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by ubertar
Wed May 22, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tube amp debugging (jet city 20 watt combo)
Replies: 8
Views: 103

Re: tube amp debugging (jet city 20 watt combo)

If you can pull the board out to re-flow solder joints, that's going to be my guess. Seems to be the leading cause these days. You win! I did that and now it's working. Oddly, I couldn't find a fuse on it, anywhere. Or the little holder where one would clip in. Very psyched to get this working so q...
by ubertar
Wed May 22, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tube amp debugging (jet city 20 watt combo)
Replies: 8
Views: 103

Re: tube amp debugging (jet city 20 watt combo)

Don't chase anything else until you get filament voltage to make tubes light up. That is possibly the only problem. How do I do that? I've checked the voltages on the power transformer's outputs, and they're all correct. I don't know what to do next. Unfortunately the way this amp is put together i...
by ubertar
Wed May 22, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tube amp debugging (jet city 20 watt combo)
Replies: 8
Views: 103

Re: tube amp debugging (jet city 20 watt combo)

The guy I got it from said he replaced the fuse and that didn't fix it. I haven't checked the filter caps yet... that's one of the first places I'd look if this was a vintage amp, but being relatively new with modern components I wouldn't expect them to go bad, but it's possible. Would that cause th...
by ubertar
Tue May 21, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tube amp debugging (jet city 20 watt combo)
Replies: 8
Views: 103

Re: tube amp debugging (jet city 20 watt combo)

Apparently those schematics aren't very good, and this amp is very similar, with a few component changes, and this is said to be a good schematic: https://music-electronics-forum.com/att ... 1452329663
FWIW
by ubertar
Tue May 21, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tube amp debugging (jet city 20 watt combo)
Replies: 8
Views: 103

tube amp debugging (jet city 20 watt combo)

Just picked up a non-working Jet city combo amp, and I'm hoping to get it running... Here's what I know so far: 1. When turned on, the tubes don't light up. The indicator doesn't light either, but the guy said it never did. 2. I checked all the tubes (5x 12ax7; 2x EL84) by putting them in other amps...
by ubertar
Thu May 16, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )
Replies: 415
Views: 111035

Re: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )

Just scored a few records at the local antique/junk shop. Nothing super exciting, but it's not too often you find jazz records for a couple bucks a piece in good shape... Ellington, Ahmad Jamal, Gillespie, Bessie Smith, Gene Ammons, and a record by a group I'd never heard of-- the Dramatics, which I...
by ubertar
Thu May 02, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What musical thang didja work on today/night?
Replies: 40
Views: 937

Re: What musical thang didja work on today/night?

Wasn't last night, but Friday night... performed with the UMBC gamelan. I played saron, slentem, ketuk (Javanese) and cheng cheng (Balinese), depending on the piece. The last time I did gamelan was nearly 20 years ago. My wife saw the notice for the performance a little over a month ago, and at firs...
by ubertar
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: guituareg (North African inspired)
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: guituareg (North African inspired)

I don't know if anyone here has listened to "outside the zoo" yet, but I just replaced it with a re-edited version. It's now distilled down to 4 minutes instead of the original 8.
by ubertar
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: guituareg (North African inspired)
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: guituareg (North African inspired)

Next one. This one's microtonal... selected intervals from 14 and 15 equal divisions of the octave.
https://paulrubenstein.bandcamp.com/tra ... de-the-zoo

I picture this as a crowded, chaotic street party somewhere in Pakistan, maybe.
by ubertar
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: mixer advice?
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: mixer advice?

Just wanted to say... I got the Ammoon one not long after that last post. I think it was about $90. I've been using it for a while, and it's doing the job well. My instrument has 11 outputs now. At first I was going through a 13 pin output to a breakout box with 13 pin in and 12 (one unused) 1/4" ou...
by ubertar
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What musical thang didja work on today/night?
Replies: 40
Views: 937

Re: What musical thang didja work on today/night?

vvv wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:50 pm
Last nite and 2nite, vocals and mixes on the very last 4 choons done by my old man band, Los Altercocker Rockers.
You should open for Meshuggah. :mrgreen:
by ubertar
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What musical thang didja work on today/night?
Replies: 40
Views: 937

Re: What musical thang didja work on today/night?

kslight wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:10 pm
Workin on music for a supernatural western film. :alien:
sounds interesting.
by ubertar
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What musical thang didja work on today/night?
Replies: 40
Views: 937

Re: What musical thang didja work on today/night?

Finished this piece... the third (so far) in a series:
https://paulrubenstein.bandcamp.com/tra ... s-of-power
by ubertar
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: guituareg (North African inspired)
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: guituareg (North African inspired)

Third in the series (really a two-parter): https://paulrubenstein.bandcamp.com/tra ... s-of-power
by ubertar
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: guituareg (North African inspired)
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: guituareg (North African inspired)

Here's a new one, along the same lines... I feel better about this one.
https://paulrubenstein.bandcamp.com/track/birds