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That’s not quite what they are for.
The SS diodes are in series with the rectifier. In most cases a rectifier tube will fail and leave the...
Because of the lack of isolation, I never really considered a variac a safe solution for long-term gig use, it's a bench tool.
That's why they don't so it. It's just the bias current being measured at the tip jacks. Generally, I measure the plate voltage once, mark it, and...
For the OP, hide glue is pretty forgiving and gives a relatively long work time, but also messy and requires prep equipment....
It was what they used on the old Blonde Twin, Bandmaster, etc.
I'm along time fan of Blonde/Oxblood followed by Blonde/Wheat.
It goes in between the 1st and 2nd Stages
From the 6AT6, the signal goes through the .02 MFD coupling cap and then to the "Input" as marked on...
Is there a schematic? Layout drawings are great for building, but are all but useless for designing/studying the circuit.
At best, you have a chassis, tube sockets, PT, OT, and knobs. Resistors and caps will be useless, they just aren’t stable from when that was...
This depends on that type of amp your building.
Heater C.T. (Black on your diagram)
Cathode bias? Connect the Heater CT to the cathode of one of...
This is what I was going to suggest.
Different approaches to marketing. Google the "Chivas Regal effect."
Depending on brand, $100-$250 for the set. That's before shipping ($20?, they're heavy)
Transformers not included in the $199 kit from Boothill.
"Cabinet, Speaker, Tubes and Transformers are NOT included."
That doesn't include iron, does it?
For the OP, find a donor amp. You can get a "for parts or repair" push-pull amp that used 2x 6V6GT, 6K6GT,...