Design Review: Amplifier

Planned design For this final project, I am planning on designing and constructing a lunchbox tube amplifier. I am planning on using two 12AX7 preamp tubes and a single EL84 power…

Top 5 Constraints: Amplifier

Aesthetics Aesthetically, I’m not quite sure how to approach the project. The amplifier itself will be contained in an aluminum chassis, which I plan to sand and acid etch. Aiming…

Main Project Inspirations: Amplifier

Steve Albini’s (of Shellac) guitar rig Since this final project has to have a dynamic element as part of its design, I figured I could incorporate one of my interests: guitar amplification. I’ve wanted to…

Skills, Personal Aspirations

I have a lot of general “shop” experience – I know how to use power tools and how to work with metal and wood, simply put. This comes mostly out…

Upcycle Final Report: Monument

The final product Preliminary Design and Inspiration For this particular project, I wanted to focus exclusively on the aesthetics of my final product. I had no particular inspiration for what I wanted…

Upcycle Progress

My upcycle project is still in the works design-wise, but a great deal of my design process has centered around the materials that I intend on using. My cheap-o wooden…

Sunn O))): From Amplifiers to Altars

Sunn O)))’s 2005 drone metal record, Black One(rateyourmusic.com) Sunn O))) (simply pronounced “Sun”) are a peculiar metal band from Seattle, WA, known for their punishing and monolithic drone releases as well…