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BY sizzlingbadger
#817956
GrantB wrote:Here is another London Pro

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Relay stuck to the chassis with tape in that one too, why would they do that ? its just so lazy.
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BY TmcB
#817977
sizzlingbadger wrote:
GrantB wrote:Here is another London Pro

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Relay stuck to the chassis with tape in that one too, why would they do that ? its just so lazy.


Looks like the same heat-transferring cement/paste they’re used under that Transistor for the power scaling so might not be so shabby
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BY Bg
#817978
Mike Clayton wrote:My latest keeper hopefully with pics this time...Image


yeah you need to copy the image address of each one... click on the image in imgur, copy the image address and then post each one between the image tags

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BY Bg
#817979
I'm going to make image uploading easier! restrictions were in place about 5 years ago due to bandwidth, nowadays we can have all the bandwidth we want ;)
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BY sizzlingbadger
#817983
TmcB wrote:
sizzlingbadger wrote:
Relay stuck to the chassis with tape in that one too, why would they do that ? its just so lazy.


Looks like the same heat-transferring cement/paste they’re used under that Transistor for the power scaling so might not be so shabby


Its sponge tape, I had one in my hands.
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BY TmcB
#817984
sizzlingbadger wrote:
TmcB wrote:
sizzlingbadger wrote:
Relay stuck to the chassis with tape in that one too, why would they do that ? its just so lazy.


Looks like the same heat-transferring cement/paste they’re used under that Transistor for the power scaling so might not be so shabby


Its sponge tape, I had one in my hands.


Yeesh...that’s pretty dire. Kinda weird when everything else is bolted down.
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BY Polar Bear
#818026
jeremyb wrote:
TmcB wrote:
GrantB wrote:
Mesa Blue Angel?


Have dallied with that possibility for years.

You ever had one?


Mk V might be another option?

The least Vox sounding amp in the history of amps. Toany would love all the dials and relentless fiddling!
Last edited by Polar Bear on Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:10 am, edited 1 time in total.
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BY godgrinder
#818077
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Will probably keep my SLO100 forever. Their longtime transformer supplier Deyoung won't be making audio transformers anymore. Mike has also closed his own facility. So they'll all be OEM'd with different transformers from now on.

Kind of regretting selling the HR50+, it was sold not too long before the news.
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BY GrantB
#818097
godgrinder wrote:Image
Will probably keep my SLO100 forever. Their longtime transformer supplier Deyoung won't be making audio transformers anymore. Mike has also closed his own facility. So they'll all be OEM'd with different transformers from now on.

Kind of regretting selling the HR50+, it was sold not too long before the news.


This rig scares me.
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BY Capt. Black
#818150
GrantB wrote:
godgrinder wrote:Image
Will probably keep my SLO100 forever. Their longtime transformer supplier Deyoung won't be making audio transformers anymore. Mike has also closed his own facility. So they'll all be OEM'd with different transformers from now on.

Kind of regretting selling the HR50+, it was sold not too long before the news.


This rig scares me.


Master volumes... nothing to fear here.

;)
BY kwhelan
#818152
do you think it may be done to isolate the component from earth or eddy currents or something
seems too odd to just be random
sizzlingbadger wrote:
TmcB wrote:
sizzlingbadger wrote:
Relay stuck to the chassis with tape in that one too, why would they do that ? its just so lazy.


Looks like the same heat-transferring cement/paste they’re used under that Transistor for the power scaling so might not be so shabby


Its sponge tape, I had one in my hands.
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BY TmcB
#818154
Polar Bear wrote:
jeremyb wrote:
TmcB wrote:
Have dallied with that possibility for years.

You ever had one?


Mk V might be another option?

The least Vox sounding amp in the history of amps. Toany would love all the dials and relentless fiddling!


It’s true, I wouldn’t even bother to plug a guitar in
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BY TmcB
#818156
kwhelan wrote:do you think it may be done to isolate the component from earth or eddy currents or something
seems too odd to just be random


I’m guessing that due to the shape and position there wasn’t much to really attach it to in a PTP way
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BY sizzlingbadger
#818210
kwhelan wrote:do you think it may be done to isolate the component from earth or eddy currents or something
seems too odd to just be random
sizzlingbadger wrote:
TmcB wrote:
Looks like the same heat-transferring cement/paste they’re used under that Transistor for the power scaling so might not be so shabby


Its sponge tape, I had one in my hands.


No, they should have designed a proper PCB for all the relays, that also allowed the resistors to sit properly. Perhaps the channel bridging option was an afterthought ?
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