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Old 5th May 2004, 05:47 PM   #11
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not to much you can do with it but drill more holes add more lights
all the way around. if the face plate is thick u could put the light in there pointing at the faceplate. or you could put the face plate on the amp and sink the meter into the amp more with a homemade shim and put the lights in the shim

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Old 5th May 2004, 05:48 PM   #12
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its been busy for me lately. im doing school full time and work full time. AND trying to have a social life. its kinda hard.

there hasnt been much "progress" lately, but a lot of planning has been done. i just got my credit card from sony (they give you money for selling their stuff), and i have enough cash to order all i need to finish up. i am actually ordering stuff right now. i am waiting on a quote from victoria magnetics on the transformers. i could have them done as soon as 2 months.

i shouldnt have taken on this project for a first time real project. its WAY too much learning all at once! but, im getting much better at metal work though.
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Old 5th May 2004, 08:22 PM   #13
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I was thinking to put the light in the face plate , but this one is of glass. I'll trying more lights to see what happen. Another thing is if I can put these lights without resistors to get more bright light coming from them. Thanks everybody for your responses.
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Old 5th May 2004, 11:28 PM   #14
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Default LED Location?

Is the LED behind the meter markings (i.e. the thing that says VU meter)? If so, can you disassemble the meter and put in a paper (maybe tracing paper or vellum) faceplate printed on an inkjet printer? I made some +24V meters into 0-10V and 0-1A meters using resistors and changing the faceplate.

Maybe that could give you the glow you deserve and not cost more than a few pennies and a couple of hours. For kicks, you could change from 0-X units to something like 0-50%power-Way too Loud! True, that could be a bit tacky for a Pass design, but it could be fun too. If you are interested, I'll post images of my converted current gauges. Nothing special, just a finished product, but they could have been way too easy to work with, compared to your high quality gauges.

If not, don't LED's usually look brighter face-on instead of parallel to the body? Maybe moving it to the back could help. Just a guess.

Good luck with the amp and the blue glow.

How does it compare to your previous amp? Did you enjoy the build article Mr. Pass wrote? I personally enjoy reading the articles, even when I don't build the project. A good, down to Earth writer, I feel.

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Old 6th May 2004, 03:28 AM   #15
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Hi Sandy, yes the LED is behind meter markings and yes I disassemble the meter trying to put a smaller LED light in front of the meter markings(it's going to be hard, not to much space). Sorry I don't khow what vellum is and please post your images of converter current gauges. Thanks for the inputs.
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lights without resistors to get more bright light coming from them

use the resistors or the led will short out. u could try buying brighter ones

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