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    5E3 Build (first tube amp)

    Very interesting way to break speakers in. I think I will just play mine in and see what happens. From what I have heard the Jensens sound good to me. I am happy with the C12n reissues in my early 70s twin reverb so happy to give Jensen another go. Hi Ricky, I was so close to getting a Weber...
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    5E3 Build (first tube amp)

    Thanks 2L man, I ended up getting a new reissue P12r. If it doesn't work for me I will check out the other speakers you mentioned. What were the videos you mentioned? I have an old Celestion G12-50 that might work well?? I look forward to reporting back to you all with the results after the amp...
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    5E3 Build (first tube amp)

    Anyhow, a 2 month update is in call. I have been heavily poring over forum posts regarding this and that. Choosing parts, reading datasheets etc etc Learning, learning. Another shipment came in with the last pieces I need to complete the circuit board - so I will give myself a whippin' and get...
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    5E3 Build (first tube amp)

    G'day Mic, thanks for that great tip - I will keep a keen eye out! Evatco have been great. A couple of months ago I ordered my first batch of parts from them. I get a call the next day asking whether I meant to choose the screw in bulb, as I had ordered the bayonet lamp holder. Fantastic...
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    5E3 Build (first tube amp)

    Howdy again, I am still getting everything together but will be starting soon. My dad is building the cabinet for me, and I've been looking into speakers. At this stage I am thinking a Jensen P12R reissue or a Weber Alnico Sig 12 with a smooth cone - leaning towards the latter. I can get either...
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    Ohmite Little Demon

    That makes sense to me dan40. Interesting to read how Victoria amps apparently got Allen Bradley to make custom resistors for them. Also read Bob Dylan bought a number of them to use. He likes things sounding old school, and would have certainly tried all the new Fender tweed reissues - so it...
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    Ohmite Little Demon

    That's a very good point. I checked out the data sheets and made this little table. The big jumps on my 5E3 eyelet board is about 6mm. The TE CBT50's total length is roughly 69.5mm, the Ohmite little demon's is 67.9mm. They just make it through but don't leave a lot to bend it under...
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    Ohmite Little Demon

    Longer leads seem handy, I didn't think of that. I had to google auto-insertion reels and just got my mind blown! I wonder how long it would take for the brand new carbon comp resistors to drift and make a tube amp unstable.
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    Ohmite Little Demon

    Thanks, I imagined that's why many people use them - for the ol 'visual verisimilitude' ha. It's a big reason of why I would like to use them - they look so cool on the board. But of course looks aren't everything, and nostalgia can get out of control. Amp fashion ha ha But still interested in...
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    Hi all

    I sure have!
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    Australian Members Club

    There you go, I bet it's lovely up there. We have brown snakes, red belly black snakes, black snakes etc etc. Don't cause too much trouble, our resident snakes would know our habits well and stay far away.
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    Ohmite Little Demon

    Thanks screefer that is good to know. Very neat build. I'd be interested to know what they use.
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    Australian Members Club

    G'day all, Victorian here. Have to watch for redbacks too in old amps.
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    Ohmite Little Demon

    That seems to be the way to go 2L man. I have read great info in the thread https://www.tdpri.com/threads/where-to-use-cc-resistors-on-5e3-amp.843225/ and articles: http://www.geofex.com/article_folders/carbon_comp/carboncomp.htm and...
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    Ohmite Little Demon

    Does anyone use these modern 'Ohmite Little Demon' carbon composite resistors extensively throughout in new Fender clone builds? Product page: https://www.ohmite.com/od-of-oa-series/ Datasheet: https://www.ohmite.com/assets/docs/res_od_of_oa.pdf Interested to hear how they have worked for you...




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