Amp Kit - Mod® Electronics, MOD102 guitar amplifier

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Amp Kit - Mod® Electronics, MOD102 guitar amplifier

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The Mod® Electronics MOD 102 is a great place to start for those interested in building their own tube amp. It is based on a classic American tube-circuit design combined with a British-style Class A output tube section. At low volume it produces a clean, chimey tone that moves into smooth overdrive at higher volumes. All parts are included along with a pre-drilled steel chassis, wire, and tubes (1 EL84 and 1 12AX7). Puts out at least 5 watts. The chassis layout is open for easy assembly using the clear, easy to follow instructions. You will need your own tools and solder.

MOD 102 Guitar Amp Kit Features:

  • All Tube Design (solid-state diodes used only for full-wave rectification)
  • 5W output power into 8 Ohm
  • 1 channel
  • Vintage channel controls: bass, treble and volume
  • Vintage pilot lamp and screw-on jewel cover for power-on indication
  • Output Impedance: 8 Ohm
  • Tubes included: one 12AX7 (preamp), one EL84 (JJ Electronic brand)
  • Hammond Mfg 269EX power transformer and P-T31 single-ended output transformer
  • Cathode biased class A power tube operation (no bias adjustment needed)
  • Point to point hand wiring using terminal strips
  • Carbon film resistors
  • Metalized polyester coupling caps
  • Pre-punched steel chassis
  • Assembled Kit Weight: 4.25 lbs.
  • Assembled Kit Dimensions: 10" Width x 6" Depth x 5-⅛" Height

MOD 102 Instructional Features:

  • Detailed, easy-to-follow instructions include high resolution computer drawings for parts list and every step of assembly
  • Tips for soldering and wiring
  • On-line technical support
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Build Difficulty
SKU:
K-MOD102
Item ID:
001827
UPC/EAN:
609722127431
Brand:
Mod ElectronicsAnimus Series
Product Measurements by Type
Height5.125 in.
Item Height8.5 in.
Item Length12 in.
Item Width10.5 in.
Length10 in.
Output Impedance (Zout)8 Ω
Output Power (POut)5 W
Width6 in.
Packaging Information
Packaging Dimensions13 in. × 11 in. × 9 in.
Weight (Packaging)6.4 lbs.

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Specifications, Files, and Documents

Sound Samples:

PDF: 102 to 102+ Conversion 102 to 102+ Conversion530.83 KB
PDF: Assembly Drawings Assembly Drawings217.46 KB
PDF: Instructions Instructions1.42 MB
PDF: Parts List Parts List300.25 KB
PDF: Power Standby Switch Mod Power Standby Switch Mod369.18 KB
PDF: Schematic Schematic193.67 KB
PDF: Troubleshooting Supplement Troubleshooting Supplement457.14 KB
PDF: World Power Transformer Mod World Power Transformer Mod9.23 KB

Questions and Answers

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Asked by Anonymous on October 24th, 2017.
Matt H
October 24th, 2017
The whole point of the kit is to build it yourself to learn and expand knowledge of electronics and amp building. A printed circuit board would essentially eliminate that process. It's called point to point hand wiring.
Anonymous
October 5th, 2020
I don’t know if you’ve ever played a hand wired amp but once you do your question will be answered. The response from quality handwired components is so much better...
Asked by Anonymous on January 8th, 2016.
JustinG
January 12th, 2016
Staff Member
Top Contributor
I was able to check this amp out with bass and it did well at bedroom levels.It did clean tones and had a nice breakup when you crank it. I wouldn't say that it could be used for bass at gigging levels but it did a good job for bass.
Asked by Anonymous on August 18th, 2016.
Matt H
August 18th, 2016
We recommend P-T125J. This kit was designed around 5k so there is a slight difference since the P-T125J is 4k.
Asked by Anonymous on September 28th, 2016.
Matt H
September 28th, 2016
For technical questions please send your email to info@modkitsdiy.com.
Asked by Anonymous on December 29th, 2017.
Matt H
December 29th, 2017
You would have to replace the stock transformer P-T31 with the P-T125CSE.
Asked by Anonymous on February 7th, 2020.
BradWbr
February 11th, 2020
Staff Member
You are free to use any 12AX7 (or 12AX7 variant) in the preamp and any EL84 (6BQ5) in the power section. New old stock tubes are certainly included in that list.
Asked by Anonymous on April 11th, 2020.
BradWbr
April 13th, 2020
Staff Member
Yes, you can use the following link for guidance on converting your 102 to a 102+. https://www.amplifiedparts.com/sites/default/files/associated_files/mod102_to_mod102-plus_conversion.pdf
Asked by Anonymous on June 2nd, 2020.
MikeT
June 2nd, 2020
Staff Member
There is no guide or parts provided for this but adding an effect loop is possible.
Asked by Anonymous on September 30th, 2020.
MikeT
September 30th, 2020
Staff Member
You can add the mid boost switch or any of the additional features of the 102+ to the standard version. See this file for more information. https://www.amplifiedparts.com/sites/default/files/associated_files/mod102_to_mod102-plus_conversion.pdf
Asked by Anonymous on January 19th, 2021.
MikeT
January 19th, 2021
Staff Member
We only recommend building the kit in its standard EL84 / 12AX7 configuration. The output transformer has a 5K ohm primary and the plate voltage on the power tube is ~258V.
Asked by rfraga56 on March 13th, 2021.
MikeT
March 16th, 2021
Staff Member
You can add those or any of the changes from the Mod 102+ to a standard 102 build.

Product Reviews

5.00 out of 5 based on 11 reviews
- July 28th, 2011
5 out of 5

This amp is a blast to build and it sounds great.Very clear instructions and support online if you need it.