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  1. Gunny

    Mark Evans of ACDC playing a Fender Telecaster bass

    That model of Telecaster bass is essentially the same as the Sting Precision bass (which I own), a 50s type re-issue.
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    Solo Jazz Bass Kit

    I can give them a positive vote as well. I previously built a Precision bass from a Solo kit. Very basic of course. The saddle height screws kept backing out for no reason so I put some clear nail polish on them as a solution. The electronics were pre-wired. Mine had an unwanted noise. I...
  3. Gunny

    In Praise of the Mighty Tweed Bassman (A Long, Sordid Tale)

    It's a beautiful feeling and experience to fire up that amp and get that certain tone. And the feeling never goes away :-)
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    The big "Show your mini amps" thread.

    (Bottlenecker post - My Champion 600 is going to be my four year old's mini bass amp for a bit). You realize that speaker will have no chance of surviving once the bass is played through it?
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    Bronco gets a P-'51 Cavalier

    Actually, I researched several articles in advance of buying. One of them - obviously wrong - indicated a straight drop-in. A case of you can't believe everything you read.
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    Bronco gets a P-'51 Cavalier

    When I purchased my Cavalier '51-P PUP for my Bronco about a 18 months ago, the info I had was that it was a drop-in fit for a Bronco or Musicmaster. I was very disappointed to find that the pick guard had to be filed out to fit the PUP. Then I was furious to see that the pole pieces don't...
  7. Gunny

    Fairly new HotRod Deluxe seems to have lost output on the Gain channel.

    V2 preamp tube is the place to start. Swap it out with a known good tube. If that doesn't fix things, relays may be the problem but for sure start with V2.
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    Will a cheap signal generator get me started?

    I use a free App on my cell phone as a signal generator.
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    Another Bogen CHB-50 conversion?

    Every time I see a post about Bogen amps I mention this - there's high voltage DC on that terminal strip Rem#1, Rem#2. Ensure that gets disconnected from there.
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    Output transformer got heated up, can’t figure out why

    I've owned and repaired SF and BF Champs/Vibrochamps. The very first thing I suspect is the 6V6. I guess these days you have to be sure you're getting a proper, healthy replacement. Next - bias tests as mentioned, closely watching for runaway current - which I don't think you'll get with a...
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    1964 Deluxe (non-reverb) barn find

    That's the best 'find' I've seen on any Forum. What a great project. There's been many replies with many opinions on how intense the cleanup may be. If it were me, I'd remove the nest, do a decent cleanup internally, then focus on the electronic restoration. I could only dream of having this...
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    '55 5E3 hums louder as it warms up.

    The original 5E3 amps have no power supply choke, only a 5K resistor. Total reduction of hum is never possible. If you're willing to do a mod, install a choke. I did that in a tweed Champ kit and it made a world of difference.
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    General Safety Question: 70's Solid State Amp

    How's the hum? It would certainly be worth it to replace the power supply filter caps in addition to what was suggested by Birfl. Does the tremolo circuit sound good? If it's not working or too slow/fast, replace the 3 caps in that area. I'd replace all of the electrolytic caps. After that...
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    Rumble 40 upgrade??

    I gigged indoors (bars) and outdoors (parks) in a Classic Rock band using the Traynor SB-112. I sent an XLR to the PA. No problems at all being heard or felt. I've retired from gigging and my at home amp is the SB-115 because 15s have always been my fave tone. I have owned all Rumbles from 200...
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    Beltone AP-12 Dilemma

    My very first amp. An easy fix even if unsafe mods have to be undone. Are you in Ontario Canada or California?
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    After Midnight

    I've always like this version by EC. Originally used as backing music in a Michelob beer commercial
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    Grumpy rant about bumper stickers

    I don't have any stickers and I'm not impressed by any of them either - except for this one that was funny at the time (way back when we learned about it for the first time) "Have you hugged your clone today?"
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    Avoiding gig brain fade.. how to?

    I believe we all make mistakes like that and most people never notice - not even fellow bandmates. We don't want to mess up, but it's reality. Just don't announce it. How to avoid it? I don't think there's much you can do for those songs you've played countless times. Just try your best to...
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    Really, Fender? Somebody had one job

    Two different TV stations on major networks are showing this message before certain programs... THIS PROGRAM MAY BE RE-BROADCASTED AT A LATER TIME THIS PROGRAM MAY BE RE-BROADCAST AT A LATER DATE I don't think the supervisor of the person doing this got high marks in English at school. I see...
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    Happy birthday, Bonnie Raitt!

    Born one day after me in '49. Love that gal.
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    The butt of all car jokes, BUT I dont think this car is ugly

    Didn't see as many Gremlins as Pacers - the ladybug shaped car. When a Pacer was spotted in the company parking lot in (1999) with a Club anti-theft bar on the steering wheel, the joke around the lunch table at work was - someone should have put a (2nd) Club on top of the Club. Who would want...
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    Dead ... or passed?

    To me, it's just another trendy phrase adopted by our society. I have always used, and still use 'died' but I've accepted that it's way too late to change the trend. I notice that nobody is offended when I say died instead of passed on/passed away etc.
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    Guitar Sewer

    I borrowed a Bass Amplug2 from a friend. It sounded good, worked fine but then the Aux jack, which I was using, broke off the circuit board. It can't take the strain from the jack plugged into it moving in any direction. The jack is "surface mount technology" like all the other circuit board...
  24. Gunny

    “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” Saturday Jam

    Excellent job boys. A pleasure to listen to. That one was on the first Willie album that I bought ages ago.