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Old 25th March 2004, 12:37 AM   #21
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I like your taste , I had a 68 Mustang coupe, and I always liked the cougar but they are hard to find. This introductions thread is cool because you really get to know one anotherís interests.
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Old 25th March 2004, 12:45 AM   #22
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One day I hope to break down and build my own SS power amp(just for Bass
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Once I finish another 4 more these SS amplifiers, as you would say it, I want to build a tube amp. Believe it or not I am 38 and I never heard or seen a tube amp in action!!!!
But I still want to build one. I have a vintage set of PBS speakers (well 89-90 I guess you can consider that vintage) they should make a good match. When the time comes maybe you can give me some advice?
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Old 25th March 2004, 01:13 AM   #23
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OPTI-MOS PAT,

My father also had a '68 Mustang, a GT fastback with 302 and 4spd that he bought new. Yeah the introductions is cool, funny it's not more popular.

Adamamp,

I had guessed your user name was a play on Adam Ant the musician, haven't seen the cartoon. As for my projects once I finish the case for my Aleph project I plan to build a preamp based on the BOSOZ. I also have a 200 watt push-pull class A mosfet amp I designed this past fall and would like to build, then I could enter the world of bi-amping. In the short term I want to tweak the crossovers on my ol' Kef 105/IIs.

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Old 25th March 2004, 03:22 PM   #24
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I have a '88 Mustang GT and 1969 Cougar Xr-7. I also have a '70 Cougar. As for guitar amps: a 5150 halfstack and a Laney Pro Tube Lead 100 w/ Marshall cabinet.

Gaucho
Wow, nice choices for cars and amps. What year is the Laney?
How much more gain does the 5150 have?
I love old Fords, I have had a few 67s(Fairlane, Falcon, Galaxy)
But then I found a 67 Beaumont, and I have been hooked on the idea of a solid frame ever since
Right now I am still recovering(spiritually) from rollin a scooped up 1980 Toyota 4x4. The next one I build will have roll bars over the engine compartment I got hooked on 4x4s, kinda easy when you live in BC.
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Old 25th March 2004, 03:48 PM   #25
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... Believe it or not I am 38 and I never heard or seen a tube amp in action!!!!
But I still want to build one. I have a vintage set of PBS speakers (well 89-90 I guess you can consider that vintage) they should make a good match. When the time comes maybe you can give me some advice?
Haha, I am 44. Been playin guitar since I was 11, and just bought my first digital effects processor. I have always been hesitant to put any SS in my signal path(except at low FQ, damm purest anyways) but I was trying to design the perfect FX loop and needed one for testing
The speakers would be fine but I am not sure how good the tweeters are in that model. As a creature of habit I have used Vifa tweeters since Dynasaurs and Dynacos walked the earth. Most, if not all, of the Sonic benifits of tube amplification are in the upper FQs so if you go that route, don't hestitate to use the best tweeters you can afford.

PS hope I don't tarnish the Canuck reputation for spelling
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Old 25th March 2004, 04:06 PM   #26
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I had guessed your user name was a play on Adam Ant the musician, haven't seen the cartoon.
I wonder if the musician seen the cartoon
Bi-amping and even 5 way electronic XOs have so many benifits. The biggest advantage IMO is that you get rid of the wattage gobbling passive XO coils
But beware, a poorly designed electronic XOs can introduce terrible phase distortion and other irregularities. 18db Butterworth filters seem to work best from my experience.
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Wow, nice choices for cars and amps. What year is the Laney?
How much more gain does the 5150 have?
The Laney is an '88. The 5150 has way more gain, to the point if one were to turn the pre-gain up on the lead channel past '7' or so the distortion becomes so saturated you start to lose definition. The Laney just has a nice crunch to it and sounds better clean.

Other tubey items in my collection that may intersest you are my old Icho ST-30 w/ Williamson transformers as well as an Antique Sound Labs MG-SI15DT single-ended class A amp.

Ps what do ya got for a Gee-tar collection?

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The Laney is an '88. The 5150 has way more gain, to the point if one were to turn the pre-gain up on the lead channel past '7' or so the distortion becomes so saturated you start to lose definition. The Laney just has a nice crunch to it and sounds better clean.

Other tubey items in my collection that may intersest you are my old Icho ST-30 w/ Williamson transformers as well as an Antique Sound Labs MG-SI15DT single-ended class A amp.

Ps what do ya got for a Gee-tar collection?

Gaucho
Laneys rule for classic rock. I just built a 5150 clone and I see now what real hi-gain is. I used to think a Plexi was hot
Icho I have not heard although I have had a pile of Eico stuff.
Right now I have a Vantage VS695, not bad for Jap crap. I miss my 78 Ibanez Blazer(best Strat I have ever played), some dork walked off with it at a gig one night. If I won the Lotto i would be lookin for a 69 triple PU Black Beauty LP. How about you?
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Adam,

For now I have a Strat and a Ibanez S540. I sold my '72 Les Paul Custom to a friend a couple of years ago when I was in school.

Good news: a guy I met is gonna bring over his '72 SG this week. The SG has a one piece walnut body with soap bars and he wants to get rid of it!

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Old 9th April 2004, 01:55 AM   #30
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Update,

I received my power supply parts, and started wiring things up. Here is Randy Sloneís new low impedance power supply board, Iím using 8 10,000uf caps but the board can hold 10 caps. The transformer is an 800VA 50+50. Anyway back to work!! I will let you guys know how it sounds very soon!!!!!!
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