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  1. Wrench66

    6.6k vs 8k Output Transformer Primary

    I'm planning a 5E3 build in the very near future and I am trying to nail down the output transformer. I was planning on using the classic tone 40-18090 output transformer. It has an 8k primary and a 4, 8, and 16 ohm secondary and is rated at 20 watts. However, I have on hand a classic tone...
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    Popping and static sound as amp powers up or down

    Hi everyone, Ive had this issue with my home built 5F1 clone for quite a while, and it seems to be getting worse. The problem is a crackling, static, and popping sound coming out of the speaker as the amp powers up or down. At first, I thought it was a dirty on/off/volume pot. I've sprayed...
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    Johan Strikes Again!

    I just saw this video a few minutes ago and thought it was very interesting. What are your guys thoughts?
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    Is Celestion discontinuing the G12m-20?

    Hi everyone. I've noticed that the 20 watt version of the g12m is getting very hard to find and most major stores, such as sweetwater, only sell a new 30 watt version (along with the MIC 25 watt version). Is it possible that Celestion is discontinuing these? Thanks for any info.
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    NGD: 2014 SG Standard

    Hi everyone! I thought I'd post a few pics of my new toy. I was going to get one of the 2016 models in Heritage Cherry, but when I stumbled upon this one at a local guitar shop, I snagged this one instead. It's hard to beat a red SG, IMO, but I really like having something different...
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    Speaker break-in question

    I have a quick question: will there be a slight loss of volume as a speaker breaks in? I recently, about a month ago, got a new Celestion G12M 25 watt greenback speaker. I've noticed a slight loss of volume over the past month. The speaker sounds much better now than it did brand new out of the...
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    Capacitor Replacement

    Hi everyone, I want to modify one of my amps. I'm pretty new to this sort of thing and have a quick question. I want to replace a 1 uF electrolytic capacitor with a 22 uF electrolytic capacitor. The question concerns the voltage. The stock capacitor is 100 v and the only 22 uF capacitor I could...
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    Power Tube Plate Dissipation

    Hi everybody. I grew tired of dodging bras and panties on stage every Friday night and decided to take last night off (Sarcasm fully intended here.). Instead, I decided to stay home and tinker on my built from kit 5F1 Champ clone. There is nothing wrong with the amp. It sounds great, aside from...
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    NAD: 5F1 Clone Kit Build

    I am finally getting around to posting my NAD. I finished this amp back in December and am just now getting around to posting this. This was my first build, so I wanted to keep it simple. I ordered the kit from Tube Depot. It came with everything I needed to complete the amp. I am a complete...
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    Am I the only one who hates the sound of new strings?

    I'm just curious, Am I the only one who hates the sound of new strings? In my experience, it takes several days or a week of play time before they start to sound their best and I only change them when they break or won't stay in tune. Even acoustically, they sound way to bright and tinny when...