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  1. I hear ya Bill, and you have my full attention. ...

    I hear ya Bill, and you have my full attention. I was just jabbing at myself..... I have been lazy, or rather efficient perhaps up to this point. (I "almost" had to pull the board from chassis just...
  2. FYI.... here is an email a nice gentleman sent...

    FYI.... here is an email a nice gentleman sent me. He suggests X-type caps CAN be used in a Y-type situation. [to ground]
  3. I hear ya. I'm anal but lazy as well (LOL) and...

    I hear ya. I'm anal but lazy as well (LOL) and have performed all mods with the amp intact so far. If I reintroduce that cap, I'll have to remove the PCB to get to the underside. ;)

    I "imagine"...
  4. The original cap was soldered tight to the PCB,...

    The original cap was soldered tight to the PCB, so when I snipped it, in lieu of desoldering, there isn't enough leads to salvage, hence wanting to go ahead and install a new, Y2 safety cap of...
  5. General EMI/RF Line Filtering questions concerning Amps

    Yupp..... me again! LOL Wanted to get some input on AC line filtering for older instrument amplifiers. I've seen a suggestion here about using a "IEC type cord inlet filter which includes X/Y...
  6. Line filtering, X2, Y2, generic "death cap" questions

    Not to be redundant, but I keep finding conflicting info about the proper application of X2 and Y2 type capacitors. Most of the info I've found, both here and abroad, states that while Y2 caps can...
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    Teleport Pro is your friend. ;)

    Teleport Pro is your friend. ;)
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    I was thinking that myself. Since I snipped it...

    I was thinking that myself. Since I snipped it at the same time I 3-wired the chassis, it's hard to tell. I followed 52 Bill's recommendations above and agree via the amp's schematic & parts list...
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    I have visions of Jim Carrey's breathless rant...

    I have visions of Jim Carrey's breathless rant from the movie "Liar, Liar", when I see the word "pedantic" used in a sentence. LOL :thumbsup:
  10. Thread: Death cap

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    I realize this post is old, but I wanted to...

    I realize this post is old, but I wanted to ask..... I assume this part will suffice and even surpass your original recommendation above?

    RFI Line Filter 10A, 250VAC Module, Delta

    DELTA 10ME3,...
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    Sticky: ... and "dissimilar metals" cause a lot of the...

    ... and "dissimilar metals" cause a lot of the oxidation issues in electronics.

    DeOxit is a "Gadget Guy's" best friend! lol
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    Sticky: ... and "dissimilar metals" cause a lot of the...

    ... and "dissimilar metals" cause a lot of the oxidation issues in electronics.

    DeOxit is a "Gadget Guy's" best friend! lol
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    Hey Bill! It matters not. Whether my guitar...

    Hey Bill!

    It matters not. Whether my guitar is connected or not, the hum is there as soon as the power is turned on, and isn't influenced by the guitar or numerous known good cables, house...
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    Dean Markley K-75 feedback/thoughts wanted

    Hey guys-n-gals!

    I have and opportunity to purchase a Dean Markley K-75 locally. The guy is asking $75.00 for the amp. What are your thoughts on this unit. If it's 100% operational and in good...
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    Complete!

    And.... pics of the completed alterations. I have yet to plug it in and power up. Still concerned if I'll need to jumper the leads where the death cap was connected, since it goes through the PCB. ...
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    Check! Check! Check! That is the "Cap"...

    Check!

    Check!

    Check!


    That is the "Cap" in question, although atypical of the era (or Gibson?) the schematic specs C12 as .04 MFD 500V Discap and my amp has a .01 MFD 450V discap. (pic...
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    And here is the official, legible schematic from...

    And here is the official, legible schematic from Gibson.com. ;)

    PDF didn't cooperate here, so here is official the link: ...
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    Thanks for the welcome Bill! Ok.... I did...

    Thanks for the welcome Bill! Ok.... I did replace the main power filter cap and all is well, so I've decided to not replace the rest since it aint broke! ;) Quiet as can be now... no more hum!
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    Hey Guys! New to the forum but you all have...

    Hey Guys! New to the forum but you all have encouraged me to dig out my ole G10 from high school and try to repair. Works fine but it has a terrible hum when turned on that does not change with...
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