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Mojo 5E3 Voltages??

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by rlh5599, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. rlh5599

    rlh5599 TDPRI Member

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    Apr 5, 2012
    Sacramento CA
    I finished my 5E3, and wanted to double check the voltages. Could somebody double check these for me?? There's charts and lists ALL over the www, but no real consensus. Every thing looks right to me, but another pair of eyes couldn't hurt...
    Original post:
    http://www.tdpri.com/forum/shock-brothers-diy-amps/433863-another-tweed-deluxe-clone.html
    My voltages:
    125 volt house voltage.
    V-1 12AY7 EH
    1: 108.4
    3: 1.78
    6: 109
    V-2 12AX7 JJ
    1: 142
    3: 1.17
    6: 175
    7: 16.8
    8: 44
    V-3 6V6S JJ
    3: 326
    4: 296
    8: 19.2
    V-4 6V6S JJ
    3: 325
    4: 298
    8: 19.2
    V-5 5Y3S JJ

    CAPS:
    336—298--219
    Thanks!!!
    Ralph
     
  2. Telenut62

    Telenut62 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Oct 29, 2008
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    B+ on the low side, but you're all good.
     
  3. rlh5599

    rlh5599 TDPRI Member

    80
    Apr 5, 2012
    Sacramento CA
    Being a novice here, remind me which one is "B+".....
    Thanks!
     
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  5. tubeswell

    tubeswell Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 1, 2008
    NZ
    B+ is the DC voltage supply for the whole amp - typically measured at the +ve pole of the reservoir filter cap (in these type of amps).

    In the UK sometimes this is called the 'HT' (or High Tension) supply. However HT supply is also a term for the DC voltage at each filter cap power supply node for the respective stage you are looking at (e.g.: we might say that the HT supply for V1 is measured at the pre-amp filter cap node etc).

    Is that any help?
     
  6. rlh5599

    rlh5599 TDPRI Member

    80
    Apr 5, 2012
    Sacramento CA
    Yes, I got it. Measured on the plus side of the center cap, correct??

    What would cause low voltage there, and will it hurt anything?
     
  7. rlh5599

    rlh5599 TDPRI Member

    80
    Apr 5, 2012
    Sacramento CA
    I plugged in an NOS? RCA 5Y3GT and the cap voltages went up to 415 368 269, now that seems a little high, correct??

    So I put the JJ 5Y3S back in and now the voltages are 344 306 225

    Maybe just needed a little more break in?
    I haven't run it much at all till today....
     
  8. Telenut62

    Telenut62 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Oct 29, 2008
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    Interesting, you'd expect it to be the reverse.
     
  9. rlh5599

    rlh5599 TDPRI Member

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    Apr 5, 2012
    Sacramento CA
    I know, but I've also heard that the JJ's spec closer to the NOS tubes than the sovtek's. The NOS voltages alarmed me. From what I've read, the voltages shouldn't be that high.. Of course it could just be this tube...
    The amp is within specs, doesn't make any odd noises or smells, so I'm just gonna play it!!
    It sure does like single coil guitars!
     
  10. tubeswell

    tubeswell Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 1, 2008
    NZ
    Perfect
     
  11. Telenut62

    Telenut62 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Oct 29, 2008
    Eugowra, Australia
    Now, you've confused the fellow :lol:
     
  12. rlh5599

    rlh5599 TDPRI Member

    80
    Apr 5, 2012
    Sacramento CA
    Na, I think I've got it. I really appreciate how willing folks are to help us noobs out with this kinda stuff. The more I read, and ask questions, the more I begin to understand this stuff. This is fun, can't wait to start my new project. :cool:
     
  13. tubeswell

    tubeswell Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 1, 2008
    NZ
    All part of the service. Either set of voltages are at the lower and upper ends of the range of what will work most optimally for a 5E3, and its a matter of personal taste as to what is preferred. I like something around 350 on the plates myself (just to add to the possible confusion)
     
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