My next build a CJ11 style amp or maybe a HoSo56

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Guy77
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My next build a CJ11 style amp or maybe a HoSo56

Post by Guy77 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:07 pm

I missed my 5e3 amp which I sold a while back. I have just ordered all the parts to build another 5e3 when I heard this amp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyhyLulrfkU

I found the schematic online and will make some changes like having a LaMar PPIMV master volume as opposed to the cross line in the CJ11.
I will run it in a standard tweed deluxe cabinet I am building and will use a G12M speaker.

Cant wait to have her done! Will post some pics later on.

Cheers

Guy
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Re: My next build a CJ11 style amp

Post by ChopSauce » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:37 pm

Sounds like a really cool project 8)

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Re: My next build a CJ11 style amp

Post by Guy77 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:36 am

Yes thanks I am looking forward to it,
Cheers

Guy

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Re: My next build a CJ11 style amp

Post by ChopSauce » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:10 am

I understand. I have been really tempted by bulding something like that, but I can't right now.

Any comments about using a cathodyne vs. a long tail pair phase inverter - maybe?

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Re: My next build a CJ11 style amp

Post by Guy77 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:36 am

That's a good question ChopSauce. I have built a few tweed deluxes and I always kept it as a cathodyne but changing it to a LTPI might produce a great sounding amp too with a stronger signal going to the power tubes with the LTPI. But everyone that builds the 5e3 seems to keep it as a cathodyne.
My mind has wondered and I maybe building something different now. I heard some audio tracks of the HoSo56 amp from EL34world.com and I maybe building one of these instead. It uses 6BM8 power tubes. The clean tones with the HoSo56 seem to sound nicer than what I am hearing with the CJ11 . The overdrive tones sound great with both amps.

Cheers

Guy

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Re: My next build a CJ11 style amp or maybe a HoSo56

Post by ChopSauce » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:11 am

Thanks for your reply!

The HoSo56 sound like an interesting amp, also 8)

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Re: My next build a CJ11 style amp or maybe a HoSo56

Post by 10thTx » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:27 am

I think the best 2 sounding samples of 6BM8 tubes are DaGeezer's mini-bassman:

http://www.musicwebtown.com/jallenshaw/46763

Here is the HoSo56 with 6bM8's that I built with VVR on and volts dialed down super low for a more overdriven tone. There was NO pedal used at all in this demo. I added a little delay in the mix but otherwise it was just 10" Ragin Cajun speaker mic'd.

https://www.soundclick.com/html5/v3/pla ... i&newref=1

with respect, 10thtx

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Re: My next build a CJ11 style amp or maybe a HoSo56

Post by Guy77 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:32 am

10thTx wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:27 am
I think the best 2 sounding samples of 6BM8 tubes are DaGeezer's mini-bassman:

http://www.musicwebtown.com/jallenshaw/46763

Here is the HoSo56 with 6bM8's that I built with VVR on and volts dialed down super low for a more overdriven tone. There was NO pedal used at all in this demo. I added a little delay in the mix but otherwise it was just 10" Ragin Cajun speaker mic'd.

https://www.soundclick.com/html5/v3/pla ... i&newref=1

with respect, 10thtx
Thank you for the audio, they both sound great. Will start knocking out the chassis this weekend. I found a schematic you posted on this site about doing the HoSo56 with 6v6 tubes and I may go that route . I believe Tony from this site built a 6v6 version as well.
Here is the old post.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=27523&p=338613&hilit=HoSo56#p338613


Cheers
Guy

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