What's on your work bench?

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robthemac wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:56 pm So this is going to be your personal amp for a while?
It has been for years. I've gigged with it, recorded it, played it daily. I just want it restored back to stock.

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NippleWrestler wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:02 pm
There's much better ways to change the bias which is something I have planned.
That sounds interesting, what do you have in mind?

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Optical wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:13 pm
NippleWrestler wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:02 pm
There's much better ways to change the bias which is something I have planned.
That sounds interesting, what do you have in mind?

I'd like to eventually use a 5 way rotary with different value resistors on there to go between hot, stock, and cold.

Mesa bias their amps pretty cold from factory, about 45% dissipation if I remember correctly which is great for tube life but not good for unleashing the hell they can summon.

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NippleWrestler wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:02 pm
robthemac wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:56 pm So this is going to be your personal amp for a while?
It has been for years. I've gigged with it, recorded it, played it daily. I just want it restored back to stock.
Ok, dibs if you change your mind.

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robthemac wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:41 pm
NippleWrestler wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:02 pm
robthemac wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:56 pm So this is going to be your personal amp for a while?
It has been for years. I've gigged with it, recorded it, played it daily. I just want it restored back to stock.
Ok, dibs if you change your mind.
Noted but since it's pre-gibson the value has rocketed!

/s if not clear.

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NippleWrestler wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:47 pm
robthemac wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:41 pm
NippleWrestler wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:02 pm

It has been for years. I've gigged with it, recorded it, played it daily. I just want it restored back to stock.
Ok, dibs if you change your mind.
Noted but since it's pre-gibson the value has rocketed!

/s if not clear.
In all seriousness, the is would be an amp that might be worth a bit in the future. Sound great, not many of them round, well-made, damn near impossible to clone.

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They're appreciating already. They're reasonably rare, sound amazing in every department, and they didn't come with the metal grille that lumped the other rectos into a camp.

But yeah, thanks man. I've no idea what it would be worth anyways.

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1990 LP Standard. Just in for a restring. Nice burst, decent weight, vintage style logo, nice neck, great tone....It's enough to make me think maybe I don't need an Historic.
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1 piece Totara S-style body
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ChAoZ wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:47 pm 1 piece Totara S-style body

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What does it weigh?

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murky wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:36 pm What does it weigh?
1.975 kg or 4lb 5.5oz

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How do I get these stud anchors out without making a complete mess of things?
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StratMatt wrote: Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:41 pm How do I get these stud anchors out without making a complete mess of things?
I'd get a small bolt or screw (shorter than the depth of the stud hole) and pop it in the hole, thread up, then screw the posts back into the studs, it will push the stud out nicely :)
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I was able to put the studs partly back in, the with something on the top, used a levering tool to pop them out.

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Candeevr4 wrote: Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:53 pm I was able to put the studs partly back in, the with something on the top, used a levering tool to pop them out.
You run the risk of denting your top doing that though :-(
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