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L-pad circuits?

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by Mark the Moose, Apr 11, 2020.

  1. Mark the Moose

    Mark the Moose Tele-Holic

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    Picked up an 8-om, 100 watt L-pad. Planning to house it in an aluminum enclosure with a bypass switch and a three-way treble switch like the elevenator. I won’t include an impedance switch since both of my amps are 8-ohm amps. Any other suggestions? upload_2020-4-11_13-40-43.png
     
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    Air vents. You don't want it to suffocate.
     
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    Think it needs it? 100 watt l-pad, aluminum enclosure, 35 watt amp, a few air vents on the sides...
     
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    I built a 15watt version from this drawing.
    The bright cap values are way off.
    I went up in 2uf steps till I got to nearly 10uf before I could hear even the slightest difference even at extreme attenuation levels.
    I lost interest and didn’t push it any further.
    But if I were you, I wouldn’t waste your time with any setting less than 9uf.
    Having said that... I think it sounds pretty good. I just turn the treble up on my amp to compensate.


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    Wired it up with no tone caps and I don’t feel like it needs the treble bypass. Bright pups and a 6l6 Princeton reverb circuit has plenty of bright on tap, just bumped the highs a notch. Sounds great!
     
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