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$50 D.I.Y. Reamp box

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Uladyne, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Uladyne

    Uladyne Greg

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    The extra money I saved snagging a killer deal on the Krank Rev Jr is going to boring stuff like bills and groceries, so my fundage for a reamp box is really fucking low. I developed an addiction to reamping with my Pod though, and I'd like a reamp box so I can continue to reamp with my Krank. I stumbled across this article and figured $50 for a DIY reamp box wouldn't be too bad.

    http://www.recordingmag.com/resources/resourceDetail/314.html

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Wolfeman

    Wolfeman I Prefer EL-34s. So What?

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    That's the basic idea, but I would use a different transformer like in the NY Dave reamp box.... You don't need to go out and buy a $100 jensen, but I think Lundhal or someone makes a decent cheap one that would keep you in the $30 range. Like maybe try buying one of those $30 DI boxes, and rewire it to be a reamp box....
     
  3. Wolfeman

    Wolfeman I Prefer EL-34s. So What?

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    Here is the NY Dave reamp box.... Back when it was popular to build, people said it was just as good as anything on the market....

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  4. Wolfeman

    Wolfeman I Prefer EL-34s. So What?

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    FYI, I think there was something amiss in the wiring in that diagram, just follow the schem and you should be good...

    And you don't need the phase switch, but could come in handy...
     
  5. Uladyne

    Uladyne Greg

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    Woa thanks man! I just happen to have a behringer DI box that I might be able to convert. Just gotta get to work deciphering those hieroglyphics (schematics) haha.

    Edit: Oh cool, I see a retard version is included, so I'm in luck!
     
  6. Wolfeman

    Wolfeman I Prefer EL-34s. So What?

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    Yeah, but i think the retard version has a problem with the wiring... Just make sure you compare it to the schem...

    Nevermind, from what I see it looks good
     
  7. John_C

    John_C formerly Skeksis268

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    with a good transformer, how much worse than a serious reamp box such as the redeye do you think this would turn out to be?
     
  8. Wolfeman

    Wolfeman I Prefer EL-34s. So What?

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    The same or better...

    I like the adjustable impedance....
     
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    Uladyne Greg

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    I'm trying to look up all the parts on mouser. Do the jacks and everything come with mounting screws or do I have to find those elsewhere? I'm having a hard time locating any.
     
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    Yes, I believe so
     
  12. Uladyne

    Uladyne Greg

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    Kick ass.
     
  13. Wolfeman

    Wolfeman I Prefer EL-34s. So What?

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    Yeah the xlr jack has screws, and the 1/4 jack just bolts on with a nut...
     
  14. Uladyne

    Uladyne Greg

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    I ordered all the parts to make the NYDave Reamp box, but my plan is to use a balanced 1/4" input instead of the xlr input. Is this gonna fuck things up? I already ordered all the parts before realizing that my modification may cause problems, so hopefully I don't neeed to order a different resistor or something.
     
  15. Wolfeman

    Wolfeman I Prefer EL-34s. So What?

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    nah as long as it's balanced and you wire it as you would the XLR everything will be fine...
     
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    you should get one of those xlr jacks that have a 1/4 jack inside of them
     
  17. spioraid

    spioraid Fancy a pint? Or two?

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    Well if you ever make a decent conversion with the Behringer DI box, let me know 'cause I'd love to do something with mine that's just sitting here.
     
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    Neutrik combo baby!
     
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    devouredremains Matt Van Daele

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    I wonder what modifications would have to be done to make the conversion?
     
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    Devoured: Start at the top of the thread and read down again. ;)

    ~006
     

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