INSTALLING A REVERB PEDAL INTO A TWEED DELUXE TYPE AMP
I typically use a Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail reverb pedal with this amp. So, I decided to mount it inside the cabinet. It was an easy modification; I disconnected the lead from one of the normal input jacks on the amp and routed the jack input to the input plug on the HG pedal. The other cable then feeds the output of the reverb pedal to the input on the circuit board. The original wire from the jack was left disconnected. This mod is completely reversible.
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|My main "carrying around" amp is a Tweed Deluxe clone I built from a Weber kit. As far as the amp goes, I replaced the kit resistors with carbon composition resistors, the electrolytics with Sprague types, installed upgraded toggle switches and some NOS RCA 12AX7's. Otherwise, the kit is stock.|
|The cabinets that Weber provides are from Mojotone. I lacquered the tweed and relocated the handle (the holes are evident) to the proper position. Whoever installed this handle installed it too far to the front edge. I discovered this when I had a custom Tuki cover made for this amp.|
|The pedal is mounted to the inside of the cabinet with an "L-shaped" bracket made from a scrap of stainless steel I had lying around. The pedal is attached to the bracket with the plug nuts, so that no holes were drilled in the pedal. A piece of double stick foam tape on the side of the pedal keeps it snug against the cabinet side.|
|This photo shows the wiring of the pedal input and output between the amp input jack and the circuit board. I just left the original wire from the jack disconnected.|
|The power supply was plugged into a small outlet switch mounted inside the cabinet.|
|The panels replaced. The pedal was positioned so that the reverb controls are accessible. I just plug into the #2 'normal' jack to use the reverb.|
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