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Songbird : Choosing The Output Tranny

June 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment · calculations, Design, Songbird

Actually, it is already chosen. It is the existing 8k:8 center tapped primary that is already in the Crestline amp. However, I am excited by the choice, and at the risk of sounding like a dangerous lunatic, I’ll explain why. First though, lets look at a standard SE output section. That’s from a late 50’s […]

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SongBird : Output Tube(s)

June 3rd, 2011 · No Comments · calculations, Design, Songbird

6AQ5 That was easy! Ok .. moving on.. Wait.. What’s that you say? You want to know why? Really? Well, alright.. if you are that bored.

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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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Skylark Rebuild : Planning Stage

January 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Amp mods, Amp Repair, Design, Skylark Rebuid, Songbird

Two many options are presented for my simple rebuild of the Crestline GA-5 circuit.

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Songbird : Requirements III – 2nd Preamp Stage

December 13th, 2008 · No Comments · Design, Songbird

2nd Stage Not sure here.   In fact, I have to admit to a bit of confusion.   See the output of a guitar pickup is roughly 0.5V peak to peak.    Maybe as much as a volt on a high output pickup.   The gain of the first stage is roughly 40 or more.    Now […]

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