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    At what volume level? Acoustic energy depends on...

    At what volume level? Acoustic energy depends on the physical movement of air.



    That wouldn't surprise me. Though I still think it's possible that at some relatively high level of acoustic...
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    Excellent point. I probably should have...

    Excellent point. I probably should have stipulated that a steel bridge akin to a Floyd Rose (being a large, non tuned hank of steel) isn't going to exhibit useful resonant characteristics. Maybe a...
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    Spot on regarding the two point contact bridges....

    Spot on regarding the two point contact bridges. And to some degree, the float vs. decking for the bridge. But it all depends. Most strat bodies are made of alder, bass or ash (probably in that...
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    I think I made it obvious early on. If I'm...

    I think I made it obvious early on. If I'm wanking on a trem (vibrato) then it's a Floyd type. I'm 51 so I was playing in bands between about 1984 and 1997. It's just where I come from ;) But to...
  5. If the sockets are already diagnosed as "might...

    If the sockets are already diagnosed as "might need new ones" by the tech that cleaned and snugged them then I would say replacing them as maintenance is a good call. Other than that...

    Standard...
  6. Possibly bad new tubes and one is already dead....

    Possibly bad new tubes and one is already dead. New doesn't always = good. Complaints here of bad tubes coming out of new boxes abound (especially from me ;)).

    Reasons the amp sounds bad/good...
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    Ok... More on the 30 tilt. As it happens, my...

    Ok... More on the 30 tilt.

    As it happens, my vintage style bridge stays in tune better than I remember. But then I don't play a lot anymore and my strings are old and well stretched out, the nut...
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    I looked them up and they're made for PRS guitars...

    I looked them up and they're made for PRS guitars as well as being available from aftermarket vendors. Just *oogle stratocaster tremolo screws grooved.

    One thing that I especially like about the...
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    Very much like that. It figures that someone...

    Very much like that. It figures that someone makes them. I used countersink heads and my groove was a continuation of the slope on the bottom of the head. I was worried it would be too tight but it...
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    Needed another :thumbsup: for this one. ...

    Needed another :thumbsup: for this one.

    Something I've done is to use modified screws. You can use a Dremel to put a recess just below the screw head and remove the inner two screws. It's not hard...
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    Third times a charm... I don't even know if...

    Third times a charm...

    I don't even know if that company still exists in ANY incarnation. Even if it did it wouldn't be the same company that was making instrument amps in Japan in the 60's and...
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    You mentioned that the master volume and reverb...

    You mentioned that the master volume and reverb didn't seem to have much affect. Making the amp work properly should certainly allow you to dig into more OD. Don't be obtuse about things.

    Perhaps...
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    I would think not. At least not as an off the...

    I would think not. At least not as an off the shelf item anywhere. See options in post #5. Hard wire is the easiest and least expensive.
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    It's simpler than you're making it. On the early...

    It's simpler than you're making it. On the early Vox amps the "top boost" channel had more HF gain than the "normal" channel***. Later incarnations that imitate the top boost channel were naturally...
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    And what do bad solder joints sound like? The...

    And what do bad solder joints sound like? The answer is that it depends. It depends on the circuit in question and the nature of the joint failure (open, intermittent, low continuity).

    I don't...
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    The OP's location would seem to be Dublin. So...

    The OP's location would seem to be Dublin. So 230VAC. All good there. It's almost certain that there's no equivalent cord that can be purchased. The alternatives would be:

    Make one if the correct...
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    I understand that principal with no trouble. For...

    I understand that principal with no trouble. For some reason I simply hadn't considered it here. Makes sense.
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    Is this because of the crown of the saddles? I...

    Is this because of the crown of the saddles?

    I would also think that with a 30 tilt there would be a tendency for the saddles to start floating with much more tilt.?.

    As far as keeping them in...
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    Assuming there's little likelihood of direct...

    Assuming there's little likelihood of direct experience with this exact amp from a member here...

    What is the problem with the amps power cord? Is it missing? Does it require an unusual plug...
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    Well that's certainly the case with every amp...

    Well that's certainly the case with every amp I've built :thumbsup: The upside is the experience and the right to say you did it I guess.

    "I remember when I worked on (insert celebrity name)'s...
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    I don't care what vintage or how collectible a...

    I don't care what vintage or how collectible a guitar is. If the knobs were epoxied to the pot shafts I would put some reasonable effort into trying to crack the knob off and then tell the customer...
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    Really? Ok, that's simply impossible. I'm...

    Really? Ok, that's simply impossible. I'm pointing it out because of that. But I'll give it a pass because I think I understand the sentiment.



    I set it up with the springs tight and never use...
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    I have nothing to offer in the way of slick...

    I have nothing to offer in the way of slick lighting fixtures or "useful technology" in this area because I just use two spot light parabolic reflectors like you might buy at the hardware store. On...
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    Great catch. And could only be diagnosed by an...

    Great catch. And could only be diagnosed by an outside observer who knew all the things to consider. Very interesting.
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    +1 to this. Especially considering the frequency...

    +1 to this. Especially considering the frequency of the issues. How much time do we spend breathing solder fumes compared to wiping cleaner off our hands due to faulty seals?
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    A lot of the damage caused by solvents has to do...

    A lot of the damage caused by solvents has to do with what the solvents can pass through otherwise un-penetrable membranes (often metals) and are cumulative. So there's no expiration date on such...
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    Lol Well, one could hope ;)

    Lol

    Well, one could hope ;)
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    To be fair it's becoming harder to find a real...

    To be fair it's becoming harder to find a real health expert among doctors! Ok, not THAT bad, but worse than it should be. I think Randall is looking for info from anyone that may already be...
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