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Old 22nd April 2012, 01:05 AM   #1
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Default Bogen L330 - Worth restoring?

I came by a Bogen L330 30w PA amp recently. It needs work to get it looking nice and new again (case needs bead blasting and re-painting, but I have access to the equipment for that). The front panel is filthy but print intact and recoverable, and all tubes are present, but not expensive anyway.

Chassis is free of corrosion (galvanized?), but the trannies need cleaning and a dab of black paint on the cores. The metal shields on the 12ax7s also need to be blasted and painted, or just swapped out.

So apart from caps and other discrete components is it worth the effort? I can't track any idea of value, and mono PA amp is not my personal taste. I do read some folks convert them for guitar use?

I also note it has a PS of almost 900vac and a B+ of almost 545! Should be fun

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