Amp tinkerers and people who aren't afraid of 700 volts or so in here....

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BY Molly
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sizzlingbadger wrote:PM'd


Much appreciated. Thanks.

bbrunskill wrote:These threads always make me super keen to find my box of bits and build a tube amp . . .


I bought a huge tome full of circuit diagrams. Have NO clue what I'm looking at... LOL. God, I wish I understood this stuff. Maybe in retirement.
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BY Slowy
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Shown recently but Optimus Prime with his pants off.
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BY Molly
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calling card wrote:Whole heap of dead photobucket here.


Isn't there just! I think Photobucket are basically f***ed right now.

Slowy wrote:
Shown recently but Optimus Prime with his pants off.


Ah.. Wondered what that was. How's it sound?
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BY Slowy
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Molly wrote:
Ah.. Wondered what that was. How's it sound?

No short answer to this.
With the 6DZ7 valves, like a short tempered AC30.
With 6L6, a Blackface Fender.
It has the widest sweet spot of any amp I've ever met. With the volumes at 9-10 o'clock and the boost off, it's a brilliant pedalboard engine that produces volumes your band mates only occasionally complain of. Turn it up and hit the boost and you'd better be outside. Boosted, you're best to plug straight in. (Haven't tried a Rangemaster yet; that might be fun)
Boosted 6L6 mode is great for heavy blues. The 6DZ7s are a bit too feral for my delicate constitution; feels more like a weapon than a musical instrument.

TL:DR?
It's totally wicked!!!!!! :D

I imagine Alan's Pig would put it in its place though.
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BY chur
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Since its sitting on the bookshelf without its house fitted pending its 50/50 caps arriving

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and now with the slick black ones installed.
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BY Molly
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Mrs tells me my new amp was delivered at 8am. Pretty quick considering it only left Auckland at 3pm yesterday. Anyway, here's a gut-shot. Looks simple enough...

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BY StrummersOfThunder
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Molly wrote:Mrs tells me my new amp was delivered at 8am. Pretty quick considering it only left Auckland at 3pm yesterday. Anyway, here's a gut-shot. Looks simple enough...

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Wow, that's really cool. Is that vertical point to point ? Haven't seen that before.
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BY Molly
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StrummersOfThunder wrote:
Molly wrote:Mrs tells me my new amp was delivered at 8am. Pretty quick considering it only left Auckland at 3pm yesterday. Anyway, here's a gut-shot. Looks simple enough...


Wow, that's really cool. Is that vertical point to point ? Haven't seen that before.


Yes. That seems a good way to describe it. I'm not sure what the advantages are. Noticed they did the same thing for another of their amps recently:

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BY Conway
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Molly wrote:Mrs tells me my new amp was delivered at 8am. Pretty quick considering it only left Auckland at 3pm yesterday.

Great service from Malcolm. And he's not really in Auckland, he's Orewa. Which to me is the far North.
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BY Molly
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Conway wrote:
Molly wrote:Mrs tells me my new amp was delivered at 8am. Pretty quick considering it only left Auckland at 3pm yesterday.

Great service from Malcom. And he's not really in Auckland, he's Orewa. Which to me is the far North.


I think he just wanted to get it here before I changed my mind... ;-)
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BY Conway
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Molly wrote:
Conway wrote:
Molly wrote:Mrs tells me my new amp was delivered at 8am. Pretty quick considering it only left Auckland at 3pm yesterday.

Great service from Malcom. And he's not really in Auckland, he's Orewa. Which to me is the far North.


I think he just wanted to get it here before I changed my mind... ;-)

Smart man! He's a good operator, that Malcolm.
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