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Old 18th April 2012, 02:24 AM   #1
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Default Harmony guitar amp restoration questions

Im Doctoring up my Harmony H304 amp. I tested all the tubes and they are good and the amp works just a lil' bit crusty sounding.
Thought I would start with Caps. So here are my questions:
1. The schematic doesn't specify using polarized caps. Thoughts on this especially the filter caps. And where to use electrolytic and poly.

2. Can I substitute 3- 20uf caps in place of the stock "can"?

3. Should I remove the cap on the Power transformer? (C9) possible death cap???????

Any help with above questions and tips or things to look out for would be appreciated.

Thanks!!!!

Here's the schematic.
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Old 20th April 2012, 10:58 AM   #2
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1. The schematic doesn't specify using polarized caps. Thoughts on this especially the filter caps. And where to use electrolytic and poly.
C's 5-8 and 10 are all conventional electrolytics.

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2. Can I substitute 3- 20uf caps in place of the stock "can"?
Of course.

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3. Should I remove the cap on the Power transformer? (C9) possible death cap???????
That's usually done along with the three-prong cord conversion.

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