Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by BillD » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:06 pm

That's commitment. Move all the way to the left coast to be near the Bobfather.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by Toy Maker » Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:13 pm

BillD wrote:That's commitment. Move all the way to the left coast to be near the Bobfather.

Yeah, he figured, with all the trips he was going to have to make to Bobs just to get them to work, it would be cheaper to just move out there. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by Wardsweb » Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:45 pm

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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by TNRabbit » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:09 am

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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by nooshinjohn » Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:24 pm

I got the transformers a week ago or so and am in teh process of fitting them to the chassis at the moment. Because of the granite, handling them and getting them positioned properly is a total pain in the ass, but worth the effort. They BARELY fit within the confines of the covers, with just a 16th of an inch to spare on the sides. The biggest news is that they finally met the Bobfather, and he was completely floored by the way they look. He was equally impressed by the workmanship of the way everything fits together and by the internal layout. Even the point-to-point work got a thumbs up.
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by BillD » Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:31 pm

Congrats, John! *5* =D>
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by engtaz » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:30 am

Looking good =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by Don » Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:51 am

Very Nice! =D> =D>
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:22 am

John, Those amps look awesome! =D> =D> =D> =D> Glad Mr. Carver gave them the thumbs up.
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by Mr. M-500t » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:34 am

Very nice John. *5* =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by kingman » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:05 am

Glad you finally got them going John!!! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by Jag_97470 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:13 pm

Wow! It has been a blast watching your progress from day one till now. Thank you so much for posting and keeping us updated! =D> It must of been very exciting having the man himself rubbing his body all over your pride and joy :lol: Great job!!! Looks Awesome!

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Re: Carver "Silver Four" Monoblock project

Post by Chauss » Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:35 pm

AMP ENVY HERE!!! =D> =D> =D>
Very nice! Great job!!! =D> =D> =D>
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Post by treitz3 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:30 pm

Holy Shit! The fat lady has actually sung? Say it ain't so..... :shock:
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Post by Mr. M-500t » Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:53 pm

treitz3 wrote:Holy Shit! The fat lady has actually sung? Say it ain't so..... :shock:
Hope she don't fart ! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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