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Old 01-17-2018, 11:20 AM
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Default New Goodsell Amp Build

I've gone back to smaller amps so I traded in my big 35w Goodsell Model 1958 and am anticipating Richard's new concept based on a princeton platform. It'll be a 17-19 watt single end amp w/ one 6550 power tube (or a KT66) w/ a 0B3 gas voltage regulator (w/ purple glow) and SS rectifier to get all the power available.

So I stopped down to Richard's shop Saturday to assemble the cabinet and save Richard a half an hour on the build. The amp is on the right w/ Richard. I'm darn excited.





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looks great. princeton builds are probably the hottest item going now. if you are building the cab, you could have built the amp too.

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Two eight inch, interesting choice.
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Old 01-18-2018, 10:03 AM
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Won't be much "Princeton" but for the cabinet and chassis, it'll be a single ended Class A, w/ one power tube where the classic Princeton is 2x6V6s in a push pull configuration.

Yeah, the 2x8s will be an interesting set up. The WGS G8C get the top reviews for 8 inch speakers. My other combo amps have 12" spkrs and different power tubes, EL84s and 6V6s so this build should be something completely different.
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Congrats on the new amp. Goodsell has a great reputation.


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Two eight inch, interesting choice.
Agreed. I would normally go for a 10" or 12", but if I were going two 8" speakers I would probably pair one G8C with a different 8", perhaps a Weber Sig Series.
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Congrats on the new amp. Goodsell has a great reputation.
Agreed. I would normally go for a 10" or 12", but if I were going two 8" speakers I would probably pair one G8C with a different 8", perhaps a Weber Sig Series.
Richard's a friend, great guy, very gifted. He dreams in amp schematics. I don't think the chassis has hit the bench yet, I'm trying not to check in.

the 2x8 is a leap o' faith for me, the attraction is you can fit two 8" in a 5F2 cabinet so why not? I'm thinking of running it w/ my Goodsell Super 17 (w/ 12" ceramic) on stage and see if it's fun enough to carry two amps.

I figured I'd pick up a Weber alnico at some point, you'd think the ceramic/alnico mix would sound great. Thanks for the suggestion!
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