Double Six amplifiers
barry (Administrator) 06-26-2015 at 09:00 PM.
Post: #21
Steve's ex-Laney combo

"I have completed the build of the Double Six, only took a day for the amp and another for the cab, sounds sweet and extremely hum free. I will take it into the studio over next couple of weeks and do some sound files for you.

"The cab was originally a very tatty Laney B50 bass combo recovered in brown tolex. Just awaiting some piping for the space between amp and cab and all will be done. My neighbour wants one now so in have directed him to your site."

   
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barry (Administrator) 06-29-2015 at 12:45 AM.
Post: #22
Stuart's Double Six combo

"It's better than I expected! Really pleased with it, love the boost switch!"

   
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barry (Administrator) 06-29-2015 at 12:57 AM.
Post: #23
Karsten's Double Six combo

"Last weekend I installed and soldered everything. Your step-by-step instructions were very helpful. The final test were perfect and the amp sounds great without any hum.

"Great amp, I love to play it! First I had the Fender-style knobs on, but then decided to put some Marshall-style knobs on. I think this looks better."

   
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barry (Administrator) 06-11-2016 at 11:01 PM.
Post: #24
Mystery man's D6 head from a bed!
"My head I showed you is actually a bed... It is or was a mango wood bed, that me and my wife bought from the oak furniture clearance store. It was rubbish not level, so we dismantled it and set it aside.

"I then put it to good use with the help of some brilliant carpenters. It's made out of a section of the headboard and the mattress slats for the sides. It's also got a hole on the bottom for easy access to switch the tubes in and out."

   

(Apologies for not having a name - your email didn't contain any identifying details! Let me know and I'll update this entry.)
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barry (Administrator) 06-11-2016 at 11:33 PM.
Post: #25
Peter's Double Six with floating valves!
"Some photos of my Double Six in a Fender cab. I did some breakthrough and crazy stuff :all the valves swing free on rubber suspended rafts to stop vibration/microphonics.

"This is a total cure, I first used old bicycle inner tube rubbers, but the rubber smelled "very slightly" after a 2 hour gig. Six months and no signs of physical problems with the rubber, but I changed for heatproof rubber, although the rafts don't get too hot to handle. I can leave the fire extinguisher at home now - LOL.

"The wires that feed and return from the valves have to be multistrand, it's more flexible and helps quite a bit. The rafts are earthed for any mishaps."

   
   
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barry (Administrator) 06-12-2016 at 01:26 AM.
Post: #26
David's hexa... geometr... I don't know, but just look at it!
As you can see, David's head and speaker cabinets left me speechless. Designed and fabricated by some very talented folk in Holland.

"Finally I have my Double Six back from the cab maker. They are without equal. Looks, but sound as well. Usually a new piece of gear causes some stir among my followers on YouTube (guitar arrangements of mostly pop songs, aimed at amateurs, it's called MeesterDavidGitaar). See here: https://www.youtube.com/user/MeesterDavidGitaar/videos

"The company that made them for me is Bloktor from Holland. They're on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/bloktor - have a look."

   
   
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barry (Administrator) 06-12-2016 at 01:33 AM.
Post: #27
Freeman's all-oak Double Six combo
"Barry, just wanted to let you know how much I've been enjoying my little Double Six. Finally got around to building a dedicated cabinet for it - I had temporarily hung it in an old Gibson cab. Running through a Celestion Vintage 30 it sounds wonderful.

"The cabinet ended up 24 inches wide, 20 tall and 8 deep. That is just barely deep enough for the Double Six (allowing a little setback for the front of the amp). If I was going to do it again I would probably make it at least one inch deeper (that also was the width of the board that I had). It is oak, corners are 'box joints' - I used a home made jig for my router table. Finish is tung oil.

"The guitars are both home made from scratch - the Les Paul copy is based on plans for a '57 'burst - maple cap with mahogany body and neck, set neck joint, modern versions of PAF pickups. The tele was made out of piece of 100 year old wood that I found in a barn on an old homestead. I call the guitar the BarnCaster."

   
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barry (Administrator) 06-12-2016 at 07:13 PM.
Post: #28
Richard's 'decoupage' Double Six
Here's an alternative to the usual plain wood or vinyl/tolex covering: newspaper! Richard borrowed the decoupage technique used in furniture.

"I lacquer the newspaper. But first I paint the wooded boards white. So the wood doesn’t shine thru! Then I use spray glue to fix the paper to the wood. Then I lacquer it clear (don’t know why I didn’t do it glossy!). But next time I will use the lacquer, they use to preserve the wooden parquet flooring."

   
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barry (Administrator) 06-12-2016 at 07:52 PM.
Post: #29
George's mini-stack
"Perhaps you'll remember, a few years back I bought two SE-5a's, a Double Six and a PP-36 from you. The SE-5a's and the Double Six are built and working wonderfully, while the PP-36 is still in its box. Attached, please find a picture of the Double Six in our new home."

   
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barry (Administrator) 06-12-2016 at 09:56 PM.
Post: #30
Andy's Double Six head

   
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