New amp day...... With a twist

Discussion in 'Amp-a-ridifiers' started by bigtuna, Apr 29, 2021.

  1. squierTony

    squierTony Dr. Squier

    Jul 4, 2012
    MAUD Oklahoma
    That’s gonna be super nice. Can’t wait to see it completed
  2. Leo Jazzmaster

    Leo Jazzmaster Squier-Nut

    May 14, 2020
    West Tennessee
  3. MrYeats

    MrYeats Dr. Squier Platinum Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2017
    South Texas Coast
    Love getting those kinda deals, even if the trem and verb don't work it will still be mojo tone..
  4. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    Ya I'd love to get the trem and reverb working. But ya it actually sounds pretty good with the oil 10" gibson speaker. I'll use a 12" I believe.
  5. Hoss

    Hoss Squier-holic

    Dec 20, 2009
    McGill, Nevada
    Do you have gut shots of the chassis? The main caps to change are the filter caps. They wouldn't be orange drops. Maybe we can see an obvious problem with the verb and trem. Nice amp!

    Edit to add: I went back and looked at the first picture. The filter cap "can" is the long metal thing hanging down by the power transformer. The values should be printed on the can. That should really be changed out if it hasn't been already.

    Edit #2: If you're not familiar with amp workings, I wouldn't recommend messing around in there. The filter caps in that metal can hold a charge and can be deadly even if the amp is unplugged from the wall. You may already know this. I've been zapped before and DC voltage ain't no fun.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2021
  6. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    Ok... Whatta ya see hoss...
  7. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    I know how to discharge an amp. Have recapped an old Maggie . that's about as far as it goes..
  8. 13druber

    13druber Squier-Meister

    Oct 20, 2020
    Louisville ky
    Nice project you got going on. Hnad
  9. Hugh

    Hugh Squier-Nut

    Dec 15, 2009
    I'd say it's a score.

    Congrats !
  10. Hoss

    Hoss Squier-holic

    Dec 20, 2009
    McGill, Nevada
    I'll have to look at it closer tomorrow with fresh eyes. Looks like it's had a complete cap job. Kind of hard to tell, but it appears the filter cap can has been replaced. The voltage dropping resistors on the filter caps have definitely been changed. Looks like a decent job.
  11. Robb

    Robb Squier-holic

    Jan 13, 2011
    Chertsey Canada.
    It's getting better and better !
  12. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum A Psychotic 6 String Collector Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY
    Awesome job so far BT. It's looking real nice. $100 is a score. I wish I had wood skills. Maybe in my next life. And Yeah your right, Wood is thru the roof. OMFG I can't believe it. $60 for a piece of Plywood at Home Depot... WTF
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  13. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    Ok we put some sealer on this the sevening... Here's where were at. 20210501_191738.jpg 20210501_191758.jpg
  14. surf green

    surf green Squier-holic

    Jul 15, 2014
    @bigtuna I've got an old Accu reverb unit, about 17" long, in the vinyl case. Yours if you need it.

    Wood is thru the roof, HD 2 x 4's $8.25, they were $2.45 a couple of months ago. But reverb units are still free.
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  15. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    Wow mighty nice of you. Yes I think I may be interested. Pm incoming.
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  16. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    Ya I run the pro desk and millwork home depot. I hear that everyday. But it's crazy like a commodity price goes up and down all the time. But lately up up up
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  17. Shine

    Shine Squier-holic

    Nov 29, 2016
    West Coast Landia
    Cool--bringing that baby back to life!
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  18. irvinlamar

    irvinlamar Squier Talker

    Mar 15, 2021
    Decatur, AL
    This amp is going to be so dope...
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