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lead dress

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Hucklebilly, Apr 12, 2003.

  1. Hucklebilly

    Hucklebilly Tele-Holic

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    Can anyone explain to me what "lead dress" means?
     
  2. Bluesbob

    Bluesbob Tele-Afflicted

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    It's a skirt or pullover (jumper?) made from a really heavy metal that is impervious to X-rays.
     
  3. Bluesbob

    Bluesbob Tele-Afflicted

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    Sorry

    The devil made me do it. "Lead dress" refers to the arrangement of connecting wires in a PTP (point-to-point wiring, as opposed to printed circuitboard, or PCB) amplifier. When it's done right, using proper grounding techniques, twisted pairs, shielding and right-angle crossings of signal paths, it will reduce the amount of noise generated by the amplifier, such as hum, oscillation, and RFI.
     
  4. Hucklebilly

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    I had it coming!

    I guess I walked right into that one.

    Anyway, thanks for your informative answer!
     
  5. Bete Noir

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    Dressing -->

    Just happened to have some pics from another thread.

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