Category Archives: Amp/Tubes

No O-rings needed for tube dampener

Over the years I have used O rings to dampen microphonic tubes. But I read online about using silicon “glue” to do the same. So I found this RTV Silicon Gasket maker and it will withstand temperatures to 650 degrees which should be fine! You can apply it in any thickness you want and it […]

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Acoustic Gig Bag

Got this as a gift and it’s pretty cool! Nice bag!

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One of the best books on tube amp modding

I love this series! I have several of them, but this book is a good beginning!

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Ultimate Tone Volume 1

Want to know about tube amps and how to modify them? I have this book and it is excellent! There is tons of information on tube amp circuitry, this is a must-have if you want to learn about tube amps. [wp_ad_camp_1]

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One tube of amp showing basically zero current

My Fender Bassman was showing zero current at idle on one of the two 6L6GC tubes. I knew it was isolated to the socket because swapping the tubes showed the same zero current on the same socket. To make a long story short, the screen resistor (470 ohm) was fried. This is a 1 watt […]

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Tubes for dummies article

Here’s an old article I wrote for beginners to understand tubes a little more – coming from a stompbox perspective: Tubes for dummies [wp_ad_camp_1]

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Vintage Fender amp schematics and layouts

Looking to repair your old Fender amp? This site has a ton of schematics and layouts and they are cleaned up. Nice site! Vintage Fender Amp Repair [wp_ad_camp_1]

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Cool DIY “beam blockers”

Very interesting use of foam to help prevent “beaming” of speakers. Check it out.

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Good thread about cathode bypass caps

as used in Tube Amps. Check it out.

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Here’s a great thread about PS caps

A great Music Electronics Forum thread on power supply capacitors for your amp. I used the balancing resistors on my 64′ Fender amp and it has worked great!

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