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Amplifier Discussion / Re: HELP choosing an AMP!
May 16, 2012, 11:42:11 AM
Quote from: mexicanyella on May 13, 2012, 11:51:52 PM
I don't know that amp, but it's got a line out jack on the back...if you decide there's a tone there that you can't get from other amps, you could connect that line out jack to another amp's line in, power amp in or effects return jack and get the little Johnson sound at higher volumes.


+1 on using the line out.

I'm no expert but that doesn't stop me from sharing my limited experience.

I use a little 20watt Mustang I when playing at my church.  I face the amp toward me and use it as a monitor and put a mic on it for the house mix.  Sometimes we have a choir, six ensemble singers, a brass orchestra, drums, bass, piano, electronic keyboard, two acoustic guitars, and a percussionist all together on stage. I NEVER have trouble hearing myself and the little amp is never cranked past 3 or 4. You could do a similar setup and plug your line out into the house mix (assuming there is a house mix, if not then forget everything I wrote).

Where I play nobody uses big amps and the mix in the sanctuary is excellent. The monitor mix is never that good but it's workable and better than when I played with rockers.

That type of setup may not go over well in a club even though it sounds better. Folks in a club usually expect the music to be blasting. They'd probably think the music sucks if it's not hurting their ears.  :loco
Amplifier Discussion / Re: line level xlr output
May 10, 2012, 02:35:03 PM
Hi Joe, I am not sure on the how so I'm open to any comments, advice or suggestions.

If possible, I want to keep the headphone out as is - it's real handy at home to be able to play without disturbing the wife.  :)

Quote from: joecool85 on May 09, 2012, 08:28:43 AM
Moby, are you all set or do you need some help figuring out the "how"?
Amplifier Discussion / Re: line level xlr output
May 06, 2012, 10:19:42 AM
Quote from: teemuk on May 06, 2012, 05:09:12 AM
Teemuk, you are a man of few words.  :)

I see that there are examples in your book.

Amplifier Discussion / line level xlr output
May 05, 2012, 10:36:19 PM
Would it be possible to add a line level xlr output to a Fender Mustang I?
Amplifier Discussion / Re: Yamaha G100-115 speaker
April 14, 2012, 12:59:48 AM
I wouldn't mind getting my hands on a g100 115.  Isn't the series 1 the one that has the parametric eq?
Amplifier Discussion / Spin Semiconductor FV-1
April 14, 2012, 12:57:37 AM
Anybody seen this? Looks interesting but I know next to nothing about DSP programming.
You say "hack" like it was a bad thing.  ;D
Quote from: J M Fahey on September 09, 2010, 10:21:27 AM
Speakers are important ...
Speakers are important ...
Speakers are important ...
Speakers are important ...
Speakers are important ...
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Well, I guess I have a strong opinion on that. :grr
I find crazy that people spend $14 on a capacitor (a capacitor !!! , for God's sake !!!) or $250 on an "upgrade" output transformer, and do not buy a couple Jensen Mods and mount them *anywhere*.
Sound will be night and day.
Why do I speak of Jensen Mods? Because they are very inexpensive and blow many original speakers out of the water.
Of course you can spend more and get even better results.
Personally that's why I spent so much time , $ and effort into making my own speakers.
Just now i'm in the middle of a batch of 63 "Twin speakers", fighting with the lathe guy, who's taking much more time to finish than was promised. Oh well.
Next batch will be some 50 "G12H100" clones.
Ditto on the speakers.  And I've used jensen mods also.  They may not the best but for the money they're good enough for my 50 year old ears.
Quote from: syndromet on February 27, 2008, 06:20:06 AM
I have had quite a few requests for this lately, so I thought I should repost it her. Quite a usefull tool for beginners and transistor swappers....
It is still a work in progress, and any tips on other stuff to be in here is welcome. I'm working on transelating the mm drill sizes to inches for you weird Americans.
Admins, feel free to add a link to the FAQ if you feel like it.
Don't sweat the translation.  If I can't convert mm to inches I probably shouldn't have a drill in my hands anyway.  :P
Amplifier Discussion / Re: Epiphone Pee Wee amp
May 31, 2011, 06:15:33 PM
I think I might be better off trashing the amp.  It's really cheap crap through out.
Amplifier Discussion / Re: Yamaha G100 amp
May 31, 2011, 03:12:58 PM
Hi Teemuk,  That was my amp!  The G100 212 II with parametric EQ!  I used to plug my guitar into a pan pedal and run the pan pedal into the yamaha and a peavey heritage.  With the pan pedal in the middle and using both amps it was an awesome layered tone.

Amplifier Discussion / Re: Yamaha G100 amp
May 30, 2011, 07:25:29 PM
I had a yamaha 2x12 combo many years ago.  I forget the model but it was (something)100.  It had a parametric EQ that I loved.  Does the G100 have a parametric EQ?

I had to give give up the amp.  I borrowed a friends PA monitors and they got stolen and I didn't have a dime to cover it so I gave him the amp.
Quote from: J M Fahey on May 30, 2011, 06:32:23 PM
Actually the current through the filaments was rectified and charged a capacitor; after some 20 seconds that triggered a relay in series with the speaker output, so it did not have turn-on thump.
Very realistic.
It had an output (auto) transformer too, with actual working 2/4/8 impedance taps.
It was built half as a prank, half to set up a dispute.
I won  ;)
I let them play for about 3 months, until one fateful night I pulled the tubes and replaced them with a piece of wire shorting the filament pins.
Their jaws dropped so much they cracked the floor :lmao:

That's beautiful!   :tu:

Before giving away the secret you should've swapped out several brands of tubes and asked their opinion on the various tonal characteristics.  Gives a whole new meaning to double blind test.
Quote from: J M Fahey on May 30, 2011, 02:19:59 AM
QuoteBuild a quality amp with a chassis design that prominently displays its tubes. The secret is that only the heaters are hooked up and the tubes aren't part of the actual amp circuit at all.  It's all SS. Have folks test it and let them eloquently rave on about the tube warmth.
Weeeelllll .... er ..... I did just that. ::)
I'm still being praised about their killer sound. ;)
Fact is, sound *is* killer, but would have never been publicly recognized were it not for the orange glow inside the heads.
Filaments are in series and if you pull one tube, the sound dies, "proving" the tubes are there for something and are not just props.
Best part, some musicians have replaced original tubes with expensive NOS types and reported improved sound.
Oh well.

Wait!  Let me get this straight.  You actually built an amp with tube filaments in the signal chain?  And then marketed it as a tube amp (which technically is true but...).   :lmao:

Did you also throw in massive power and output transformers?  If so you should put brass covers on the transformers and charge an additional $500 for the "limited edition model".