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Old 14th August 2008
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I'm really trying to use locally harvested, sustainable wood sources as much as possible. I know guitar amps aren't the most planet friendly devices out there but I want to try to make it as "green" as possible. Do you know of a wood supplier that practices sustainable wood harvesting?

Not off the top of my head, but I'll ask around.
Old 14th August 2008
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Not off the top of my head, but I'll ask around.
Cool thanks! I just checked out your website and you have some sweet looking stuff on there!
Old 15th August 2008
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- not very exotic, but maybe recycled lumber? I've seen nice hardwood flooring and molding... old barn and ship timbers and the like - just a thought.
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- not very exotic, but maybe recycled lumber? I've seen nice hardwood flooring and molding... old barn and ship timbers and the like - just a thought.
Actually I am having ten cabinets built next week that are made from a vintage basketball court!
Old 15th August 2008
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Actually I am having ten cabinets built next week that are made from a vintage basketball court!
That's what I'm talkin' about!
Old 15th August 2008
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I'm really trying to use locally harvested, sustainable wood sources as much as possible.
i doubt it's local, but bamboo is sustainable.
Old 15th August 2008
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i doubt it's local, but bamboo is sustainable.
That was my first thought also, as I have a relative who grows the stuff commercially. I'm not sure it would be my first choice for cabinetry, not that it can't be done. BTW, It could be grown locally.

Apparently, Jatoba (aka brazilian cherry) is a sustainable lumber. Obviously not local but it is a very pretty wood and is rather inexpensive as well. It also has a very high spacific gravity and your cabinet maker might curse you as his tools are burning up. heh
Old 15th August 2008
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2nd the Jatoba. I have worked with it and it is beautiful, redder than mahogony with similar grain. Very dense, strong and super stable. I have used it for guitar making forms, etc.

A sample of unfinished Jatoba:
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Old 15th August 2008
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That was my first thought also, as I have a relative who grows the stuff commercially. I'm not sure it would be my first choice for cabinetry, not that it can't be done. BTW, It could be grown locally.

Apparently, Jatoba (aka brazilian cherry) is a sustainable lumber. Obviously not local but it is a very pretty wood and is rather inexpensive as well. It also has a very high spacific gravity and your cabinet maker might curse you as his tools are burning up. heh
I will have to look into that. The first cabinets will be made of locally farmed cherry and the recycled maple I mentioned but I would love to try out different woods if this little project takes off at all. Thanks to all for the advice!
Old 27th September 2008
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Here is a photo of the first batch of cabinets!!
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Old 27th September 2008
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Here is a photo of the first batch of cabinets!!
very nice!
Old 27th September 2008
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Here is a photo of the first batch of cabinets!!
Nice. Where do I sign up?

Have you had a chance to do any clips yet?
Old 30th September 2008
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Nice. Where do I sign up?

Have you had a chance to do any clips yet?
Well you can sign up right here!! heh

We will be doing sound clips hopefully this week. I had Avatar build a pretty cool closed back 2x12 cab for me to test it with. It is loaded with a Celestion Heritage G12H on one side and an Alnico Blue on the other. I think that I may mic up both speakers individually and the do a mono room mic. It is pretty amazing how loud it gets with that cab!
Old 8th October 2008
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Things have been a little delayed in doing the sound clips. Sorry to any who were waiting for it. I am hoping to be able to record some quick clips tonight. I got the first batch of tubes today so the first amps can ship at the end of the week. Thanks!
Old 9th October 2008
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Here is a quick sample that I recorded last night. I just did it at my church so it's pretty raw. I just used the gear that they had there. The recording chain is G&L Legacy Special loaded with Fender Fat 50's pickups-> Anklebiter->Avatar 2x12->Heil Sound PR20->Presonus Firebox. It's just a short clip of my brother noodling around. The amp is turned up to about 3 o'clock but he has the volume control of the guitar backed off to get a warm clean sound that can get a little more grit when you dig in.
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Old 9th October 2008
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nice!
Old 9th October 2008
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Nice sample.

Would you mind posting a sample of the amp dimed?
Old 9th October 2008
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Here is something a little more distorted. The amp is still a 3 o'clock but the guitar's volume is up a bit. Thanks.
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Old 12th October 2008
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Just in case anyone is curious I posted more pictures of the Anklebiter here.
Old 14th October 2008
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Just checked out the products, look cool.

Congrats!
Old 14th October 2008
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Just checked out the products, look cool.

Congrats!
Thanks!!!
Old 30th October 2008
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I have had a few requests for pics of the "guts" of the amp, so here's one:
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Old 30th October 2008
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Hey David,

Have you expermiented with using other electrolytics besides the Illinois caps? Spragues are pretty popular and sound a bit better IMHO even though they cost a few dollars more. Also, are those Mallory 150's in the tone circuit?

Brad
Old 30th October 2008
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Hey David,

Have you expermiented with using other electrolytics besides the Illinois caps? Spragues are pretty popular and sound a bit better IMHO even though they cost a few dollars more. Also, are those Mallory 150's in the tone circuit?

Brad
Brad,

I basically just trusted Jim Nickelson (owner of Little Dawg Amps, and builder of the Anklebiter) on the choices for the parts in the amp. We actually discussed the caps and he felt that the Illinois we just as good. If someone were to want to order an amp with the Spragues I would do it at no additional charge. I will ask Jim to get on here to see if he can answer the questions more specifically. Thanks!
Old 28th January 2009
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Just in case anyone is curious I started a thread on the Anklebiter here. Thanks!
Old 28th January 2009
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looks awesome... what ever happened to the AudioThrottle?
Old 28th January 2009
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looks awesome... what ever happened to the AudioThrottle?
Oh that is still happening. I was just able to bring the amp to market first, that's all. Thanks for your interest!
Old 29th January 2009
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Excellent - I'm excited (and will hopefully buy) BOTH heh
Old 30th January 2009
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Oh that is still happening. I was just able to bring the amp to market first, that's all. Thanks for your interest!
keep us all posted!
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