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Old 20th October 2009, 02:32 PM   #1
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Greetings all,
I've been a lurker here for a good while but now I think I'd like to dip my toe in the water (too cold in Philly right now for anything else!).
I am in the process of putting together my first higher-end system but have a number of components that I want to work on and was wondering if there are any members living in the Philly area that would care to show me some basic soldering techniqques, etc? I gather that it's much better to be taught rather than try and teach yourself via a YouTube video
My first project is a used Assemblage ST-40 vacuum tube amp that shouldbe arriving any day now and I have to rewire it from an 8 ohm tap to a 4 ohm. It seems simple and I have the manual but not the ability...

My next project will be removing a 60's vintage amp from my Dads old Grundig KS590 console stero and restoring it. It works at the moment but I think I have to re-cap it and perhaps re-wire it. MUCH more ambitious but why not?......

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Old 20th October 2009, 03:57 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum

Do keep in mind that tube amps have high voltages.

I have a pair of monobloks based on a pair of Grundig consoles, They are quite good.

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Old 11th November 2009, 08:54 PM   #3
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Thanks Dave, much appreciated. I noticed from our website that you're located in my old stomping grounds in BC. Love the place, wish I could find a way back!
On to the Grundig....
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Old 13th November 2009, 02:12 PM   #4
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Hello and welcome to the forums.
planet10 needs your help:
Let's help Ruth and Dave
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