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Offline bmilcs

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Bottlehead Crack v1.1 Build Progress
« on: Sun, 18 September 2016, 09:27:30 »
Thanks to my successful keyboard builds and modifications, I now have the confidence to go ahead with this project. Last night, I was able to get over half of it done and would love to hear some feedback from those of you with soldering experience and/or Bottlehead DIY kits. Anyways, here she is.



















Full album can be found here: http://imgur.com/a/qqEmZ

I am dying to hear some feedback and/or tips.
  
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Offline Spaceman1200

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Re: Bottlehead Crack v1.1 Build Progress
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 18 September 2016, 18:28:13 »
Nice job man! I just built my own a few months ago! Did you paint your transformer housing bell end?

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Re: Bottlehead Crack v1.1 Build Progress
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 18 September 2016, 18:46:11 »
I have lusted for a Bottlehead preamp for years. Maybe someday ....
"I never understood wind. I know windmills very much, I have studied it better than anybody. I know it is very expensive. They are made in China and Germany mostly, very few made here, almost none, but they are manufactured, tremendous if you are into this tremendous fumes and gases are spewing into the atmosphere. You know we have a world, right? So the world is tiny compared to the universe. So tremendous, tremendous amount of fumes and everything. You talk about the carbon footprint, fumes are spewing into the air, right spewing, whether it is China or Germany, is going into the air. A windmill will kill many bald eagles. After a certain number, they make you turn the windmill off, that is true. By the way, they make you turn it off. And yet, if you killed one, they put you in jail. That is OK. But why is it OK for windmills to destroy the bird population?" - Donald Trump - Turning Point USA speech - 2019-12-22

Offline Spaceman1200

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Re: Bottlehead Crack v1.1 Build Progress
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 18 September 2016, 19:04:25 »
I have lusted for a Bottlehead preamp for years. Maybe someday ....

They are very well done, Easy to build, the manuals are superb. You can finish them in whatever color combo you wish, It took me a weekend to put my crack+speedball together, it was all very worth it. The experience is an enjoyable one, just follow the manual and you'll be good to go.

Offline silaz

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Re: Bottlehead Crack v1.1 Build Progress
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 18 September 2016, 19:43:51 »
I just saw your post in the headphone thread! Definitely deserve props for making your own Bottlehead Crack. I cheaped out and went with a Schiit Asgard 2. They weren't kidding when they said those heat up!

Offline jinrawke

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Re: Bottlehead Crack v1.1 Build Progress
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 18 September 2016, 22:46:24 »
Awesome!  I'm actually in the reverse position - built my Bottlehead Crack about a year ago and now I'm actually looking to build a 60 / 65% kit..... Now if only I could source a Whitefox kit.