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The Newcomer's Forum / Laptop charger 3 core cable
« on: Today at 09:06:50 AM »
Planning to use 19.5v laptop charger as a power supply for amps and other projects. It has a 3-core cable, red, blue and black. I only expected '+' and '-', whats the 3rd for?

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If it sounds great and is cheaper, lighter and more reliable than a valve amp then why not.

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Software / Re: Zoom G5 software
« on: February 11, 2020, 11:08:39 AM »
Now got it working with Audacity. Just had to mess with the sound input settings and install driver on PC. Emailed Zoom to see if I can get a download code for Cubase also. Maybe Audacity is just as good? Mainly just want to record my own ideas.

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Software / Zoom G5 software
« on: February 11, 2020, 04:22:20 AM »
I have a Zoom G3 which I want to connect to a PC for recording. It originally came with Cubase LE but that doesn't seem to be available any longer.  Not sure if the G3 is even compatible with Windows 10.
Any ideas? https://www.zoom.co.jp/products/guitar/g5-guitar-effects-amp-simulator-pedal

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Most people probably use only one or two models anyway, even if they have 50. I also wonder if the audience would notice the difference in a stage setting - apart from us guitar nerds who get a front seat just to see the gear!

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Tubes and Hybrids / Re: 12 v tube preamp
« on: January 26, 2020, 02:23:23 AM »
Shipping cost will double the price but might still be worthwhile if I buy other stuff from them. They do have tube amp kits from €150 or so. Still nervous about the high voltage stuff but I feel like I will have to scratch the tube itch some time.

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Tubes and Hybrids / Re: 12 v tube preamp
« on: January 20, 2020, 11:47:03 AM »
would something like this help?
https://tube-town.net/info/datenblaetter/kits/vpump_layout_v1_4.pdf

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Tubes and Hybrids / Re: 12 v tube preamp
« on: January 20, 2020, 03:17:07 AM »
Thanks for that. My phone is having trouble opening links. Will have a loo later

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Tubes and Hybrids / Re: 12 v tube preamp
« on: January 19, 2020, 01:27:52 PM »
Yes I have seen the Paia version in Craig Andertons project book. Might be an option if the kits are still available. Building it from the  schematic is probably beyond my skill level.

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Tubes and Hybrids / Re: 12 v tube preamp
« on: January 18, 2020, 04:00:56 AM »
Sorry I meant Orange Micro Terror which has a solid state power amp. Just curious about how they run the 12AX7 preamp using a 15 v power supply.

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Tubes and Hybrids / Re: 12 v tube preamp
« on: January 17, 2020, 04:32:08 AM »
I ordered some 12*U7 and sockets and am going to give this a try.
I see that there are some hybrid amps e.g. the Orange Tiny Terror which has a 12 AX7 preamp and uses a 15v power supply. Is that likely to be a starved plate or is the voltage stepped up internally? Is this a realistic option for DIY?

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I had been wondering about those. It is sort of suggested that they have all the goodness of tubes without the drawbacks. I wonder...

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Tubes and Hybrids / 12 v tube preamp
« on: December 17, 2019, 12:25:40 PM »
I've seen a few references to building tube preamps e.g. https://www.instructables.com/id/The-ValveLiTzer-Low-voltage-Tube-Booster/
https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Valve-Caster-20-Tube-Boost-and-Overdrive/
Any comments on whether this is worth doing e.g. will it really sound any different to  solid state version?

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Preamps and Effects / Re: So you need a preamp - here are your options
« on: November 29, 2019, 05:44:46 AM »
OK I built up a buffer with MPF102. Definitely brightens the sound compared to going directly into my Kemo 40w power amp but less so in front of the TDA2003 or the LM386. This is using a 6" speaker, and fairly short guitar cables. Now to try it via my 1x12 and longer cables.

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Preamps and Effects / Re: So you need a preamp - here are your options
« on: November 07, 2019, 05:03:55 PM »
Thanks for that. Think I'll just get some MPF102 and J201's as recommended.

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