from a historical curiosity standpoint, to have an understanding of the operating procedures, as well as what kinds of delay times were able to be achieved! Just looking at the schematic, as an amp (discounting the echo) looks like the sound was likely pretty cool! While reading up on/researching this amp, it was nice to learn of the nice company who throughout history have shared this addiction/affliction. Folks who don't use synchronized echo simply do not understand the creative capabilities it can provide! :dude:

    I am currently devising a way to package my echo/verb/amp rig in the most convenient manner! It consists of a stock, 5E3 Tweed Deluxe, with a passive effects loop installed between V1 & the V2A driver stage. In that loop is currently a Lexicon MX300 with up to 5 seconds of foot tap-able delay (triplets, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 notes) along with fairly stellar reverb, all at the same time. Out front of the amp is a wah, chorus and boost/OD. This is the most amazing and fun to play rig I've ever experienced!

    Best of luck on your build and please keep us posted!

    Thanks For Sharin'
    Gene
     
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    So cool!! Keep us posted!
     
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    That's killer, I'll be watching this one. Deke Dickerson has a real one and may answer some questions if you reach out to him.
    I had a big ass Dyna Cord head with a built in tape echo a long time ago, it kinda worked and sounded cool but i don't think it was ever right. Traded it for a Champ i think.
     
  11. Timbo

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    Thanks for the encouragement, as it has been a real challenge to get things in the right place.
    As I said this is a replica of the original BUT, there is more....
    This project was only the be a MOCK of the original to be used as a stage prop for a Warner Brothers movie being filmed on the Gold Coast of Australia at the Warner Bros. studio Movie World.
    It was then asked if the "amplifier" part could be replicated.
    So at this stage the schematic is the only a guide.
    I would like once I have it working to adjust some of layout as what I have done is a little off.
    The "echo" part at this stage is not needed, but it's got me very intrigued, parts is the problem AND...
    I no SHIT about tape echo's
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    Stage one complete
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  13. Timbo

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    Some progress on the cab...
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    he played with the blue moon boys.
     
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    why are you using ply wood
     
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    ??
     
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    sides of the box?
    or did i just put my foot in my mouth? (as usual)
     
  18. Timbo

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    I think the original was 15mm ply.
    http://www.scottymoore.net/echosonic.html
    If you scroll down the page you can see a "knot" that has fallen out on the inside of the cab.
    This amp is going to be used as a prop so it needs to be robust.
    It also will be aged by the movie people, god knows what they will do to it.
    And I have heaps of 17mm ply.
     
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  19. Timbo

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    Cab tolexed and handle made
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    Great job
     

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