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« on: February 15, 2008, 10:17:52 PM »

Hello to all, I am new to any type of forum at all , but have decided to speak up on this forum because It seems that there is a lot of like minded people and also I think the forum needs support to survive, I am currently setting out on my first build-a 5e3 based unit , I have purchased a chassis and pre assembled board from Nik, I already have the transformers that I purchased cheap only problem is that they are not centre tapped on the H/v so I will for now use a bridge rectifier- oh well I can always swap and change at a later date! I intend this amp to be a test and learning bed, any comments on cost effective speaker choices would be appreciated - Thanks-Josh  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008, 11:58:37 PM »

Hi Josh,
I recently got a 5E3 from Nik and am still in the process of cabinet building. It's a great amp. As for speakers there are a lot of choices. I got a Celestion blue for mine but that was anything but cost effective. I've heard a lot of good things about Weber and Jensen speakers in these amps. People seem to typically go alnico as did I but my Celestion V30 sounds awesome in it also. Good luck on your quest.
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2008, 12:10:03 AM »

Hi Zeeman,
Thanks for your input_ celestions have previously  been recommended too me , what style of music do you play? , i ask this so i have a better idea of the sound of the celestion blue, also what are you building your cab out of?
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2008, 12:15:37 AM »

I sort of run the gamut between classic rock, rockabilly, blues, and country, with a little western swing thrown in for good measure. I'm pretty open to a lot of different styles and I like taking a swing at most of them.

I'm making the cab out of pine with birch plywood for the baffle and back pieces. It's a typical tweed deluxe cabinet. I'm also making a head cab for it even though I got the combo chassis. I attached some brackets to the chassis to mount it and that will give me the option of a head or combo depending on my mood. Currently taking a break as the contact cement cures and about to put the tolex on the head.
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2008, 02:15:40 AM »

sounds like we have very similar taste in music (I suppose that figures since we are building 5e3's), I might give the blue a try!, hopefully you will post some pictures of your cab when completed?
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2008, 02:18:20 PM »

I recommend a Greenback for 5E3, I really like how it sounds with my 5E3... and not as expensive as the Blue I might add, although blue would probably sound awesome.

I see you're from Australia... I've heard Lorantz speakers are not so bad choice as well. I never heard those, just sharing some ideas.

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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2008, 03:34:29 AM »

Thanks mcinku,
My friend has greenbacks in his goldentone (great Australian amp), but I have not played through that amp for years as he lives a fair distance away, I will check out the Lorantz, aren't they a audio speaker?

Speaking of the goldentone I am planning on visiting him later in the year and i will draw up a layout and maybe that will be my next project amp-Josh Grin 
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2008, 04:49:03 AM »

"I will check out the Lorantz, aren't they a audio speaker?"

I guess not
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-U-K-Greenback-50watt-Speaker-Clone-Lorantz-NEW_W0QQitemZ230223744093QQihZ013QQcategoryZ23794QQcmdZViewItem

also some info here
http://www.woodworkforums.com/showthread.php?t=59360

...just a quick google, I don't know nothing about those speakers
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2008, 05:07:34 AM »

Thanks again mcinku,
I think it is definitely worth the risk after reading a couple of the reviews, thanks heaps Wink

I had a look at your pics of your amps definitely things of beauty --Thanks again!!!!
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