Not another JTM45 build!

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  1. Big Mike

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    the Merren OT's are fantastic. Haven't used the PT's.
     
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    I use the ValveStorm wire on all of my builds, it's the best that I have used.
     
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    Got my Valvestorm JTM45 order today. Still waiting for the Metrospec transformers and need to order a cabinet.

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    Nice, are you gonna get started without the PT and OT?

    nice work bench by the way. I like the window you can look out. Is it in the house or is that a garage? Here is mine. Don’t have a window but got a 65” Samsung smart out of the trash. New mother board fixed it for 70 bucks.
    Enjoy the build
     
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    Rotorcraft230 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    CF222E87-ACF5-411E-902E-0423CA717654.jpeg That’s and old pic. Here is today. I have the flag over the TV when I’m not watching it.
     
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  8. jessemhopkins

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    Yeah, I would definitely call this "big boy iron"
     
  9. jessemhopkins

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    Are there any guidelines on how to space the power tube sockets? Annoyingly, this chassis does not have a cutout to hang the 32 + 32 can cap between v5 and v6 and instead is designed for both cans to mount against the wall next to the pt. Since I'm already gonna have to cut it, I might as well fix that too while I'm at it.
     
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    I would be tempted to mount them to the wall, but now is the time to change it. if you desire.
     
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    Yeah, I’m concerned I won’t have clearance above the pt, but if I do then I’ll just leave it be. I’ll have to test fit it all when I get the OT.
     
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    I see what you mean, that Transformer does look big.
     
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    That’s inside my garage and you know that I started working on it. I’ll probably put in the tube sockets and maybe wire the preamp heaters. I started populating the board today. I did this wiring yesterday.

    https://www.marshallforum.com/threads/yes-another-jtm45-build.115247/#post-2013317

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  14. Big Mike

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    Looks good.
    I bet you have room to do the cans inside. Which chassis are you using?
     
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    I thought that was weird, then I realised you went Mojotone and not Valvestorm
     
  16. jessemhopkins

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    It’s Mojotone, I’m pretty sure it won’t fit. But we’ll see.
     
  17. jessemhopkins

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    Hey everyone. Got my OT on the way now. Since the cab is an offset look but I'm doing a mid-60s style electronically, Chris Merren is doing a Drake style OT in a hammertoe shell, so it will look like an RS. Maybe that's sacrilegious to some of you but I'm excited.

    Does anyone know where I can purchase a mounting bracket for the PT?
     
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    I'm sure the hammered finish OT will look good.
    I usually get the aluminium mounting ring when I order PTs from Marstran
    You can get them elsewhere.
     
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    I'm sure the hammered finish OT will look good.
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    Do you mean one of these?

    They are $16 from Valvestorm.
     
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    Yes Neil, the finish does indeed look very nice.
    Here is a Merren RS OT.
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