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First of all, all the pots go to 11. Here's the lineup:

Gain: A500K
Bass: A1M
Middle: B25K
Treble: B250K
Presence: C25K
Master: B25K wiper goes straight to the Send jack.

The Soldano SLO Mini 30 runs off of a 24V 2A switchmode brick like you might find on a laptop computer. Inside there are three PCBs. One runs across the back where the input DC jack, the effects loop jacks and the speaker jacks are mounted. There are a couple of diodes and an LM7809 TO-220 Voltage regulator without a heatsink. All connections are made with flying leads through 2 or 3 pin connectors.

The main PCB is through-hole technology with the input jack, the pots and the two mini-toggle switches soldered to it. The power switch is mounted to the front panel with leads back to the back PCB. The Class D power amp is a small PCB mounted to the main PCB with standoffs. The power amp PCB is all surface mount components with leads soldered to it. The power amp chip is TPA3106D1, there is also a quad TLO74 opamp and several small transistors and surface mount diodes. The power amp PCB is branded PM30 (SYNERGY)_V03. The preamp has three TLO72 opamps and a chip, TC1044S that converts +9V to -9V to run the opamps.

The Effects loop Send gets it's signal from the preamp output, the Return goes straight to the input of the Power Amp Board. There is roughly 12V on both sides of the Speaker output with no signal. The speaker output is rated for 8 or 16 Ohm loads only.
Just got a msg from my local shop. The amp I ordered has arrived and the main guy there, who is a diehard tube amp guy, says it is amazing and he has ordered one for himself. You can't get a bigger endorsement than that.
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I was thinking it's really a great idea for novice amp builders because they don't have to deal with Mains wiring. With one of those switchmode supplies that are common now, they don't even have to worry about Mains Voltage. They work on anything from 90 to 250 VAC. Just get the power cord that will work in your country.
Interesting that it uses an external power supply. The jack on the back looks like the same one used on pedals.
Amplifier Discussion / Re: Fender 112 Deluxe Plus
May 19, 2022, 04:29:23 PM
Check for DC on the speaker output and DC Voltages around the preamp. Something must have changed.
Quote from: Enzo on April 11, 2022, 12:54:41 PMIt is like an electrical appliance in your home.  If double insulated, no need for earth.   Just my opinion.
All you need is a double insulated guitar and you're set. Without the safety ground, you can get hum and mild shocks when you touch microphones or other guitar players :(
The clipping LEDs make the amp a little more bedroom friendly. When operated with the Master Volume turned down so as not to allow the power amp chip to clip, the LEDs give the effect of more preamp gain and allow the Master Volume to be turned up a little farther past the point where the volume jumps from nothing to too loud.
The Newcomer's Forum / Re: Modding a Frontman 15
March 29, 2022, 01:38:06 AM
A low cost amp such as this is probably not capable of driving an additional speaker. The power transformer and power output chip are carefully chosen for low cost. It may be possible to drive two speakers, but they would need to be twice the impedance of the stock speaker.
Quote from: Jazz P Bass on March 04, 2022, 01:12:43 AM
Did you search the web?
I found this.
Not sure of the particulars.
In the upper right Notes section it says PCB: JMP27A
Quote from: phatt on February 25, 2022, 06:33:06 AM
Mean time all the older analog stuff (SS or Valve) which are mostly simple designs will still be repairable.

That assumes you can find someone to repair it and they can find the parts. If you can find somebody, they may be half way across the globe.
Amplifier Discussion / Re: Panasonic AN17827A chipamp?
January 23, 2022, 02:43:47 AM
I think the big limitation will be that the package will limit the power dissipation. Apparently the chip comes in a 16 pin dip and there are no options.
That resistor looks like 1/8W. At 180K it would take 150V to reach 1/8W. If it is 18K ( multiplier looks like orange to me ) it would take 47V. E=Square root (P*R)

Is there that much Voltage in that circuit ? If it were me, I'd unsolder one end of the resistor on the good board and measure it.
Huh ? Those schematics look like wireless transmitters.
Schematics and Layouts / Re: Sunn Beta PCB
November 05, 2021, 04:37:43 PM
Here's where DiscoVlad stole the idea for the MC14506 replacement.