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    Back together and sounding great! 55959 55960...

    Back together and sounding great!

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    I installed a new can cap. Now all electrolytic...

    I installed a new can cap. Now all electrolytic caps replaced.
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    Speaker cabinet is back together and speakers...

    Speaker cabinet is back together and speakers remounted. I replaced the all electrolytic caps except for the can capacitor, because I forgot to order a new base plate for the can cap. That's on order...
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    New baffle is complete and in the cabinet. I also...

    New baffle is complete and in the cabinet. I also put a coat of clear epoxy on the exposed Particle board inside the cabinet and on the banged up edges. That should stabilize the wood so it doesn't...
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    They used the same masonite board inside the...

    They used the same masonite board inside the chassis for mounting terminal strips. I thought it interesting that the old baffle is stamped "Made in Finland".

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    Baffle making time. The old one is good for a...

    Baffle making time. The old one is good for a pattern. Thats about it.

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    I take back everything I said. The amp sounds...

    I take back everything I said. The amp sounds incredible!
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    That's my thinking. I cant justify putting...

    That's my thinking. I cant justify putting expensive components into an amp that was never made to be expensive and wont be worth much today either way. Leo Fender didnt use expensive components,...
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    These are the voltages I measured: First filter...

    These are the voltages I measured:
    First filter cap - 331.7V
    Second filter cap - 294.8
    Third filter cap - 247.5
    6AQ5 plate - 325.6
    6AU6 plate - 154.2
    1st 12AX7 plate- 206.6
    2nd 12AX7 plate -...
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    I finished recapping the U-102. I also replaced...

    I finished recapping the U-102. I also replaced the rectifier tube socket and put on a grounded power cord. The volume is good. It actually sounds pretty good but something is a little off. I...
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    Now that I have one, I see a bunch around for...

    Now that I have one, I see a bunch around for sale. Asking prices are higher. But that doesn't mean people are buying them. Its a hobby for me. Has to be. Hopefully it will have something good to...
  12. So I installed two Jensen MOD12 70 speakers in...

    So I installed two Jensen MOD12 70 speakers in the 1005 cab. I couldn't justify expensive speakers and I didn't see any bad reviews for the Jensen Mods. Initially I was still hearing some buzzing. ...
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    I found a can cap that is 20/10/10/10. The...

    I found a can cap that is 20/10/10/10. The original is 20/10/5.
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    That's where I'm at now. Seems like it's always...

    That's where I'm at now. Seems like it's always a problem replacing the can caps. There isn't much room in the chassis to bring all the caps to the underside.
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    He said he had already moved all the guitars. ...

    He said he had already moved all the guitars. Maybe that meant sold. Maybe he gave them away to people he knew. Not sure. Didn't seem like he could play much anymore. The LP and the amp were...
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    Ok. I'm taking note. Mice urine and flimsy...

    Ok. I'm taking note. Mice urine and flimsy baffels good for tone!
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    Is that possible? I always thought a flimsy...

    Is that possible? I always thought a flimsy baffel was a sign of low quality and frowned upon. Same with particle board cabinets.
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    Removed the speakers. They look intact but one...

    Removed the speakers. They look intact but one seems it may be brittle.

    The baffel board looks like 1/4" masonite board. Very flimsy. I think I should epoxy coat the inside of the particle...
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    I tend to drink a lot of beer when I work on the...

    I tend to drink a lot of beer when I work on the amps. Kegerator by my side!
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    I exposed the speakers. Jensen C12Q that date to...

    I exposed the speakers. Jensen C12Q that date to 1966. Only one is connected.

    I also found a pile of money!

    I mean mouse shit.

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    Yes they are.

    Yes they are.
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    Chassis removed. The underside looks pretty...

    Chassis removed. The underside looks pretty clean!

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    What makes them a pain to work on?

    What makes them a pain to work on?
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    Pics of the amp. 55800 55801 55802 55803

    Pics of the amp.
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    Silvertone 1484 Twin Twelve

    Dreams do come true. I never win anything. No raffles. No door prizes. When I comb the amp forums so many times I read about the guy who got the tube amp for free. That prospect has always...
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    It was in the first link. The amp posting has...

    It was in the first link. The amp posting has pictures of the amp and one of pic is of the original schematic.

    I downloaded the image. Here it is.

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    I love the mysteries that come with these old...

    I love the mysteries that come with these old amps. The markings on the speaker indicate 1965 production date. Unless its 1975. Here's a link to another U-102 with a blue label Jensen. This is...
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    I just wrote it off as someone mistakenly...

    I just wrote it off as someone mistakenly labeling as 16ohms. But now you have me thinking. So I pulled the speaker. Here are pics of the cone.

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