Holiday Safety Tip....

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  1. milocj

    milocj Friend of Leo's

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    ....for those of you who may be getting a cool used amp under your tree: Either this is some sort of oddball UK 1/2 amp fuse...

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    ...or a brass staple.

    Had a fairly recent recap, too.

    Be safe.
     
  2. Wally

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    So, if I understand this.. You recede an vintage amp as a gift. The amp had had a recent recap, but this piece of copper was bent into a replacement piece of a fuse, right??? Good find!!! I would be doing a very thorough review of that entire circuit.
    And...that is what you get for opening your present early!!!
     
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  3. milocj

    milocj Friend of Leo's

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    I bought it for myself and said it was okay to open it. [emoji3]

    But that's what was in the fuse holder, and why I always check.
     
  4. VintageSG

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    That's no 1/2 Amp fuse, that's a 13 Amp paperclip. perfectly safe ( eek! )
     
  5. flyswatter

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    First thing I do when any amp comes to my place, is open up the fuse holder to see what's inside.
     
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    That is actually a mullard nos paperclip , the tone from those are unbelievable, they are getting harder and harder to source.
     
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    [​IMG]

    For future reference.
     
  8. Wally

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    We don't need no stinkin' fuses!!!!!
     
  9. keithb7

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    Nice fine. Kinda scary that someone would do this. Maybe the amp was part of a live act. They wanted it to catch on fire. Gig was cancelled when the promoter learned there was explosives in the kick drum.
     
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    I'm here to say that 11 mm wrench is grossly underrated.

    Lay that bugger across the terminals of a big gel cell, wow.

    Had to hit it with my channel locks four times to knock it loose!
     
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    That would be The Laughing Cow!
     
  12. 4 Cat Slim

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    Scary, man, scary...
     
  13. Andy B

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    But true!
     
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