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Entries from May 30th, 2011

SongBird : Block Diagram

May 30th, 2011 · No Comments · Design, Songbird

Getting started designing an Amp means making quite a few taste decisions up front. The only thing you really know about the amp is there is going to be a guitar plugged into it. The next few moves are up to you before you can start with circuit design. The Bedroom Blaster. My goal here […]

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SongBird : Time To Get Busy

May 29th, 2011 · No Comments · Design, Songbird

So that Medalist is working ok. Sound is a bit thin for lead work but that’s mostly because it is still too loud for me to crank it at full. Beautiful sounding amp if you pickups can put out some sound or if you boost leading in to the amp. So now it’s time to […]

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Sidebar : Graphing Resistances

May 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Amp Repair, calculations, Datasheets, Schematics

I want to talk about the power section of my Medalist in detail (and some other things), but before I do that I’m going to give myself a refresher course on tube data sheets and graphing resistances. Recall, if you will, that V = I * R.  An equation in three variables.  If any one […]

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Medalist Debug – A Test Drive

May 4th, 2011 · No Comments · Amp Repair, Medalist Debug, sounds

So, I’m still working on posts for the calculations and all that and I’m still uncomfortable with the running voltages but it seems to be doing what it was designed to do, so hell, let’s hear it! As luck would have it, I got a genuine guitar legend to try the thing out! Johnny “V” […]

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