5e3 clone: a good deal?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by AJBaker, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. ce24

    ce24 Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2008
    Wise decision
  2. AJBaker

    AJBaker Friend of Leo's

    Oct 3, 2010
    I've been having some fun with it, it's a lovely amp.

    Today I went over some of the mods he added:

    - First, the NF loop mod as shown on the Robinette site.
    - Second, some of the 'Edge Deluxe' mods (also Robinette), like smaller PI coupling caps and screen grid resistors, as well the the improved mercury transformer and alnico blue (which he sold separately).

    He gave me the original parts, so I wonder, is it worth putting back the original .1uF coupling caps instead of the smaller .022uF to test? This will give more bass, like the original. I think it sounds pretty good now, but I have no other 5e3 to compare to, so I don't really know.
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