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    5E8-A Goodness

    The original 5E8-A didn't have any grid stoppers! Did a little research and it seems Fender added 1.5k grid stoppers in the RI. Hmmm...
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    5E8-A Goodness

    I built a 5F6A Bassman, but run it through two 10" speakers, instead of four. I'll set it up tomorrow and compare it side by side with the Twin using a Radial ABY switcher (so my audio memory is still intact).
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    5E8-A Goodness

    The Twin sounds in many ways like a more refined version of the Deluxe. Maybe it's as simple as more headroom. With the Deluxe you go into full blown overdrive a little over 1/3 of the way up the volume control, but it is so raw, it's smooth when driven hard. The Twin has a little rounder edge...
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    5E8-A Goodness

    I will install shielded wire (at one end only, no ground loops). Do you mean move the grid stopper off the main board? Thanks! I can't abide untidy wiring. :) The person I bought it from said it was professionally built, but he was no longer in business. Shocker, eh?
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    5E8-A Goodness

    No worries, Gene! Henry
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    5E8-A Goodness

    Indeed! Otherwise it would have gone back.
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    5E8-A Goodness

    Was going to poke around with a wooden chopstick to see if things change, but haven’t gotten to it yet...
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    5E8-A Goodness

    Low powered twin is all of 40w with a delicious tweed tone stack. The high powered tweed twin is a tweed Bassman with four 6L6 power tubes, so it’s a different preamp section than the low powered Twin.
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    5E8-A Goodness

    I've been playing a 5E3 clone that has delicious overdrive tones, but nothing much in the way of cleans at gig volume. So, I went out and bought a used 5E8-A clone for a decent price. UPS dropped it, which popped a few tack welds on the transformer end of the chassis. In addition, the amp...
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    Sh****t! I left my amp on......

    The only thing you did was keep the filaments warm, the indicator light lit, and the power transformer loafing along. Sure, there are other things going on, but in the grand scheme of things no harm, no foul. Long term, it's not a great idea - which you already know.
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    Does anyone here gig with their R8 or R9?

    Played the R4 in my avatar tonight. Wouldn't consider not playing one of my historics at a gig. Why not play the guitar that feels and sounds the way you expect? You'd be selling yourself short by playing anything else...
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    How important is the guitar to the sound playing live?

    Of course they will sound like themselves, just not as much - but that is subject to the listener being able to hear it.
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    How important is the guitar to the sound playing live?

    To *us* they sound the same, but I'd wager to bet they can tell the difference...
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    Any Amp Builds Going On?

    Not a new build, but a rebuild. Acquired a 5E8A build (Weber) that sounds great, but has a hum issue. So, I'm going to strip it out and rewire it. The original job was sloppy, with filament wires weaving in and around DC voltage and signal path, and signal path wires unnecessarily long and...
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    Dual amp setup with Tweed Deluxe

    The tweed twin arrived, a little worse for the wear, but sounding great. Switching between a groaning 5E3 and a fairly clean twin is like listening to different flavors of the same amp. The switch is seamless and smooth, unlike switching from tweed to blackface. This is definitely going to work!




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