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  1. I'll put in my $0.02 (which is...

    I'll put in my $0.02 (which is worth...$0.02)...have you swapped the V3 12AT7 reverb driver? Is it a 12AT7 and not some other tube that has been transplanted in the past? Swap in a known-good tube...
  2. Thread: Surround Dope

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    That there is fancy work...fingernail polish!...

    That there is fancy work...fingernail polish! Here in the poor part of the woods, we use Elmer's glue diluted with water.
  3. Or "Give me 30 minutes to undo everything...."

    Or "Give me 30 minutes to undo everything...."
  4. I've had many repairs that consisted of just...

    I've had many repairs that consisted of just re-flowing cracked solder joints (especially Fender stuff). Once had a customer complain about paying $60 (1 hour minimum bench fee) just for...
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    Yeah, I can't offer any help about getting them...

    Yeah, I can't offer any help about getting them off. I have been able to re-assemble pots that had the shaft pull like that, but Fender's pots are typically all plastic and don't want to re-assemble...
  6. Thread: PT go BZZZZ

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    Could be that some of the varnish has broken...

    Could be that some of the varnish has broken loose and you have a lamination vibrating. Does the buzz sound like it's about 50 Hz?
  7. Have you tried the other way? Use a known-good...

    Have you tried the other way? Use a known-good amp as the preamp "Send" and route it into the Vox "Return". Send/Return loop jacks can get futzed and cause odd problems. Sometimes just...
  8. Thread: Cheap power Q

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    You could try a SMPS with a wall-wart. Plenty of...

    You could try a SMPS with a wall-wart. Plenty of micro-build threads at diystompboxes.com dealing with pre-built and diy SMPS modules. I have a DIY 555 nixie supply I built that puts out 250V with...
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    I'm with Enzo on this .... I remember chasing my...

    I'm with Enzo on this .... I remember chasing my tail for days when I first worked on a Fender tube amp (oddly enough, a Deville). I would say any recent/current tube amp, regardless of...
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    Dremel tool - grind off a little coating down to...

    Dremel tool - grind off a little coating down to the bare metal where the fasteners are. Use a star-washer for extra insurance. Shouldn't be any need for a connecting wire, or at least I don't...
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    I'm going to second the Mint 15 suggestion - it's...

    I'm going to second the Mint 15 suggestion - it's probably THE best distro for newbies because everything pretty much works like it should. Sabayon is a distro for "power users" and can be a real...
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    I thought I was the only one that did crazy stuff...

    I thought I was the only one that did crazy stuff like that. Some of those Radio Shack/Realistic decks (8-tracks or cassette) have loads of shielded wire. One good unit can yield up to 3-4 feet in...
  13. Thread: Grill cloth

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    Burlap sack (almost kidding - depends on the look...

    Burlap sack (almost kidding - depends on the look you're going for)
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    Are you sure about that? I'm pretty sure those...

    Are you sure about that? I'm pretty sure those mid-late 80's Kahler's used the spring/block. My Westone Spectrum III has a Kahler-licensed trem that uses the springs & block. A friend of mine had...
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    Rev. Gibbons has his own string line, so he...

    Rev. Gibbons has his own string line, so he probably is set for any gauge he wants. If he's using the EQ system referred to earlier, it doesn't matter if he's using weedeater string and a piezo...
  16. Thought about that...I know I have a couple of...

    Thought about that...I know I have a couple of 6au6, but not sure if I have a 12au6...have to check the stash, but I'm fairly happy with the way it's coming. I actually prefer to have usable clean.
  17. Yeah, 12SQ7 is supposed to be about 100 mu, so...

    Yeah, 12SQ7 is supposed to be about 100 mu, so basically half of a 12AX7. I still have to play around with plate and cathode resistors - like I said, I haven't bothered plotting curves or...
  18. Thanks for catching that...it's a typo on my...

    Thanks for catching that...it's a typo on my schematic. I actually have a 68R in the circuit. I think I'll be able to hook up a cheap guitar to it tomorrow for testing/tweaking. I'm hoping it will...
  19. Ooops - forgot the schematic

    Oops...just realized I forgot to attach the schematic. 20802

    I used the Morgan schematic for the general concept of the two tubes that I have available (60V series string, without the dropping...
  20. 12SQ7->50L6 SE design...request for comments

    I had an old 40's or 50's phonograph that was given to me (seized motor, dry-rotted rubber, no needle). I decided to try to do something with the cheesy little amp. It was a typical 35z5, 12sq7,...
  21. I forgot to mention this earlier, but tube-town...

    I forgot to mention this earlier, but tube-town has a DIY section with some nice pedals designed for low-voltage operation. The Banana Booster is based on the Valvecaster. I've read some good...
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    Okay, let's make this really interesting.... I...

    Okay, let's make this really interesting.... I pretty much agree with or at least concede to the logic and experience of Enzo, whereas the advice Guru gives...meh...

    Anybody want to start a poll...
  23. You might have stumbled upon this by now, but...

    You might have stumbled upon this by now, but have you checked out the Valvecaster, by Beavis Audio? I remember seeing some posts by bass players using it, maybe with a few capacitor changes for...
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    Yeah, it was also brought to my attention once...

    Yeah, it was also brought to my attention once that you never see Satan and Santa in the same place at the same time....notice the similarities in spelling, both wear red suits...coincidence? But, I...
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    Just out of curiosity, Enzo, what do you do with...

    Just out of curiosity, Enzo, what do you do with "do-not-repair" amps? The shop I used to do work for (Fender stuff) would just cut the power cord and either throw them in the dumpster of salvage...
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    Here's my J15 scan.. Oh, forgot to...

    Here's my J15 scan..

    Oh, forgot to mention...the sockets at the front by the mic inputs are for matching transformers. Mine already had the transformers pulled and the shorting wires connected.
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    Hard to tell, but it looks very similar to my...

    Hard to tell, but it looks very similar to my J15. I could scan and post it if anybody is interested.
  28. Hmmmmm....cheap spring and 2 piezo...

    Hmmmmm....cheap spring and 2 piezo elements....possibly a mini-reverb for 386/Smoky amps...must resist the urge to blow off work and experiment....
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