Amp Layouts Created With DIYLC
By Rob Robinette
Have comments or corrections? Email rob at: robinette at comcast dot net
To download DIY files on this site you now have to right-click the links and select "Save as." This is due to a security change in web browsers.
The following annotated high resolution layouts were created using the freeware program Do It Yourself Layout Creator (DIYLC). All the layouts have every component function labeled and are much more detailed than the original Fender, Marshall and Soldano black-and-white layout diagrams. Click on the layouts to see the hi-res version and below each layout you'll find links to download the pdf and DIYLC files.
If you need to reverse a layout to build a head cab or go from my Fender style layouts to a Marshall style, you can right-click the layouts diagrams below and "Save as" the .jpg of the layout. You can then use irfanview (freeware) or other graphics program to create a mirror image. In irfanview you hit the "H" key to "horizontally mirror." Of course things like the tube sockets, pot and jack terminals will now be backwards so you'll have to remember to wire them correctly but most of the layout will be correct.
If you want to upload a file to the HoffmanAmps.com DIYLC file analyzer to have a circuit board made then use these files:
JCM800 Micro 1 watt version of the JCM800
Blackvibe Micro GZ34 Tube Rectifier 1 watt version of the AB763 blackface amp
Princeton Reverb Delete 6V6 & 6L6 (reverb & tremolo deleted)
Princeton Reverb Micro (reverb & tremolo deleted)
Deluxe Micro 1 watt version of the Deluxe
Bassman Micro LTP 1 watt version of the 5F6A Bassman
Champ Micro 1 watt version of the Champ
My Personal Favorite Amp of All Time
These layouts make great wall posters. You can upload a pdf layout file to Staples.com and they'll print it in color on thick poster board suitable for framing. These DIYLC pdf files are super-high resolution and look great blown up to poster size. Just click here to go to Staples poster printing service. Click on "Design Now", select the "Super Heavyweight" tab, "Get Started", "Upload Your Design", select "Landscape" and choose your size, 24 x 36 is only $30 and available for same day pickup at your local Staples but the maximum size 36 x 48 currently costs $84 and must be shipped at no additional charge.
Print These Layouts as Posters at Staples.com
After choosing your size click "Get Started" and drag your pdf file into the upload window. You may have to size the print by dragging a corner dot. You can also click-and-hold to drag the image to center it on the paper. When you're happy with the placement click on "Continue" in the upper right of the webpage, then select "Register", "continue as guest" or "sign in". Review your poster and click the approval checkbox, then click "Continue". Select shipping or "In store pickup" and click "Add to Cart" and checkout.
You can also print the glowing tube amp pics at Glowing Tube Photography as posters.
Large 36x48 Inch Poster From Staples
Ready for trimming and framing then the battle with the wife over wall rights. Even when blown up this large the graphic is super crisp.
This is My 1 Watt Champ Micro Design
See the JCM800 6V6 page for more info on the following JCM800 based amps:
Download the DIYLC file here.
JCM800-6V6 In A Princeton Reverb Chassis
JCM800 in a Princeton Reverb chassis. For more info see the JCM800 6V6 page. Click the layout to see the high resolution image. Download the pdf and DIYLC file. The Hoffman circuit board DIYLC file is here.
1 Watt JCM800 In A Princeton Reverb Chassis
1 watt JCM800 in a Princeton Reverb chassis layout. For more info see the Master Volume Micro page. Click the layout to see the high resolution version. Download the layout pdf here and the DIYLC file here. The Hoffman circuit board DIYLC file is here.
See How the Soldano SLO-100 Works for more info on the following SLO amps:
Soldano SLO-100 Schematic
Simplified Soldano SLO-100
SLO-Nakid Is A Soldano SLO-100 6V6 In A Deluxe Reverb Chassis
Overdrive Channel only with the FX Loop and Switching deleted. Most of the Micro changes are after the phase inverter. Click the schematic to see the high definition version. Download the schematic pdf here and the DIYLC file here.
1 Watt Soldano SLO-100 In A Princeton Reverb Chassis
This is My 1 Watt Deluxe Micro Design
Fender 1948 Deluxe Model 26
This is My 1 Watt Bassman Micro Design
July 1963 Blackface Super Reverb
1 watt blackface Vibroverb in a Princeton Reverb chassis layout. For more info see the Blackvibe Micro page. Click the layout to see the high definition version. Download the layout pdf here and the DIYLC file here. The Hoffman circuit board DIYLC file is here.
November 1969 Silverface Super Reverb
February 1970 Silverface Super Reverb