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Entries from January 27th, 2008

The One that Got Away..

January 27th, 2008 · No Comments · Gear

This just went for $361 on ebay. I plan on building one from scratch and I’ll be lucky to do it for that. What’s the difference between my amp and that one? Well, I’m not actually sure sonically. Mine (a Crestline Skylark) has push pull 6QA5’s. That one is a classic single ended 6V6 like […]

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Mods to the working GA-5

January 27th, 2008 · 8 Comments · Amp mods, Gear

Of course I’m gonna mod it, this ain’t a museum! I’ve already done my 3 prong conversion, but now it’s time to make this thing more fun. Reminder for those reading along in sequence: I have two GA-5’s, one of them is the project that is not yet working and the other one is the […]

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Debugging the GA-5T : Fixed Rectifier

January 19th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Amp Repair

So.. those of you following closely (both of you :-), will recall that I had last determined that an idiot had put in a couple of diodes in place of the 6X4 rectifier tube. Amazingly, this person may have owned a multimeter, because he seems to have recognized that the diodes increased the voltage out […]

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3 Wire ground your amp without ruining it's value.

January 19th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Amp Repair, Gear

This is actually why I took the domain in the first place. I got tired of hearing how an amp tech had cut out the old 2 wire cord from a classic amp to make it safer. You certainly need to get an earth ground hookup in these old two wire amps, but you […]

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