Questions about SS - Tube Rectifier switch on Bassman Micro

joulupukki

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On the Bassman Micro (https://robrobinette.com/Bassman_Micro.htm) …

1. Would there be much tonal difference adding a switch so you could switch between tube and solid state rectification?

2. If you do add the switch are there any other components (resistors/caps) whose values would have to change?

Here’s a close-up of the SS diodes and switch in Kevin Barlow’s build (found the link to these pics on robrobinette.com):

 
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Also, could a mini SPDT switch (like the Carling, Mini Toggle, SPDT, 3 Position, Solder Lug) be used for this or would it need to be a more beefy one? I'm thinking a SPDT On-Off-On could double as a standby switch.

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Also, could a mini SPDT switch (like the Carling, Mini Toggle, SPDT, 3 Position, Solder Lug) be used for this or would it need to be a more beefy one? I'm thinking a SPDT On-Off-On could double as a standby switch.

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Found an interesting discussion about this here: https://www.tdpri.com/threads/rectifier-toggle-switch-rating.1088632/ ... not sure if the same thing applies to the micro, but probably. Reason I'm asking this is that I've got a handful of these mini SPDT On-Off-On switches already on hand.
 




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