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    Monoprice 15 watt amp upgrades

    EDIT: After further research, the impedance stated above appears to be incorrect due to choice of wording by the original writer. It's actually ~60 ohms DC resistance on the input and ~220 Ohm DC resistance on the output side. This is not the same measurement as impedance @1kHz, apparently -...
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    Monoprice 15 watt amp upgrades

    Input inmpedance on the OC Electronics pan is ~100 ohms from what I'm reading - so it apparently WON'T work in the Monoprice? Yet the Mod brand replacement tank for the Monoprice 15W says it is also compatible for a Peavey Bandit (which would have been equipped with the type 247 reverb tank)...
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    Monoprice 15 watt tube amp

    How did you reverse the faceplate like that?? I was expecting to see upside-down lettering!
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    Monoprice 15 watt tube amp

    Thank you! Just seems like it'd be hard on the amp pulling the chassis out so much like that. IDK how others do it, but I just pulled the chassis about halfway out the back, however it put some strain on the black speaker wire and bent the tab a bit. I may have to make an extension wire for...
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    Monoprice 15 watt tube amp

    It was a little daunting at first but I got it biased :cool: Factory had it at ~-5.86. I set it to -12 as you recommended. Still seem to have a bit warm tone stack so I s'pose the next thing will be preamp toobs. Thank you for the help! If I continue to buy matched sets of power tubes in the...
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    Monoprice 15 watt tube amp

    I presume it will also give the associated pants-filling "buzz" as well! ;) Duly noted, kind sir! I have a set of plastic screwdrivers which are normally intended for adjusting old CRT televisions/monitors kicking around somewhere. So just to be DOUBLE sure I'm understanding you correctly...
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    Monoprice 15 watt tube amp

    As new as this amp is, should I contact Monoprice about this or just buy some Tung Sols (I hear they may be a little brighter in the current tube market). Thank you for the quick response MuddyWolf! I've been scratching my head for two months. I'm a tube n00b but I'd better learn this because...
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    Monoprice 15 watt amp upgrades

    Quick question: I have an old Peavey Backstage 2 (80s version - not the newer "trans-tube p.o.s) that died before it was given to me. I used to use it as a "cab" for my little Danelectro Dirty Thirty amp. Since I've got the MP 15w now (which has the newer metal reverb tank in it), I've thought...
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    Monoprice 15 watt amp upgrades

    WELL EXECUTED!
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    Monoprice amp club

    Just a little gold hardware on that beauty would give it a nice tent revival flair! Love the look of them together! NICE :D
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    Monoprice amp club

    Mine arrived Sept. 23rd and it came with all JJs - just in case any others would like to know what they seem to be putting in them now. One tube glows less bright than the others (V2 I think, but not sure - it's 2nd tube from the right when facing the back of the amp). Is this normal? Plus...
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    Monoprice 15 watt tube amp

    I guess I'm finally in with the cool guys! Finally I see what all the fuss about tubes is - sweet sweet response :lol: I haven't had a chance to do an obligatory NAD post yet, although I received mine 9/23. I love it, but I have a couple of n00b questions... The tubes retainer wires needed...
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    Danelectro amps

    I've had this Dirty Thirty for three years now. It's a little tricky getting my DS-1>Dyno Drive to sound great with it (advice appreciated). At any rate, there ought to be more info out there about these great little amps. Everyone snapped 'em up but nobody picked 'em apart? :) I need a...
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    Need advice on new 2017 Squier Standard Strat

    Okay, here's the goods as promised. Pardon the mess in the man cave: FWIW, the steel block actually darkened the tone a bit for me (which isn't great with this particular set of HOT pickups) but the saddles (to my ear) brought some of the brightness back with a slightly more "airy" sound...
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    Need advice on new 2017 Squier Standard Strat

    Wew! It sure has been three years, hasn't it? I've been using frets for 8 months now, so I'm growing. Having my dominant hand on the neck helps. All of my slide stuff was in open tunings, but I picked up a bass a friend was selling and 3 days later I was re-tuning my strat and spiderwalking...
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    Need advice on new 2017 Squier Standard Strat

    The original pickups that came with it sound great, really (except the bridge is thin). It might be faux pas but I put a set of pickups out of a Golden-Age-era Hohner RP150G in it (the ones with no bobbins and steel plates on the bottoms). Sounds FAT - except now the neck is too dark for my...
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    Monoprice Indio vs Bullet Squier Tele

    I have to say, I just bought the Indio Retro Classic (tripleburst) and it sounds GREAT and plays GREAT. I think all I had to do was tweak two saddles that weren't parallel with the body. Also, the neck pickup cover was a little loose. I just pulled it off a week ago (with minimal effort - I...
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    Need advice on new 2017 Squier Standard Strat

    So I wound up keeping the original bridge plate and bought a full-size (not the "shorty") steel trem block from GFS and it dropped right in. Had to do very little sanding around the cavity to fit it for smooth operation. I filed down a set of stamped saddles that were sent to me in the wrong...
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    (1980s) Peavey Backstage Schematic

    I have an old Peavey Backstage that was given to me in exchange for compensation for some work I did for a fella. It was stored in a hot barn, so I think all the caps are bad. Although I'm starting with the filter caps first, I had recently taken the amp to a friend to have all the diodes...
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    Wanna here one about Coronavirus? You probably won't get it... (haaaaaa)
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    Need advice on new 2017 Squier Standard Strat

    Sorry about the delay. I've been extremely busy with cleanup after Harvey :P
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    Need advice on new 2017 Squier Standard Strat

    Sorry about the delay. I've been extremely busy with cleanup after Harvey :P
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    Squier Stratocasters with Maple Fretboards - where are they?

    Okay - without starting the usual flame war here :lol: I postulate that the Rosewood fretboard is selected with a softening of the bridge position in mind? I have maple (which I chose because I play slide and my other axe is a 53-year old ES-345 knock-off with Rosewood.) I wanted a *little*...
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    Squier Stratocasters with Maple Fretboards - where are they?

    Okay - without starting the usual flame war here :lol: I postulate that the Rosewood fretboard is selected with a softening of the bridge position in mind? I have maple (which I chose because I play slide and my other axe is a 53-year old ES-345 knock-off with Rosewood.) I wanted a *little*...
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    Need advice on new 2017 Squier Standard Strat

    "I think from my reading I see that the diff between bridge plates/trem blocks on those are determined by location of the hole for the whammy bar in relation to the lateral centerline of the bridge plate?" I forgot to say mine has a narrow string spacing at the bridge too (2-1/16 inch?) and I'm...




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