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Kits

Step by step assembly instructions now available for the Chihuahua!

Kit Package

Most of our great amps are available in kit form at substantial savings due to the extensive amount of time involved in the point-to-point hand wiring. The cabinets come completely finished and the professional looking faceplates and logo assure your amp will look as good as it sounds. Most kits have step by step instructions to guide you through the assembly and wiring of top quality components. You are assured of having everything you need and a proven circuit that sounds fantastic.

These kits are definitely not for everyone! Don't buy a kit just to save a few bucks, but rather because you enjoy this type of work, know how to solder well, pay attention to instructions and details, and typically finish large projects that you start. You MUST have ALL of the tools shown at the bottom of this page! These are advanced kits, so you should have some basic kit building skills, and most important, soldering skills! Typical kits can take from 15 to 25 hours to complete. If you follow the instructions, you are never exposed to live circuits or dangerous voltages.

E-mail support is provided (sorry but I just don't have time for phone tech support on KITS) and if you really get stuck and can't get your kit working properly, send me your completed chassis for troubleshooting or repair. The first hour is "on the house" (PROVIDED YOU HAVE FOLLOWED THE INSTRUCTIONS AND MADE NO MODIFICATIONS) and I can often fix the problem during this time. Additional repair or rework time is billed at $60/hr and you are responsible for return freight/insurance. All parts are guaranteed except shorted transformer windings, torn speaker cones, or similar abuses incurred after you receive the kit. Speakers and tubes are guaranteed for 30 days.

These are wonderful amp kits and it is quite a thrill to fire one up for the first time and know that you built it yourself! This is a great way to learn about tube amp construction.

David Allen, EE


Kit Pricing

(Prices do not include shipping costs)

Ultimate Amp Kits (step by step instructions, drawings, email tech support)


Chihuahua chassis only kit 6W or 10W

$599

Chihuahua chassis only kit 14W

$699

Chihuahua head kit 6W or 10W

$899

Chihuahua head kit 14W

$999

Chihuahua 1x8 6V6 6W

$979

Chihuahua 1x10 6V6 6W

$999

Chihuahua 1x12 6V6 6W

$1,049

Chihuahua 1x10 6L6/EL34 10W

$999

Chihuahua 1x12 6L6/EL34 10W

$1,049

Chihuahua 1x10 6550 14W

$1,099

Chihuahua 1x12 6550 14W

$1,149


Accomplice Jr. Chassis Only Kit

$799

Accomplice Jr. Head Kit

$949

Accomplice Jr. 1x10 Combo Kit

$1,099

Accomplice Jr. 1x12 Combo Kit

$1,149


Accomplice Chassis Only Kit

$949

Accomplice Head Kit

$1,099

Accomplice 1x12 Combo Kit

$1,249

Accomplice 2x10 Combo Kit

$1,349

Accomplice 1x15 Combo Kit

$1,349


Brown Sugar Chassis Only Kit

$949

Brown Sugar Head Kit

$1,099

Brown Sugar 1x12 Combo Kit

$1,249

Brown Sugar 1x15 or 2x10 Combo Kit

$1,349


Old Flame Chassis Only Kit

$949

Old Flame Head Kit

$1,099

Old Flame 1x12 Combo Kit

$1,299

Old Flame 2x10 Combo Kit

$1,299

Old Flame 1X15 Combo Kit

$1,349

Old Flame 4x10 Combo Kit

$1,499


Encore Chassis Only Kit

$999

Encore Head Kit

$1,149

Encore 1x12 Combo Kit

$1,349

Encore 2x10 Combo Kit

$1,349

Encore 1x15 Combo Kit

$1,399

Encore 4x10 Combo Kit

$1,549


 

Bare Bones Amp Kits (parts list and color coded wiring
diagram only - limited email tech support)

These kits are recommended for those who have
successfully completed similar tube amp projects.


Classic 10 Chassis Only Kit

$399

Classic 10 Head Kit

$499

Classic 10 1x10 Combo Kit

$599


New Sweet Spot Kits (formally called V-18)

 

Sweet Spot Chassis Only Kit

$849

Sweet Spot Head Kit

$999

Sweet Spot 1x10 Combo Kit

$1,149

Sweet Spot 1x12 Combo Kit

$1,199

Click here to visit a customer's V-18/Sweet Spot kit build page, which has "in-progress" images and some assembly tips.


Hot Fudge Chassis Only Kit

$799

Hot Fudge Head Kit

$849

Hot Fudge 1x10 Combo Kit

$899

Hot Fudge 1x12 Combo Kit

$949

Hot Fudge w/Nuts Chassis Only Kit

$799

Hot Fudge w/Nuts Head Kit

$949

Hot Fudge w/Nuts 1x12 Combo Kit

$1,049


 
Tools

Recommended Tool List For Kit Assembly:

  • Safety Glasses
  • Digital multi-meter
  • Temperature controlled soldering station 30-40W with .030" screwdriver tip
  • .050-.060" diameter 60/40 rosin core electronic solder (No silver solder or acid core!)
  • De-soldering tool [Radio Shack]
  • Needle-nosed pliers (Xcelite #378M)
  • Diagonal flush cutting pliers (Xcelite #170M)
  • Complete set of nutdrivers plus 9/16” nutdriver or deep socket wrench
  • Box-end wrench (11/32")
  • Standard flatblade screwdriver
  • Small standard flatblade screwdriver (3/32")
  • Phillips screwdrivers (#1 and #2)
  • Automatic wire strippers [Parts Express #360-640]
  • Klein crimping tool for lugs [Parts Express # 362-110]
  • 6" slip-joint pliers
  • Optional: Lead bending tools [Mouser part no.: 5166-801 & 5166-901]

You can get many of these tools at local stores such as Radio Shack, Sears, and other electronic parts oriented retailers. Here are also a few on-line suppliers: