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  1. O

    DIY Need help with a 5w Tube amp idea

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. What webistes or books etc. can i learn to build my own 5w tube amp to sell eventually? I see if i copy other amps schematics and sell them i can get sued. I am trying to build my own version of the old pignose 7-100 or the dwarf amps but a 5w TUBE AMP...
  2. Shinrock

    Wet/Dry Setup for Gigging - Dry Amp Needed

    Time for everyone’s favorite game: choose me an amp! I’m running a two-amp setup for gigs in a wet/dry format, playing modern country and classic rock. All wet effects are routed to a Supro Keeley Custom 12. I need to (editor’s note: WANT to) find a dry amp to pair with it (taking only gain...
  3. B

    Need help finding the settings ...

    Hi, I'll welcome myself in. I have a small dilemma, that I thought I might find help with in here. I am a newbie, here and to guitar playing so bear with me here. So, I am having a 2008 Highway-1 Tele and pairing it with the Crate CFX-30 amp As I understand this should be a good average...
  4. S

    Orange Rocker 15 - enough low end? (or perhaps another amp - AC10?)

    Hi, I have an Orange Terror Stamp, played through a 1x12 with a Celestion Greenback, and although it has enough low end at both home and rehearsal, it sounds "scratchy" when played clean. Fast attack, not much warmth. It's slightly better with an overdrive pedal, but I play clean 80% of the...
  5. B

    Thoughts on amp settings and use of “always on” effects in jam/live situations.

    Hey everyone, I’m sure this has been covered in many ways, but I’ve recently began jamming again with some friends and thought I’d post a question in regards to tone/amp settings. Yesterday I brought my Rivera Pubster 25watt head and matching Celestion G12H30 cabinet to a friends...
  6. stonetone

    Dean Markley CD-120 Not Well!

    Glad I found this forum, hopefully somebody can help! I’ve had a Dean Markley CD-120 for a lot of years, that’s been nothing but faithful. I decided to clean her up, and realized the stock 12” Magnum had a rip in it, and was beyond weathered. I purchased an Eminence Man o War 12” 8 ohm 120...
  7. Z

    Help tidying up 99% stock 1969 Fender Princeton Reverb

    Howdy, I picked up this Silverface Princeton Reverb 1969 amp recently. It actually has 1968 power, output etc transformers. The chassis is stamped for 1969. It has the AA764 circuit but the tube chart has a 5U4GB rectifier tube and not a GZ34 or 5AR4. There is a 5UA4GT in there now. It’s a huge...
  8. J

    I was Gifted a Quad 6005/6aq5 Amp please help me identify Thanks !

    Hello all ! So this is a cool story, I have bought a few guitars and amps from a local guy of in Buffalo, NY and a couple weeks ago I ran into him again as I was buying a Mesa 50 Caliber + he had listed. When I went to pick it up he remembered me and remembered I had kidney cancer a while...
  9. B

    68 custom amps

    I know fender doesn’t sell the 68 custom pro reverb or vibrolux on their website but they have sparked interest in me. I’m wondering what your thoughts are on these two amps if you have played them and do they sound like an original SF or BF fender or at least close to it? I’m looking for that...
  10. R

    Question on replacing amp tubes

    I just upgraded my Vox AC15 tubes to Tung Sol. As I was pulling the old ones out, I noticed a couple things. 1) The EL84’s were both China no-names which was expected. 2) The 12AX7’s were a different story. 1 of them was a no-name brand, one was something called “Ruby” and the tube that was...
  11. A

    Can anyone identify this amp?

    Hi I recently brought this amp but not sure what it is or what it could be based on. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks
  12. G

    Amp substitutions

    So I have a question. Combo amps are their own thing, we all acknowledge that. So my question is this. Vox has an iconic tone, Marshall has an iconic tone, Fender has an iconic tone...correct? Are there any amp brands that provide accurate and usable tones for both of them? I'm curious because...
  13. L

    Gear recommendation for home guitar recording

    Hi everybody, I'd like to gear-up to be able to record my guitar playing session at home and I'm a complete noob at recording :). I don't want to spend several thousands of dollar on recording but I still want good quality equipment. I have a Fender Blues junior tweed, almost new, I only...
  14. R

    Roland Blues Cube Stage not working

    I recently got a blues cube stage amp from my dad, he hasn't touched it for 2 years or so, so when I turned it on it stayed on for about a few seconds and shuts off and never turn back on again. Do you guys have similar issues with this? And do you guys know how to fix it? Thanks!
  15. B

    Help on my Green Board Blues Junior

    Hey all, I’ve been trying to fix this problem on my Blues junior for a while now. I usually play with the master at about 10 and the volume around 1-2 for home use. At low volumes I have no issues but when I bring the volume to around 4 (with master at 10) I get a nasty hiss distortion type...
  16. M

    Help Identifying Speakers

    Hey, thanks for reading. I dropped an old 12” speaker in a slightly rebuilt Garnet cab. I’m trying to identify the speaker before wiring it up. Any ideas? Thanks
  17. B

    So much noise!

    Hey, This is my first time here, so hoping to get some good results with you guys :P I just got a vintage 67' Fender Bassman and it's my first go in the vintage realm. I'm noticing that it is REALLY noisy, even at low volume or just have the amp on without playing. I also have a DRRI and it...
  18. Cysquatch

    Reasons for Mesa Fillmore 25 over Fillmore 50?

    I've been extremely interested in the Fillmore series since they've launched, especially as a do-it-all amp to help me minimize my rig. As I've looked and listened to the 25 and 50 watt combos, it seems to me that aside from the smaller size and lower weight, the 25 feels somewhat superfluous...
  19. mnjuop848

    Looking for a versatile amp

    Hi guys, I'm looking for an amp whose price varies from 200 to 300 USD to play metal and punk (like Metallica, Megadeth, Sum41, Offspring, Green Day...). I mostly play at home (in a room about 20m2), sometimes I also record (without mic and interface) and I occasionally perform on stage. So...
  20. Saxonbowman

    BSD-Bad Speaker Day

    A little while back I bought an Epiphone EA-50T Pacemaker amp, made in the mid 60's. As purchased it sounded a little thin without much volume. I did some research on this amp and found that indeed this is typical for Gibson products from this time period. Further research led me to some...
  21. W

    When deja vu sucks - 1965 Gibson GA15-RVT - The saga

    Hi again fellas, Thanks for all the help in sourcing the power transformer for my Gibson GARVT. I ended up going with the Mercury GA15-P. The mercury was installed and wired up by the tech working on this for me. Sadly, only 1 output tube lights up and it blows the fuse at about 50v when...
  22. cleanjunkie

    Slight Buyer's Remorse - DRRI

    I've been in the market for my first tube amp for the past couple weeks. Searching for that classic fender clean tone--one that's spanky and bright, yet also able to warm up nicely. Primary usage right now is in my bedroom, but I'm planning to be moving to my own house here shortly where I'll be...
  23. T

    Affordable Guitar Amp for gigging without PA

    Hello community, name's Timo, I'm 18 years old and still attending school. Therefore I'm sitting on a very tight budget. I'm looking for a new guitar amp, it'd be best if it was giggable for, say, pubs without PA. It should be as versatile as possible, but I wouldn't mind having all effects...
  24. Mahinavai

    Trying to figure out right amp to speaker watts and ohms...

    I need help with this... I'm looking at an amp that is 135 watts with 6 ohms resistance. The speakers have a nominal resistance of 4-8 ohms and can handle up to 140 watts (rms) of power. I've calculated that it is 202 watts at 4 ohms and 101 watts at 8 ohms, but I'm not sure what that means. Is...
  25. Steve Holt

    Did my tubes go bad?

    I need some help from you amp experts. I have a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe (I think it's first generation) I was playing last night and my guitar volume started dropping as I was playing. It was odd but I kind of thought maybe the cord or some other problem was happening. So then the volume coming...




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