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  1. The Ballzz

    I've Never Seen These?

    While not a genuine "chainsaw" case, these don't seem too bad, except for the precariously mounted, separate handle and the rather unusual latches that I'm betting are made of unobtainium. Has anyone here ever put their hands on one and are they sturdy...
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    Rack Mount Effects?

    I'm currently using a Lexicon MX300 for my rack mount effects. I use it only for tap tempo delay, reverb and tremolo/vibrato, through an effects loop. I use a boost (for SSS Strats), wah and chorus out front of the amp. It's basically set up like a 4 cable system, simply not with just one unit...
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    Best Drop On Bridge Replacement?

    Hey Folks, My best friend ('80 LP Firebrand) needs a new bridge. The bridge body has sagged and the saddles are well worn with "iffy" slots, etc. Given the age and serious wear on this piece of my history, I'd prefer to not replace the bushings (with the possibility/probability of needing to...
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    Dedicating Computer For Multitrack?

    Hey Folks, My current computer is nearing the end of it's "updateable life cycle" meaning that in the fairly near future, I will no longer be able to continue updating it and its software, rendering it generally useless as a computer, but it functions flawlessly. It's a late 2012 iMac, 16GB of...
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    Mesa Boogie Fillmore 25?

    Anyone here own a Boogie, Fillmore 25? It is giving me serious GAS! The impetus for said GAS is the several allusions to this amp being one of the very few (if any) Boogies that can do authentic Marshall and Tweed sounds. Also curious about the Celestion Custom 90 speaker that comes in it stock...
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    Which Choke?

    I'm designing/building an amp and need a choke. The combinations of Henry, MA & DCR specs are all over the place for supposedly claimed same use. Some vendors sell list/sell them according to which power tubes are used, some by which amp (with no actual specs listed, and others by spec only. I'm...
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    Current Production 12AY7 Tubes?

    Hey All, Wondering about finding good production 12AY7 tubes. The discussion of preamp tubes is often dominated by the much more popular 12AX7/ECC83 variants, but the disparity between various 12AY7s seems even more drastic. I have a pile of various brands and most sound like ASS! I have TAD...
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    Enter The Twi-Luxe 5E3-A?

    Hey Folks, I've been researching/pondering this one for a while! :hmm: I call it the Twi-Luxe, 5E3-A, as it's an incestuous marriage of a 5E8-A to a 5E3 power section. :wow: As can be seen, this is just the rough plan and I've not yet worked out the dropping string to achieve the voltage targets...
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    DAT Machines?

    Hi Folks, Do older DAT machines have any use and/or value anymore? A friend (bassist in our band) does demo/remodels for multiple office and commercial buildings. A while back, there was a pile of functional audio gear to be tossed in tthe dumpster but he brought most home. I ended up with an...
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    Lovin' My DSL20!

    This DSL20CR just keeps blowing me away. Besides upgrading the speaker (when used as a combo) to a 1969 Pre Rola, 25 watt 75hz greenback, I've swapped the EL34 power tubes for JJ 6V6S. I generally run with between -7db and -10.5db attenuation through a @JohnH attenuator, but the sound & response...
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    6V6 in Marshall DSL20?

    I know that some of the newer Marshall models with cathode bias EL34 power tubes claim to accept a wide range of octal tubes and I'm wondering if the DSL20 is one of them? I realize that if safe, the 6V6 will only drop the wattage/apparent volume a tiny bit, if at all, but please bear with me on...
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    Quack 'N' Boost?

    As alluded to in the title, I'm searching for a way to actually "boost/drive" the Strat #2 switch position, "quack" without losing that glorious sound/tone! It seems that any way I try to boost it destroys that unusual character. As we all likely know, when we switch to that #2 position, there...
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    Happy Effects Loop Surprise!

    Well Fine Folks, I've been bustin' everybody's chops and beggin' for awhile for help and advice with effects loops in amps not designed for them. Well I just installed a passive loop (just two jacks, one of them a switching jack) into my bone stock 5E3 Tweed Deluxe and it works very well, for my...
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    Mesa Boogie, California Tweed/Experience/Impressions?

    Anyone here have any experience with the California Tweed? I ask because my favorite amp/sound/tone comes from a great 5E3 Tweed Deluxe, but with no modern features such as reverb and/or effects loop, it's impractical unless I do a two amp, wet/dry rig. That's just too much of a pain. I'm...
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    Building A Re-Chargeable DC Power Supply?

    Hey Folks, Someone a while back posted about designing/building a rechargeable, battery based power supply for a modest pedal board. I believe he started with a single 12-volt battery and a buck converter. I can't find him or the thread, but I think I'd like to expand on his ideas anyway. I...
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    Marshall SC20H/HOLY CRAP!

    OMG, did I already say HOLY CRAP? :wow:Just played one of these at GC, through a 1960A box and TELL YOU WHAT! Very true to it's supposed roots and certainly a very loud 20 watts! I do find it very tough to believe that the low power setting is even anywhere near the ballpark of Marshall's...
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    What Guitar Is Gary Playing?

    Hey folks, a friend just sent me links to this performance that I've not seen before. What guitar is GaryMoore playing here? Appears to be no binding on finger board or body? Is it a Studio of some sort? Even if you've seen these vids before, seeing live footage of Gary is never a waste of...
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    Finish Compatibility?

    Hi Folks, I have a 2014 Triple Telecaster with standard Mexican made Fender black (I'm assuming some sort of poly-???) finish. The body and finish were perfect, but I have routed it for a Fender tremolo. I was careful to cut the finish at the inner edges of the template with a hot razor knife...
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    Accurate Center Line/Front & Back?

    I'm preparing to install a Fender Tremolo into a currently, fully functional Telecaster. My concerns surround proper routing template setup and determining an accurate centerline on both the front and the back of the body, or possibly even eliminating the need for accurately matching those...
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    More Pickup ID Questions?

    Hi Folks, I have a set of pickups that I'm fairly certain are Gibson and there is a good chance that they came out of my 1988 Les Paul Studio, many years back, but not sure. I am fairly certain they both came out of the same guitar though. I've been led to believe that '88 was a somewhat...

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