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Still not dead!

June 12th, 2015 · No Comments · Uncategorized

In fact.. I’m not even mostly dead. I have a couple of amps to show you and something fun coming from a interesting place. I never did pimp the record I was on, or show of the pics of me and famous people. Not going to rush, but warming up to this again finally. See […]

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A good looking amp on Ebay

March 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I’ve asked the guy to post pics of the inside, but as is this a good looking 67 (Medalist Style) Skylark. No Trem, so it should have a little more punch. 67 Skylark 175 is a good price and 15 shipping is great. Only red flag is first time seller. I’m not part of this […]

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I Not Dead!

February 20th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Ok, sure it’s been a long time and yeah, I still need to fix something in the RDF links but I am here and will post some more stuff shortly. Of course the primary reason for building amps is to play and that’s what I’ve been doing. Before too long I will go into some […]

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Debugging the Medalist – Mistakes Were Made

April 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

As I try to figure out what is wrong without blowing more 6BQ5’s to do it, I have to acknowledge that I rushed a couple of things in my excitement. I guess I’ll never really be a radio man. Whether or not those mistakes caused the failure is not likely to be known. However, those […]

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Debugging the Medalist – Scoping the Power Supply

March 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Last time, we took some DMM measurements of the power section. Some odd numbers and all made me think about it and I even called a physicist friend to ensure that I understood the readings I was getting. He suggested I had better check the DMM. I switched to another one, but I also swapped […]

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Now on the bench : A 67 GA-5T ‘Medalist’ Skylark

March 26th, 2011 · No Comments · Amp Repair, ebay, Uncategorized

Preamble When last we met I claimed, without evidence, that I was in possession of an authentic, original schematic for a 67 GA-5T Skylark. How could I guarantee such a thing? I took the schematic out of a 67 myself! I just bought one on ebay after all the doings with Patrick and trying to […]

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Debugging the Trem – II

January 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Ok.. Patrick has some numbers and some pictures, so lets go into it a little bit. Firstly, he has sketched the circuit and confirmed that it is similar to the schematic he provided. So the original post has some errors in it. I’ll go through it later. Lets just get that schematic handy GA-5T Skylark […]

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A Nice One!

December 28th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Reader RobMur sent me this picture of his Crestline 5T I love those knobs. I think Rob said he put them on himself from a Newcomb PA/Phonograph. [Correction: Rob put Newcomb knobs on another build, thanks for heads up Rob]. Needless to say, I have offered him money if he has more of them. Thanks […]

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Skylark Rebuild : Last things first

December 6th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Amp mods, Skylark Rebuid, Uncategorized

This is what the old girl looks like right now : Now it’s not going to matter one bit if I don’t do anything about the looks, but it would be nice to get her cleaned up. There is no way I am going to be able to clean around the silk-screened lettering or lines. […]

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Admin Notes : Spam Blocking and missing Images

December 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Ok.. I’ve installed a comment spam blocker. If you get blocked please grab my email address and let me know. Also, the fix to WP was a hack so I have to change up some URL. If you have problems with pictures or sound, lemme know.

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