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  1. I gave up on EF86s. I had tried them in 2 of my...

    I gave up on EF86s. I had tried them in 2 of my builds. The first one, the owner hasn't called about it yet. The 2nd one, I had 2 JJ, an old Mullard, & 2 Seimens go belly up on me. Ring, hum, random...
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    As far as the brown/white Fender tremolos go,...

    As far as the brown/white Fender tremolos go, based on my sample size of having played 3, it is not true vibrato. However, there is some pitch-shift, but it wasn't meant to be the effect. I have read...
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    You may be able to use a lower resolution on your...

    You may be able to use a lower resolution on your camera so your pictures can load without exceeding the limit.

    Maybe that'll help...

    Justin
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    Given the possibility of a language barrier, I...

    Given the possibility of a language barrier, I don't think the "bad service" was directed to anyone here. It was in the first post, after all. And I have a feeling perhaps Sandro is trying to undo...
  5. I'd use it as a PA. Seriously. Laugh if you like....

    I'd use it as a PA. Seriously. Laugh if you like.

    Justin
  6. Hey Mars, Haven't seen you in a while. Maybe...

    Hey Mars,

    Haven't seen you in a while. Maybe I've just been missing you, but I'm always happy to see old timers post.

    Justin
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    If these are NOS Russian "6L6"s from the 50s, any...

    If these are NOS Russian "6L6"s from the 50s, any possibility that they are not 6L6GC spec and are closer to vintage 6L6G or real 5881 spec instead? Or that they are not an actual 6L6 at all, but...
  8. Did you try the preamp tubes? Look at the back of...

    Did you try the preamp tubes? Look at the back of the amp while it misbehaves. Any of the tubes sparking or flashing? Don't forget the rectifier tube too.
    Set up a loop or delay & set it up so the...
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    As far as the problems with Y-cords, I ended u up...

    As far as the problems with Y-cords, I ended u up buying an ABY box. I didn't realize it took a 9V battery, but a small hole & added jack and now I run it from my pedal power brick. No more signal...
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    That's one variety of rebranding I don't take...

    That's one variety of rebranding I don't take issue with. It's labeling the same exact tube with a golden-era brand then charging out the wazoo for it I don't like. Or labeling a 6L6GC as a...
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    TAD has tubes made in China "to their specs."...

    TAD has tubes made in China "to their specs." Whatever that means. They also do a lot of bulk buys & do the rebranding thing after testing too. I tend to stick with vanilla-issue generics rather than...
  12. I'd call it a 78 that had the trannies replaced...

    I'd call it a 78 that had the trannies replaced so it could be truly blackfaced and then sat dor a week in a flooded basement so the cab & speakers were all replaced. The Reverb tranny just smoked...
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    I would try a JJ 5Y3 or even an NOS. 5Y3GTAs are...

    I would try a JJ 5Y3 or even an NOS. 5Y3GTAs are pretty nice & are maybe $40? A little extra but likely never need replaced again. I've found nearly every Sovtek rectifier tube I've bought to be...
  14. I'd thing the effects are the same, regardless of...

    I'd thing the effects are the same, regardless of which dual triode he is using. As in, more than a single by itself but less than in series. I'm not expecting it to compete with a 12AX7.

    Justin
  15. I thought the parallel triode input stage was...

    I thought the parallel triode input stage was more useful for "reducing" noise than boosting gain, or at least that was the primary intended effect. In my experiences there were times when a single...
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    Also know that 12AX7, 7025, & ECC83 are all the...

    Also know that 12AX7, 7025, & ECC83 are all the same tube type and will work the same in your amp.

    I would also stick with 6L6GC to start. There are other 6L6 types that are not the same spec as...
  17. I've seen the skinny wire wrapped tightly around...

    I've seen the skinny wire wrapped tightly around thhe signal wires in later SF Fenders before. Never seen a "gimmick cap" though. I ended up using about a foot of wire instead of the usual "shortest...
  18. Depending on how the controls are wired, it...

    Depending on how the controls are wired, it wouldn't surprise me if they boosted certain frequencies a good bit. I'm not up on how they work enough to give any help there. But I do think having the...
  19. My Gad I hate that design... I don't know if you...

    My Gad I hate that design... I don't know if you have the same layout as a Gibson Thor (I think it's just the 50W version of your 30), but... I had one of those a few years ago. Same problem - take...
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    Weber will recone any speaker into one of their...

    Weber will recone any speaker into one of their own, too. If you have an old burned out speaker they'll recone it to something of theirs that is close, just reusing the original basket, frame,...
  21. Not that it's necessary, but thelater Twin Reverb...

    Not that it's necessary, but thelater Twin Reverb schematic will probably be closer. I can't link it or paste it from my phone but Fender Amp Field Guide has it. It's listed under 100W Master Volume....
  22. ^^^^^ THAT. What the craptoaster? Justin

    ^^^^^ THAT. What the craptoaster?

    Justin
  23. I'd use one of those 0_3 or 4 doodads. They look...

    I'd use one of those 0_3 or 4 doodads. They look fricking awesome when they're working - Glow Supreme! I remember looking in the back of a Leslie that had 2 KT88s & one of them voltage regs. I found...
  24. What I could see on the FlarkBloot page made me...

    What I could see on the FlarkBloot page made me think ummmmm... That's... Interesting... The combo had 2 speakers one behind the other cockeyed at a weird angle. And what looked like a 6V6 & a 6550!...
  25. The 400PS comes to mind, using a 6L6 to drive a...

    The 400PS comes to mind, using a 6L6 to drive a transformer that drove the hase inverter pr something like that... But that's gpt like 8 6550s. Seems a little odd to me too. Tuts! Guts! We're...
  26. Off Topic: I think first to differentiate from...

    Off Topic:

    I think first to differentiate from the regular 65 reissues (the 68s are also made in Mexico). Also, what other Fender cosmetics are readily recognized as easily? Most players...
  27. Hey Chuck, FYI, those 68 Customs are neither...

    Hey Chuck,

    FYI, those 68 Customs are neither Custom Shop nor Reissues. They incorporated some very popular & time-tested mods (tone stack caps, neg feedback, reverb on both channels, etc.) and...
  28. I didn't check the preamp but the raw B+ feeding...

    I didn't check the preamp but the raw B+ feeding the OT was listed as 420 in both. From there it should be pretty easy, and certainly not require a PT change...

    Justin

    Edit: 1 resistor feeding...
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