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by workshed
Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's see your space!! Looking for pictures of small studios
Replies: 111
Views: 47114

Hey workshed... how do you like those active Wharfedale's? I went with the passive 9.2's and have love every minute. Those things are built like tanks! Tanks that sound good. Whoa, and here I am replying months after the fact... totally missed your question there! The Wharfedales are awesome for th...
by workshed
Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Does this space work?
Replies: 0
Views: 989

Does this space work?

So I found a building in town here that I can lease for $700/month. It's a main floor of an old, small house. Location is great and accessible. I want to use it as dual purpose office space for my main business, which is web design and graphic design. I have two contractors who will work on-site a c...
by workshed
Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Magnatone tripping my GFCI
Replies: 12
Views: 1701

On the other hand, what I THINK is the new power cord (coming out of on the bottom of most of the interior pics) only has a black and white wire with no green wire and the white running directly to the chassis. I don't think that's all there is too it, though, or else I don't think your gfci would ...
by workshed
Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Magnatone tripping my GFCI
Replies: 12
Views: 1701

Sorry...I hope it was clear (but I don't think it was) that I was only suggesting using a ground adapter as a test. Wouldn't want you to actually use the amp that way. Taking it to a tech is easy and a safe bet, but if you can verify it's the ground cap by plugging it in with the adapter, then you ...
by workshed
Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:06 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Looking for Tube Amp tech in Portland
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

i highly recommend my friend, eric hold. he works at trade up sometimes, however, he's on tour right now with his band and they'll be back in portland in a few weeks... if you can wait, email him @ counterbound@comcast.net :mrpink: hillary I know Eric, used to work with him. He also worked (or stil...
by workshed
Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:41 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Looking for Tube Amp tech in Portland
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

i highly recommend my friend, eric hold. he works at trade up sometimes, however, he's on tour right now with his band and they'll be back in portland in a few weeks... if you can wait, email him @ counterbound@comcast.net :mrpink: hillary Thanks Hillary! I also found Jef's new shop in NE Portland,...
by workshed
Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Magnatone tripping my GFCI
Replies: 12
Views: 1701

I'm with Rod for sure. Probably the famous death cap is leaking. If you have one of those gray plug adapters that lets you plug a three prong cord into a two prong outlet, try using that and see if the GFCI still goes. It probably won't. Ned Thats where I was going, but if its hooked to other equip...
by workshed
Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Magnatone tripping my GFCI
Replies: 12
Views: 1701

If anyone wants to see photos, there are a bunch of them here:

http://www.workshedaudio.com/magnatone/index.htm
by workshed
Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Looking for Tube Amp tech in Portland
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Looking for Tube Amp tech in Portland

Just picked up a Magnatone amp from 1948 or so and need to get it looked over/tuned up/find out what impedance it's running at, etc. Who do y'all recommend for a tech around these parts? I used to take stuff to Jeff at Old Town, but I heard he doesn't work there any longer.

Thanks,

-Bret
by workshed
Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Magnatone tripping my GFCI
Replies: 12
Views: 1701

Magnatone tripping my GFCI

So I bought a crazy old circa 1948 Magnatone head today at the Seatac Guitar show. It's 150 watts, 13 tubes, 12 input PA Head. I was hoping to find a way to make use of it for guitar. Like an idiot, I took the guy's word for it that it was in working condition and didn't bother to make sure it was p...
by workshed
Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The case of the disappearing reverb
Replies: 3
Views: 930

Thanks guys for the ideas... I'll see if I can scare up some free time to explore the circuit further.

-Bret
by workshed
Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The case of the disappearing reverb
Replies: 3
Views: 930

The case of the disappearing reverb

So I have this old Rosac solid state guitar amp, which I actually love. I love it because the spring reverb gets this perfect surf instrumental sproing, and the tremolo has this thick presence that is almost cutting in nature. The only problem I've had with it is that the reverb tends to stop workin...
by workshed
Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: grounding a tube amp?
Replies: 16
Views: 2505

PS...I love those shitty super old solid state amps! I had a Jordan bass amp that was assembled just like yours. Best sounding bass amp EVER, but pitifully quiet. Looks like you have to run 1/2 of the power cord pretty much all the way up to the input to get to the on/off switch anyway, so I'd just...
by workshed
Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: grounding a tube amp?
Replies: 16
Views: 2505

Not to hijack this topic, but is it as dangerous to add a three-prong plug to a solid state amp? I have this amp that I'd like to add a three-prong plug to: http://www.workshed.com/transfers/personal/rosac/ If it's something I can manage myself, I'm willing to give it a try, but I also don't want to...
by workshed
Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guitar geeks, help me find an amp
Replies: 35
Views: 5511

I don't know which "version" is better, but the versions I've seen have to do with the dials & labels: One version spells "Presence" as "Presense". Rubber/PVC knobs. I have this particular version, and it's great, clean or dirty! And I love the "Presense"- very X-Files! Another version I've seen ha...