Silvertone 1485 restoration
Silvertone 1485. This is the model made famous by Jack White, with the 6x10 cabinet and the head that tucks inside. This was a full vintage restoration job plus mods for Ben from the band Restorations. The amp is a weird design. It has two separate push/pull output stages with two 6L6s each. So there are two output transformers, each of which drives 3 speakers out of the 6. Both output stages...
Anonymous asked: Hello. Just wondering if you could tell me about 'Dirty Power' and the significance of it. As a simple minded guitarist I have only thought of it as a minor inconvenience and not knowing how to deal with it or how to avoid it and at what stage would Power Conditioners be worth it Cheers.
Availability in April/May
I’m pretty swamped right now and operating at max capacity. Over the next 6 weeks I’ll be in and out of town. I’m unavailable to take new work during these periods: April 1st-9th May 4th-13th
dowhatyouheard asked: any ideas/suggestions for mods to a marshall tsl 60? loving this blog by the way
Hickok 450 VOM
Hickok Model 450 analog VOM, made in 1951. Must be fairly rare because I can’t find any info on it on the Internet. Hickok is known almost exclusively for their tube testers, but they made other test equipment with the same high level of build quality and bizarre quirks. This VOM is very much like a Simpson 260 from the same era (Series III is probably the closest), but is more compact and...
Sencore MU150 rehab
Here’s the Sencore MU150 tube tester after complete rehab. Consistent with many other of these models, all resistors were drifted at least 10-20% high and caps were high-impedance. The entire PCB had to be shotgunned — which is not as hard as you would expect. There are a few strange values, but most things can be done with parts on hand.[[MORE]] After the scare with the shorted...
nirgalidietrich asked: My drummer told me you're a gear-genius, especially with BOSS pedals, so I've come to you with a question; I own a BOSS HM-2 Heavy Metal pedal, which as you probably know is supposed to run on the old 12V ACA adaptor. What should I ideally be running this on or what will suffice if I don't have an ACA adaptor? Will it be fine on a 9V power chain?