Trinity Triwatt Build



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Trinity Triwatt Build

Postby LaoWiz » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:46 pm

Don't see many amp build threads here so hope this is in the right place!

Was looking for a new head recently and then stepped into the amp kit rabbit hole finding this Hiwatt build. I haven't built an amp before so it's going to be a huge learning experience and probably pretty difficult. Thought I would document it here. Wish me luck, my updates will likely not be super frequent but hopefully fun.

Link to the Kit
http://www.trinityamps.com/product/trinity-triwatt-kit/

Link to the Product that has more info:
http://www.trinityamps.com/product/trinity-triwatt/

Seeing that the chassis is aluminum I of course have to etch it! Have a rough design but need to finish it soon before I can start the actual build:

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Hopefully I can lock this down this week and etch over the weekend. Also, Trinity sells a Head cabinet for this project but it's another 200 bucks but I think I might build one in the style of the Hex Micro T. This is going to take forever but should be a blast:

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Re: Trinity Triwatt Build

Postby goroth » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:30 am

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Re: Trinity Triwatt Build

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Re: Trinity Triwatt Build

Postby Olin » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:35 pm

This is cool as fuck, really looking forward to seeing this progress.
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Re: Trinity Triwatt Build

Postby LaoWiz » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:03 am

Made a tiny little progress on this. Was able to etch the chassis today and now that that is done all I need to do is paint it and then can actually start building the beast. Gonna start circuit on the board next. Here's some pics:


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Re: Trinity Triwatt Build

Postby ibarakishi » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:50 am

wow, this looks great. Can't wait to see it finished
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Re: Trinity Triwatt Build

Postby imJonWain » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:21 pm

nice work!
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Re: Trinity Triwatt Build

Postby BetterOffShred » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:15 am

That looks like a great kit man! I'd never seen that one before! Are you going to run the 6V6 or KT66's? 2xKT66 should be like 45ish Watts compared to around 22 or so with the 6V6's.. Both are great tubes IMO, I have plans to build a 2x6V6 power section from a Fender 5G9 with the bias trem, with a Sunn Model T preamp section.. not for a while though!

Edit: Ah, they are switching in an 18v Zener for the 6V6 operation to hit them with a little less B+. . Pretty cool design!
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Re: Trinity Triwatt Build

Postby LaoWiz » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:51 pm

Thanks everybody. It's going super slow as I had painted it blue and black but decided I didn't want the blue so stripped it down and refinished it over the weekend. Been also trying to figure out how to make the head shell and generally just procrastinating on starting up the circuit. But going to finally start this weekend if I can lock in a few straight hours with it...

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Re: Trinity Triwatt Build

Postby LaoWiz » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:58 pm

BetterOffShred wrote:That looks like a great kit man! I'd never seen that one before! Are you going to run the 6V6 or KT66's? 2xKT66 should be like 45ish Watts compared to around 22 or so with the 6V6's.. Both are great tubes IMO, I have plans to build a 2x6V6 power section from a Fender 5G9 with the bias trem, with a Sunn Model T preamp section.. not for a while though!

Edit: Ah, they are switching in an 18v Zener for the 6V6 operation to hit them with a little less B+. . Pretty cool design!


Hey man, I'm definitely going to try both types but probably start with 6V6 as that will probably be enough for my garage. This is actually going to be my first amp build and probably could have started with a much simpler project but fuck it. There's lots of documentation so as long as I keep it safe it will be up to me to get it running. Should be a worthwhile venture once it's done!
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Re: Trinity Triwatt Build

Postby BetterOffShred » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:10 am

6V6's sound great in my opinion. I Never really got into EL84's.. they have too much honk and are "brittle" sounding to me. I mean they are OK in stuff you expect to sound like that, like AC30. 6V6's have that fatter 6L6 sound in a low watt package.

I think the new face looks great. I procrastinate at building cabs too.. don't worry
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Re: Trinity Triwatt Build

Postby LaoWiz » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:59 pm

Tiny bit of progress on this. Got all of the hardware mounted and will start wiring this pup up this week. I think my goal will be to have this in a head cab by the turn of the year.

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Re: Trinity Triwatt Build

Postby LaoWiz » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:02 pm

oops, accidental double post...
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Re: Trinity Triwatt Build

Postby imJonWain » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:34 pm

looks great! I recommend the JJ 6v6S if you haven't got tubes yet. Cheap and awesomeeeee.
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Re: Trinity Triwatt Build

Postby LaoWiz » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:22 pm

imJonWain wrote:looks great! I recommend the JJ 6v6S if you haven't got tubes yet. Cheap and awesomeeeee.


Thanks, man. And thanks for the recco, haven't bought the tubes yet and was thinking good to go cheaper first.
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