Express Build Guide

Express, Liverpool, Rocket, Dirty Little Monster, etc.

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UR12
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Re: Express Build Guide

Post by UR12 » Mon May 05, 2008 3:07 pm

For the record I don't like the Ken Amp being referd to as "Dana's Ken Amp" There was a lot of people who had a hand in building this amp, not just me. Yea I assembled it, but other people tested it, tube'd it, Voiced it, made recordings of it, supplied parts, built the cab, etc, etc. I would rather it be changed to The Ken Fisher Memorial Amp or Ken Fisher Tribute Amp in your documentation.

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Re: Express Build Guide

Post by Tubetwang » Mon May 05, 2008 3:23 pm

Thanks a lot Ron!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is GREAT!!!!

I've downloaded the file and the text is all wrong on my computer...just different letters that make no sense to me...the pictures are ok but...

Anybody has any tips as to why? and how to correct this??

Thanks!

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Ron Worley
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Re: Express Build Guide

Post by Ron Worley » Mon May 05, 2008 5:45 pm

Dana-

No sweat, I really didn't even think about it when I labeled it as such. I understand (and appreciate) why you want it to reflect the group effort that it really was.

Allyn, thanks for the compliment.... This was my first from scratch build, and I know that I probably got quite a few things wrong. I'm all ears... I don't have a solid tube amp theory background, so my terms and procedures probably suffer accordingly... I look forward to your comments.

Tubetwang- I posted it as a PDF, so I don't know why you would have problems opening it up.... I assume that you have the latest Adobe reader??

Ron

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Re: Express Build Guide

Post by Tubetwang » Mon May 05, 2008 8:45 pm

Got it Ron...took me 3 hours to work it out... i'm not good at this computer thing :roll:

That is serious hard core work you did...

Thanks again!!

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Re: Express Build Guide

Post by Tubetwang » Mon May 05, 2008 8:46 pm

Duh
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Re: Express Build Guide

Post by Tubetwang » Mon May 05, 2008 8:47 pm

D...Du...Duh :roll:

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Re: Express Build Guide

Post by Decko » Tue May 06, 2008 12:06 am

Ron Thanks! I am astounded by your generousity to this forum!

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Ron Worley
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Re: Express Build Guide

Post by Ron Worley » Wed May 07, 2008 6:28 pm

Updated 7 May 08 with minor corrections and requested / suggested changes.

Sure would like for some of the very experienced builders to chime in with any corrections or suggestions....

Ron

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Re: Express Build Guide

Post by txbluesboy » Wed May 07, 2008 8:16 pm

WOW, Awesome job Ron. I wish this had been available when I built my Express. It sure would have made it easier! Maybe I'll have to build another one so I can get it correct this time. Thanks for all the effort. By the way--- they could use you over at the Dumble dept.

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Re: Express Build Guide

Post by Ron Worley » Wed May 07, 2008 9:28 pm

Thanks!

I gotta get through the Liverpool and the Rocket before even considering a Dumble.... but I will do one someday....

Ron

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Re: Express Build Guide

Post by Noel Grassy » Wed May 07, 2008 10:52 pm

Howdy Ron, Without your thorough build guide to accompany Francesca's pics, I probably would have an assload of flubs before I finished my Express clone.
Great job regardless of the minor niggles. I thought your work on this was superb!
Yep, I just finished wiring everything but the input jack and the AC cord.
I've got the JJ tubes on order for "start up". I'm more than a little antsy to say the least. :wink:

Here's to the end of folks asking "where's, how, what's" with respect to Express building fundamentals. All except for the perpetually lazy ones
I suppose. They'll want your "books-on-tape" version. :roll:






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Re: Express Build Guide

Post by declan » Thu May 08, 2008 2:06 pm

What a fantastic piece of work Ron, you sure dont do things by halves :D

The only suggestion I have is for a version number or date of last update at the top of the document

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Re: Express Build Guide

Post by Ron Worley » Thu May 08, 2008 8:21 pm

Declan- Excellent idea.. I will make it a foot note so that it shows on every page. Duh, why did I not think to do that... I've written enough proposals to know better :oops:

Edit: Done, V1.0 posted.

RLW

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Re: Express Build Guide

Post by Paul86 » Sat May 10, 2008 11:09 pm

Thank you very much indeed.

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Re: Express Build Guide

Post by FYL » Sat May 10, 2008 11:39 pm

Wow. Most excellent.

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