The first parts for my project arrived today (from tubesandmore), so I thought it's a good time to start a thread detailing my little project.
So without further adieu, the parts:
The tweed and grill cloth:
And now for the back-story...
It all started with the great Laney Cub incident of December '09 when people were snapping up the little cubs for great prices. Long story short, an initial bout of GAS for a Laney Cub 8 turned in a project to put together a kief looking 5 watt amp which turned into a project putting together a vintage looking 5 watt amp.
The amp is going to be doing duty as an amp for my harmonica playing as well as guitar playing. I was referred to Karel Mars by Dave Ferguson, a Cape Town harp player who's used Karel quite a bit. After some discussions with Karel (who was super helpful and is a helluva nice guy) we settled on a 5F2A circuit. I spoke to Karel end of last week and it seems I won’t have to wait too much longer.
After lots of reading a sample and whatnot I settled on a Jensen C8R 8", which should have been here already, but I’m expecting in a week or two.
I'll be building the cab and, despite lots of warnings, covering it with tweed myself.
I’m super excited and I can’t wait to get stuck into the project properly.
I'll keep you folks apprised of the progress.