Hi 4 Strings,
Thanks for your thoughts on all 3 matters that I have been posting in the last 2 days.
Not only am I a beginner with tupe amp construction, I am also somewhat new to forums and the etiquitte involved.
As a result, my two threads have accidenally merged into one, to a certain degree.
Adam Clayton is spot on!
There are very few song writers I like, who have kept politics or controversy from their music. My last response was somewhat intentionally ambiguous.
RolandS just brought up the political correctness issue, so I just thought I'd tone it down abit. Only for the sake of this forum do I think that I can manage to write two sentences and still remain P.C.
I have more effective outlets to voice my opinion in my community in Vienna.
I just want to keep the peace and share guitar and amp ideas.
Sjhusting had this (taken from my other thread) to add about using a 230 volt power transfromer in my 5d4:
"You will have to change the fuse from 2A to 1A - not a major design change.
1950's technology is not really up-to-date - especially in the EU. You should also use a dpdt switch for the power switch; you should add a fuse to the secondary side; you don't use a ground switch or a "death cap," you should add screen resistors to the 6L6s."
I'm not certain if that's such a bad thing, as far as 1950s technology is concerned...
A 1A (slow blow I assume) instead of a 2A? Could Steve's suggestion have anything to do with the load on the mains switch that you mention?
At any rate, I'll start putting together a parts list for the circuit board as is.
I haven't received your email. It should be working.
Could be a forum or yahoo problem, who knows?
Here it is again: firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks for your help!
Originally Posted by 4 Strings
The change to a 230 V PT shouldn’t necessitate any changes other than the actual transformer itself as far as I can see. Just check to see that the mains switch can handle the 230 VAC.
I sent you an e-mail to the address stated in you TDPRI member profile, have you received it yet? I have some info that you might find useful.
Without getting into any political discussions over VAT, Customs, EU et.c., I'd like to quote Adam Clayton of U2, who said in the Rattle & Hum movie, as the soundtrack played Star Spangled Banner Jimi Hendrix style, that “there are some people who’d say that you shouldn’t mix sports and politics or music and politics or whatever. Well…”. Here he pauses for a second, before concluding “I think that’s kinda *********.”
Now there are the TDPRI rules that say that political discussions should be held elsewhere. But still I can't help but agree with Adam Clayton on the ********* issue.