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    I have seen where people have cleaned the carbon...

    I have seen where people have cleaned the carbon track with a pencil eraser ✏️. Many old pots can be taken apart to the point where the inside wafer is completely accessible. If the eraser trick...
  2. Check the link, it shows the cost in the US from...

    Check the link, it shows the cost in the US from Reverb.com
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    This was another piece of gear that was passed on...

    This was another piece of gear that was passed on to me from my Grandfather.
    55540
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    Okay the selling point question is... does it...

    Okay the selling point question is... does it come with the pencil ✏️ included?
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    This one has the silicone type tip adapter. Looks...

    This one has the silicone type tip adapter. Looks like you cut selected lengths and put it on the main tip. Probably not what you had in mind but I wonder if this one works well?
    ...
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    Just in the shop tonight and this Tenma...

    Just in the shop tonight and this Tenma resistor/capacitor meter was struggling to read a 22 ohm resistor. It read the 4.7k just fine, probably battery low. So bust out the Fluke 189 and no issues....
  7. Had an Orange tiny terror type amp come in where...

    Had an Orange tiny terror type amp come in where customer had changed the el84's and they just weren't passing signal very well. Inspected the tubes and that red enamel was all over the grid pins....
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    Is this the same amp from a thread you had from...

    Is this the same amp from a thread you had from 2017?

    https://music-electronics-forum.com/showthread.php?t=44679
  9. Nevetslab sounds like he'll be in on the deal....

    Nevetslab sounds like he'll be in on the deal. Not sure it is proper in the legal sense but I would be curious how much anyone in the repair field might acquire from such a lawsuit. Probably have to...
  10. One time I got a check from the IRS for an error...

    One time I got a check from the IRS for an error they had made. Still have the check for $0.67 as a souvenir. What a joke!! 🤡
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    Yeah that 2nd picture shows both cathodes ground...

    Yeah that 2nd picture shows both cathodes ground as Enzo said... Is that picture before or after you reversed it??
  12. The less people participating in the lawsuit will...

    The less people participating in the lawsuit will mean more for the one's who do. So yes not a big payout but my guess is that many won't want to go through the hassle of documenting all of their...
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    First thought is that board where it's burnt...

    First thought is that board where it's burnt might be conductive. Scrape a bit into it to see if it is more cosmetic on the top surface. If it's charged deep in the board then I would try to remove...
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    Go look on this thread it has the 20x and the 30x...

    Go look on this thread it has the 20x and the 30x schematics

    https://music-electronics-forum.com/showthread.php?t=43254
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    You have a multimeter right? Set it to diode mode...

    You have a multimeter right? Set it to diode mode and check the legs on the transistors. Transistors have diodes in them so one way it will read OL for open line and the other way it will show a...
  16. I inherited an old AG-8 Heathkit audio generator...

    I inherited an old AG-8 Heathkit audio generator from my grandfather.
    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-heathkit-audio-generator-1922287307

    Far from being portable but it is not...
  17. Thread: Peavey XR684

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    Yup get a nice old tone generator and use the...

    Yup get a nice old tone generator and use the phone to take pictures of the amp and look up parts.
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    Yup Helmholtz that's the solder sucker I have...

    Yup Helmholtz that's the solder sucker I have used for years too. Gotta get a few extra tips for it one of these days but the original one is still getting the job done so I haven't felt the urge to...
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    Sounds like a loose intermittent connection in...

    Sounds like a loose intermittent connection in the amp that is only being triggered by the loudest of vibrations. Try injecting a signal into the amp while giving the cabinet a nice whack or two with...
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    For me when I work on solid state amps I reach...

    For me when I work on solid state amps I reach for the light bulb limiter. The idea of checking voltages even when there is a short somewhere feels empowering. A light bulb limiter is like a condom,...
  21. Courtesy of a post by nosaj....

    Courtesy of a post by nosaj.
    https://music-electronics-forum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=44427&d=1502246647
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    Here is a 2N5951 for sell......

    Here is a 2N5951 for sell...
    https://www.jameco.com/z/2N5951-Major-Brands-Transistor-JFET-N-Channel-3-Pin-TO-92-Bulk_38527.html

    Mind you though that I believe the pin out on these are different...
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    Glad to hear it's working. The thought behind the...

    Glad to hear it's working. The thought behind the light bulb limiter is that if there is a short in the amp it will react faster with lower wattage bulbs. If you use the highest wattage bulbs first...
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    Yup if you didn't have a hernia before it...

    Yup if you didn't have a hernia before it arrived, you might now.
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    You always want the transistors connected to the...

    You always want the transistors connected to the heat sinks when powering up.
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    Research and build a light bulb limiter. It will...

    Research and build a light bulb limiter. It will allow you turn on the amp and limit current flowing to the amp just in case there is a short still. If the incandescent bulb (60-100 watt) is glowing...
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    You know what the amp didn't actually smell bad....

    You know what the amp didn't actually smell bad. The amp had that 60's Fender tube amp smell to it, even though it is a solid state amp. I think they could package that scent and a bunch of vintage...
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    Thanks for the responses!! All of the small...

    Thanks for the responses!! All of the small eletros had spewed their guts out all over the place.
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