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Offline charnich

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Crack+Speedball build
« on: July 23, 2021, 04:48:07 PM »
Just posting this to showcase my new build. Electronics are stock crack+ speedball. I used oak from a locally cut tree and planed it to thickness. I opted not to use the kit-included alder because I needed to use an open grained wood for effect. I painted the top panel burgundy enamel and sprayed a catalyzed automotive clear coat followed by wet sanding, cutting, and buffing for a high gloss luster. I'm happy with how it looks but ecstatic about how it sounds. This little beast totally transformed my 650's.
« Last Edit: July 23, 2021, 04:51:20 PM by charnich »
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Offline Colonl_Charisma

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Re: Crack+Speedball build
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2021, 05:10:54 PM »
Beautiful build! I love what you did with the wood!
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Re: Crack+Speedball build
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2021, 07:13:29 PM »
Really nice detailing. Great job! I built mine back in 2014 and while it doesn't look as nice, how it handles an audio signal never ceases to amaze! Enjoy!
« Last Edit: July 23, 2021, 07:15:21 PM by Mucker »

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Re: Crack+Speedball build
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2021, 01:08:26 AM »
@Ross, @Mucker    Thanks!
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Offline Paul Birkeland

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Re: Crack+Speedball build
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2021, 05:21:51 AM »
Cool!
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Re: Crack+Speedball build
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2021, 05:52:40 AM »
Lovely, and very different in a cool way!
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Offline larcenasb

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Re: Crack+Speedball build
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2021, 06:22:52 AM »
For you to say you're happier with the sound than the looks--given how beautiful your build's aesthetic is--says it all. The Crack is a sonic marvel. Enjoy your amp!

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Re: Crack+Speedball build
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2021, 07:53:54 AM »
@Paul, @Doc, @larcenasb: Thank you for the kind words guys!!
Chuck Nicholson