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Magnatone Custom 450 just got one, any fans here?

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by Robster, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. Robster

    Robster Tele-Holic

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    Feb 14, 2009
    Marietta, GA
    Will post pics when I can before and after. It quite dirty and missing both speakers, so its a project.
    It has never been worked on before and has a full set of tubes in it and dust from WAY back in it.
    Anyone have one around here? I see from the schematic I found online (What was left of mine glued to the side of the cabinet has fallen off except the rightmost part showing some kind of crossover on the speakers). Anyone got one of of these with a pic of the crossover? Will be doing major cleaning, filter cap speakers and 3 wire and see how it goes from there. Looks like I need a 12 inch and 5x7 8 Ohm speakers.
    Thanks
    Rob
     

  2. boredguy6060

    boredguy6060 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 28, 2012
    Sou Cal
    Sounds like a great project, I'm following.
    You can't post too many pics!
     

  3. Tomm Williams

    Tomm Williams Tele-Meister

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    Jun 11, 2016
    USA
    Probably wasn't a crossover but a cap that acts as a high pass. I suppose that is a X over of sorts?
    There were a number of Gretsch's built like that, a 12" or 15" with a tiny 4" tweeter.
     

  4. Robster

    Robster Tele-Holic

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    Feb 14, 2009
    Marietta, GA
    Pictures I have found show a cap you are correct.
    I was able to get a new 6973 tube and a reconed Alnico Emenence speaker for it yesterday.
    Still need the EZ81 tube and figure out where my output wires went on the output transformer...They are missing.
    May be able to use the remote speaker jack to test with. Too busy until later in the week for any more work on it.
     

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