N5X

Trevor’s mini-stack

“I’ve attached a photo of my fully completed N5X amplifier. I built the cabinet from pine furniture board using finger joints. (After making a jointing jig.) I had intended leaving it bare wood, but my woodworking is not as good as I thought it was! The covering is Marshall red elephant tolex. “The logo is …

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Craig’s N5X head cabinet

Craig’s opted for a bent grille over the front, top and back of his N5X – a good option if you want to keep the valves on show.

Rhys N5X combo

“I’ve attached a couple of photos of the finished amp. AF Custom Cabs is an hour down the road from me and Mark built me a solid pine 18-watt style cab for a very reasonable price. The craftsmanship is head and shoulders above any amp I’ve owned. I have a Greenback in it for the …

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Mark’s N5X stack

“The cab has a 12-inch Celestion blue and is sitting under the N5X at the moment. A good match for both amps. (Mark also built a WF-55.)”

Matt’s Brown and white N5X mini-stack

“I finally have some pictures of the N5X I built earlier this year. It was a challenge, and there were numerous occasions of swearing at fiddly bits. But I love the sound this thing makes, it takes pedals very well and for home jamming it is a perfect amp.”

Greg’s lovely N5X cabinet

Some lovely dovetail jointing and a unique ‘propellor’ style ventilation cut-out on Greg’s N5X. Woodwork comes easier for Greg than me, and he makes cigar-box guitars, too. More info here: www.youtube.com/channel/UCgxVDul9cWwRL1a0zqlGGog/videos

Brad’s two-tone N5X head

“Here are a couple of pics of the amp I previously bought off you (N5X). I am running the KT66 as the power valve – this makes a HUGE difference. Honestly, the natural gain and compression is, to my ear more of a SRV/Hendrix sound. I tested with EL84s (GT and JJ), 6L6 (GT and …

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Lennart’s big logo N5X

“Thanks for a wonderful kit. I completed the build last night and what a sweet sound! “I changed the front panel a little bit…. I’m building my own head and cabinet. I’m pleased with the result and I enjoy the sound very much.”

Hans’ 1×12 combo

“My shiny new combo :) All good. I’m running an Tungsol E34 and a Mullard 12AX7 into a G12H30. Tried a Sovtek EL84 from my Vox AC4TV and a JJ 6V6 S. All nice depending what you want. I could easily spend a week just testing different tubes.” :)

Dave’s wooden wonder

  I can’t do woodwork for toffee, and I’m always jealous of those who can turn beautiful wood into great amp cabinets. This is a fine example, where the wood speaks for itself. Gorgeous! :)

Mark’s N5X combo

Mark overcame the standard layout of the N5X (which is a chassis that would normally sit valves-upwards) for his combo, which was built into an old Trace Elliot cabinet. “As promised, now I’’ve finished all the cosmetics here’s a couple of pictures of my NX5. The cab is a bit old and battered, but I’m …

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Jean-Loup’s retro N5X

Jean-Loup dispensed with the chassis and panels that came with his N5X amp kit and built the amplifier into an old radio set. “I have finished an N5X amp with some minor mods. I added a rotary switch to choose on demand EL84 or 6L6GC. I fitted your toroid 20W transformer (for heater current and …

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Mike’s … sort of combo!

Something for the guitarist with everything, perhaps? Mike built his N5X into an old cocktail cabinet. Complete with a speaker cabinet in the lower compartment! :) “Here is the finished article. Now I know how it looks and sounds I will be looking for a decent piece of furniture to put the P1800 in. I …

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