Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Amp Porn II



I found this forlorn little amplifier in a garage at an estate sale a few weeks ago. Mis-matched knobs, low output and a nasty 120Hz hum when I fired it up. Not good. Opened it up, replaced a tube and a cap can (the silver cylinder on the left in the picture below) and it started to sound pretty good:



The wiring looked like new- not bad for a piece of gear nearly as old as I am:



Cleaned it up, fitted it with matching knobs and a suitable speaker and there it was:



A beauty and a cutie, suitable for bass guitar (at moderate volume) and the whole project was completed from spare parts, not bad for five bucks and an afternoon of tinkering!

By Professor Batty



4 Comments:

Blogger Mary said...

Tube amp, cool. (Heavy breathing)

Nice refurberation there, Batty!


Blogger Professor Batty said...

... and suitable for warming your muffin!


Blogger Jono said...

I am jealous of your luck and your ability. Nice score!


Blogger Professor Batty said...

Of course, nine times out of ten I can't fix it and it transubstantiates itself into "parts."

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