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    Guitar fuel mah5

    The MAH5 amps are great. Have made a bunch of amps using these some examples: https://www.tomhoglund.com/single-post/fender-vibro-champ-tribute https://www.tomhoglund.com/single-post/danelectro-leader-tribute https://www.tomhoglund.com/single-post/cigar-humidor-amp...
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    Fender Mustang Dual Humbuckers Wiring MADNESS! HELP!!!

    I redid my Classic Vibe Mustang using 2 GFS humbucking blade style pickups, with a GFS 1V 1T push/pull pot coil splitting harness. I removed the stock 3-way selector from the harness and wired it to a stock Mustang Double Pole Triple Throw slider switch and set up the second slider to be an In...
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    NGD! Tele American Professonal II

    Looks really good, but if I was designing this for Fender, I would have used a roasted neck with the roasted pine and charged a bit more. I like the idea of push-pull providing serial. I've rewired one of my teles for this and it sounds great.
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    Monoprice 5 watt tube combo

    Here's what I did to change the looks of both the 5W and 15W.
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    Monoprice 5 watt tube combo

    Gary - I never adjusted the bias on either my 5w (stock tubes) or 15w (JJ power tube replacements as mine shipped with bad tubes). They both sound fine and visually the tubes don't look like they're overheating. The JJ's I got for the 15w were matched pairs so should not have any significant...
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    My next idea. Inspired by Fender's new Acoustisonic.

    I just finished an Acoustasonic inspired build. Not as nice as the one shared through this thread, but I’m happy with the sound and playability. It's extremely light and the “body” I used from MGB Guitars is a little smaller than a real Tele. As you’d expect, not as much volume acoustically...
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    Monoprice tube amp clubs?

    My original Airline looked like the attached. I wanted to do the asymmetric canvas border, but the depth of the Monoprice cab and chassis didn't give me enough room to do more than 3/4" trim around all 4 sides. Let me know if anyone wants more info on how I did these projects.
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    Monoprice tube amp clubs?

    I love the Monopricem15w and 5w, but think both are really ugly. I redid my 15w in tweed and turned my 5w into an Airline replica (was my first Amp back in 1960s).
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    Monoprice 5 watt tube combo

    The Monoprice 5w is the best value for a small tube amp, but in my opinion, it's really ugly. I've been thinking for a while now how to make it look better and also thinking of getting a vintage Airline Amp, which was the first amp I had back in 1964 that I played my Danelectro U1 single pickup...
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    Monoprice 15 watt amp upgrades

    tombob - I hated the cream vinyl and grill cloth too, so recovered mine with tweed and added oxblood grill cloth. See attached pic (before doing the oxblood). Note the control panel only looks dark due to reflection, it's still chrome. On my 5W Monoprice, I printed a new control panel cover on...
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    Win a Broadcaster and 1 of 3 Teles! 2020 Fundraiser Giveaway Starts Today!

    Your Account Upgrade page is confusing. It refers to purchasing a "Silver Membership - 2020". That implies if you purchase that, you will have a membership for calendar year 2020. I'm already at a silver level for 2020. If I buy the Silver Membership 2020 again, will it extend my upgrade for...
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    Complex wiring - split pickups with dual 5 way

    IF I did it the way you suggest, then won't the two sides be wired parallel to each other and I would get only 1.75 Ohms net output when, for example, both were in bridge position and wouldn't it sound really anemic at 1.75 Ohms versus a normal pickup being more like 7 Ohms plus??
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    Complex wiring - split pickups with dual 5 way

    OK - I got inspired seeing some split pickups available on eBay and am using these in an Airline type body build and need help on what is probably the most complex wiring question I've ever dealt with. The pickups are each 3 strings wide and individually 3.5 Ohms. I have 6 in total. Want to...
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    Monoprice 15 watt amp upgrades

    Me too - had to replace the power tubes because they were defective on arrival (Amazon paid to replace) and after I put a tweed covering on it, I'm loving it, too.
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    Monoprice 15 watt amp upgrades

    Hey V52S - see you swapped out the reverb - did you have the old Monoprice 15W with the input jacks and terrible reverb or the newer model (came out in late 2017/early 2018)? I tried the MOD reverb in my newer model and didn't really liked it. The stock 2 spring had a nice longer tail to it...




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