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Old 14th August 2011, 04:46 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Cassiel View Post
It sounds very good, how did you record it? Also, the schematic is WEIRD.
Uncommon plate and screen voltages and the heater wiring...first time I see that scheme. Hmmm....only 5.5 volts on the cathode. Not much clean headroom. Strange. I was expecting to see the typical Champ schematic....but nope. Well, it seems the el84 sounds better with lower voltages than typical on the plate and screen. Interesting.
It was just an inexpensive video recorder outdoors.

A lot of people have pointed out the "odd" or "quirky" things in several of their schematics. But this amp kicks butt even though many don't think I am geting much over 3w instead of MODs advertized 5w.

It has a Black Face T&B circuit and an EL 84 output it is no Champ. I have scratch built several Champs and Princetons and none ever sounded as good as this amp does. This amp gets a great natural overdrive tone when pushed.

Thanks for asking.

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Old 14th August 2011, 05:59 PM   #12
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many don't think I am geting much over 3w instead of MODs advertized 5w.
Count me in with those that say so.

it is no Champ
No, it's not. It's a Champ with mods and a different output tube. IMO, it still has a similar kind of tone.

This amp gets a great natural overdrive tone when pushed.
So does the Champ. You say this one sounds better. Maybe.... it really sounds very good. Can't say if it's because of the speaker, the OPT, or the slightly different schematic. A sum of those probably.
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Old 16th August 2011, 01:15 PM   #13
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Is the speaker a Jensen MOD 10?
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