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BY Lostininverness
#852309
PaulWD wrote:Just tried this out tonight. It's a 5e3 with robrobinette's mods, master vol, lead and normal channel. Its consideribly easier to overdrive compared to stock 5e3's. It's quite crunchy.

I need to get some more dial bulbs. I am using the old radio dial lights as an indicator.

The radio/pa would have originally done duty in a school or motel

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I'm impressed with your ability to place all the components where you need them without using a board! And its still quiet? Very cool!
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BY Reg18
#852311
PaulWD wrote:Just tried this out tonight. It's a 5e3 with robrobinette's mods, master vol, lead and normal channel. Its consideribly easier to overdrive compared to stock 5e3's. It's quite crunchy.

I need to get some more dial bulbs. I am using the old radio dial lights as an indicator.

The radio/pa would have originally done duty in a school or motel

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I had the Robrobinettes MV and NFB mods done to my old 5E3 and always wanted to try the lead channel one too, be keen to here this one some time.
BY PaulWD
#852329
I'm impressed with your ability to place all the components where you need them without using a board! And its still quiet? Very cool!


Yes, it's not too noisy. I got into the amp hobby after restoring vintage radios. Not a board in site with those.
BY PaulWD
#852330
Reg18 wrote:I had the Robrobinettes MV and NFB mods done to my old 5E3 and always wanted to try the lead channel one too, be keen to here this one some time.


I'll bring this and a few others to the next CHCH gearfest.
BY PaulWD
#852331
Mike Clayton wrote:That's kind-of point to point wired with a couple of tag boards. Cool!


Cheers. My mentor was an old telecom engineer. He doesn't use group boards at all. One day I hope to get my layouts as refined as his. I am sure I could cut down the wire length. I would like to also try lacing at some point to get things neat.
BY Lostininverness
#852342
PaulWD wrote:
I'm impressed with your ability to place all the components where you need them without using a board! And its still quiet? Very cool!


Yes, it's not too noisy. I got into the amp hobby after restoring vintage radios. Not a board in site with those.

I've got a few old ones in non-working condition that I was going to play with, but not enough time means they are just gathering dust. Do you want them?
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BY Mike Clayton
#852738
My '64 Vibroverb chassis wiring is now complete. Kind-of aimed for the vintage Fender wiring style this time which looks a bit messier but at the same time more "correct"(?) Anyhow, will be dragging out the VARIAC and light-bulb current limiter for first time power up very soon...

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