J. Bonkosky's Recent Activity

  1. J. Bonkosky replied to the thread B+ voltage too high on 5f1 champ.

    Run it! Those voltages should be fine with those tubes.

    May 14, 2021 at 12:42 PM
  2. J. Bonkosky replied to the thread B+ voltage too high on 5f1 champ.

    No tubes=no electrical load=high voltages from the transformer. Put your tubes in then check voltages.

    May 13, 2021 at 8:21 AM
  3. J. Bonkosky replied to the thread Bill Lawrence 'flatwork inserts' - anyone know of a source?.

    Any pictures?

    May 12, 2021 at 12:39 PM
  4. J. Bonkosky replied to the thread Fender '68 Custom Vibro Champ Reverb gut shot / idle hum.

    See if you can get hold of a GE 6V6GT. I have had great luck with those tubes. They sound great with little hum in my silver face champs...

    May 11, 2021 at 9:41 PM
  5. J. Bonkosky replied to the thread Fender '68 Custom Vibro Champ Reverb gut shot / idle hum.

    Welcome to the wonderful world of single ended amps. The all have idle him. Give another output tube a try. That may slightly reduce the...

    May 11, 2021 at 2:58 PM
  6. J. Bonkosky replied to the thread First T-style partscaster build complete! (Ignore the crooked thingamajigs).

    Very nice and definitely unusual! Nice to see something different. I would skip shielding the cavities. I live very close to a cell...

    May 11, 2021 at 10:46 AM
  7. J. Bonkosky liked Tele-friend's post in the thread Is 1977-1982 the "dark period" for music?.

    Joy Division were active then. A pretty influental band for later bands (Interpol, Soundgarden, U2, Cure...) [MEDIA]

    May 11, 2021 at 8:53 AM
  8. J. Bonkosky liked johnny k's post in the thread Is 1977-1982 the "dark period" for music?.

    there was punk, the aftermath of punk, stuffs like when blondie went sort of new wave. And american hardcore, even if this is an...

    May 11, 2021 at 8:51 AM
  9. J. Bonkosky liked Killing Floor's post in the thread Is 1977-1982 the "dark period" for music?.

    Marquee Moon released 1977. Therefore that is a good year for music.

    May 11, 2021 at 8:50 AM
  10. J. Bonkosky replied to the thread Looking for a Neck Humbucker Strat pickguard.

    How about a Seymour Duncan strat pickup sized humbucker. Then the pickguard issue is solved. Or checkout warmoth or wd for a custom...

    May 11, 2021 at 1:20 AM
  11. J. Bonkosky replied to the thread Tele pickups that don't squeal?.

    I have used Fender Original Vintage and the pure vintage 64 sets. I have had no issue with squealing at high gain/ volume settings.

    May 10, 2021 at 5:19 PM
  12. J. Bonkosky replied to the thread Leo Fender '63/'68 project guitar on Craigist.

    Cool guitar and story. But maybe not $5500 cool.

    May 10, 2021 at 5:13 PM
  13. J. Bonkosky replied to the thread New amp advice.

    +1 on the Weber mini mass. I can get great cranked sounds out of my 5E3 and OR15 at apartment volumes. I will also add that bass...

    May 9, 2021 at 2:52 PM
  14. J. Bonkosky replied to the thread New amp advice.

    Orange or15 with a ppc112 cab. You can get nice cleans and amazing dirt at practice volume on up to gigging volume. Lots of versatility...

    May 9, 2021 at 1:22 PM
  15. J. Bonkosky replied to the thread New Build Idea, Am I Crazy?.

    How about two inputs. Input one 4 stage preamp (jcm 800) into a Harvard volume control and tone control. Input two straight up Harvard...

    May 9, 2021 at 12:30 AM