Mojotone Amp Work Shop - Oct 22nd & 23rd 2021
Date: Friday and Saturday October 22nd and 23rd - 10AM to 6PM Both Days.
Includes Standard Finish Mojotone 5E3 Style Tweed Combo Amp Kit, two-day Amp Build Workshop and catered lunch.
Tools & Supplies: All tools and shop supplies will be provided for your use during the class.
Location: The Mojotone Amp Build Workshop is hosted at our shop at 137 WORTH BEVERAGE DRIVE BURGAW, NC 28425
What to Expect: You will spend two days with our instructors who will guide you through the build, explain amp circuit concepts, and basic electronics. You will be soldering, assembling and genuinely getting your hands inside an amplifier.
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Hosted and lead by Mojotone’s Production and Tech Manager Andy Johnson and Steve Snyder, this two-day program will take you through a classic “Tweed Style” amp build where you will learn soldering techniques, general amp circuit theory and an overview of what makes the “5E3” circuit a ubiquitous blueprint for countless amplifiers.
You will be guided through the build process, learn to read a wiring diagram and be shown how to use a schematic. Instructors are on hand to quickly address any questions and to help troubleshoot issues if you run into a problem.
By the end of the two-day workshop, you will have hand wired your very own tube amp to enjoy for years to come and have a better understanding of what makes a tube amp so special.
Ratings & Reviews
What a great workshop. My soldering experience was limited to replacing my tele control plate and building a fuzz pedal. The tips and techniques shared in this workshop have given me all the confidence I need for future amp/pedal/electronics builds. You don't need an electrical engineering degree to take this course. It's like a paint-by-number but with 2 qualified instructors that can answer any question from basic to advanced so maybe I should say it's more like a "choose your own adventure." And the best part is you leave with your very own Tweed Deluxe!
I was at the October 2018 class as well. Helpful/friendly staff, great class and well worth the $$ to build it yourself with their assistance. I MIGHT have been able to build it myself, but would have been asking a ton of questions on DIY forums. Went home with an awesome amp. I've been building pedals for years and this was my first DIY/kit amp. Definitely filled in the blanks regarding the parts/theory behind what-does-what enough that I feel confident to build my next amp (Mojotone's Blackface Bassman AA165).
Very cool facility, too.
Best advice I can give for the class would be to bring an LED headlamp (one of those with the stretchy/elastic bands) and a pair of magnifying/reading glasses or goggles. Strictly optional, but I found the 5E3 is a tight chassis to work in, and despite the classroom being very well-lit, it can be difficult to see what you're soldering.
I went in October 2018. This was a great learning experience. Staff was very competent and helpful at every step. I am very glad that I took the trip to Burgaw, NC. I have a rocking, hand wired, point-to-point 5E3 that I built! I feel confident in building my next amp on my own!
Just completed this workshop at Sweetwater in June 2020. What a great experience! I'm one who would've never attempted this without this class. The workshop/kit is really well organized and understandable for someone with no experience like me. The instructors were excellent and made the it fun. I left with a working all tube tweed amp that sounds great!