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by benoit
Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Static and low volume on Peavey 5150
Replies: 13
Views: 6923

Re: Static and low volume on Peavey 5150

Figured it out. It was just dirty preamp tube sockets. Someone will find this in google results someday.
by benoit
Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Static and low volume on Peavey 5150
Replies: 13
Views: 6923

Re: Static and low volume on Peavey 5150

I'm troubleshooting an amp with almost this exact problem. Did you ever figure out what was wrong?
by benoit
Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Trainwreck Discussion
Topic: Express clone clip
Replies: 5
Views: 1104

Re: Express clone clip

Sounds beautiful! That's nice hands as much as anything of course, but really, especially the clean sounds are lovely (which is not what I expected to say about an express build).
by benoit
Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Hammond AO-43 to 18W conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 2056

Re: Hammond AO-43 to 18W conversion

Benoit, Of course when testing the OT, do it UN-Powered........... and disconnected from everything to be safe from circuit related influence and Bar-B-Que.................... Don't worry, my hands don't go anywhere near the amp til I've got a bleeder resistor clipped in place and I've measured lik...
by benoit
Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:52 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Hammond AO-43 to 18W conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 2056

Re: Hammond AO-43 to 18W conversion

Mark, how would I go about checking the OT? Measure DC resistances? Put a small AC voltage on one side and see what comes out the other?
by benoit
Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:44 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Hammond AO-43 to 18W conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 2056

Hammond AO-43 to 18W conversion

I posted this over at 18Watt.com but if you guys wouldn't mind taking a look as well I'd be much obliged.

Read the 18Watt post for the details, but basically, I built an 18Watt Trem, it sounded AMAZING for a half hour or so, then it got real quiet. Take a look?

Ben
by benoit
Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:08 am
Forum: Garage Talk
Topic: Things to do in Texas..
Replies: 16
Views: 3576

Things to do in Texas..

I'm going to be going to a friend's wedding in Waco over the Christmas break, and I was wondering if anyone had any must-see sights to recommend. Wouldn't mind Amp/Guitar related suggestions, but my wife'll be with me so I certainly can't stick to ONLY those sorts of things. I'll be in Austin and Sa...
by benoit
Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:03 am
Forum: Garage Talk
Topic: Math and calculators
Replies: 18
Views: 3891

Re: Math and calculators

If you think that's sweet, give Wolfram Mathematica a whirl. The numerical solving rivals matlab and the like, but where it really shines is in it's visualization and symbolic computation capabilities. I love a good approximation as much as the next engineer, but I love exact answers even more.
by benoit
Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Garage Talk
Topic: Man I miss living in Asia...
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

Re: Man I miss living in Asia...

LOL, not sure, and don't care. The t-shirt is the only part that matters. I used to live a couple blocks away from the Sweet Dew Dumping Restaurant. The airport in my town had a sign saying "Please Hide Your Guns." I don't remember what the chinese actually translated to, but it was NOT "please hide...
by benoit
Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: Garage Talk
Topic: tv talent
Replies: 11
Views: 2739

Re: tv talent

M Fowler wrote: and enjoyed that especially the violin lady and great vocals from all.
Oh, you mean Mark Wood? :twisted:
by benoit
Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Garage Talk
Topic: 18Watt
Replies: 6
Views: 1621

18Watt

Anybody else having trouble getting on 18watt.com? Just loads up a blank screen for me.

Ben
by benoit
Sun May 23, 2010 5:03 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Hammond AO-43 Schematic
Replies: 5
Views: 3163

Re: Hammond AO-43 Schematic

I didn't see your post at first but thanks so much! This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank God for the wayback machine as well.

Ben
by benoit
Sat May 22, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Hammond AO-43 Schematic
Replies: 5
Views: 3163

Re: Hammond AO-43 Schematic

Ben I thought you were going to donate that to me. :) Remember I still have some chassis in my shop :D and I need some good 6V6 tubes :wink: Mark I might yet.. this is EL84s though. I think, though, that I'm more likely to get a project done if I build it in this chassis. It's VERY DIY friendly, ni...
by benoit
Sat May 22, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Hammond AO-43 Schematic
Replies: 5
Views: 3163

Hammond AO-43 Schematic

Spring cleanup was good to me, pulled one of these out of an L-102 on the side of the road. Anyone have a schematic for this one? I've been all over google and searched here and other amp forums and haven't turned up anything. There's lots of stuff on other hammond amps but for some reason not much ...