Well here goes guys. It ain't pretty like Bluesky's, but it's a great project for someone looking for a person looking for a fun project that's fairly easy and sounds great. It comes from Mod Kits DIYhttp://www.modkitsdiy.com/
about $215. It has no eyelet board and is what's considered true point to point wiring. It's the way it was done back in the caveman days. It EL84 powered with a 12ax7 preamp tube. Solid state rectifier using two diodes. Very simple build.
Here's the chassis and parts. Nothing fancy or shiny for that matter. You need to file the holes to get the paint off them so you get a good ground. I actually ground the paint off where the terminal strips bolt to the chassis to get an even better ground.
Next up mount the tube sockets and rubber grommets.
Next comes the transformers, pots, power switch, fuse holder, jacks and light.
Here's the power supply caps installed.
Here's pretty much the finished product. Like I said, it's a very simple project.
Like Bill says in his build. You need to keep track of the next step and not get ahead of yourself because you'll make it tough on yourself if you solder something too soon and it's in the way of the next step. The instructions were very clear. I used my cheapie Radio Shack meter to measure the resistors just to be sure and all were well within spec and a few were even dead nuts on their values. Parts seem to be decent quality. It has a Hammond power tranny from Canada, I know nothing about them. I'd like to build another one using Merc Mag trannies, Sprague caps and carbon comp resistors just to hear the difference in tone.
But for the money, I'd highly recommend this for a first build if you'd like to try old school amp building. Be sure to route the wires as recommended and keep the runs short to keep the amp quiet.
It's Alive! And sounds great.
Sorry about the crappy shots. I built this in my darkroom because it's really well ventilated but space was limited.