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The Valkyrie Guitar Tube Amp by Benjamin Bader
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Here’s a poster design for a steampunk guitar tube amp I’m thinking of building.

The chassis was inspired by a combination of an old tube radio from the 1930s I saw and a Victorian steamer trunk. body would be made from oil finished black walnut and brass with some sort of semi-sheer Victorian style fabric over the speaker.

Overdrive, Bass, Midrange, and Treble knobs would be directly linked to the four gauges so that the needle would move higher or lower depending on the position of the knob. The center volume dial would be connected to a large disk similar to the frequency dials in some old radios that would indicate what volume the amp is set to. Switches for turning the amp and overdrive on and off.

I’m also considering widening the amp to allow for two 10" speakers side by side instead of the single 15" in the design and possibly adding a second input channel. The top will more than likely have some sort of brass mesh or a brass plate with decorative elements cut into it to allow the glow of the tubes to be seen inside.

I’ve gotta talk to a buddy of mine that has designed a number of tube amp circuits to see if I can convince him to work up a schematic for me.

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brass, gears, amplifier, ad, 1800s, speaker, amp, advertisement, walnut, cog, steampunk, streamline, vector, guitar, tube, steam, radio, victorian, mechanical

Comments

  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 4 years ago

    pretty nifty & great retro look….hope it comes together! ;)

  • Thanks. I’m still waiting on my buddy to get me the schematic I’ll need. So it might be done by next Christmas.

    – Benjamin Bader

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