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  1. Jowes_84

    NOSD - New old scope day

    Hi Got a scope from a nice older gentlemen nearby yesterday. We chatted quite a while. Only his dog didn’t like me and bit me slightly in the back of my calf :) But it was well worth the pain. Can’t wait to look at some waveforms Including 1:10 Probe withstanding 500V… but I’ll likely build an...
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    Wait, why is there still sound coming from the amp...

    ... is what I said after yesterday night's pre-X-Mas rehearsal went so well to my rhythm guitarist after asking him to put my amp in standby just to watch him turning the voltage selector switch from 220 (where he wiggled it after I had asked him the first time to put into standby starting at...
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    Tube sets vs mix and match - worth it?

    Hello Tube experts the original tubes in my recently acquired Fender 4x6L6 from the late 70’s are still Running great. But I want to save them for if and when I plan to either give away or put in storage (not happening soon) Tube set from TAD will cost me around 300,- I have a large stash of...
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    Vintage Bass Cab - Modern Speaker - meh…

    Hi low-end fanatics! so after getting a 2-15 and a 1-15 late 70’s / early 80’s vented bassman cab to play loud and louder in our big rehearsal space … the 1-15 with a speaker that seems original, the 2-15 with two Eminence Kappa LF drivers… I am surprised about the results: the 1-15 sound...
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    DIY Cheapo Tele rebuild

    Hi my improve-the-cheapo DIY project. Well, yes I need to redo and finalise the crappy spray can finish on the body. Apart from that, any useful input for next steps - spotting any no-goes? This is a Harley Benton Tele W/ added - esquire one ply pickguard - Stealth epi Neck HB - DIY Faux...
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    Silvertone 1448 compensated saddle build?

    Hi need advise from the vast knowledge here on my plans for my Silvertone 1448 guitar. I love this guitar. so far I thought a good setup would be impossible without a major hassle as the set neck has no truss rod but yesterday I actually measured the relief / bow the first time - and it is...
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    Bridge spring buzz?

    Hi again it seems I need to remove the springs in the bridge to get rid of some annoying buzz / sizzle on the lower E and A strings on my basses… As I am fairly new to bass, is this a common problem and is there a better cure than removing the springs? or am I hearing something that is not...
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    NBD

    Hej! After getting a little more serious about being a bassist - and by now actually playing in two bands (wait, I can’t even play that great yet, … seems like everyone needs a bassist) I am ditching my Squier and playing this now. Fender FSR Precision Special PJ active Jazz Bass neck...
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    Found a cure for GAS…

    … which is actually trying to get rid of some gear. First all went well, selling pickups for half of the retail price. Then, I started to ship two of my guitars - on other ppls request. First, other person thinks I am some kind of music shop and wants to return because he does not like the...
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    Being a real Kraut again

    Just thought I‘d post it cause it is a very Kraut thing to do Celebration of my first Beer garden with a liter of beer, Brezel and Kraut Yeah! (my buddy has Apfelstrudel - Austrian extravaganza) cheers
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    Changing to Bass - is my rig good enough?

    Hi friends, changing from drums to bass in my band, using lockdown to work on my playing. First rehearsal yesterday night. Need your opinions on my rig - will it do the job? Band: 3 to max 5 chord (punk) rock covers, about 10 gigs and 20 rehearsals a year, anything from a dive up to 200-300...
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    NAD Echolette Junior

    Hi! i did. it again... little Xmas present for me - couldn’t help but snag this nice Echolette Junior. From what I read it should sound and operate a bit like a 6G2 Princeton. Volume-Tone-Speed-Intensity 12 inch spk. 2x6v6 2x12ax7 1xEZ81 Arrived just now. It will need work - another day /...
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    NGD - Vintage 72H

    Hi always wanted a Thinline Tele - Never had the money cause I spend it all on old non-working tube amps. what do you know? - got this one for a low low price including a nice bag. feels like I need to roll off the edges of the frets and make a couple of minor adjustments, otherwise it...
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    SF Vibrosonic Reverb overhaul

    Hi there, got a pretty worn Vibrosonic Reverb Amp and need your suggestions for further restoration if necessary as well as reliability mods. First, pictures and what I have done so far: Wood from amp cabinet was badly chipped open on both sides on top of the Chassis edges. Fixed with lots of...
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    Princeton Reverb II - lead vactrol and speaker - opinions please

    Hi TDPRI amp experts, hope this finds you in good health! After finishing the restoration of my Rivera Super Champ, I could not help but buy a Princeton Reverb II off the bay recently. Playing it did sort of disappoint me.. Not at all like the Super Champ. Especially the lead channel is a...
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    Guten Tag and thanks

    Hi there, After reading several posts about servicing vintage amps, it is finally time to join! I have been sneaking and lurking for a long time. Threads by Bendya and Wally encouraged me to start servicing my 80's Super Champ, see avatar. THANK YOU! Originally, I only wanted to recap it...




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