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Title: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: AdrianJ on August 08, 2008, 04:05:58 AM
Come on people, let's see your finished Overtones, the outsides that is, there's plenty of shots of the insides of amps.

Just thought it would be nice to have 1 thread where everything could post their pics to compare/contrast...


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hywelg on August 08, 2008, 05:37:21 AM
I'll go first then.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hywelg on August 08, 2008, 05:39:38 AM
Plus one of the back. Two mods, FET and OD trimmers moved to rear panel, Footswitch connector changed to 5 pin XLR


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Steven_nl on August 08, 2008, 05:41:01 AM
(http://home.kpnplanet.nl/~s.scholten17@kpnplanet.nl/newamp.jpg)

tnx to my sister in law  ;D


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Steven_nl on August 08, 2008, 05:42:41 AM
Interesting to see the amp settings!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: AdrianJ on August 08, 2008, 06:02:08 AM
The speaker cloth on the front panel just transforms the look of the amp doesn't it..!!

Til now I was trying to find someone to build me a Two Rock style head cabinet when the time comes for me to order my OTS, but seeing yours I'm now thinking that I'll just go with the one Nik provides...


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on August 08, 2008, 06:56:21 AM
OK here's mine again  ;)

(http://freeweb.siol.net/mcinku/images/guitars/Overtone.jpg)

 :D


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Handonam on August 08, 2008, 08:09:15 PM
I'll go first then.

the front grill looks great!  i would consider that

OK here's mine again  ;)

(http://freeweb.siol.net/mcinku/images/guitars/Overtone.jpg)

 :D

Where did you get the tolex?  that looks smooth :)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on August 09, 2008, 02:54:58 AM
Where did you get the tolex?  that looks smooth :)


That's real leather.
 ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Handonam on August 09, 2008, 03:32:16 AM
Where did you get the tolex?  that looks smooth :)


That's real leather.
 ;)

how or where did you get that though?


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on August 09, 2008, 09:09:46 AM
I bought that leather in some store, here locally. I went there and just hand picked what I thought it would look good.
I think I succeed.

 :D


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Pickmaster on August 09, 2008, 10:58:54 AM
Oh Yes! you did!
Really nice!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Handonam on August 09, 2008, 03:53:49 PM
I bought that leather in some store, here locally. I went there and just hand picked what I thought it would look good.
I think I succeed.

 :D

i wish i knew how to do that.  i would get a smooth black leather for it. 


any idea how i could do that?  tips on getting my own leather and applying it to the bare wood?


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on August 09, 2008, 04:14:11 PM

i wish i knew how to do that.  i would get a smooth black leather for it. 


any idea how i could do that?  tips on getting my own leather and applying it to the bare wood?

I bought the leather but I didn't put it on myself.  I took it to a pro, who does car interior for living, you know sits, dash boards, even steering wheel... Do you see those stitches, only somebody who knows what's he doing knows how to do that. 

:D


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: DrewZee87T on August 09, 2008, 08:33:05 PM
Here is my hack job overtone. Made of 100% recycled poop. Cab is from a 90s powerchorus, modded to fit. the speaks are Fender stockers. I have tested the OT with three speaks that I have, the fenders (Brightest), a Music Man from the early 80s stamped C12G, which I suspect is a celestion G (happy in-between, good match for the amp), and a tone tubby alnico hempcone (very dark). I am probably going to put the tubby in here with one of the fenders for a makeshift "the bomb" setup.

Pics are the junk guts of a transistor fender amp and then the amp as it sits right now. I need to remember to put the switch to 16 ohm before I fire it up :)



Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: DrewZee87T on August 09, 2008, 08:38:22 PM
ooop forgot pic from back


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: jonnferrell on August 12, 2008, 06:56:43 PM
Well, that's one way to get a cab for your overtone.  Im sure you could make it a bit prettier if you wanted to, but that doesn't make it sound any better.  I've almost got my head cab done, need to get some hardware, though.  I just used some red tolex and grill cloth that I had left over from an old Fender 75 that I recovered.  At least you are not on here like I was begging for cabinet plans. . . .


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: DrewZee87T on August 13, 2008, 01:31:06 AM
That was my original plan. Then I went with another plan for 1*12 combo and that didn't work out. I think in the end the 1*12 combo may win the match after a few minor adjusts, but the 212 cabinet for zero dollars does sound very very nice and has the advantage of 2 speaks. I don't care so much how it looks. Probably keep it from getting stolen. I did some inquiry here about cabinets, and for the most part people were helpful. If you have a few hundred bucks I would just buy cabinets. If you like makind something from nothing, do what I did, it sounds great and cost nothing. I do have a bit of the rear panel switches sticking out the back, which could prove disastrous in a moving things/gigging situation. I like the twin, I have the potential option for a 112 combo and just need to do some measuring and tweaks with the producer. That would get me a "pretty" amp. But I am not sure that I want to be limited to a single speaker and why should I pay more to replace something I already did that works great?

Dunno. I will do some measurements and see. I wanted a 112 combo since I hate breaking my ass hauling an amp around. Decisions. I will probably end up with both and be constantly moving the amp between them.

Building cabs is not the easy job.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: ic-racer on August 13, 2008, 02:19:47 PM
Although extensively modified, this started life as an Overtone kit.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: ic-racer on August 13, 2008, 02:21:31 PM
Innards....


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: JD0x0 on August 13, 2008, 02:33:02 PM
IC racer where did you get the D*mble faceplate


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Handonam on August 13, 2008, 05:34:27 PM
Innards....

the innards look pretty gooey haha :)


what was the point of that?


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: dotyduke on August 13, 2008, 09:36:25 PM
COME ON GUYS, THIS IS AN AMP BUILDING FORUM>>>>LETS SEE SOME FREAKIN GUT SHOTS ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: dotyduke on August 13, 2008, 09:40:23 PM
Innards....
Thats what I'm talkin about.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: AdrianJ on August 14, 2008, 02:44:28 AM
Although extensively modified, this started life as an Overtone kit.

Where did you get the new faceplate? That looks awsome!! Also is that he standard Ceriatone Head Cab?


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: ic-racer on August 14, 2008, 10:03:51 AM
Innards....

the innards look pretty gooey haha :)


what was the point of that?

Only HAD knows ;) 

Actually, the large capacitors are only held to the board with the glue. The smaller capacitors are all supported on the glue, my guess is that it keeps strain off the component leads. I believe HAD used silicone glue, because it is removable, if needed. The amp that mine was replicated from was de-gooped at least once by HAD to change over to Skyliner, and then probably re-gooped. There are about 3 different colors of glue on that amp.

As to why only the preamp is totally covered in glue (and not the PI, or other boards) I don't know, but there is glue under every capacitor on every board.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: ic-racer on August 14, 2008, 10:11:59 AM
Although extensively modified, this started life as an Overtone kit.

Where did you get the new faceplate? That looks awsome!! Also is that he standard Ceriatone Head Cab?

I got my chassis at a swap meet, but I am sure it is originally from here: http://vasinguitaramp.tripod.com/id4.html

I modded the original Ceriatone Head Cab by adding the corner protecters, changing the handle, adding Fender-style grill cloth and changing the aluminum strips.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: poticasoti on August 17, 2008, 06:11:27 AM
The only pic I have at the moment is this will all my other gear. The cab is an Aussie made Achillies 212 with a V30 and Greenback in it. Love the sound but might try some other speaker combinations down the track! I use a T.C. Electronics Nova system, MI Audio Tubezone and Mark Tremonti Wah plugged straight into the amp and it sounds great!

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc38/poticasoti/DSCF0112.jpg)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Andrew Edstrom on August 18, 2008, 06:30:12 PM
I'll go first then.

That's really quite beautiful, hywelg.
did you make the cabs yourself or did you buy them somewhere?
Also is the speaker cab 1x12 or 2x12.
Thanks!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hywelg on August 19, 2008, 02:48:57 AM
That's really quite beautiful, hywelg.
did you make the cabs yourself or did you buy them somewhere?
Also is the speaker cab 1x12 or 2x12.
Thanks!

Thank you for your kind comments. I did indeed make the cabs myself. The speaker cab belongs to a Fender Twin that I split into a head and speaker cab, though it sits very low to the floor and  I'd prefer something taller so I've got a vertical 2x12 being made at the moment which will replace that one soon. That will have a EVM-12L and a Vintage30 in it. I would also like another OTS to put in a combo but I really will have to sell some of my other amps first!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: dotyduke on August 19, 2008, 03:07:39 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y167/leleduke/100_3122.jpg)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Pickmaster on August 19, 2008, 03:15:48 PM
My sweet baby....

(http://www.guitarampcab.com/FRONT1.JPG)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: bobgoblin on August 19, 2008, 07:00:34 PM
WOW!  That is one great looking amp.  Did you build the cabs yourself?


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Pickmaster on August 20, 2008, 05:04:49 AM
Yes Sir! We did indeed ;) Ė here at www.customcabcom.com
Cheers


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: AdrianJ on August 28, 2008, 02:42:12 AM
How do we get this thread made a sticky?


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on August 28, 2008, 04:15:44 AM
How do we get this thread made a sticky?

I sent a PM to "Kitarist"... he's the main guy around here

 ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: AdrianJ on August 29, 2008, 10:44:40 AM
How do we get this thread made a sticky?

I sent a PM to "Kitarist"... he's the main guy around here

 ;)

Thanks. I guessed you had to ask someone, but wasn't sure who...

Now at least I know where to find the images of this gorgeous amp to drool over while I save up the funds for mine....seems so far away, especially as I've now decided to get a new Tweed-type amp first (ducks....)...


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: fullerplast on August 30, 2008, 08:55:28 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v83/fullerplast/Overtonefront.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v83/fullerplast/Overtoneback.jpg)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hywelg on August 30, 2008, 09:39:19 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v83/fullerplast/Overtonefront.jpg)


Mmmm nice.... You're giving me ideas now. (I've got a spare set of Fender tilt back legs and I think I'd like to do one in Cream Tolex).



Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Bluestone on August 31, 2008, 04:06:17 AM
That`s a great looking combo in black tolex.
The grill cloth looks really good too.  What is that grill cloth..? Availability of...??


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Pickmaster on August 31, 2008, 11:29:39 AM
Wow! Really great looking combo!
Is it 100 w OTS or 50?


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: bobgoblin on September 03, 2008, 03:48:13 PM
Mine:
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a344/elbobgob/SN850206.jpg)

The OTS is sitting on top of a supposed Fuchs 1x12" ported, closed-back cab with a WGS E65 (Celestion G12-65 clone).  I also have an EVM12L sitting around here that is probably going back into the cab soon.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Rock-On!! on September 10, 2008, 12:59:08 PM
OK here's mine again  ;)

(http://freeweb.siol.net/mcinku/images/guitars/Overtone.jpg)

 :D
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v83/fullerplast/Overtonefront.jpg)


Mmmm nice.... You're giving me ideas now. (I've got a spare set of Fender tilt back legs and I think I'd like to do one in Cream Tolex).


Wow.
Those are both very nice cabs.
I am waiting on my ODS head to arrive and was wondering how you guys like the sound from the combo?

Also,
What are the overall dimensions of your cabs.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on September 10, 2008, 01:25:25 PM
Go here http://ceriatoneforum.com/index.php?topic=450.msg3640#msg3640 (http://ceriatoneforum.com/index.php?topic=450.msg3640#msg3640) for dimensions.
 ;)

Overall I'm happy with the 1x12 cab. It gives me portability and the sound from it works for me just fine... and if I want more, I can just add an extension cab and that's it.

 ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Rock-On!! on September 10, 2008, 01:31:30 PM
Cool,
Thanks for the link. ;)

I think I will move my questions to that thread.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Mitch on September 12, 2008, 01:23:32 PM
Thought I'd post a complete picture of my 'family'  ;) whilst sorting out the music room-

left to right...

Fiesta Red Tokai Strat with '59 fender neck,  Overtone + snakseskin Custom Cab Company 2x12 with Celestion Golds, Eric Johnson Strat, Ceriatone TMB 18w Marshall clone, 1969 Red Marshall Plexi superlead + 1970 4x12, Gibson VOS cloud 9 LP, Bravewood '61 Strat, Highly modded Crate VC50 in cream CCC cabs, Sonic Blue CS Strat.

The missus has threatened divorce if I buy any more gear- I just hope she doesn't look too closely under the stairs! ;D




Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on September 12, 2008, 03:51:21 PM
 :o :o
Man you have some cool stuff but no tele.
It's under the stairs, right?

 ;D
 ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hywelg on September 12, 2008, 05:22:55 PM
Get rid of the goldfish, thats one less mouth to feed ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Pickmaster on September 12, 2008, 06:55:12 PM
Wow, LOOOVELY!!!
If you are short of space I can take some of the stuff ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Mitch on September 13, 2008, 03:15:06 AM
Thanks so much for the Goldfish comment - the missus' laughed so much she called off the lawyers!  ;D  Hmmm- are you guys psychic?  Bitsa Tele under construction in the shed as I speak- but hey - keep it quiet- right!

Pickmaster, don't know exactly what you did to the VC50- but it has a really KILLER tone for the ZZ Top type stuff I play with one of my dodgy bands - an Overtone it ain't, but then I doubt whether the Rev Willy G would really use a Dumble!  Many thanks!



Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Pickmaster on September 13, 2008, 04:45:02 AM
Hi Mitch,

Iím happy you like a VC50, Iíve just increased a coupling capís values on preamp valves and increased a mid pot capacitor for more ďDumblyĒ sound.
People really dislike the Crates, but some of their models were incredible amps. I still have Blue Voodoo 50 head which I modified long time ago and it nails SRV tone as well as Robbeís tone. I love this amp, even smell of it!
Cheers


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Mitch on September 13, 2008, 06:04:28 AM
Pickmaster-

~I have to agree on the 'snobbishness' over Crate amps in some quarters - I think the brand 'name' does them no service - but if the VC50 is anything to go by, these amps offer amazing 'bang for yer buck'... 8)- thanks again for the tweaks - on reflection it does have a very sweet midrange- but a 'gnarlier' & 'crunchier' edge compared to the Overtone, maybe less compression... but the Neodymium's may have something to do with that- haven't tried the Overtone with the Cream cab yet-  choices...choices...! ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on September 13, 2008, 07:58:09 AM
Hmmm- are you guys psychic?  Bitsa Tele under construction in the shed as I speak- but hey - keep it quiet- right!


Haaaa, I knew a guy with gear like that could not be without a tele.
 ;D

 ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Cinstan on September 15, 2008, 01:49:21 PM
Here's a bad picture of my recently completed OTS. I love that the chassis is almost exactly 19"


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Dumbleseeker on September 15, 2008, 03:34:11 PM
WoW!!!!  :o   That is one great looking cabinet!  What kind of wood did you make it out of?   Is that a hand rubbed finish?


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Cinstan on September 15, 2008, 04:01:41 PM
Thank you very much. It's not a very good photo though. It is made from curly maple (the bottom is MDF).
I build guitar bodies and happened to have a piece large enough on hand.
It is just rubbed with oil so minor wounds from gigs can be taken care of easily.
Thanks again, :)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Pickmaster on September 15, 2008, 04:59:05 PM
Lovely cabinet and great idea to put together head and outboard stuff. Everything is connected, compact and ready to go. Well done Sir.!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Cinstan on September 15, 2008, 05:06:21 PM
Thanks for the kind words. :-[ I will post some better pictures shortly.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Cinstan on September 17, 2008, 12:03:16 PM
Here's some more photos of the completed amp. This is working really well for me, I can sit this box directly on top of my cabinet (two alnico Tone Tubbies in a custom-built cabinet one open back, one closed). plug in and go. I have the OTS footswitch mounted on my pedal board. Simple, and sounds great!
btw- this forum has been a huge help to me as I was building this amp, thanks to everyone for all the great information.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hywelg on September 17, 2008, 01:28:38 PM
Here's some more photos of the completed amp. This is working really well for me, I can sit this box directly on top of my cabinet (two alnico Tone Tubbies in a custom-built cabinet one open back, one closed). plug in and go. I have the OTS footswitch mounted on my pedal board. Simple, and sounds great!
btw- this forum has been a huge help to me as I was building this amp, thanks to everyone for all the great information.

Interesting setup Cinstan. I guess that small box is something akin to a Kleinulator? I'm in the process of putting together something very similar, a G# and a BBE Max-X2.

Now this Max-X2 is essentially a cross-over with a built in Sonic Maximiser. I haven't got it yet and I'm not sure it will work (but if it doesn't, I need a crossover for my PA anyway), but I intend bridging the High and Low outputs from one channel of the crossover to go into the G#. This way I have a Gain control in front of the G#, plus in addition to the Sonic Maximiser I can apply varying gain to high and low frequencies. I'm hoping this will do away with the need for a  Kleinulator, however I have been in touch with Nik about a kit so that I can mount that in rack box designed to match my amp. Will report back on progress.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Rock-On!! on September 17, 2008, 02:03:30 PM

Interesting setup Cinstan. I guess that small box is something akin to a Kleinulator? I'm in the process of putting together something very similar, a G# and a BBE
Are you referring to the G Major, like this unit?
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y20/Rockon4eBay/G-Major-large.jpg)

How do you like it as apposed to stomp boxes?


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hywelg on September 17, 2008, 03:16:48 PM
No the G-Sharp is the cheaper unit. So far so good, as others have reported the delays and reverbs are good with many many options you don't get on a pedal. The chorus effects are good enough for me, and I will be losing my Boss from the pedalboard soon, but to be fair I never used it much.

Vibratos and tremolos I'm not keen on so won't comment, however the Flanger and Phaser sounds I think are poor. I've got an EVH MXR unit on my pedal board and it is much better than the G# so thats staying.

As I needed a delay pedal, and wanted a reverb unit with this amp, the G# was an easy choice to make coming in at less than half the cost of two good pedals. One downside is that even with the volume maxed on the G#, there is a loss of volume with it in the loop, and though its difficult to hear, there is a loss of tone, but only very marginal. The bypass is not a hardwired bypass so the signal stays degraded even when no effects are on. I must add though that this is very marginal, and indeed might in part be due to the signal level drop not driving the PI or powertubes quite as hard.

My plans are to, at the very least, make some sort of hard bypass switch to take the unit out of the loop and then I will need something to boost the signal when it is in circuit. I'm hoping the BBE Max-X2 will do this, but I'm not that confident. I will probably end up with a Kleinulator, though I intend modding this to have a hardbypass function, either on the box or via a footswitch. I'm not prepared to trade off tone for effects in the loop so the bypass will allow the OTS to sing its heart out when I need it to.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Cinstan on September 17, 2008, 03:19:36 PM
Sounds like fun.
That box is actually a loop switcher. It selects one of two loops connected to the EFX loop of the OTS based upon which mode the amp is in: clean or OD.
Currently the BBE and the reverb are in the path when in clean mode and just the reverb in OD. The reverb has enough output gain, and its input impedance is high enough so that a kleinulator is not needed.

About your crossover idea-the only caution I might have is it sounds like you're planning to sum the two outputs of the xover together? Depending on the design of the xover used, you may need to isolate them from one another with a mixer stage, it's unlikely that it will be happy with a "Y' cord type of connection. You may be better off with an EQ of some kind if what you really want is powerful tone control...just a thought.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Steven_nl on September 18, 2008, 05:13:14 AM
Do you use a Kleinulator?
I have a G_sharp as well. Combined with the Kleinlulator I get no loss of volume. The Kleinulator does change to tone of the amp ofcourse (for the better).

No the G-Sharp is the cheaper unit. So far so good, as others have reported the delays and reverbs are good with many many options you don't get on a pedal. The chorus effects are good enough for me, and I will be losing my Boss from the pedalboard soon, but to be fair I never used it much.

Vibratos and tremolos I'm not keen on so won't comment, however the Flanger and Phaser sounds I think are poor. I've got an EVH MXR unit on my pedal board and it is much better than the G# so thats staying.

As I needed a delay pedal, and wanted a reverb unit with this amp, the G# was an easy choice to make coming in at less than half the cost of two good pedals. One downside is that even with the volume maxed on the G#, there is a loss of volume with it in the loop, and though its difficult to hear, there is a loss of tone, but only very marginal. The bypass is not a hardwired bypass so the signal stays degraded even when no effects are on. I must add though that this is very marginal, and indeed might in part be due to the signal level drop not driving the PI or powertubes quite as hard.

My plans are to, at the very least, make some sort of hard bypass switch to take the unit out of the loop and then I will need something to boost the signal when it is in circuit. I'm hoping the BBE Max-X2 will do this, but I'm not that confident. I will probably end up with a Kleinulator, though I intend modding this to have a hardbypass function, either on the box or via a footswitch. I'm not prepared to trade off tone for effects in the loop so the bypass will allow the OTS to sing its heart out when I need it to.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hywelg on September 18, 2008, 07:56:02 AM
About your crossover idea-the only caution I might have is it sounds like you're planning to sum the two outputs of the xover together? Depending on the design of the xover used, you may need to isolate them from one another with a mixer stage, it's unlikely that it will be happy with a "Y' cord type of connection. You may be better off with an EQ of some kind if what you really want is powerful tone control...just a thought.

It is going to be suck it and see. I'm not wedded to it especially since i did need a crossover for my PA anyway. Summing the two outputs should work since both high and low outs have their own gain so its not as if I'll be overloading the input to the G#. If that doesn't work I'll simply turn the crossover frequency down to 80Hz and use the high out only and see what that sounds like (bottom E on guitar is 80Hz I think). It has arrived but I haven't had chance to make a splitter cable yet, probably this evening.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hywelg on September 18, 2008, 07:59:51 AM
Do you use a Kleinulator?
I have a G_sharp as well. Combined with the Kleinlulator I get no loss of volume Tone seems the same too. The Kleinulator does change to tone of the amp ofcourse (for the better).

No K yet, might well be going that route, need to find a rack mount box to house it and a means of hardbypassing it. You wouldn't get any loss of volume with the K in the loop, but I do with just the G#.

It does worry me that the K changes the tone. I want more sparkle and chime not less.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Steven_nl on September 18, 2008, 09:46:35 AM
Sorry I made a mistake in my prvious post.  The Klein DOES alter the sound of the amp.

I'd say the Klein doesn't take away the sparkle. It makes it less harsh. As soon as I have the time I'll try toi post some a/b clips. Never done that though. So I have to experiment a bit.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Pickmaster on September 18, 2008, 10:00:21 AM

Interesting setup Cinstan. I guess that small box is something akin to a Kleinulator? I'm in the process of putting together something very similar, a G# and a BBE
Are you referring to the G Major, like this unit?
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y20/Rockon4eBay/G-Major-large.jpg)

How do you like it as apposed to stomp boxes?

Probably the BEST (compact and comparably cheap) solution for the OTS. It can switch channels, has great EQ, noise gate and other effects. It can be controlled via  Gminor footswitch  which also works as a tuner and so on.
Also with G major you DO NOT NEED klein/dumbleator! You can adjust everything with IN and OUT controls on G major.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hywelg on September 18, 2008, 11:23:58 AM
Are you referring to the G Major, like this unit?
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y20/Rockon4eBay/G-Major-large.jpg)

How do you like it as apposed to stomp boxes?

Probably the BEST (compact and comparably cheap) solution for the OTS. It can switch channels, has great EQ, noise gate and other effects. It can be controlled via  Gminor footswitch  which also works as a tuner and so on.
Also with G major you DO NOT NEED klein/dumbleator! You can adjust everything with IN and OUT controls on G major.


Interesting options on that unit. To be honest I wasn't sure that I would like the digital delays and reverbs at all so I went with the cheapest TC option and it has worked out well. One thing that put me off the G-Major was the lack of any knobs with the G# I can se exactly what is set where, however there is a big downside that I wasn't aware of, loading presets tells you nothing about what settings were used so you're going to need to make a handwritten note.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Steven_nl on September 19, 2008, 08:47:16 AM
New pic with Kleinulator in rack
(http://home.kpnplanet.nl/~s.scholten17@kpnplanet.nl/rig.jpg)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hywelg on September 19, 2008, 09:36:53 AM
Very impressive, just what I am aiming to achieve myself. Did you mount the Klein parts in the rack enclosure? Where did you get the rack enclosure from? I'm still trying to find one. How are you powering it?


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Steven_nl on September 19, 2008, 10:09:47 AM
I got the parts from Nik.
Bought a rack in a store near my house. I'm sure you can buy them online. Get a shallow and light one. you don't need a big heavy rack. I drilled the holes and installed all the hardware and a friend of mine soldered it all together.

I use a good quality adapter (Diago) which powers all my pedals and the Kleinulator.

I discovered something intersting today. I had quite a bit of hum. By setting the Send to max and easing back on the Return I was able to get rid of the noise completely. The peak leds of the G Sharp now go in to the Yellow (and red).





Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: bluesdude6 on September 22, 2008, 11:20:22 PM
A couple of pics of my OTS combo I built


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on September 23, 2008, 12:21:29 AM
Beautiful looking combo you have there.
 ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Cinstan on September 24, 2008, 11:56:35 AM
Nice job on this combo!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: jos3tronics on September 24, 2008, 10:06:13 PM
Hereīs my Overtone with a 1x12 Cabinet made by me with Eminence RH&B


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on September 25, 2008, 12:15:37 AM
Now that's a classic D look.

Good job.
 ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Steven_nl on September 25, 2008, 02:26:01 AM
Classic!
Looks stunning.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Pickmaster on September 25, 2008, 06:43:05 AM
LOVELY!!!
Does not matter how many amps I have. When I see something like this makes me wont some more.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on September 25, 2008, 06:46:46 AM
LOVELY!!!
Does not matter how many amps I have. When I see something like this makes me wont some more.

I know what you mean.
 ;D


 ::)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Steven_nl on September 25, 2008, 08:09:56 AM
I have that with woman
Unfortunatly it's a one way thing   ;D


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Cinstan on September 25, 2008, 09:29:05 AM
A classic- I wish I knew how to do tolex.
Nice work!
Cinstan


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hywelg on September 25, 2008, 12:14:20 PM
A classic- I wish I knew how to do tolex.
Nice work!
Cinstan

Its not that difficult. You just need a hot air gun (paint stripper type, ideally with a temp control) and a few sharp scalpel blades. I use PVA glue which is much more forgiving than contact adhesive. The OTS head is quite straight forward, the most difficult but is the front top edge with the cut out, but if you make a head shell with a very shallow cut out its much easier.

Nest time I do one (I'll be doing a 2x12 cab in a couple of months or so) I'll try and organise someone to take some photos while I'm doing it, unfortunately I couldn't take them myself since your hands get covered in glue!.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Cinstan on September 25, 2008, 12:30:30 PM
I'm sure a lot of us would benefit from your experience.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: nickm57 on October 05, 2008, 02:15:37 AM
my gut shot
(http://ots.jpg)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: telephone on October 07, 2008, 11:26:02 PM
Here's my entry.  Just finished the cabs last night.  Ported speaker cab, based off the TL806 plan, houses an EV12L.  Suede all around.  Probably would have been cheaper, factoring in my time,  to just buy the cabs and cover them to my tastes but, there is a great sense of satisfaction having done my own work.  Oh yeah, very nice amp.  I still have some minor tweaking to do but, I'm definitely in the ballpark.

(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f133/joeanacortes/IMG_0410.jpg)
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f133/joeanacortes/IMG_0412.jpg)
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f133/joeanacortes/IMG_0414.jpg)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: nickm57 on October 08, 2008, 04:05:46 AM
nice work,

It must be all you guys buying up the vox grille cloth I'm after.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Pickmaster on October 08, 2008, 04:24:45 AM
Absolutely brilliant work!
Love the colour and 1X12 cab idea.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Grog on October 08, 2008, 02:19:16 PM
There is my dream amp right there! Beeeuuitiful....


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on October 09, 2008, 04:40:51 AM
That is just mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
 ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Steven_nl on October 09, 2008, 06:54:30 AM
I agree those last two amp with the grill cloth look absolutely great. You know those amps sounds just right :-)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: spm on October 16, 2008, 03:50:13 PM
Nice amps !!... Here is mine OTS50
(http://www.spmblues.com/overtone/pics/OTS2.jpg)



Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: dannysgrandpa on November 01, 2008, 01:51:00 AM
Not quite there, but the cab is solid red oak and will be stained black and have chrome corners and a herringbone charcoal grey tweed on the front panel trimmed in black stained red oak. This is my very first amp build and I built the cab too! I'm very pleased ;D


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hywelg on November 01, 2008, 06:38:22 AM
This is my very first amp build and I built the cab too! I'm very pleased ;D

You should be, it looks stunning. Will Oak take a stain well? Before committing to Chrome corners try black ones to see how they look, chrome might detract from the beauty of the wood by being a bit bright and in your face.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: dannysgrandpa on November 01, 2008, 11:45:49 PM
Stunning is not what I was expecting...wow...thanks!!!! I put the first bit of stain on tonight and it's taking it well. I think I'll need 2-3 more coats before it is as dark as I want. Right now it looks very antique-ish. HMMMM, maybe... No, stick with the plan...go for as black as possible.
   Thought about antique brass corners and a tan tweed face, but, couldn't find a handle with brass hardware. So, I decided on black/chrome/grey tweed. I very excited to get it done.
    I've gigged with it in the unfinished cab and gotten rave reviews on the tone as well as the cab. As soon as I figure out my recording software I'll post some clips.
    Thanks again for the feedback, I'm very appreciative!   Bill
P.S. The pic was taken with my cell phone, so, the quality wasn't great.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: herby660 on November 06, 2008, 06:27:27 AM
Mine in cream and black, 3/4 birch ply....

My 18W also


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hywelg on November 06, 2008, 12:10:07 PM
Did you make it yourself? If so what type is the Tolex and where did you get it from? I've a 1x12 combo to cover and I'm undecided what colour to cover it in, I think yours has just persuaded me, cream is very nice indeed.

I'm pretty much tied to black with gold grille cloth now for heads and cabs but a combo can be completely different (until I need an extension cab that is!!)





Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: herby660 on November 06, 2008, 02:56:07 PM
I am in the Uk and can sell you some tolex if you like. I bought 6 yards for other projects

Let me have dimensions of cab and I will cost it up for you

regards

Richard


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: dannysgrandpa on November 07, 2008, 11:28:09 PM
Well, the staining and urethane are complete. Waiting for the corners and will put the tweed and trim on soon. Take a look, the oak took the stain very nicely.
The head is sitting on top of An Epiphone Galaxie 25 that is my back up and also serves as my speaker cab. Put a switching jack in the back and plug the OTS speaker out to it. It disconnects the Epiphone from the speaker, then, when I pull the cable out, the Epi is fully operational. Keeps me from having to haul two cabs around. Works out splendidly. ;D ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: bobbyd123 on November 09, 2008, 02:23:21 PM
HERE'S BOBBY
I'm sending in my pics of my new unaltered ODS Special.  I had the cab built by JEff Swanson at swansoncabinet.com.  He did an excellent job per my request that the combo look similar to my 65 deluxe reverb.  I would highly recomend Swanson Cabs.  I would also highly recommend 2x10s.  I currently have a weber VST and a rajun cajun that I plan on replacing with a new tone tubby alnico 10.  Once I have installed the tubby I will send some sound clips.  While this amp may be heavier that a 1x12 the lowend benefit and the screming highs amke it well worth the workout.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: dannysgrandpa on November 28, 2008, 03:06:11 PM
Finally, completely, totally done! Yea!!! ;D Until I do the deep mod and change the FET input to a mini toggle and wire it for deep and put a bright cap on the master volume.    8)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: dannysgrandpa on January 13, 2009, 01:49:14 AM
Deep mod is done and it really adds dimension to the tone! Will post pics soon.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on January 18, 2009, 10:22:53 AM
Deep mod is done and it really adds dimension to the tone! Will post pics soon.

I'm thinking about installing the deep switch instead of FET input just like you.
I have a question for you. Did you install a resistor on the end of a dropping string to compensate for the missing FET board?
If not, what are your plate voltages, did they go up?


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: erwin_ve on February 11, 2009, 05:04:17 AM
Finally did my grillcloth change to match with the cabinet grillcloth :P
Final rig setup :)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hywelg on February 11, 2009, 07:27:23 AM
IS that the Marshall JTM60 grillecloth? Looks nice.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: erwin_ve on February 12, 2009, 03:10:50 AM
IS that the Marshall JTM60 grillecloth? Looks nice.

It's called GREY BASKET WEAVE(salt and peppar). The webshop I bought it says it was used with Marshalls from 68-73.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hywelg on February 12, 2009, 11:04:21 AM
Yes thought so , thanks


Title: new pictures of my overtone
Post by: Helmut on February 20, 2009, 02:56:01 AM
have a look ;-)

Helmut


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: JUN42 on February 20, 2009, 09:36:31 PM
Helmut , Nice combination !
Is the cabinet VOX V212BN?


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Helmut on February 21, 2009, 01:57:45 AM
Hello JUN42

Yes it is the VOX V212BN
it sounds ok - have to burn it in ;-)

Sounds with the Fuchs 2x12 better - now - (Fuchs with eminence speakers !)

But i think it will be soon better with the VOX 212

sorry for my english - i hope you understand.

Helmut


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Jonathan on February 28, 2009, 12:24:35 PM
I just finished it last night. I will post some better pics tonight:

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/jcm043/Amp%20and%20guitars/IMG_1795.jpg)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Greg B on February 28, 2009, 04:11:50 PM
I just finished it last night. I will post some better pics tonight:

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/jcm043/Amp%20and%20guitars/IMG_1795.jpg)

Nice cab!
Who built it??
What speaker do you have in it?


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hywelg on February 28, 2009, 05:47:17 PM
Very nice indeed.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Jonathan on February 28, 2009, 10:34:15 PM
I just finished it last night. I will post some better pics tonight:

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/jcm043/Amp%20and%20guitars/IMG_1795.jpg)

Nice cab!
Who built it??
What speaker do you have in it?

Pre-built by Nik at Ceriatone. I had him put the OD tuner on the outside of the back panel. the combo is from GABKITS.com, they were very fast and great people!! I have a 12 Eminence Cannabis Rex 8ohms in it.  It sounds pretty damn good for just putting it together. I have had it on all day, trying to get everything worn in. 


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: dannysgrandpa on March 15, 2009, 06:11:30 PM
mcinku, sorry for not replying sooner. No resistor, and the voltages did not change. Nik told me to just take the power wire off the FET and go with the mod. Works awesome! Very easy mod.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Greg B on March 27, 2009, 03:18:22 PM
Here's a pic of my new 50w OTS HRM. I purchased the completed chassis from Nik and the cab with Celestion G12-65 from Gabkits.

(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d116/greg_lee2000/ODS%20HRM/P1000097-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on March 27, 2009, 04:09:16 PM
Tasty


...nice guitar too
 ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: RichardG on April 01, 2009, 02:43:43 AM
Here is my hack job overtone. Made of 100% recycled poop. Cab is from a 90s powerchorus, modded to fit. the speaks are Fender stockers. I have tested the OT with three speaks that I have, the fenders (Brightest), a Music Man from the early 80s stamped C12G, which I suspect is a celestion G (happy in-between, good match for the amp), and a tone tubby alnico hempcone (very dark). I am probably going to put the tubby in here with one of the fenders for a makeshift "the bomb" setup.

Pics are the junk guts of a transistor fender amp and then the amp as it sits right now. I need to remember to put the switch to 16 ohm before I fire it up :)



It must be fun rocking up to a jam or a gig and you have dudes freaking out how awesome an old shitbox fender sounds.

Nice one


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: pine on April 01, 2009, 09:46:16 AM
Here's a pic of my new 50w OTS HRM. I purchased the completed chassis from Nik and the cab with Celestion G12-65 from Gabkits.

(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d116/greg_lee2000/ODS%20HRM/P1000097-1.jpg)

How long did it take you to get your cab, if you don't mind my asking? I've had one on order for almost a month now.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Greg B on April 01, 2009, 06:34:53 PM
It was right at a month to receive it. It depends on how many orders they have in line.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: skydog on April 10, 2009, 04:18:56 PM
My new (to me anyway) Ceriatone OTS:

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e41/skydog653/Ceriatone%20OTS/000_1379.jpg)

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e41/skydog653/Ceriatone%20OTS/000_1382.jpg)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Steven_nl on April 11, 2009, 01:10:14 AM
Very Nice!!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: django8 on May 02, 2009, 04:36:48 PM
Here's my transparent acrylic head cab on my slant front 1-10/1-12 speaker cab. Both speakers are ceramic hempcone Tone Tubby's.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: JohnE on May 02, 2009, 09:22:06 PM
Your thinking is definitely "out of the box"! Quite the conversation piece.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on May 03, 2009, 08:16:58 AM
Cool.... do you have a picture taken from the top?
 :)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: django8 on May 03, 2009, 10:55:09 AM
Here you go!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on May 03, 2009, 12:43:48 PM
Nice build... did you do it?
What kind of trannies do you have in there?

Looks good.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: django8 on May 06, 2009, 09:11:13 PM
Naw, I didn't do it  --  I couldn't solder a copper pipe ;)

My buddy Ross, who interned at Two Rock, built the amp. I made the cabs and silkscreened the Rick Griffin rock'n'roll bug.

The transformers came from Two Rock. I *think* they're what they use in their amps, but they could just as well have been some odd things Bill had lying around.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: bigton on June 21, 2009, 11:16:46 AM
My ODS 50w home made Cab


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on August 02, 2009, 02:15:30 PM
Mine Bluesmaster finally has a home...

(http://freeweb.siol.net/mcinku/images/guitars/BMHRM1.jpg)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mummam69 on August 03, 2009, 01:30:34 PM
It' my new Overtone Specail 100w.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mummam69 on August 03, 2009, 01:32:40 PM
Again.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: madgringo on August 26, 2009, 12:32:31 AM
My overtone finished at last
Speaker Cabs are:
2 x 12" eminence cannibas rex and private jack
1 x 15" eminence legend 1518
Both cabs are based on a Kevin O'Connor front ported design

Cheers


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on August 26, 2009, 12:56:49 AM
Man, that's a dangerous looking rig.
Probably sounds awesome too...

 ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: madgringo on August 26, 2009, 05:27:41 PM
Thanks mcinku

sound is big and loud. I will post some clips when the speakers are run in. loving this amp. its unreal

cheers

madgringo


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hywelg on August 27, 2009, 02:47:47 AM
Is that design for the speaker cab freeware? I need something similar for a 4x10 I'm going to build.

Thanks,  Hywel Harris


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: KV on September 18, 2009, 09:32:01 AM
Thanks mcinku

sound is big and loud. I will post some clips when the speakers are run in. loving this amp. its unreal

cheers

madgringo

Madrgringo....how does the overtone sound with filtertrons? 


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: madgringo on September 19, 2009, 04:19:25 PM
Hi Hywel,

You are more than welcome to this cab design. Basically Kevin's design works by taking a standard 4 x 10 cab and removing 2 speakers. These open front ports also project sound forward. The only other thing that he mentions is to make the cab at least 16" deep. I can provide dxf files to cut a 2 x 12" cab from a sheet of plywood on a router if required and you can modify to suit a 2 x 10".

madgringo


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: madgringo on September 19, 2009, 04:39:53 PM
Hi KV

I am using TV Jones Classic pickups. Not sure how close they are to filertrons. They produce a pretty hot signal which can be hard to control with this amp. I like it personally but it is not like the classic overtone sound that many other forum users here are posting (yet!).  I am still working on getting my sweet spot on the clean channel on the amp.

madgringo


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hywelg on September 20, 2009, 03:52:54 AM
Ahh, right oh. Can't do 16" deep on my dovetail jig and would prefer to use all my 4 10" Jensens. I guess I'll just have to cut some front facing port holes and experiment.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Pickmaster on September 20, 2009, 08:14:30 AM
Yes! you'll be much happier with 4x10 and this type of construction - Hermida 4x10
(http://www.hermidaaudio.com/hermida%20cab%204x10%20ported%20front-sml.jpg)

I personally never liked O'Connor's design, reduces bass via phase cancellation and adds some mid coloration.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: bluesfendermanblues on September 20, 2009, 03:48:28 PM
Hi Hywel,
You are more than welcome to this cab design. Basically Kevin's design works by taking a standard 4 x 10 cab and removing 2 speakers. These open front ports also project sound forward. The only other thing that he mentions is to make the cab at least 16" deep. I can provide dxf files to cut a 2 x 12" cab from a sheet of plywood on a router if required and you can modify to suit a 2 x 10".
madgringo

Hi - just wann chip in regarding Kevin's cabs. I've build a 2x12 cab, pine top, bottom and sides plus 4mm front and back baffles. The trick is to only mount the cab with one speaker unit and leave the other 'speaker hole' empty. This cab works like a giant acoustic guitar and sounds absoultely amazing. So I can highly recommend Kevins designs.  ;D


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hywelg on September 20, 2009, 05:18:28 PM
Thats pretty much what I had in mind Doc. Started cutting the birch ply this morning.



Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: KV on September 20, 2009, 06:27:58 PM
Hi KV

I am using TV Jones Classic pickups. Not sure how close they are to filertrons. They produce a pretty hot signal which can be hard to control with this amp. I like it personally but it is not like the classic overtone sound that many other forum users here are posting (yet!).  I am still working on getting my sweet spot on the clean channel on the amp.

madgringo

Thanks Madringo. My main guitar has TV Jones Classic filtertrons too. They are less hot than the humbuckers many are using for that Robben Ford/Carlton sound so it may just filtertron growl. I'm looking forward to experimenting!

cheers,

KV


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: madgringo on September 21, 2009, 05:26:01 AM
Just a point of interest. I blanked over the front ports in my cabs so basically running fully sealed oversized enclosures and the difference in sound was exceptional. It tightened up the sound and made it alot more focused. Starting to get close to the sound that I envisioned I would get.

KV

The issue I had all along was the front ports not the pickups and those pickups sure do bark and growl. You won't be dissapointed with this amp the range of sounds is wide and varied and all good. I will look forward to comparing notes with you in the future.

cheers

madgringo


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: KV on September 21, 2009, 11:43:39 AM
Just a point of interest. I blanked over the front ports in my cabs so basically running fully sealed oversized enclosures and the difference in sound was exceptional. It tightened up the sound and made it alot more focused. Starting to get close to the sound that I envisioned I would get.

KV

The issue I had all along was the front ports not the pickups and those pickups sure do bark and growl. You won't be dissapointed with this amp the range of sounds is wide and varied and all good. I will look forward to comparing notes with you in the future.

cheers

madgringo

Great to hear you're gettin close Madgringo.  Definitely interested in comparing notes.  This amp is a bit of a departure for me tonewise.  I need to find out more about the 6v6 sound as well.  Might be cool at smaller venues.  My amp will be built in a couple months so I'll post some pics of it then.

cheers,

KV


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: victor on September 30, 2009, 02:55:15 PM
Hi Everybody,

Iīm new here. I received my HRM two weeks ago.They finished it in 3 weeks and shipping took only another 2  days.
Here are the pics of the head and speaker cab. I hope you like it.

Victor


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on October 01, 2009, 01:33:15 AM
Beautiful looking rig but is that baffle board made out of particle board?



Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: bluesfendermanblues on October 01, 2009, 03:13:59 AM
Hi Everybody,
Iīm new here. I received my HRM two weeks ago.They finished it in 3 weeks and shipping took only another 2  days.
Here are the pics of the head and speaker cab. I hope you like it.
Victor

Nice


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: victor on October 01, 2009, 11:15:27 AM
Thanks mcinku and bluesfendermanblues for the comments

Yes, mcinku, youīre right. The whole thing is made of particle board and mdf.
I was looking for the cheapest solution. Are there any drawbacks with this material (except for the weight) ?

Victor


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Pickmaster on October 01, 2009, 06:57:10 PM
Are there any drawbacks with this material (except for the weight) ?
Victor

Actually itís better for the tone than plywood or hardwood.
It may sound funny but most expensive and tonefull audiophile cabinets are made with marble or cement. They are very heavy and rigid.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: bluesfendermanblues on October 02, 2009, 01:32:50 AM
Sorry Pickmaster, but I don't agree with you at all. A 'dead' material for a guitar cabinet is a big no no in my book.

Yes, traditional hifi speaker cabinets are made from dead materials, although, recently some Hifi speakers producers, like e.g. 'Harbeth', have discovered the beauty of resonating guitar cabinets, and make their Hifi Speaker cabinets accordingly.

A classic guitar cabinet (top, bottom and sides) is made from pine wood with plywood front and back baffle. This the recipe for all classic fender cabinets (tweed and blackface) - and thats what Dumble used for his cabinets as well.

My best sounding guitar cabinet is made from Pine with 4mm front baffle and 2 x 12G65. It resonates like a giant acoustic guitar!!

Victor, if like the sound of your new cab, then thats just fine. If you want to improve the cab - don't dispair... just change the front baffle wood from particle board to birch plywood. 4-6 mm will work fine with your speaker unit. A heavier speaker like a EV12L needs a 8-10mm.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Pickmaster on October 02, 2009, 07:55:50 AM
Sorry Pickmaster, but I don't agree with you at all. A 'dead' material for a guitar cabinet is a big no no in my book.

Probably in your book ;D, but not in acoustic science books and please donít tell me that you donít give a toss about science.
1x12 cabinetís baffle (and rear plate if itís a closed back) has to be as rigid and heavy as practically possible. Otherwise you will get loads of additional parasitic vibrations, phase cancellations, changes in a response time curve Ė delayed attack, inertness and efficiency loss.
You maybe like 4mm baffle, but inside 2x12 cab (especially in a closed back) it will act as a third speaker (lower efficiency) moving in reverse phase damaging your tone and possibly cabinet itself if played loud.

Obviously tone is a matter of taste but I prefer to follow scientific laws as much as practically possible in acoustics and experimental facts.

Fenderman, you just love to argue, arenít you? ???


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: bluesfendermanblues on October 02, 2009, 08:24:56 AM
Sorry Pickmaster, but I don't agree with you at all. A 'dead' material for a guitar cabinet is a big no no in my book.

Probably in your book ;D, but not in acoustic science books and please donít tell me that you donít give a toss about science.
1x12 cabinetís baffle (and rear plate if itís a closed back) has to be as rigid and heavy as practically possible. Otherwise you will get loads of additional parasitic vibrations, phase cancellations, changes in a response time curve Ė delayed attack, inertness and efficiency loss.
You maybe like 4mm baffle, but inside 2x12 cab (especially in a closed back) it will act as a third speaker (lower efficiency) moving in reverse phase damaging your tone and possibly cabinet itself if played loud.

Obviously tone is a matter of taste but I prefer to follow scientific laws as much as practically possible in acoustics and experimental facts.

Fenderman, you just love to argue, arenít you? ???

And pickman loves to read science books. ;-D Seriously, focus on tone and forget what you read in hifi magazines and popular science magazines.

Yes, a 4 mm baffle works like a third speaker....well, so what. If it sounds great, it is great.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Pickmaster on October 02, 2009, 09:46:57 AM
Hey!

Whatever makes you happy my man! ;D
Some like to pump sheriffs wife, some - sheriffs grandma and some sheriff himself. :-[


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: bluesfendermanblues on October 02, 2009, 03:17:57 PM
Hey!

Whatever makes you happy my man! ;D
Some like to pump sheriffs wife, some - sheriffs grandma and some sheriff himself. :-[


Year, and some like to screw themselves  :o


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: erwin_ve on October 02, 2009, 03:54:58 PM
FWIW the baffle of the dumble 2x12 cab is 19 mm thick.
Since we are posting in the overtone section I thought that might be useful info.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Pickmaster on October 03, 2009, 06:18:01 AM
FWIW the baffle of the dumble 2x12 cab is 19 mm thick.
Since we are posting in the overtone section I thought that might be useful info.

And itís a finger joint construction with open back (if you are talking about Robbenís vertical cab).


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Geronimo on October 18, 2009, 08:14:46 AM
Hi Everybody,

Iīm new here. I received my HRM two weeks ago.They finished it in 3 weeks and shipping took only another 2  days.
Here are the pics of the head and speaker cab. I hope you like it.

Victor


Hey Victor

Nice build. I've got an HRM on order and am just about to start building the head cabinet and 1x12 cabinet. Any chance of getting the plans you used for yours


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: victor on October 18, 2009, 04:00:24 PM
Hi Geronimo,

here is what I used to build the head cab. I asked Nik for the exact dimensions. I found these plans in the forum and Nik said it is ok.
Note that the drillings (for the amp) are not mentioned in the layout.
You should better figure out yourself.

Greetings
Victor


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Geronimo on October 18, 2009, 08:28:37 PM
Thanks Victor, much appreciated.


Title: Ideas for amp heads and cabinets
Post by: platinum321 on November 17, 2009, 10:22:47 PM
This is not an overtone and maybe I should not post this here so I apologize if I have made a faux pas.
I just ordered an OTS and have been searching for inspiration for cabinets. Head, Speaker and Combos.

Just trying to get a fix on what I might want to do with making her pretty.

I came across this link.  I have never heard of this company but these are pieces of art both in design and in aesthetics. Not crazy about all of them but some are beautiful in my opinion.

So . . . .  I thought I would share.

http://www.arkamps.com 

Has me thinking of replacing the front with a wood engraved one fer me knobbies and switchies!!
Just dreaming out loud here. 


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: RiffRaff on November 20, 2009, 06:35:12 PM
Finally got it done
Here it is with the rest of the family


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: bluesfendermanblues on November 21, 2009, 04:38:42 AM
Great logo  :)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: MC on December 01, 2009, 04:18:43 PM
(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/3245/otsp.jpg)

Soon getting a 2*12 TR


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: MC on December 10, 2009, 01:50:12 PM
(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/8972/tr1t.jpg) (http://img215.imageshack.us/i/tr1t.jpg/)[


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on December 11, 2009, 01:08:31 AM
TR cab with Ctone HRM - priceless
 ;D


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: MC on December 11, 2009, 03:16:40 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: boldaslove6789 on December 21, 2009, 06:38:26 PM
Its finally here after a LONG wait..........Still gotta do the grillcloth.
These headcases have quite an interesting smell to them...Is that just me?


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: boldaslove6789 on January 29, 2010, 04:42:48 PM


 My current rig............Waiting for a power cond,a rack verb and delay,d-lator.
 
 Avatar cab with a g12-65 and a EvM-12-l sounds F'in great!


 


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: phil esposito on February 15, 2010, 06:04:15 PM
Hi all,

Here's mine in my new cab from John at www.thecabguy.com

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b31/Butch1/DSC03708.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b31/Butch1/DSC03706.jpg)


Title: Head shell cab plans
Post by: hywelg on February 21, 2010, 02:44:26 PM
I keep getting messages asking for a copy of my plans.

They are here

http://ceriatoneforum.com/index.php?topic=294.msg10747#msg10747 (http://ceriatoneforum.com/index.php?topic=294.msg10747#msg10747)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: bobgoblin on March 16, 2010, 01:31:21 PM
Well, nearly 1.5 years after getting my OTS, I think I've got my rig down. 

50w OTS (with all mods done by me)

Rack:
Furman PL+
Ceriatone C-Lator
Samson Airline wireless
Korg DTR-1 Pro
Rocktron Intellifex
2 space utility drawer

Cab:
Hermida 2x12" closed back, front ported
WGS ET-65
Eminence RWB

Guitars:
05 Les Paul Std w/Seymour Pearly Gates (neck) & JB (bridge), RS wiring kit, & TonePros hardware

Out front:
Dunlop Crybaby Fasel
SansAmp Midi-Mouse
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a344/elbobgob/Gibson/SN850338-1.jpg)
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a344/elbobgob/Gig%20Rig/SN850425.jpg)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Pickmaster on March 17, 2010, 05:20:42 AM
Very nice rig indeed.
Lovely guitar too.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: bobgoblin on March 17, 2010, 05:41:00 AM
Dr. Ika? (Pickmaster), thank you, as I assume you were commenting on my rig/guitar.  Truly, this Les Paul is the most fun thing I've ever laid my hands on that doesn't have breasts!  The rig sounds great & gives me most every sound I have in my head, I'm very happy!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mummam69 on April 19, 2010, 12:42:46 PM
finally,this boy is completed !   ;D

Ceriatone Overtone Special 100W

Custom Made 2x12" Load with Celestion G12-65 / Eminence Delta Pro 12A


Enjoy !


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hipofutura on April 19, 2010, 12:51:20 PM
HRM Bluesmaster with Weber 12A150 alnicos.  Cabs by Sourmash Cabinets.




Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: gibsonstandard76 on April 21, 2010, 11:28:22 AM
HRM Bluesmaster with Weber 12A150 alnicos.  Cabs by Sourmash Cabinets.




That looks quite familiar haha. I just ordered my Bluesmaster monday, I'm very excited to play through it


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: oldpicker on May 10, 2010, 09:43:58 PM
I finaly completed my Overtone Special. After being totaly happy with the sound after the burn in and familiarization period, I decided to tackle building my own cabinet.  Not traditional color layout. But i did it my way. ;D    Opinions welcome.
Thanks for having such a great forum.

Dennis


(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u187/oldpicker/Overtone%20Special/Dumbleclone006.jpg)

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u187/oldpicker/Overtone%20Special/Dumbleclone007.jpg)

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u187/oldpicker/Overtone%20Special/Dumbleclone009.jpg)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on May 11, 2010, 01:28:06 AM
Race Stripe OTS...  8)

I dig this very much
 ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: oldpicker on May 11, 2010, 09:55:59 AM
Thanks Mcinku.  I just wanted to be a little different.  I really love this amp. It deliveres the sounds I have been chasing for several years. Now if I can figure out the d-lator? There is always something else isn't there.

Dennis


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Pickmaster on May 11, 2010, 01:03:26 PM
Wonderful job Oldpicker,
Amp cab looks just great, congrats!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: oldpicker on May 11, 2010, 01:17:05 PM
Thanks Pickmaster. If only I could pick like you.

Dennis


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: axiology on May 11, 2010, 02:41:38 PM
My recent OTS 50 build :chairdance:

 Cabinets are real lacquered tweed with vintage style leather handles - done by thecabguy.com, highly recommended!
Mercury transformers, TAD 6L6GC-STR Power tubes, V1 - Tung Sol, V2 & V3 are JJ's. Celestion Gold speaker.
 I'm using a Strymon BlueSky reverb in unbuffered FX loop, no problem. That's all I use for FX.
All together an awesome Rock/Blues/Jazz-Rock Machine.

(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg79/axiology_2008/OTS5.jpg)

(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg79/axiology_2008/OTS6.jpg)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: oldpicker on May 11, 2010, 03:16:30 PM
Nice clean vintage vibe.  Looks great.  I have mercury trannys also and TAD's. No complaints so far. :D

Dennis


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on May 12, 2010, 01:01:07 AM
That gold looks awesome with the tweed cab...

...it's almost pity people can't see that on stage... perhaps you should bring the mirror when you play out  ;D


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Pickmaster on May 12, 2010, 07:49:26 AM
Great amp and cab, I jus love the tweed. Great speaker too. I'm sure this rig sounds awesome.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: axiology on May 12, 2010, 10:44:21 PM
Thanks for all your comments.   I'm lovin this amp. First band practice/jam tomorrow night with completed amp. I was playing it with the chassis upside down on an old Acoustic 6-10" cabinet for a couple of weeks before the cabs arrived. The celestion sure is an improvement.

I sure like that snakeskin, that's attitude for ya.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: rogb on June 10, 2010, 11:05:30 AM
Just finished my OTS HRM 50w build. I finished the head cab today, it was my 1st try at tolexing so there is some room for improvement!

The amp is sounding very good, I have burnt in for about 12 hours so far,  with smooth lead tone and a full clean but I haven't really cranked it yet. I also have a VVR ready to fit if only I could find somewhere to put it!

I have -  Hammond 290 DEX PT, Hammond 1760 OT, a choke (Hammond  10H and 4H - 10H is in at the moment) and resistor (470R) switch, an HRM lift switch (thanks to Henry at Redplate) .

V1 OS Telefunken
V2 OS Teleunken
V3 Sovtek LPS
V4 and 5 TAD 6L6 WGC

I would say so far I am very happy with the HRM and you can dial a huge variety of sounds.
I have a Midiverb 4 for some delay and reverb through the loop, but it is quite a problem dialling this in so it sounds good on OD. It looks like I will have to build a tube D'lator, I already have the tranny and rack case :D

The wiring was all neat and tidy until I started tweaking, adding the choke and HRM switch and swapping the choke over...  honest. Still it is only my second build so I am sure I will get better at it! There is no hum or noise until you engage PAB and non HRM and goose the level, and then it is just VERY loud! The noise seems less than any old Marshalls I remember.  At lower jazz levels, it sounds great with the old G12 -65  - bass is quite tight.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on June 12, 2010, 01:52:11 PM
Tell us more about choke vs resistor mod...

How does it feel, which one you like best


 ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: danno5561@verizon.net on June 12, 2010, 10:20:48 PM
Oldpicker - Nice job - Could I ask you where you got the tips for the toggle switches, are they rubber?


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: rogb on June 13, 2010, 09:14:18 AM
Tell us more about choke vs resistor mod...

How does it feel, which one you like best


 ;)

Well I cant make up my mind, but I think I prefer the 10H choke. It is difficult to tell any difference at all, but my gut feeling is to stick with the 10H.

More important has been the tweaking of the PI trim, the internal and external OD trim, the HRM trims, and finding the right V1-3 tubes. I have also biased up to 44 mV @ 472v. HRM on or off with PAB makes a huge difference too

It is sounding superb both clean and OD. I can dial up a wide range of tones using the mind-numbing range of options via switching, pots and the guitar controls. I would say that it favours HB over SC, my Strat with a HB at the bridge really sounds great. Of course, at gig volumes this could be very different, so far I have just played loudly at home :D

I am working on two tunes at the moment, Blue Bossa to play with a trumpet/ sax player that I jam with, so that will give the cleans a good workout, and a good BT of "Some day after a while" which gives the chance to ghet some blues rock tones going.

I would say that tone without HRM is both easier to dial in and more "liquid", but I think HRM might be better for say a more Gary Moore blues rock tone.

There are a lot of options and the OTS HRM has so far exceeded my expectations.
The biggest problem is getting some usable reverb and delay into it. I have ditched the Midiverb and am just using my Hardwire RV7 for a dash of 'verb. Looks like more expense is needed to get the D'lator built, and get some better kind of rack effects into it.

For now though, I am happy just getting used to the OTS HRM and enjoying the great sustain even at low volumes.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: oldpicker on June 13, 2010, 01:53:24 PM
Oldpicker - Nice job - Could I ask you where you got the tips for the toggle switches, are they rubber?

Thanks Dano
 I got the tips from SmallBear Electronics. They are plastic.

link: http://www.smallbearelec.com/Detail.bok?no=44


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Deafcat on June 15, 2010, 08:42:21 PM
Hi Folks!

I posted this elsewhere before I noticed this thread. Sorry about that!

After tweaking for 9 months I decided to leave well enough alone. I changed to SoZo caps of different values here & there & tried a multitude of different tubes. I finally settled on Tung Sol EL34Bs in the output.

I changed the bias resistor to an 820 ohm. That gets it right where it needs to be. I am running a Tung Sol 12AX7 in V1 and Ruby HG (JJ) 12AX7s in V2 & V3 with the Tung Sol EL34Bs in the output.
 
The T.S. 12AX7s are probably the best new production AX7s availible. They have a great clarity & detail. The EL34Bs are really great. They are the most well built tubes I've ever seen. Very thick glass & VERY well supported internally. They have more midrange than a 6L6GC and more bass than a standard EL34. Nice sparkle on the top end as well. The overdriven characteristics are like an EL34, with great presence & a little less compression than a standard EL34. The HRM is a TONE MONSTER with this tube setup.

The cabinet is made of sassafrass with a mahogany face plate. I'm running one Eminence Man -O- War & one Eminence Texas Heat in the cab. The speaker cab is partially open back with the handles cut out & left open to let it breathe a little more. I tried several sets of speakers & different cab designs but this sounds better to me. I'll try to get some sound clips soon.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on June 16, 2010, 03:11:08 AM
Lets call this one TrainW-OTS
 ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Deafcat on June 16, 2010, 07:28:21 AM
Funny you should say that Mcinku. I am considering a TW Express AFTER I finish my 1965, JTM 45 replica. I am really happy with my HRM though. Part of A. D.'s mystique was that he tweaked and built his amps for specific players. That is exactly what I decided to do!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on June 16, 2010, 07:36:08 AM
I built me an Express a while ago but eventually I sold it... man that amp is something else. When you hit that chord with an Express... You better duck for cover...  ;D

I sold it 'cause my style of playing was not in line with that amp.... and I was not ready to convert.
 ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Deafcat on June 16, 2010, 07:43:39 AM
I like having a few different amps. I intend to build a switching bank for stage use & set up my HRM, JTM 45, Vibrolux and Plexi 50 for live shows.

I'm going to incorporate it into a pedal board.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: danno5561@verizon.net on June 23, 2010, 10:28:33 PM
Her's a few pics of my new OTS.  The cabinet was made by Jeff Swanson in Beverly Ma.  Great guy to deal with.
Jeff used old fashion green-black levant with dog bone style handle and aluminum trim around the face.  He also used black corners and white piping.  The cabinets Jeff makes have dovetailed joinery as well.  Here's a link to his site http://www.swansoncabinets.com/

Thanks Nik I love my new OTS.  You're great!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: danno5561@verizon.net on June 23, 2010, 10:39:08 PM
Here's another one - close-up


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Nanofree on June 30, 2010, 09:04:35 PM
Hello Overtone Gang !
Here are some pics of my OTS near finished.
Yes, Nik thanks !

Cheers !


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: boldaslove6789 on July 04, 2010, 08:33:00 PM
 Got my D-lator finally!!

 Its Jon @ Mill Creek Audio's take on the d-lator w/ out the bright switches and a Series/Parallel switch.

 Also got 2x12 EvM12l's now and my cab is Hella Heavy!! I need a dolly!!
 I got a flight of stairs I have to drag it down for gigs.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hywelg on July 05, 2010, 03:00:27 AM
Aahhh, you're trying to fool us aren't you??  ;D

Thats not a valve its a bottle neck ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: boldaslove6789 on July 05, 2010, 09:58:29 AM


 LOL nope the valve is cutely stored inside,

 I am a an avid slide player more and more these days so a bottleneck is a mainstay on my rig  ;D

 Making some vids for youtube with the d-lator this afternoon so y'all should see them in the coming days.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: bobgoblin on July 14, 2010, 11:44:28 PM
Well, here it is, my completed rig...

50w Modded OTS (snubbers, cap values, etc)
2x12" Hermida ported cab w/Emi RWB & WGS ET-65
Furman PL-Plus
Ceriatone C-Lator
Korg DT-1 Pro
Rocktron Intellifex
(Not shown)
Fuchs Tube-FX-Loop (for parallel loop interface)
Crybaby Fasel
Tech21 Midi-Mouse

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a344/elbobgob/Gig%20Rig/SN850425.jpg)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on July 17, 2010, 03:06:52 PM
Well, here it is, my completed rig...

50w Modded OTS (snubbers, cap values, etc)
2x12" Hermida ported cab w/Emi RWB & WGS ET-65
Furman PL-Plus
Ceriatone C-Lator
Korg DT-1 Pro
Rocktron Intellifex
(Not shown)
Fuchs Tube-FX-Loop (for parallel loop interface)
Crybaby Fasel
Tech21 Midi-Mouse

Nice rig...

... but C-Lator or Tube-FX-Loop seems redundant to me... and also, Intellifex keeps the signal analog and all digital processing happens in parallel signal path,.... if I'm not mistaken, so that parallel function on the Fuchs is not needed.
Can you notice any difference between Tube-FX and C-lator if you use both in serial mode of course?


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: bobgoblin on July 17, 2010, 07:39:13 PM
Yeah, the Intellifex does run an internal parallel mixer, but I had been using the Fuchs before & I'm comfortable with it.  Plus, I hadn't really figured out how to tweak the Intellifex until last week (first rack for me), and figuring out that there was no global kill dry took me a bit.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Emiel on July 23, 2010, 06:42:02 AM
Here it is. My OTS (w. EL34's) halfstack built by Franc Vernet. Still fiddling with the settings... but boy it sounds great  :).


(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e59/Emiel_J/Guitars/HPIM5300.jpg?t=1279885032)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Steven_nl on July 27, 2010, 08:44:13 AM
Yeah, the Intellifex does run an internal parallel mixer, but I had been using the Fuchs before & I'm comfortable with it.  Plus, I hadn't really figured out how to tweak the Intellifex until last week (first rack for me), and figuring out that there was no global kill dry took me a bit.

I have a question about this. I have an Xpression and it has an internal mixer as well. So the dry signal stays analog. OK great this is what you want, But!!
How can you operate the internal mixer if there are no analog pot meters? or is it possible to operate internal analog pot meters using a digital interface? somehow that sounds strange.
sorry for posting this in the wrong forum.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: bobgoblin on July 27, 2010, 11:05:18 AM
Well, I"m not familiar with the Xpression, but in terms of the Intellifex there are "input" and "output" knobs.  However, for me, its just easier to set the unit to 100% wet & use the Fuchs loop to interface as a parallel mixer (I don't have to mess too much with the programming aspects of the Intellifex this way). 


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Steven_nl on July 28, 2010, 03:29:55 AM
I think Intteli and Xpression are the same in that respect.
My "Dumbleator" is not parallel. So the analog dry signal of the Rocktron is excelent.
you just mix in the wet digital signal.
Like I said. It suddenly struck me that you use the digital mixer interface of the Rocktron to set both the analog and the digital signal. (Not the Input or Output).

I would have thought that would be impossible.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: erwin_ve on July 28, 2010, 09:17:24 AM
Hi Steven,

The internal mixer is controlled by a voltage regulated pot, the signal stays analog.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Steven_nl on July 29, 2010, 02:22:10 AM
Tnx bud! so you can use a digital interface to control a voltage regulated pot. Learning every day.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: carljackson47 on August 14, 2010, 01:58:08 PM
Thanks dude for creating this forum. It is sometimes hard to search for unique overtone pictures on the internet. Most of the display are the usual thing found in the market. I am glad I saw various designs which are truly beautiful.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: boldaslove6789 on September 15, 2010, 12:25:43 AM
Redid the grill cloth on my amp:


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Steven_nl on September 15, 2010, 02:13:20 AM
Is that a Magic Mushroom?
Rig looks cool!



Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: boldaslove6789 on September 15, 2010, 01:05:02 PM
Is that a Magic Mushroom?
Rig looks cool!



 LOL yeah I've had it for years. I use it to keep my pics in etc.

 Thanks

 


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: fatfretter on November 04, 2010, 10:14:37 PM
Anyone.........Will a 50 watt OTS head be enough power  for a EVM-12L?   


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: erwin_ve on November 05, 2010, 03:33:10 AM
Anyone.........Will a 50 watt OTS head be enough power  for a EVM-12L?   

I used it without any problems; a 50w ots with 2x12 EVM12L.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: fatfretter on November 08, 2010, 08:18:19 PM
Hey Thanaks for the Info.
I have a new OTS HRM 50 watt full build by Nik on the way by the end of december. Cant wait.
Here is a photo of the new cab I go that has a EV12L. Its supposed to be here end of the wek. I sold my Vibro-King, Tomemast and marshall 50 watt and 4x 12 tonemaster cab.
Dont have a clator or klator and am curious about the differnece. I guess one is solid state.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Tom Vernon on December 12, 2010, 09:50:44 AM
just finnished this yew cab for my 50w S&M and celestion gold. sounds lovely! :)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Tom Vernon on December 12, 2010, 09:58:51 AM
I'm using it with a gibson es335td a clator and an eventide h3000.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Tom Vernon on December 12, 2010, 10:00:50 AM
and another. . .


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Tom Vernon on December 12, 2010, 10:02:26 AM
and another !


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on December 12, 2010, 01:37:40 PM
Nice wood...
 ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: sduck on December 12, 2010, 06:49:42 PM
That is gorgeous!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Noaita on December 21, 2010, 07:51:03 PM
Finally done!  Mercury Magnetics trannies, Walnut and Flame Maple cab, Maple face-plates with Walnut and Abalone inlays, custom knobs.  Yummy!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: boldaslove6789 on December 21, 2010, 09:43:44 PM
Wow! That's Simply Gorgeous!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on December 22, 2010, 12:38:25 AM
It looks very wreck-ish

I like it
 ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Nanofree on December 22, 2010, 09:58:45 AM
Hi everybody, Cilou said whishes below !
Here is my 100W OTS with 2  1X12 cab :
- One is loaded with EVM
- Other one withe the Delta Pro 12A
- Blue laether for all cabs and head
- 2 x 12 Volts fans in parallel with resistor to run in 8 volts for less noise, longer life and coooooool run !
- Feet on cabs are on 2 sides for stand type choice

Hope you as Cilou !

Thanks Nick


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Tom Vernon on December 22, 2010, 01:31:02 PM
Finally done!  Mercury Magnetics trannies, Walnut and Flame Maple cab, Maple face-plates with Walnut and Abalone inlays, custom knobs.  Yummy!

beautiful, what a fine job!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Nanofree on December 22, 2010, 05:29:30 PM
Finally done!  Mercury Magnetics trannies, Walnut and Flame Maple cab, Maple face-plates with Walnut and Abalone inlays, custom knobs.  Yummy!
and
just finnished this yew cab for my 50w S&M and celestion gold. sounds lovely! :)

Ouuffff guys ! this is work of excellence ! I am impressed ! Mine in blue laether seems near sad beside...
Hey Tom, don't tell me you play with such settings ? Master near full and volume pass 7 .... you leave in desert !


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Tom Vernon on December 26, 2010, 07:53:58 AM
Hi Nanofree
hey your set up is lookin great! yeah those settings are lookin loud. I've been usin a clator too, so you can control the overall volume from there rather than the amp..... but yeah my neighbours are probably sick of me! :)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: MaxBoogie on January 01, 2011, 12:18:25 PM
My recent OTS 50 build :chairdance:

 Cabinets are real lacquered tweed with vintage style leather handles - done by thecabguy.com, highly recommended!
Mercury transformers, TAD 6L6GC-STR Power tubes, V1 - Tung Sol, V2 & V3 are JJ's. Celestion Gold speaker.
 I'm using a Strymon BlueSky reverb in unbuffered FX loop, no problem. That's all I use for FX.
All together an awesome Rock/Blues/Jazz-Rock Machine.


Really wonderful Tweed job!
Can you tell me both cabinet dimensions?


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Nanofree on January 02, 2011, 12:24:09 PM
Hi Nanofree
hey your set up is lookin great! yeah those settings are lookin loud. I've been usin a clator too, so you can control the overall volume from there rather than the amp..... but yeah my neighbours are probably sick of me! :)
Ah ok Tom, you have good option with clator, and have good neighbours, but if they are still there, they probablely have a good neighbour player too !
A lot of sound for this new year !


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: plasticvonaband on March 04, 2011, 11:57:45 PM
Quick and Dirty Camera Phone Shot. Better Shots Tomorrow...


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hywelg on March 05, 2011, 03:39:26 AM
Very nice indeed. Who made the cab?

Would you do me a favour? Have a look inside to see how the front baffle is constructed. Is it two pieces with tolex applied to the top piece and grille cloth/white piping to the bottom piece and then held together with brackets? or is it one piece with the the materials meeting at a slot?

Many thanks

Hywel Harris


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: plasticvonaband on March 05, 2011, 03:58:21 AM
Thanks!

i got from GabKits.com, so basically Anthony @ StageCraft and his crew built it, i do believe. i'll take a look at the baffle in the am and let ya know!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: plasticvonaband on March 05, 2011, 05:43:44 PM
Here's a more "Hi-Res" Version with the C-Lator as well


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: plasticvonaband on March 08, 2011, 11:32:24 AM
Very nice indeed. Who made the cab?

Would you do me a favour? Have a look inside to see how the front baffle is constructed. Is it two pieces with tolex applied to the top piece and grille cloth/white piping to the bottom piece and then held together with brackets? or is it one piece with the the materials meeting at a slot?

Many thanks

Hywel Harris


Hywel, it's two pieces. Hope this helps!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hywelg on March 08, 2011, 05:55:52 PM
Sure does. Just about to make a combo for my Plexi50. Black, purple and blue tolex.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: plasticvonaband on March 09, 2011, 12:20:13 AM
very cool! Plexi 50 2x12 will be my next amp!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: sduck on March 18, 2011, 09:21:56 PM
Finally got around to finishing this up - it's green -

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5099/5538348519_16ae1f2369_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sduck409/5538348519/)
Green Amp front (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sduck409/5538348519/) by sduck409 (http://www.flickr.com/people/sduck409/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5093/5538927102_5d7c9ebfa4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sduck409/5538927102/)
Green Amp back (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sduck409/5538927102/) by sduck409 (http://www.flickr.com/people/sduck409/), on Flickr

Did I mention that it's green?  :chairdance:


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Pickmaster on March 20, 2011, 07:59:16 AM
Looks cool! I like the front grill as well - good for ventilation.

Cheers


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: SoundPerf on March 20, 2011, 11:44:26 AM
ol man sduck, that's very cool. Yeah, the grill is killer. I bet you can see those valves glowing in there when it's dark. I'm still tweaking at my HRM 50, but was at the frabric store the other day looking at some tolex. I need to get it boxed up soon!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: sduck on March 20, 2011, 09:35:38 PM
Thanks guys! I stole the grill idea from a Vernet version of these amps - see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkcl1FL9S4s - and got the grill and the other hardware from Reliable Hardware - http://www.reliablehardware.com/ .


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: plasticvonaband on March 25, 2011, 11:41:54 PM
Very pretty, sduck!!


Title: Overtone Special. A SNAKE IN THE GRASS
Post by: petermerlot on March 27, 2011, 03:41:06 AM
I just completed my 3rd build and it sounds just like the 1st Two, "Awesome". I decided on a snake skin Tolex to be a bit daring and different and I think I succeeded but all of you can be the judge of that.

Also, I am contemplating building the C-lator to compliment this and other builds. I find that with the OTS the sparkling highs disappear when I use the loop but truly a great amp.   



Title: Re: Overtone Special. A SNAKE IN THE GRASS
Post by: bluesfendermanblues on March 27, 2011, 03:55:46 AM
I find that with the OTS the sparkling highs disappear when I use the loop but truly a great amp.   

Which is why you may have to add a 47p-68p (I have 100p om my Bluesmaster, clean master) in order to get enough high end with a dumblelator. However, your tone will be rewarded with nice 3D quality and a bit of compression.  8)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: petermerlot on March 27, 2011, 06:09:57 AM
so are you talking about a 68pf on the master volume of the amp. The ots already has that or are you talking about somewhere else,
Regards
Peter


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: T Wilcox on March 27, 2011, 04:51:32 PM
That is beautiful Peter
You do the cab yourself?
I went with a blonde tolex head cab from TenGuitars on the classifieds section of this site and here is a pic of that!
I love the snake skin 8)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: petermerlot on March 27, 2011, 06:26:28 PM
I think that all overtones look nice. Yes I did make the head cab myself, it's a bit of a hobby making head cabs and speaker cabs. Some are timber and some are tolex and some are the best of both worlds but the snakeskin looks the part, well at least in my opinion but I am bias, lol


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: SoundPerf on March 27, 2011, 08:30:21 PM
Peter, that head is super nice. I like the tolexed trim piece around the front controls. Great look

And....

Todd, yours looks great too. Looks like perfect fit and finish. Love the blonde tolex. Tenguitars looks like they do great work.

I have yet to box mine up. Basically, my intention is to build my own, so I just need to get my butt in gear. I'm doing a bit of remodeling on our house and the idea of starting another project is causing a bit of procrastination.

I'm about to pull the trigger on 2X12 cabinet from Avatar. No speakers, just cabinet. I think I'm gonna load it with WGS ET65's. Or one ET65 & something else to pair. You know everyone claims that Vintage 30's are not a good match for D-style amps, and I agree to a point. But that's all I have to play through right now and I'm able to tame it and get a nice sound. Sometimes I think it paired with a G12-65 type speaker would be a good match. If all a person wants is good cleans out of the OTS than I would say no to V30's, but if you like get it really driving then V30's sure do have a certain way about them. Honestly, I'm still up in the air about the whole speaker thing.

Basically my budget is super tight. Like I have no budget. I need to sell something to make it all happen.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: T Wilcox on March 28, 2011, 08:26:25 AM
Hey Soundperf
My wife is ready to kill me if I get anymore gear :o
I have only yet tried my OTS through 1 WGS ET-65 so far in my cannabilized Bass cab, and it sounds great. Tenguitars is 1 man named Henry who is able to get great deals on cabs, The head cab he sent me is really nice and in a couple weeks he will be sending me a Two R*ck style 2x12 cab at a price that beats Avatars lowest grade cab. I would suggest contacting Henry Soundperf to see if hes got any more good deals, I know he has a couple TR style head cabs left in Fender brown. I got the TR style because of the 2 holes in the back allow access to the LNFB switch. He is a great guy to deal with and very honest. He didnt want to ship my head cab because he didnt think the grill pattern was perfect. I had him ship it anyways and still cant see what he was worried about.
Anyways I have no affilliation but can say he is a great guy to deal with.
OH yeah he shipped my cab on wed and I got it on friday also, very fast


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: SoundPerf on March 28, 2011, 05:00:19 PM
My wife is ready to kill me if I get anymore gear :o
Ol yeah, I know the feeling.

UPS and Fedex are dirty words to her.  ;D


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: sonicmojo on March 31, 2011, 09:17:06 PM
Here is my newly completed HRM Bluesmaster 50W kit.  Thanks to all on this forum that posted pics and tips!  I plan to pay back the favor by posting my steps once I get the document all in order.

Bryan

(http://www.suthard.com/ceriatone/final-complete1.JPG)
(http://www.suthard.com/ceriatone/final-complete2.JPG)
(http://www.suthard.com/ceriatone/final-complete3.JPG)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: sduck on March 31, 2011, 10:43:30 PM
That is gorgeous!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: SoundPerf on April 01, 2011, 12:49:14 AM
Whoa!...that's simply perfection.

Do you mean posting the cabinet making or the amp?


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: sonicmojo on April 01, 2011, 01:24:02 AM
Do you mean posting the cabinet making or the amp?

Thanks!  I meant the amp, but I have a couple of pictures of the cabinet in process too.  I'll include what I did when I post my steps in case anyone wants to try it.  I've done a little woodwork in the past but this is my first foray into dovetailing and biscuit joining. The speaker cabinet was fairly cheap Home Depot wood (poplar, red oak, and some smooth plywood for the back and baffle.  The head cabinet was a single 10" x 8' x 1" thick piece of curly maple.  I think it matched up pretty well.  Total wood cost, about $80.  A lot, and I must reiterate, a lot of sanding since I don't have a planer or jointer...



Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on April 01, 2011, 02:20:20 AM
That amp is just to beautiful to play around in a small bars...


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: plasticvonaband on April 02, 2011, 08:37:08 PM
That is beautiful! Nice work, Bryan!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: fixxe on April 07, 2011, 10:45:13 AM
Mine Bluesmaster finally has a home...

(http://freeweb.siol.net/mcinku/images/guitars/BMHRM1.jpg)

hey, what kind of grill cloth is that?  :)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: MaxBoogie on April 07, 2011, 11:20:08 AM
That's regular Fender "wheat" grill cloth... also called "wheat brown stripe", as opposed to "wheat gold stripe".
Looks great, and would match half of my amps!1 ;)
Here's a link to that cloth:  http://www.mathercab.com/wheat_bs_1.htm


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on April 08, 2011, 12:55:01 AM
Exactly what he said...
 ;)

Perhaps you can tell that this is my favorite grill... ;D
(http://freeweb.siol.net/mcinku/images/guitars/myrig.jpg)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: fixxe on April 08, 2011, 08:23:25 AM
that looks really nice!  :D

would it be similiar to the fender beige here?:
http://www.tt-cabs.com/tt_tech/frontbespannung.html

and does anyone have an amp or cab with marshall cane grill?

i'm trying to decide between those two...


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: MaxBoogie on April 08, 2011, 10:01:17 AM
Hey Mcinku - Who did you have build your head cabinet?


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on April 08, 2011, 02:09:16 PM
that looks really nice!  :D

would it be similiar to the fender beige here?:
http://www.tt-cabs.com/tt_tech/frontbespannung.html

and does anyone have an amp or cab with marshall cane grill?

i'm trying to decide between those two...

Yes that would be fender beige...
 ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on April 08, 2011, 02:10:54 PM
Hey Mcinku - Who did you have build your head cabinet?

A friend of mine is a carpenter... so he more or less built all cabinets for me.
 ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: plasticvonaband on April 09, 2011, 12:46:05 PM
Exactly what he said...
 ;)

Perhaps you can tell that this is my favorite grill... ;D
(http://freeweb.siol.net/mcinku/images/guitars/myrig.jpg)

That is a beautiful selection of Amps! Did you ever sell your Champ?


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on April 09, 2011, 03:11:36 PM
That is a beautiful selection of Amps! Did you ever sell your Champ?

Thanks,
No I still have my Champ...


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Thilo278 on April 09, 2011, 05:25:29 PM
Mcinku, I just realized that our amps look quite similar  ;D(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2994754/IMG_0262.JPG)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: plasticvonaband on April 09, 2011, 06:08:48 PM
Pretty Amp, and Guitar!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on April 11, 2011, 01:30:33 AM
Looking good... don't know why but I like it  ;D ;D

but if it would be mine... I would add piping
 ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: SoundPerf on June 10, 2011, 07:18:47 PM
I have been wanting to post some pics for a while. So here they are. I built the head cab myself. First time building an amp cab, never did tolex before. Cab is made with fingerjointed 3/4" birch ply. There's a few boogers, some I didn't see until I took these photos and saw them enlarged. Also the grill cloth and piping is much more burgandy. I noticed the camera pulled more brown. BTW, the speaker cab is loaded with WTS ET-65 & Vet 30. A very good combo if you want to get nice clean & burning OD.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: sonicmojo on June 10, 2011, 11:24:42 PM
Nice red handle!  Same one I chose for my next head cab.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: SoundPerf on June 11, 2011, 11:44:45 AM
Nice red handle!  Same one I chose for my next head cab.
Thanks!

On the handle, I was going to post that observation on your thread at TAG. ;) The handle, grill cloth and piping are a much closer color match in real life then the photo shows.

BTW, you're doing great work on your new build.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: plasticvonaband on June 11, 2011, 01:47:57 PM
Very nice looking amp!!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: phisher422 on July 24, 2011, 03:06:27 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u48/phisher422/Current%20rig-band%20pics/IMG_0289.jpg)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: SoundPerf on July 24, 2011, 07:42:45 PM
Ahh, nice amp and cool guitar.  8)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: plasticvonaband on July 24, 2011, 10:56:18 PM
I agree. Both classics!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: sonicmojo on July 26, 2011, 05:01:42 AM
Nice Amp!  Moon inlays on an SG!  First time I've seen that.  Makes me want to take my SG out of the mothballs and play it.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Sean on August 20, 2011, 10:15:11 AM
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa318/Saumack/CeriatoneRig.jpg)

My new HRM Bluesmaster setup.  I included the guitar for scale, as this was a cell phone picture sent to a friend.  I've been going smaller and smaller over the past few years, and my buddy had a hard time believing that I've been dragging a sternum-high rig to bar gigs. 


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: SoundPerf on August 20, 2011, 04:14:06 PM
Nice looking rig. I listened to some of your band clips at the site. Sounds great.

Oh and Mr. Hankey is my hero.  ;D


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Sean on August 21, 2011, 01:34:43 AM
Thanks!

& I guess Mr. Hankey has the "brown sound"


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: SoundPerf on August 21, 2011, 03:57:30 PM
I guess Mr. Hankey has the "brown sound"
LOL.......good one!  ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: TTDiego on August 30, 2011, 05:56:12 PM
Got mine done the other day. Thanks, Nik, for all the help. Here are a couple of pictures:


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: SoundPerf on August 30, 2011, 06:14:10 PM
Looks great.  Did you build this?


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: TTDiego on August 30, 2011, 07:32:34 PM
Looks great.  Did you build this?

Oh, no, not the whole thing. I got the completed chassis from Nik. I built the head and cab with the help of a friend.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: rvf263 on August 30, 2011, 07:53:48 PM
Great setup!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Crashtm1 on September 25, 2011, 10:17:57 AM
I could look at amp porn all day..:)
 I think a real beauty would be a head and cab done
in blue with some Ford Shelby stripes... Offset of course ..


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: bobgoblin on September 29, 2011, 12:25:01 AM
My new cab & the Pauls
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a344/elbobgob/AcouplePaulsaD-type.jpg)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on September 29, 2011, 12:53:03 AM
That's lovely
 ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on April 05, 2012, 09:23:59 AM
How about this one...


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: SoundPerf on April 05, 2012, 12:40:23 PM
How about this one...
That's veru cool looking. The grill cloth is really nice. I haven't seen anything just like it. What material(s) is it made with?


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on April 06, 2012, 12:54:52 AM
That's veru cool looking. The grill cloth is really nice. I haven't seen anything just like it. What material(s) is it made with?

It's this one...
http://www.tube-town.net/ttstore/product_info.php/info/p2198_Grill-Cloth-Tube-Town-Large-Check-Brown.html (http://www.tube-town.net/ttstore/product_info.php/info/p2198_Grill-Cloth-Tube-Town-Large-Check-Brown.html)
I don't know which material exactly... the cabs were ordered... I didn't make it myself.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: SoundPerf on April 06, 2012, 01:10:06 AM
Ahh, thanks for the link. The close-up is much more discernable. Pretty cool.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Pickmaster on April 06, 2012, 11:21:26 AM
How about this one...
I love it Mcinku, looks great. Very nice job.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: plasticvonaband on April 18, 2012, 02:34:22 AM
How about this one...

I really dig that grill cloth. very nice job on that one


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: ic on May 27, 2012, 07:54:51 PM
Here's my newly completed Bluesmaster 50. Nik built the chassis, I built the cabinets. The blank rack space is for loop effects, probably a G-major 2, haven't yet decided. Plenty of room to change tubes, or even a third rack if I modified the front. Tolex is wine taurus, fender wheat grille, 2 x G12-65s. The racks down the bottom are convenient, but do make the proportions look a little odd IMO.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Pickmaster on May 28, 2012, 09:14:33 AM
Here's my newly completed Bluesmaster 50. Nik built the chassis, I built the cabinets. The blank rack space is for loop effects, probably a G-major 2, haven't yet decided. Plenty of room to change tubes, or even a third rack if I modified the front. Tolex is wine taurus, fender wheat grille, 2 x G12-65s. The racks down the bottom are convenient, but do make the proportions look a little odd IMO.
Nice one ic,
G - Magor 2 will work great, it even switches channels.
Great job.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Homesick Hanes on May 28, 2012, 09:49:28 AM
Very nice. Colours choice is very classy. Proportions are odd  - but interesting. 70's Hi-Fi, reminds me of Nakamishi tape decks! Cheers


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: drider on July 13, 2012, 08:34:02 PM
Hello,

Here is my Ceriatone OTS 50 with C'lator. Thanks.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: EdmundGTP on July 16, 2012, 01:45:06 PM
My OTS HRM plus C-Lator head cab, freshly re-finished in CF Vinyl. 

(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j308/Edmund944/CF%20OTS%20HEAD%20CAB/IMG_1534s.jpg)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on July 17, 2012, 12:53:25 AM
That's lovely...


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Sam Slick on July 26, 2012, 12:37:36 AM
Here's a link to a slideshow of my recent build.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGGf5tLXWmQ&feature=youtu.be
This was my second amp build and Nik helped me through a couple of problems.  The amp sounds great and I will have some soundclips on the forum soon.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: captainbackfire on October 12, 2012, 11:35:10 AM
Mine is officially completed! I think it's adorable. Er, more reason to practice.

(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd415/captainbackfire_jr/OTSCF2.jpg)

(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd415/captainbackfire_jr/OTSCF1.jpg)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mtherr on November 07, 2012, 09:11:27 PM
My Turn!  Highly inspired by Hywelg.

See thread "My first amp project" for details.  Here is a link to a more complete picture album: https://picasaweb.google.com/117432438929768760203/MichelSCeriatoneHRM?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCLL866_VopzgmwE&feat=directlink

HRM-100 Chassis Kit + C-Lator kit
Warehouse Garage (ET-65 and Vet30 speakers) from Steamco Music
Cabinets from GabKits (Stage Craft Gear)

I bought a TC Electronic HoF reverb.
I think my pedal board may soon lose a distorsion pedal (I like that of the HRM so much).


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Plato on December 02, 2012, 05:35:28 AM
Here's my one.

I put my G-Sharp directly into the headshell (without the c-lator, because a.) I didn't like how it coloured the sound and b.) it wasn't technically necessary).

The was no problem with the space inside the headshell at all, all tubes are in perfect distance to the rackeffect.

The rearview shows, that I added a midi plug for the G-Sharp (which also works perfectly to control the solo level) and a switch for the hrm-stack (at the right side) which is usually off.

The cabinet was a closed one, but I opened the upper half of the backside to "open" the sound of the G12-65 (working together with a V30 at the bottom of the cabinet). This combination sounds great.

Andreas

(http://www.bluefrontcafe.de/1.jpg)
(http://www.bluefrontcafe.de/2.jpg)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Wakc on February 17, 2013, 03:35:37 AM
My new OTS with custom tolex  :)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: mcinku on February 17, 2013, 01:13:55 PM
What does that extra switch on the front?

BTW good looking amp you have there.
 ;)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Wakc on February 19, 2013, 09:24:06 AM
What does that extra switch on the front?

BTW good looking amp you have there.
 ;)


I request Nik to give more high gain on OD channel n riffing feel like plexi marshall style..The extra switch is effective on drive channel only..that switch have 3 different type of tone n sound:-

1) standard mode
2) More Bright n crisp (like plexi marshall style)
3) warm/dark


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: stratorlespaul on February 19, 2013, 06:50:51 PM
Here is my ots hrm head. It looks so Bad_ss.. Gonna get speaker cab to match.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Tom Vernon on April 09, 2013, 11:19:43 AM
been a bit busy with mods!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Tom Vernon on April 09, 2013, 11:22:17 AM
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Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Tom Vernon on April 09, 2013, 11:24:47 AM
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Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: SoundPerf on April 09, 2013, 09:19:16 PM
Wow Tom, that's some amp. Great job.

You'll have to produce some clips demonstrating some of the different mods.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hurtwoodec on April 11, 2013, 06:33:46 PM
hey Tom, I noticed you have built in a buffered loop. Did you use a kit for this like the one from London Power?

Adam


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: plasticvonaband on April 11, 2013, 11:55:23 PM
Nicely done, Tom!

Gregg


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Tom Vernon on April 12, 2013, 03:59:30 AM
Cheers Gregg

SoundPerf, I'll do that, I made a video showing the different sounds yesterday, but had some technical issues, (which translates as me being crap at getting the recording onto youtube!), I'll try again when I get a minute:)

Adam, the buffered loop was a clater earlier in it's life. I didn't implement that mod, it was done by Steve Carter, awesome engineer/human being in NW England. He did the reverb mod as well.

I'll start a new thread on it, and try and get hold of the schematic for the reverb and buffered loop mods. I know Steve made a schematic by reverse engineering...


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: eazilyled on July 04, 2013, 05:10:56 AM
Here's my completed build.

It's a 50w OTS I built from a kit.
For transformers, I used Hammond bassman type replacements (PT 291DEX, OT 1760L, Choke 194B).
I had to drill some new mounting holes for these, but it wasn't too difficult.
I also went for the 'heater wires in the air' approach.
For tubes, I used some old Mullard ECC83s in V1 / V2, a new Tungsol in V3 and TAD 6L6s in V4 / V5.

My voltages were a touch high initially (477V at power tube plates, ~200V at V1 plates), so I increased the 3K3 dropper resistor to 4k7.
This got the preamp plate voltages down a touch, so I ended up with ~190V at V1 plates.
I also adjusted the PI trimmer for a 6V difference at the V3 plates.

I didn't build the head cab, I got that from Tube Town.
I had to drill the mounting holes in the cab, but again that wasn't too difficult once I'd made a paper template of the chassis.

I'm really pleased with the sound of the amp. It sounds really full bodied with the 2x12 cab I have.
I'll probably invest in a G1265 loaded cab and a C-Lator eventually.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: eazilyled on July 04, 2013, 05:11:48 AM
Here's a gut shot of the amp.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: captainbackfire on August 24, 2013, 08:46:20 AM
 ;D Cool Build! Nice Cab! Didn't know they still come in white chassis like mine (2012)

What did lowering the voltage do to the tone /response of the amp? I've been investigating this for a long time now. Thanks.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Fenderick on September 29, 2013, 07:55:35 PM
Both of my 50 watt overtone specials
Mods
Tone stack.
Front VOX grill & "D" Faceplate


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: gordon of eden on November 01, 2013, 04:11:51 PM
Here are a few shots of my new Ceriarolannatone that I just received.
I bought the chassis from a friend and had Taylor at Amplified Nation build the cab based on a CA design.
Thanks Taylor, I love this thing!!!

/Users/david/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Modified/2013/Oct 24, 2013_3/IMG_20131024_230359_948.jpg/Users/david/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Modified/2013/Oct 24, 2013_3/IMG_20131024_230309_984.jpg/Users/david/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Modified/2013/Oct 24, 2013_3/IMG_20131024_230151_303.jpg


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Am_I_Evil on January 07, 2014, 03:14:38 PM
These amps sounds great..., what about their loudness? Are they to laud like plexis and DC30?  


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Fenderick on January 07, 2014, 04:05:00 PM
Both of my 50 watt overtone specials are Loud!!!
Mods
Tone stack.
Front VOX grill & "D" Faceplate
(http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w633/fenderick23/NaylorampCeriatone_zps2ee9a566.jpg) (http://s1333.photobucket.com/user/fenderick23/media/NaylorampCeriatone_zps2ee9a566.jpg.html)

(http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w633/fenderick23/ceriatone1_zpsae9bf500.jpg) (http://s1333.photobucket.com/user/fenderick23/media/ceriatone1_zpsae9bf500.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: TennAmp on March 05, 2014, 09:07:33 AM
HRM Bluesmaster 50 in a denim covered cab -

(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn223/jonwaldo/Bluesmaster%2050/DSC_0003_zps282a6935.jpg) (http://s305.photobucket.com/user/jonwaldo/media/Bluesmaster%2050/DSC_0003_zps282a6935.jpg.html)
(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn223/jonwaldo/Bluesmaster%2050/DSC_0014_zps3dcdacd7.jpg) (http://s305.photobucket.com/user/jonwaldo/media/Bluesmaster%2050/DSC_0014_zps3dcdacd7.jpg.html)

And then built into a Dumble style combo cab with C-Lator slot -

(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn223/jonwaldo/Bluesmaster%2050/DSC_0015_zpsff40fb2f.jpg) (http://s305.photobucket.com/user/jonwaldo/media/Bluesmaster%2050/DSC_0015_zpsff40fb2f.jpg.html)
(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn223/jonwaldo/Bluesmaster%2050/DSC_0017_zpscb2b6081.jpg) (http://s305.photobucket.com/user/jonwaldo/media/Bluesmaster%2050/DSC_0017_zpscb2b6081.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Mngnt on September 08, 2014, 08:58:44 PM
Happy to finally be able to post.

BM50 with D-Style cabs (oval back).

One cab has an ET90 (amazing).
The other is an Emi RWB (not amazing).  To be replaced with something else TBD.

(http://i.imgur.com/3fuWMnZ.jpg)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Mngnt on September 26, 2014, 10:26:53 PM
Well, I swapped out the RWB for a WGS Retro30.

All I can say is, WOW.  The Retro30 has the Fendery sparkle without the ice pick or flabby bass.  The ET90 is that great full tone.  Together they're amazing.

Highly recommended.  I can't believe how little I paid for these speakers, considering how good they sound.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Sam Slick on November 12, 2014, 05:53:37 PM
Here my latest... OTS lunchbox. The speaker cab started off as a Hammond PR 40 tone cab. I built the head cab to match it.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Plato on December 15, 2014, 11:11:11 AM
Just finished my Mini-OTS with good working simple build-in-reverb


In addition to my HRM50, which has it's place in our rehearsalroom permanently, I ordered a Lunchbox-OTS
as a bedroom-amp (it's placed in my office actually).


The amp itself was built by ceriatone.
The cabinet is my work, built from simple pinewood, stained in mahagony-red.
The finish is glossy clear lacquer, normally used for boats.

I really wanted a build-in reverb, so I just put a "tc hall of fame" on top of the chassis (held
by magnets - so it can easily be removed).

To get rid of the external power supply I chose the following solution:
I ordered a voltage converter (12V-9V, usually applied to cars) and solded it to 12V and ground
inside the amp. The 9V output of the converter was connected to a low-voltage-jack I installed in
the chassis.

To make the reverb-control accessible, I mounted the frontgrill with magnets. A lug at the top of
the grill allows to pull it out easily.

The tube-protection at the rearside is welded 5mm round-bar steel.


Well, it sounds great with a single g12-65.
Especially the implementation of the reverb unit without external power-supply (which
was nothing but an experiment at the beginning), was a success.


For anyone interested, I attached some pictures to make things clearer.

Andreas ;)

(http://www.bluefrontcafe.de/miniots/a.jpg)
(http://www.bluefrontcafe.de/miniots/b.jpg)
(http://www.bluefrontcafe.de/miniots/c.jpg)
(http://www.bluefrontcafe.de/miniots/d.jpg)
(http://www.bluefrontcafe.de/miniots/e.jpg)
(http://www.bluefrontcafe.de/miniots/f.jpg)
(http://www.bluefrontcafe.de/miniots/g.jpg)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Kitarist on December 22, 2015, 03:06:28 AM
Really nice :)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Tellawcaster on November 12, 2016, 12:06:38 PM
Ceriatone HRM 100 with HRM defeat switch, half power, and 6 way rotary bright mod with the Plush Verbrator in the loop.  2x12 and 1x12 Cabs and aged cab hardware by Amplified Nation in rust colored suede (looks more orange in pics, however).  Covers/cases by Studio Slips.

(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w674/arjordan4/Guitars/F462F273-4018-483D-88AA-F8193193B94A_zpsappcqed2.jpg) (http://s1335.photobucket.com/user/arjordan4/media/Guitars/F462F273-4018-483D-88AA-F8193193B94A_zpsappcqed2.jpg.html)

(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w674/arjordan4/Guitars/C58EC2D6-9FAD-4716-8CD7-C0D058FB8376_zpsmzevohgr.jpg) (http://s1335.photobucket.com/user/arjordan4/media/Guitars/C58EC2D6-9FAD-4716-8CD7-C0D058FB8376_zpsmzevohgr.jpg.html)

(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w674/arjordan4/Guitars/D6EC83A6-4932-4B9B-AF83-2EC6E4644A5C_zps8i9ejflw.jpg) (http://s1335.photobucket.com/user/arjordan4/media/Guitars/D6EC83A6-4932-4B9B-AF83-2EC6E4644A5C_zps8i9ejflw.jpg.html)

(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w674/arjordan4/Guitars/257C8347-6E09-438A-AD13-D298A11E6D6E_zpsxrvw3sjg.jpg) (http://s1335.photobucket.com/user/arjordan4/media/Guitars/257C8347-6E09-438A-AD13-D298A11E6D6E_zpsxrvw3sjg.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Tellawcaster on November 12, 2016, 12:21:58 PM
Finally done!  Mercury Magnetics trannies, Walnut and Flame Maple cab, Maple face-plates with Walnut and Abalone inlays, custom knobs.  Yummy!

Yikes! This is crazy good.  Brilliant.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Tellawcaster on November 12, 2016, 12:31:11 PM
Here's my entry.  Just finished the cabs last night.  Ported speaker cab, based off the TL806 plan, houses an EV12L.  Suede all around.  Probably would have been cheaper, factoring in my time,  to just buy the cabs and cover them to my tastes but, there is a great sense of satisfaction having done my own work.  Oh yeah, very nice amp.  I still have some minor tweaking to do but, I'm definitely in the ballpark.

(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f133/joeanacortes/IMG_0410.jpg)
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f133/joeanacortes/IMG_0412.jpg)
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f133/joeanacortes/IMG_0414.jpg)

Brilliant!


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: hessjr86 on December 06, 2016, 09:43:14 PM
OTS 50W. Built the amp and cab.  Will probably airbrush out the lines on the face plate since they don't line up quite right.  Still working on the speaker cab so just running it through the 2X12s in my orange combo.  Sounds incredible.


Title: Re: Pics of completed Overtones
Post by: Drpaedu on November 13, 2017, 02:25:42 AM
Just finshed  :)