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UPDATED OCTOBER 10 2017: A trashed Fender Deluxe conversion. My main recording amps at the moment are a Yamaha THR10C for clean and crunch and a YamahaTHR10X for metal and noise. Both have full stereo high def output so I needed to run them thru a large amp if I wanted portable uber-volume, but even 'stereo' guitar amps generally have a mono input and just a stereo output into two speakers. The THRs are collaboratively designed by Yamaha's separate audio and guitar companies to have audiophile quality output that is meant to feed into speakers with a full hi-fi response rather than the narrower range of tight-coned guitar amp speakers - so I needed to build something.

Gutted the Fender, mounted a 160 watt Australian Monitor IN400 stereo switching amplifier vertically at the back, made a new baffle board for a pair of 8" hifi woofers and high output tweeters. Problem solved. The IN400 has multiple inputs and a remote control so I can y-cord into both Yammies and have cordless amp switching. It's also the most awesome ipod dock in town. Win/win.

 

 

Yamaha THR10X and THR10C

 

Australian Monitor IN400 Stereo Switching Amp

 

Gutting the animal

 

Baffle action 1: marking and cutting

 

Baffle action 2: fun with knives and fingers

 

Ready for covering with grill cloth

 

 

 

4 very hefty speakers plus the 7kg rack amp makes for a heavy amp for its size - but still in a cute littledeluxe cab

 

 

grill cloth sourced from a secret local supplier. all finished except for hookups

 

160 WATTS OF FULL STEREO, HI-FI QUALITY GRUNT \m/

 

160 WATTS OF FULL STEREO, HI-FI QUALITY GRUNT + SPICES \m/ \m/

 

will post audio demos sometime...

 

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