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Really not sure. Most amps with metal tubes I’ve run across have been noisy. I bet age plays its part.
Welcome to metal tubes. They all tend to be microphonic to an extent. That’s one reason glass came along I think.
Just got the quad of el84s for it. Wondering if anyone else owns one of these. Judging from the serial numbers, they made around 3,000.
Can’t wait to listen. I’ve had 4 slip through my fingers. Maybe one day.
I’m working 60 hour weeks for the next 5 weeks, I won’t miss it much lol. If I wasn’t, yeah road trip time. It would have been two road trips too...
My opinion- bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. There’s no guarantee the used one will sound the same. Different speaker, tube wear,...
I got a great deal on a very used Transatlantic 30 a couple of days ago. However it needs two of the three service updates from Mesa, so I...
Here it is after the setup
It’s back and plays great! Neck needed a shim with the body. I reversed the output wires by accident, easy fix. Other than that, everything went...
Looking forward to seeing it done! Great job so far.
Thanks! Did most of the wiring last night. Missing a tone cap, d’oh. Bummed I can’t get it setup until next week
Yeah, something different is nice, but I also had the parchment guard. Tried to keep the cost down by using parts I already had on hand.
Just about wrapped up on my first partscaster build! Need to finish the wiring. Added the strap buttons since this photo. I don’t have nut...
Classic tone makes great trannies to
My bad, I thought the cure had a cut control like the Maz series does. Disregard the statement.
Shape the boost sound with Cut - then tailor the non boosted eq to fit with the cut level. The variable boost takes the eq out of the equation for...
This guy used to import UK parts - maybe a source...
Great deal on a well aged and made guitar
Volume controls preamp gain, master controls power amp, and level takes all that and sets it where you want it loudness wise. Really cool setup...
Out in the sun this afternoon.
Took a beauty shot this afternoon!
I bet your tele body and neck finish...
I’d leave it be... body plays it’s role, no guarantee you’d like the change in tone after dropping the $$