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    Running both channels of a Twin Reverb simultaneously

    Did you try putting the LP's into the secondary inputs on the amp, that are slightly attenuated?. I know I often forget to try this, but some people always use that input for humbucker'd guitars. I don't know if that would help with a wet/dry setup, but it might be worth a try. Al
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    When to recone cts alnicos in a super reverb

    Weber Speakers might be another good place to recone those CTS speakers, since they also make clones of those. Al
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    Help! Output Issue - Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

    Glad you fixed your problem, but just wanted to say you are not liable to hurt yourself in just changing tubes in an amp, without removing the chassis. People have been doing that forever. I know that these days the manufacturers are trying to scare people away from doing any amp maintenance at...
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    Three saddle bridges for bullet Telecaster

    You might be able to use a drill press if you clamp the plate to a wood block that fits inside the top of the plate, which itself is clamped to the base of the press. You could then drill through the back of the plate and into the wood block to drill the holes. Possible if you have the right...
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    Blues Jr. / 12AX7A vs. 12AX7 replacements?

    Isn't the EH-12AX7 a Russian tube?. Also the Sovtek 12AX7WB previously mentioned is for sure a Russian tube. I know New Sensor distributes some Chinese tubes, but I'm not sure if they sell them under the EH label. Al
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    Tube Quality? Are tubes consistently 'good' or 'bad ' according to brand?

    Their tubes are regular current production that they test and supply to specs that makes them work in Mesa amps that have no adjustable bias. Still, they are tested tubes and can be used in other amps too. I have three pairs of MB labeled RFT/Siemens EL34's that I keep to use in my Marshall...
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    Three saddle bridges for bullet Telecaster

    If it has three mounting holes instead of the usual four, maybe this would fit: https://www.wdmusic.com/kluson-hybrid-replacement-bridge-for-fender-american-standard-telecaster-steel-with-intonated-brass-saddles-details.html You'd have to check the specs to make sure, of course. Al
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    Blues Jr. / 12AX7A vs. 12AX7 replacements?

    -S: Slovakia (JJ) -R: Russia -C: China Al
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    Tube swap on a fender blues deluxe reissue 40w?

    I am skeptical that Fender put a 12AT7 in the V1 position, that's a driver tube and any tube amp tech I've ever heard talk about this would say it's not a good tube to use in a gain position. In the vid in the link, George just says they changed "the tube" but doesn't say which one. I also...
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    Oversized Amp knob Trick

    You can get Alpha pots with either metric 6mm shafts or standard 1/4" (6.3mm) shafts. You're putting standard knobs on metric shafts. As long as the fix works, I'd say you're OK. Al
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    Fender Super Amp 4x10...Thoughts/Lore?

    That amp is the next in line after the Super 60 series, my brother had the 1-12 version, which was similar to the Super 60 amps but had a bigger cab. They changed from the smaller red, then black knobs to the full size Fender knobs and the vintage cosmetics, but I'm pretty sure it's a...
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    EP-booster vs. MXR micro amp (allways on) into Vox style amp?

    If you're using the Micro Amp as an "always on" boost, it doesn't matter that it isn't true bypass, because when it's on it is a buffered signal. The true bypass only comes into play when the pedal is off. Al
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    Any clue where this Celestion G12T-75 was manufactured?

    Is there a white sticker on the side of the magnet?. If so, it may say where it was made. If it doesn't, but has a "50" number on it, I've been told that also means Chinese-made. Al
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    Blues Junior Power Tubes

    I haven't heard any feedback on them yet, but Tungsol has a new 7189-spec tube that takes more voltage, at least on paper it sounds like it would be perfect for those amps that put stress on the EL84's. As I said, though, haven't heard anything about their sound or longevity. Al
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    66 Tele pickup

    I think the reason for the unpotted pickups at that time has to do with the famous story of a new CBS employee who made a purchase of wire for the pickups that had the wrong coating, because it was cheap. A long time employee said it wouldn't work, as I recall it was because the coating would...
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    Peavey Express 112 Problems & Questions

    You're welcome, once in a while I get something right!. I just know that there is a notch or some other identifier on one end of opamps to show which way it goes when placed on the board. Al
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    Peavey Express 112 Problems & Questions

    Did you make sure to orient the opamps the correct way?. If any of them got reversed, it could be a problem. Al
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    Mini Humbucker advice

    Changing pots is the way to go, changing tone cap value will not appreciably change the overall tone, mostly will affect the amount of bassiness when tone is rolled off. Al
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    Warehouse Guitar Speakers?

    Not foreign made, supposedly made in Kentucky as I recall by a known speaker manufacturer. When they started, they only had a couple of models, which were said to be OEM speakers that were Celestion clones made for a failed amp production, the owner got people interested by having introductory...
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    The "silver" Nobels ODR-1 - seems like there are two, whats the difference?

    The one with no silver N on the pad is made in China, not Taiwan like the older ones. I too noticed this years ago and found out the answer. Before it was discontinued, the last ones went to China for manufacture for a couple of years maybe. When the reissues came out (back to the green...
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    Bluesbreaker type pedals

    Last time I looked that series that includes the Governor II is still listed on the Marshall website. Al
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    NPD, Rocktron Orange Peel Phaser

    Judging by the name I'd bet it's an Orange Squeezer clone. If so, that's a great compressor IMO. Oops, never mind, I see it's a phaser. So, the name is a play on the orange Phase 90 I guess. Al
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    Headphone out too loud

    My Marshall Class 5 has the same problem, and I bought a little box (I think made by Rolls) that has a couple of volume pots and different types of jacks for inputs, to use as a variable personal monitor to plug my headphones into. I'll have to check to see exactly which one it is, but it...
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    Seymour Duncan Antiquity Humbucker magnet swap? School me...

    Pretty sure the modern Gibson P90's have A2. Al
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    Adding a volume and tone to '72 VM Thinline

    The listing for the pickguard on Ebay in the previous post has routing options, including one for regular humbuckers. Al




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