Last October I finished my first electric guitar for my 16 year old son. http://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.p...ghlight=guitar
We were encouraged enough by the sound that we thought it merited a tube amplifier, but the CFO (LOML) wouldn't "buy" into our enthusiasm . The fiscally acceptable solution was to build one....a 3 watt, Class A "night light" from mostly salvaged parts. We used the chassis and power transformer from a 1939 Stromberg Carlson radio. This project has me way out of my element, but after several weeks of headscratching, several revisions to the schematic, and several feet of solder up in smoke, she finally glowed and sang to us tonight! Woo Hoo!
It seemed like every tube amp website I looked at had huge "WARNINGS!" about how the high voltages of these things can kill you if you don't know what you're doing. So with one hand safely tucked in my pocket, I poked and prodded enough to gain some confidence that this thing wasn't wasn't going to become a turbo charged pacemaker for anyone. All systems go so far, but there's still much work to be done. The plan is to clean up the layout, then stuff the whole thing in a box from a 1928 American Bosch radio. I'll post some pics once it's presentable.....right now I'm just happy that it works and that no one got fried!