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    Just checked DL- 92mbps UL- 37 mbps

    Just checked DL- 92mbps UL- 37 mbps
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    Take a good look around. The amp gets really hot...

    Take a good look around. The amp gets really hot which translates into some decent temp swings on the board. I use really good light and two pairs of readers (yep, probably looks ridiculous) when...
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    OK thats about spec at 400vdc. The bias is just...

    OK thats about spec at 400vdc. The bias is just tooo low from the factory. Had the same issue with my DC-3. Any tubes I tried (even low current draw) were over 100% dissipation! Eventually modded the...
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    Well at least they tried-and tried pretty hard...

    Well at least they tried-and tried pretty hard unlike these "Brimars" which aren't Brimars -just rebranded as of yet. Anyhow I received multiple samples of the Techtube for testing/reviewing. The...
  5. They have a really cool name!

    They have a really cool name!
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    The JJ6V6 will handle and spec'd for 500pv. As...

    The JJ6V6 will handle and spec'd for 500pv. As long as you can bias them correctly and use use half of the previous impedance setting it should work fine. I ran the JJ's in my Laney AOR at close to...
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    Yeah as drewl mentioned they run them insanely...

    Yeah as drewl mentioned they run them insanely hot. My DC-3 was 420VDC on the plates and only -11 as designed. No tubes would run less than 110%. The neg grid voltage needs to be at least -14 not -11...
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    Thanks guys! Went right for the throat and...

    Thanks guys! Went right for the throat and soldered in a new transistor. Bingo! loop works fine now! Just have to pull it apart and solder it in properly now. Thanks again! Bob

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  9. Thread: 1961 Les Paul

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    I dont think people stopped buying Gibson. I...

    I dont think people stopped buying Gibson. I think guitar sales are down overall and that combined with poor management trying to diversify put them in financial trouble. If they make them they will...
  10. Thread: 1961 Les Paul

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    Did I miss something? They filed for chapter 11...

    Did I miss something? They filed for chapter 11 but aren't belly up. Bob
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    Ordered a few transistors, caps and resistors....

    Ordered a few transistors, caps and resistors. I'll report back when I know more. Thanks, Bob
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    Yes , my other VC50 is a few feet away. I just...

    Yes , my other VC50 is a few feet away. I just unplug it from the one I'm having trouble with into the other one and the cable/pedal works fine. Yes -if I touch the return when its plugged into the...
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    I took the pedal and cable and plugged it into my...

    I took the pedal and cable and plugged it into my other VC50 and it works fine- cable is plugged in correctly. The contacts close fine too since the amp works OK when I unplug it. Just no signal gets...
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    Crate VC50 FX loop trouble.

    Recently fixed up an old VC50. Cleaned the pots, jacks and fixed it with a set of tubes that ran in good range. Cleaned it up, replaced the grill etc. Sitting pretty ,looking good, sounding...
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    I remember for a while brand new Sovtek 12AX7WA's...

    I remember for a while brand new Sovtek 12AX7WA's would have a decidedly dark looking getter- not at all silvery like you would expect. Im just saying- use it as an indicator but thats about it. Good...
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    Too many kids frightfully abusing their equipment...

    Too many kids frightfully abusing their equipment I imagine.
    Anyhow Ive owned numerous Crates - zero,yes zero problems. My son broke a solder joint on his VC50 input jack-(price point pcb...
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    Of course!-we knew that. Were just messin with...

    Of course!-we knew that. Were just messin with ya! :) Bob
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    Ok I'll stand by that. Aiken is a very well...

    Ok I'll stand by that. Aiken is a very well respected amp builder. As time goes on however Ive seen a lot of crazy contradictory stuff too. My aforementioned Mesa. 100 volts over an EL84 specs at 400...
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    Well Roger Crimm says crossover distortion is a...

    Well Roger Crimm says crossover distortion is a good thing with the 5150. That's a first I've heard of it being a good thing. At any rate a set of tubes will last year's running cool at 50%. Without...
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    Ok read it but he doesn't really explain much...

    Ok read it but he doesn't really explain much about how much crossover distortion is "severe" or why it's a good thing for the 5150. He does go on to say that to cold is not good either.
    Honestly...
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    Agreed. The hat sits on 70% as the end of the...

    Agreed. The hat sits on 70% as the end of the line go no further not this is where it has to be imo. I'd like to see that article thiugh. 23% seems silly. Not after power tube or pi distortion but...
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    According to your calculations your at 68%.Yeah...

    According to your calculations your at 68%.Yeah probably warmer than need be but within operating parameters for the tube. 50-60% will run cooler and most likely sound just as good. That said if it...
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    Really! Never owned a 5150. Do own two Peavey...

    Really! Never owned a 5150. Do own two Peavey Ultra's (Ultra 112 and Ultra plus)and they run them much hotter. Ive never correlated plate voltage (or heard of doing so ) with way cooler bias. I would...
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    I agree. Was referring to the comment that it was...

    I agree. Was referring to the comment that it was "way too hot" which at slightly below 70% it is not. Cathode biased amps run typically around 100% .The tubes are always running "full bore" so to...
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    Hmmm ...sound right to me. 30/456PV= .066ma...

    Hmmm ...sound right to me.

    30/456PV= .066ma (100% dissapation) X .7 = .046ma for 70% idle disaapation. Bob
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    PBWY.

    PBWY.
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    Ive bought amps costing 3-4 times as much as the...

    Ive bought amps costing 3-4 times as much as the V32 that I didnt like 1/2 as much. Also owned a few Crates and it seems Crate up the anti with the early V series as far as construction goes. It was...
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    [QUOTE=soundguruman;332884] Wow I guess you...

    Wow I guess you really like Crates. :rolleyes: Interestingly enough the US made Palomino V32 is better built than most amp's in its price range. Note the though board solder joints, off the main...
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