matthew bear's Recent Activity

  1. matthew bear replied to the thread Buying amps online, unseen.

    Ya gotta take your chances if you want a deal... that's pretty much it. No guarantees in this life :dunno:

    Sep 19, 2018 at 2:20 AM
  2. matthew bear replied to the thread my Champ is dead.

    My volume knob/switch on my 60 champ went out, now that I think about it... it’s a sure fire way to have nothing happen :laugh2:

    Sep 18, 2018 at 11:16 AM
  3. matthew bear liked DarrellV's post in the thread my Champ is dead.

    I've dealt with my share of those sliders and as time went on and more were imported, the reliability slid even further down hill!

    Sep 18, 2018 at 11:14 AM
  4. matthew bear liked DarrellV's post in the thread my Champ is dead.

    Could be just a bad connection in as simple a thing as the power switch itself.... Corrosion or limp contacts not making the circuit...

    Sep 18, 2018 at 11:14 AM
  5. matthew bear replied to the thread my Champ is dead.

    I hate to like that comment, but liked for truth... the PT may be toast.

    Sep 18, 2018 at 12:55 AM
  6. matthew bear liked Pappy58's post in the thread my Champ is dead.

    The pilot light runs on AC directly from the Power Transformer tapped from the heater leads. If it's not lit, neither are the heaters....

    Sep 18, 2018 at 12:55 AM
  7. matthew bear replied to the thread Help! Need the tube layout for a 65Amps London Pro (Solved - Thanks!).

    Sounds like a plan, I’d want some extra Ef86 tubes around if I had any amps with them... that would be your only odd ball tube to worry...

    Sep 17, 2018 at 11:42 AM
  8. matthew bear liked 2manyGuitars's post in the thread Help! Need the tube layout for a 65Amps London Pro (Solved - Thanks!).

    Thanks for the tip on the rectifier. Now if I can’t track one down right away, I won’t be too worried. Hey, I just play ‘em. I’m not...

    Sep 17, 2018 at 11:40 AM
  9. matthew bear replied to the thread Help! Need the tube layout for a 65Amps London Pro (Solved - Thanks!).

    Your rectifier shouldn’t need replacement per se, unless there is an issue... it does what is does, no tonal distinction to speak of....

    Sep 17, 2018 at 3:56 AM
  10. matthew bear replied to the thread Aargh!! The neighbor’s blasting Bon Jovi!!!!!!.

    Bon Jovi is terrible... I'm sorry dude!

    Sep 16, 2018 at 9:47 PM
  11. matthew bear liked Thumpalumpacus's post in the thread Aargh!! The neighbor’s blasting Bon Jovi!!!!!!.

    140 dBs of Slayer, STAT!

    Sep 16, 2018 at 9:45 PM
  12. matthew bear liked northernguitarguy's post in the thread Orange amps rant..

    I just got mine from Freddy G with send/receive and footswitch plugs. Top quality! I've never been so excited by a connector before!

    Sep 16, 2018 at 6:25 PM
  13. matthew bear replied to the thread Help! Need the tube layout for a 65Amps London Pro (Solved - Thanks!).

    I'm fairly certain the amp wouldn't work if the ef86 and the ecc83 were backwards, the ef86 has a different pinout.

    Sep 16, 2018 at 6:24 PM
  14. matthew bear replied to the thread Help! Need the tube layout for a 65Amps London Pro (Solved - Thanks!).

    Th the 3rd tube is a phase inverter. I think you're good :thumb:

    Sep 16, 2018 at 6:22 PM
  15. matthew bear replied to the thread Orange amps rant..

    I like this idea... It would be great for a pedalboard with the amp footswitch mounted :hmm: 4 cable snake, loop and pedal :cool:

    Sep 16, 2018 at 5:12 PM