- Technical Details
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• We provide a layout and a schematic (on the Technical Details tab), but we do not include step by step assembly instructions.
• Troubleshooting advice can be found in the Kitbuilding Forum.
• Kits with cabinets ship as one complete shipment.
• Lead time for kits is approximately 2-3 weeks.
Please Read: The complexity of Weber kits ranges from very simple to extremely complex. We do not recommend anyone attempting to build any of our kits that are rated at 3 or higher in complexity unless you have the assistance of a qualified amp builder or electronics technician. Because of the sensitivities to wire placement, grounding schemes, and other parts related issues, troubleshooting the potential malfunctions and noises can be very frustrating without the experience and knowledge. All Weber amplifier kits have lethal voltages that are present even after power is removed. You must exercise extreme caution when working with high voltages. Before ordering any of these kits, you should look over the schematics and layouts provided for each kit to ensure there is enough information for you to feel comfortable building the kit. Click here for an explanation of complexity ratings.
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Customer Reviews of 5E3x2 Amp Kit
5E3X2 second build
5E3X2 second build
I loved my first build and my friend agreed, so he bought it! I had to have another, so built this one a little differently. As with the first, I used larger PS filter caps and found a circuit to isolate the channels using a double tone pot and some parts. I added screen grid resistors on the power tubes and a choke for the screen supply. The first build was cathode-biased. This one I decided to use fixed adjustable bias and added 1 Ohm 1W 1% resistors on pin 8 to ground of the power tubes. Ordered the cab without speakers and with a 1X15 baffle. I'm using an Eminence Legend 1518 speaker with 102dB sensitivity. I finished the tweed with 2 coats of Minwax satin Honey Pine urethane. The amp is so loud that I decided to use a 12AY7 in V1. The result is an amp that is just a delight. I use it with a pedal board and it does the job for me.
5E3 X 2 Kit
5E3 X 2 Kit
Inspired to build this (my 7th kit) after playing a Victoria amp with same basic circuit. Bought without speakers, built the kit with minor changes. I upped the PS first 2 filters to 40uF. Apparently a weakness is the first resistor in the PS. I upped the watts to 5. Still had a little hum, so replaced it with a choke. Then, I replaced the tone pot with a double and some minor changes to isolate the channels. I had a pair of Jensen Neo 100 speakers on hand, so used them. Applied Minwax Honey Pine satin poly to the tweed. Then replaced V1 with a 5751. This amp keeps up with a full band: fiddle, steel, bass, drums, rhythm guitar and vocalist with volume set on 2. I use pedals for all the effects I need. This is the best amp I can imagine. You can't go wrong with this.