This is another piece from the backline at Translator Audio, just like the Orange OR-80 I posted before. It had blown both the main 6A slow-blow line fuse AND the backup 10A fast-blow internal fuse (the “idiot fuse”). This would have required a massive surge current to take both out simultaneously. Turned out that someone had updated the power supply to V4B specs, with the transient...
Anonymous asked: Hey Matt, what's your favorite delay pedal? and why? there's a lot out there and some are outrageously pricey. Just curious on your view on this.
Anonymous asked: 2001 tsl 100 the lower set of deep/presence controlls controll all three chanels. the upper set do nothing. Seen this before ? I have a 2004 tsl that works fine and I typically run more presence on the clean ch than crunch and overdrive. Help !
Ampeg VT-120 epic overhaul
Ampeg VT-120, Tri-Ax series, made in 1989 in the USA. 1x12 combo, 120 watts, 6L6 based, similar to a Mesa/Boogie Mark III. This amp is now sold. This amp is a sort of “rescue.” The owner brought it in with a variety of intermittent problems — microphonics, hum, buzz, crackles, cutting out, burning smell. It had recently had a “cap job” to replace the electrolytics...
Anonymous asked: I've been having some hissing noise issues with my ENGL Screamer the past couple of months. Naturally I started to freak out and assumed that it must've been a bad tube. I ended up taking the amp to my local tech I explained the concern and asked if he could diagnose the amp. Eventually I get the amp back and said that there wasn't a problem. I have a couple of other amps and...