Discuss the stuff that makes your ears bleed.

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BY Bg
#836319
Bruce, you should buy that minimat thats currently on trademe. It would slay your wanger, even if it was still alive.
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BY Slowy
#836373
mrmofo wrote:might wanna check the impedance of the cab you are using. that might be the issue

Nope. Both 16 ohm. And it detonated on standby. It was still warming up.
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BY Slowy
#836375
Bg wrote:Bruce, you should buy that minimat thats currently on trademe. It would slay your wanger, even if it was still alive.

Yeah, it would and I have thought about it. But I actually have more amps than I need already. The Wangs was just an amp for pennies that proved much better than expected.
Until it tried to burn down my house of course.
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BY Slowy
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I wasn't kidding when I said the smoke escaped.

Because I was distracted on Saturday, the Matamp sold for considerably less than I would have paid for it.**
So fixing the Wanger is back on the agenda. I'm going to get it re-wound without the 110v section for which I see no purpose.
Wish me luck!

Oh and it's always comforting to know the power transformer sacrificed itself to save the fuse. :roll:



** Yes, I'm aware this bears no similarity to my previous comments on the subject.
Things change, OK?
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BY Slowy
#838517
Mike Clayton wrote:Was that fuse a small nail?

No. A fairly robust one. Actually, I suspect it was bypassed in the circuit.
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BY Bg
#838518
Mike Clayton wrote:Was that fuse a small nail?


I don't know why people do that, when tinfoil is readily available and can be wrapped around the blown fuse easily ;)


p.s. don't do that at home kids.
#838522
Bg wrote:
Mike Clayton wrote:Was that fuse a small nail?


I don't know why people do that, when tinfoil is readily available and can be wrapped around the blown fuse easily ;)


p.s. don't do that at home kids.


You're right, it's a live gig technique.
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BY Bg
#838524
Danger Mouse wrote:
Bg wrote:
Mike Clayton wrote:Was that fuse a small nail?


I don't know why people do that, when tinfoil is readily available and can be wrapped around the blown fuse easily ;)


p.s. don't do that at home kids.


You're right, it's a live gig technique.


Obviously the correct way to do it is to strip some wire and take a couple of strands, wrap them around the ends of the fuse and pray that its enough to save your amp should the worse happen.

p.s. only try that at a gig kids! Never at home.