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by creaturesleeper
Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Blues Junior fix. One redplating power tube. solved
Replies: 2
Views: 797

This was after I cooled the bias considerably as well...very hot EL84s mounted on a pcb equals pretty poor design.
by creaturesleeper
Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Blues Junior fix. One redplating power tube. solved
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Blues Junior fix. One redplating power tube. solved

This amp blew one power tube a while back. I was just running it with one tube for a few months cause I liked how it sounded. Kind of the edge of meltdown down sound ala Neil Young Crazy Horse stuff. I finally opened it up today. About half the solder joints on the crappy PCB tube socket were loose ...
by creaturesleeper
Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 1962 estey organ rad tube score
Replies: 2
Views: 2289

1962 estey organ rad tube score

I scored this for free today. It doesnt sound too stellar but I popped the hood and was stoked to find about 20 62 Telefunken Ecc83s a handfull of GE 12au7s and a push pull 6 bq5 power amp. Looks like my hands will be busy with projects for quite some time. Super Stoked!
by creaturesleeper
Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Drum Machine from Kimball 700 Swinger Organ
Replies: 7
Views: 2533

That jack next to the two wires is prob your audio out. And the eight pin plug was for some controls I assume. Unless you can find a schematic its hard to say what voltage it wants. Probably not alot because that filter cap is only 25 volts where the power is going in. Assuming that is the power wir...
by creaturesleeper
Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recommend me some tubes!
Replies: 25
Views: 6068

JJ tubes are pretty decent and they are knowledgable nice folk with a wide selection.
by creaturesleeper
Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recommend me some tubes!
Replies: 25
Views: 6068

JJ tubes are pretty decent and they are knowledgable nice folk with a wide selection.
by creaturesleeper
Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I can't use my amp for more then thirty minutes. Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 2121

The Cap in the bias circuit in my Fender Twin lifted one end once. It caused overheating and similar troubles. Took me quite a while to find it. It wasnt really a visible problem. Im lucky I didnt fry the transformer.
by creaturesleeper
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Drum Machine from Kimball 700 Swinger Organ
Replies: 7
Views: 2533

It seems it should have at least 4 wires...I would also suspect its not 120...probably stepped down to 12 or 15. Is the organ solid state?
by creaturesleeper
Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fairchild 8mm sound film projector tube amp section ideas
Replies: 0
Views: 567

Fairchild 8mm sound film projector tube amp section ideas

I picked up this projector for a couple bucks. Its pretty neat. The sound section has a 7025 12ax7A 6x4 and 6aq5 tubes there are two tape heads. Record and playback plus an overlay section. I was thinking. A- gut the film part and use the amp for recording with a couple mods a speaker would mount ni...
by creaturesleeper
Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sony F-32 cardioid condensor mic.
Replies: 3
Views: 1802

Cool thanks. It does look pretty rad. A rectangular 2 by about 5 thing. Looks like a minature speaker complete with sony logo on bottom and solid metal. I just recorded melodica into it thru a tube distortion pedal i built into the 4 track. Sounds cool!
by creaturesleeper
Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sony F-32 cardioid condensor mic.
Replies: 3
Views: 1802

Sony F-32 cardioid condensor mic.

I picked one up today for 3clams at the goodwill.It appears to be from the 60's. Anyone know anything about these? I can find little to no info on em. Its switchable for voice/music and comes with a swively baseplate. Very sturdy. High impedance.
by creaturesleeper
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How to print labels onto Cassettes?
Replies: 15
Views: 11536

Tapes are alive and well

It's fun and cheap...so why not? Do what you enjoy, I say. There is a local label in town that does this and I think there is enough people with tape decks that will enjoy this stuff. I still have a dual tape deck in my stereo set up, and occasionally I'll throw something on there. Something you ma...
by creaturesleeper
Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New to recording and just purchased a Tascam 424. Advice?
Replies: 22
Views: 5884

Nah, normal bias tapes won't hurt it. You'll find you get much better dynamic range out of high bias tapes however. Agree'd I have even busted the tabs out and recorded over old tapes I didn't want...it can be interesting. Once all I had to record on was an old analog telephone answering machine an...
by creaturesleeper
Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 1960's Kustom K100 Amp - Trouble after repair - PSU Q's
Replies: 6
Views: 2544

Bad rectifier? Massive hum and no audio would be the result of that. Word! If you have a tester check your voltage after the rectifier diodes it should be some high DCV and no ACV. Also check the individual diodes for continuity...they should pass voltage one way but very little the other way... Al...
by creaturesleeper
Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 1960's Kustom K100 Amp - Trouble after repair - PSU Q's
Replies: 6
Views: 2544

Re: 1960's Kustom K100 Amp - Trouble after repair - PSU Q's

Hey, I opened the amp to remove the deathcap and install the new grounded power cord, and I found a huge mouse nest (guess how long it's been since I've used this one). The vermin had eaten alot of the wires. After cleaning out the mess and repairing/replacing the affected wiring, I decided to inst...