Category Archives: Amp/Tubes

If you have an old Fender amp, most ceramic sockets don’t fit

I have made this mistake several times. I purchase ceramic tube sockets for my amp – you know – “Fender” size. However the older tube amps have the hole cut smaller. They don’t fit.

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Three essential tube amp tools

As I debug a popping sound in my amp – I reach for a chopstick. Very useful for more than eating! TubeNexus article on useful tools for your amp.

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Eminence Speakers… very good

I was amazed at the tone my friend got with his very good Carr Amp. I loved the detailed midrange of the amp. Unfortunately I couldn’t connect my Bassman to his speaker easily, so I took a chance and purchased an Eminence speaker that someone from the forum was selling. On paper, the speaker response […]

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Interesting page on amp tips

Lots of small tips re: amps.

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Article on fine-tuning your amp

Check it out

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Another variation on suspending components

when your amp circuit board is conductive: Check out the article

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Simple tube article

Here’s a simple tube article I wrote a while back that beginners might like.

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Great words from Kevin O’Connor in TUT5

Here are some great words from Kevin O’Connor – they really speak to me and the spirit of DIY: from TUT5 preface: http://londonpower.com/books/tut5.htm “In the coincidence of two hobbies – playing an instrument and wielding a soldering iron – we can double our fun. We can expand our musical dexterity while learning new electronic tricks […]

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output transformer protection

I was reading the Gar book on amps and was reminded about the speaker protection resistor in my Traynor amp. It’s basically a 200 ohm, 20 watt resistor wired on the speaker output jack. One end is connected to the tip, the other to ground. In other words, a 200 ohm, 20 watt resistor from […]

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Fred Nachbaur’s projects

Are still online. Check out the Real McTube and others.

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