Build a 1987/2204 or get a 1987x??

Clayton Custom Cabs

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May 2, 2020
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Puget Sound Washington
A 50 watt Plexi is unbelievably loud. If 18 watts is enough for you, I’d consider a JTM45 with KT66 tubes. It’s also loud but more manageable than a 1987x. You can’t go wrong with a 2204, great sounding at almost any volume. Build both, more projects = more fun!
I'll second this approach! When I get some more experience under my belt I will be building a JTM45 with KT66's

Marcus Johns

Sep 3, 2021
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It is interesting that the four posters above have quoted the OP but do not seem to have read (or at least acknowledged that they have read the thread and its development and results, odd!

BTW voltages are about right, ideally get your heaters to 6.3 which will raise the other voltages by 5% if you want but I would not sweat it.
Yep it’s been a journey lol. Your right, if I connect onto the 220VAC PT primary tap, everything will go up by a bit . I might just leave it for the time being.

Thanks all for the advise and tips along the way! Much appreciated.

I took my time on this one, spent a lot time planning it out etc, no issues which is great! No doubt I’ll have some questions when it comes time to install the FX loop, but looking at the instructions it should be super easy.