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  • #46
    How do those sprague caps vent if they become leaky? I mean does the electrolyte spew out into the empty space that encapsulates it? Could that be better than all over the circuitry?
    When the going gets weird... The weird turn pro!


    • #47
      Originally posted by Enzo View Post
      That assumes all CHinese caps are the same. "Chinese" is no more descriptive than "western". Good stuff comes from CHina, crappy stuff comes from China, middling stuff too......
      That's not what "that other guy" used to say!
      "Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man."


      • #48
        I installed a new can cap. Now all electrolytic caps replaced.
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        • #49
          Back together and sounding great!

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          • #50
            Originally posted by soundmasterg View Post
            That is how the standby is on these amps. They short the power tube grids together, but it is imperfect, so there is a bit of leakage. I consider it part of the charm of these amps.

            You can simply replace that switch with a pot, and have a master volume.


            • #51
              Here are some recordings of the Silvertone 1484. Sounds pretty good even with the Chinese caps.
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