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Silvertone 1482 hiss fix?

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  1. Sidney Vicious

    Sidney Vicious Friend of Leo's

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    I have been fooling around with an old Silvertone 1482 - my first - good tubes connections et al - great tremelo - but constant hiss - with or without a guitar plugged in -

    what needs changing?

    I am careful - and ok with a soldering iron - but dumb about pieces and parts.

    Thanks in advance to my tdpri brethren. :cool:
     
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    All those pieces and parts are wired rats nest style in the 1482...I have had about 4 and they all were not very quiet at idle. Silvertones had lots of cheap caps and resistors in there and not the best wiring scheme, these could cause some hiss. A 3 prong plug will help too.
     
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    Just for consideration.....
    Tubes (especially V1)
    Plate resistors (especially V1)
    good luck
     
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  5. Sidney Vicious

    Sidney Vicious Friend of Leo's

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    Tubes are good - installed the three prong -

    plate resistors for V1?

    Can you tell/show me more?
     
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    start by cleaning it. clean the jacks, the pots, the tube sockets. dust and corrosion are conductive. install shorting input jacks, can even consider isolated shorting jacks. tube shields are almost always missing on these and you can try that as well. might take a look at the shielding that should be applied to the side of the cab as well.
     
  8. Sidney Vicious

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    good and good - gives me stuff to consider and/or do.

    Good schematic - working on deciphering it.

    Its got shields and I did "some" cleaning but could do more
     
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