All is not right with my new 5E3 build...

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by dunehunter, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. jtcnj

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    Glad you got it sorted, and learned valuable lessons along the way.
    single coils hum.

    hum and feedback will both vary a lot based on distance and orientation.
     
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    While I'm not going to take this amp apart anymore (I think I'll just play it instead ;)), in future for these tweed-type chassis, I'm not going to use the "flying" heater wires anymore. It puts wires in the same plane as the circuit board and I think may contribute to 60 cycle hum. Next one, I'll lay them flat to the chassis bottom and come in from the sides. I'll get back to everyone if there's a big difference.

    Thanks to all for your help on this critter!
     
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    Step away from the amp...step away from the amp.

    Does the amp hum with nothing plugged in?? (Forgive me if this has been asked and answered.)
     
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    No. Dead quiet. Not a peep. Volume up, volume down, no difference.

    And I think you're right. Just play it. Step away from the back end.
     
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    If the amp is quiet with nothing plugged 8nto it, why worry about the amp doing what it is supposed to when something IS plugged in? Simply put.....the amplifier is used to amplify whatever signal comes to its input jack. Given your responses to my last few questions, I believe we have found the problem....operator error?!? (;^).
    And that is good that we found this out. We all have to learn what there is to be learned in some good time, right? I am still low on the curve.....something new everyday.
     
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