July 31st, 2009, 10:44 PM
I got involved with Crate V5 mods on this forum acouple of months ago. I would first like to thank everyone who helped me out. With too much time on my hands, I started doing alot of research on amp design & circuits. I desided that the best thing to do was start over. I pulled out the circuit board & choke, put in chassis mount sockets, drilled holes in the control panel, put in a real pilot light & real pots. I modified a Weber "Smokin' Joe" design to work with the original transformers & re-built the whole thing. I blew the original circuit board & a set of tubes in the process. When I got it right it was sweet. my first amp build.
July 31st, 2009, 11:04 PM
nice job !!! how about some pix of your work ??? not much left of the original though, but that's probably not a bad thing ... i almost bought one when GC blew them out ... i have a V50-112 that's a little too much for the house ...
July 31st, 2009, 11:39 PM
My circuitry is a little rough since I haven't attempted any elecronic projects in years. I'll post a couple of pictures over the weekend. I got a couple of project boards from Radio Shack & hit almost every electronics store in the Portland area looking for 450V capacitors. Worked on it for about 3 weeks. Made a couple of mistakes. Spent about $50 on conponents. Learned a whole bunch. My wife accused me of being bat-****** crazy.