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Another Day, Another 50's Tweed Deluxe.

Discussion in 'Amp Tech Center' started by Luthier Vandros, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. Jimy

    Jimy TDPRI Member

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    I should also note that putting a dab of dye or paint on electronics parts was a common practice in the 50's and 60's. Hiwatt did it to indicate that solder joints were done, had passed inspection, and later in the field it indicated that parts were original and had not been tampered with.
     
  2. Luthier Vandros

    Luthier Vandros Tele-Afflicted

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    My '66 Super has yellow chalk/grease marker hash marks throughout the circuit board on the ceramic caps. Wonder if that's what it was there for.
     
  3. David Barnett

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    Vox put red paint on solder joints in the '60s too.

    Or, rather, one of the electronics subcontractors that assembled chassis for Vox in the '60s did it. They had several, depending on who had production capacity.
     
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    39martind18 Friend of Leo's

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    My wife has neither seen, nor felt my ribs in over 42 years of marriage. Come to think of it, I haven't either!:(:rolleyes::cool:
     
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    I actually just found the same type of screw in one of my bins yesterday at at first dismissed it as a stripped hex head but then realized it was made that way. What are these? Because I believe I have a small tool to actually drive them as well. It’s just so weird this was posted because I found the same style and I’ve never seen one before
     
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    David Barnett Doctor of Teleocity

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    I think it's called a "clutch head".

    A lot of those "101 tips for hex drivers" kits include them.

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    Ampeg and General Motors in the '50s, used those "clutch head" fasteners (in various sizes) all over the place. Our '56 Chevy pickup uses thm all over the interior! Can't fault manufacturers for trying to find the best alternative to flat head and even Phillips screw heads. Although Phillips is certainly and improvement over flat head!

    History and science class is dismissed. Now head out to the monkey bars, etc, so you can peak up Judy Bishop's skirt! :p

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  8. Luthier Vandros

    Luthier Vandros Tele-Afflicted

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    Looks like this old shaggy girl is coming back to the shop. Owner sent me a sound clip of a new issue he’s experiencing. Sounds like a blown speaker. We shall see. Updates to come.
     
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    Poor kid blew his speaker. I just removed it for him and sent him to the Dude who was formerly at OC Speaker. Found this interesting stamp behind the lower, rear panel. Looks like “weldwood” — as in the contact cement.

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    Weldwood was also a supplier of plywood, beadboard, and paneling.


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    That panel from the Deluxe looks suspiciously like cheap wenge "tropical" plywood.
     
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    Great info there, David. Thank you for sharing that.
     
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