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    How can I reconcile the fact that my more expensive guitar is my no.2 guitar?

    That’s not necessarily true either. In the end It’s preference. I like good old vine zins over cabs. Same with guitars socks and underware 😀
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    Bassman Hybrid ab165 aa864 tagboard build

    This is probably a dumb question. The ab165 V2 is only using 1 of the triodes. Since a 6AV6 is very close to half a 12AX7, and NOS 6AV6 tubes are cheap as chips, would it be a bad idea to change V2 to a 6AV6?? If its a bad idea, why?? My amps are not clones, they use the same circuits but...
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    Heater voltage soaring.... Help!

    Check pins 3 and 4 make sure no solder blobs or strands touch when tube is inserted
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    Turrets vs Eyelet Boards??

    Tag boards 😀
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    Bassman Hybrid ab165 aa864 tagboard build

    You are right, not sure where I got the 100 number? been reading anything I could find on this transformer which really is not much. I did find a hoffman Plexie50 conversion where I was able to get a guesstimate of the B+ for a starting point.
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    How much would a scratched off serial number take off the value of a guitar?

    Why would you scratch off serial numbers, not buying the 666 argument, that person would not have bought the guitar in the first place no matter how good it played. Go look at your local musician swap pages on facebook, read the stolen gear notifications, then make your decision. As for me I...
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    Bassman Hybrid ab165 aa864 tagboard build

    Oops that is what I meant, good catch.
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    Bassman Hybrid ab165 aa864 tagboard build

    Needing to either use or dispose of a broken super 60 here goes. Hoping to make an amp that could be used for BASS and Guitar a 60w BASS man. 1. The B+ will be 50V higher, the trans are for push pull 6L6GC so I will work with this voltage. 2. No Center taps so Bridge rectifier and false...
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    Fender *schematic* date codes

    Remember these were also the days of little orphan Annie and the ovaltine secret decoder ring. :)
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    Should I build an Amp just because I have the Iron? (Big Iron Dilemma)

    That is a good idea, I have a 15 yr old learning to play Bass however little fart already claimed my Jazz and my Ampeg. Father son project? Hmmm
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    Should I build an Amp just because I have the Iron? (Big Iron Dilemma)

    It’s the itch. Cheap and Fun to build but then what?
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    Bassman Micro features and functions -- my experience

    Nice looking amp. Been following your threads on this amp. It’s on my list once I fully understand what you just explained. :)
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    Should I build an Amp just because I have the Iron? (Big Iron Dilemma)

    As a hobbyist should you build an amp just because you have the parts? When I was still new to building I bought a trashed Fender Super Sixty with a burned mother board for around $30. After testing the transformers I posted here about making something British. The beating I took was not so...




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