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#121
That organ is one hell of a sight to behold..

So many little trannies, so many tubes.. Holy shit, that thing must be heavy.
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#122
Quote by Kanthras
That organ is one hell of a sight to behold..

So many little trannies, so many tubes.. Holy shit, that thing must be heavy.

+1
I think that definitely proves that the transition to SS is a good thing in some cases.
#123
the organ is a pain in the ass to move around. i'll get a pic of it lit-up in the dark tomorrow when i go home!
main rig:
MIM Tele->VP Jr.->CryBaby->Fuzz Factory->TS808->Carbon Copy->Phase 90->TU-3->Vox AC30CCH+Avatar 212 and Peavey VTM60+Marshall 1960A


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#124
^ It probably still sounds better than modern day SS electric organs, though.

The ultimate organs are those huge pipe ones in old cathedrals. They're expensive and annoying as hell to maintain, but they sound absolutely amazing.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

Feel free to express yours so I can make an informed judgement about how stupid you are.
#125
I have officially wasted 7 pages of my life looking at amp guts with absolutely no clue what any of it does other than the tubes.
Speed is a by-product of shut the fuck up.
#126
Quote by Aleksi
I have officially wasted 7 pages of my life looking at amp guts with absolutely no clue what any of it does other than the tubes.


Doesn't sound like a waste to me.

#127
Quote by tubetime86

Greg: That JMP looks FANTASTIC!!! I've never seen such a good looking Marshall, granted I haven't seen internals of many vintage ones.

me either. it is nice and clean.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#128
Quote by Aleksi
I have officially wasted 7 pages of my life looking at amp guts with absolutely no clue what any of it does other than the tubes.


thats like saying 'I just wasted all this time masterbating'...
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
-ae
#129
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Highway One Telecaster
Dean Evo
Mesa F-50
Laney GH50L
Vox AC30 C2
Ampeg V2
pedals
#130
Someones gotta post there Epiphone Valve JR soon, I bet theres so much room in that thing!
Current Equipment

-ESP LTD F-50
-Ibanez RG120
-Peavey Vypyr 30 x2
-Hondo Les Paul 79'
-Marshalls MG10
-Boss DS-1 Pedal
#131
Quote by gumbilicious
thats like saying 'I just wasted all this time masterbating'...

I did.


.... That's not silicon on that amp
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#133
Gibson SG Standard + 18volt EMG-81 & 85
Mesa/Boogie Mark IV + Recto 2x12
Keeley Modded BD-2
Vox V847a
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#134
[post#] [contributor]-[make][model] [*year]

1 tubetime86-fender bassman 100 1975/76
2 gregs1020-ampeg J-20
4 Rutch-fender bandmaster 1964
5 Rutch-ampro stylist 1948/49
8 The Real Ming-gibson GA-55 RVT Ranger 1960’s
8 The Real Ming-top hat Club Royale 2005
13 eyebanez333 -vox night train
17 Muramasa-mesa boogie mark IV widebody
21 Rutch-marshall 1962 BB reissue
39 TheRectified-roland JC-120
40 TheRectified-fender RocPro 1000
44 Cathbard-abbey Harmonic II
47 tubetime86-epiphone modded valve jr
62 redberon2003-marshall jcm 2000 dsl 100
64 mr_hankey-fender 6G6-B bassman 1964
64 mr_hankey-dumble clone
67 kurtlives91-dumble overdrive special
70 fretz86-marshall jcm 800 2204
73 stratman_13-kustom KAA30 1993
75 bubb_tubbs-marshall jcm 800 2204 1981
75 bubb_tubbs-sivertone 1484 1964
78 311ZOSOVHJH-blackheart killer ant?
83 gregs1020-marshall 59 superlead RI
93 littlephil-marshall jcm 2000 tsl 100
95 chrism3006-engl E 530?
98 chrism3006-peavey 5150 (Block Letter)
98 chrism3006-framus cobra
101 spiff389-some old organ
101 spiff389-crate palomino
101 spiff389-mesa boogie rectoverb combo
130 gregs1020-matamp ?

greg, i love you. what matamp is that btw? i can make the list more complete if i know.
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
-ae
#135
it's a little rock.

here's a marshall studio 15.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#136
Quote by gumbilicious
[post#] [contributor]-[make][model] [*year]

1 tubetime86-fender bassman 100 1975/76
2 gregs1020-ampeg J-20
4 Rutch-fender bandmaster 1964
5 Rutch-ampro stylist 1948/49
8 The Real Ming-gibson GA-55 RVT Ranger 1960’s
8 The Real Ming-top hat Club Royale 2005
13 eyebanez333 -vox night train
17 Muramasa-mesa boogie mark IV widebody
21 Rutch-marshall 1962 BB reissue
39 TheRectified-roland JC-120
40 TheRectified-fender RocPro 1000
44 Cathbard-abbey Harmonic II
47 tubetime86-epiphone modded valve jr
62 redberon2003-marshall jcm 2000 dsl 100
64 mr_hankey-fender 6G6-B bassman 1964
64 mr_hankey-dumble clone
67 kurtlives91-dumble overdrive special
70 fretz86-marshall jcm 800 2204
73 stratman_13-kustom KAA30 1993
75 bubb_tubbs-marshall jcm 800 2204 1981
75 bubb_tubbs-sivertone 1484 1964
78 311ZOSOVHJH-blackheart killer ant?
83 gregs1020-marshall 59 superlead RI
93 littlephil-marshall jcm 2000 tsl 100
95 chrism3006-engl E 530?
98 chrism3006-peavey 5150 (Block Letter)
98 chrism3006-framus cobra
101 spiff389-some old organ
101 spiff389-crate palomino
101 spiff389-mesa boogie rectoverb combo
130 gregs1020-matamp little rock
133 gregs1020-marshall studio 15


i thought i had a pretty bottomless supply of amps, damn dude.
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
-ae
#137
Quote by gumbilicious
[post#] [contributor]-[make][model] [*year]

78 311ZOSOVHJH-blackheart killer ant?
83 gregs1020-marshall 59 superlead RI
93 littlephil-marshall jcm 2000 tsl 100

also tubetime. i posted a 1972 Lead 50 model 1987. that one's not a reissue, it's the real deal.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#138
Quote by Imapinkboi
Someones gotta post there Epiphone Valve JR soon, I bet theres so much room in that thing!

I posted mine on page 2, I believe.

OP edited. Let me know anything I need to correct. Greg I got you JMP on there now. Thanks, Gumbi.

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BURN THE WITCH!!!!!
Last edited by tubetime86 at Mar 11, 2010,
#139
Quote by gumbilicious
[post#] [contributor]-[make][model] [*year]

1 tubetime86-fender bassman 100 1975/76
2 gregs1020-ampeg J-20
4 Rutch-fender bandmaster 1964
5 Rutch-ampro stylist 1948/49
8 The Real Ming-gibson GA-55 RVT Ranger 1960’s
8 The Real Ming-top hat Club Royale 2005
13 eyebanez333 -vox night train
17 Muramasa-mesa boogie mark IV widebody
21 Rutch-marshall 1962 BB reissue
39 TheRectified-roland JC-120
40 TheRectified-fender RocPro 1000
44 Cathbard-abbey Harmonic II
47 tubetime86-epiphone modded valve jr
62 redberon2003-marshall jcm 2000 dsl 100
64 mr_hankey-fender 6G6-B bassman 1964

64 mr_hankey-dumble overdrive special clone
67 kurtlives91-dumble overdrive special clone


70 fretz86-marshall jcm 800 2204
73 stratman_13-kustom KAA30 1993
75 bubb_tubbs-marshall jcm 800 2204 1981
75 bubb_tubbs-sivertone 1484 1964
78 311ZOSOVHJH-blackheart killer ant?
83 gregs1020-marshall 59 superlead RI
93 littlephil-marshall jcm 2000 tsl 100
95 chrism3006-engl E 530?
98 chrism3006-peavey 5150 (Block Letter)
98 chrism3006-framus cobra
101 spiff389-some old organ
101 spiff389-crate palomino
101 spiff389-mesa boogie rectoverb combo
130 gregs1020-matamp ?

greg, i love you. what matamp is that btw? i can make the list more complete if i know.


I don't want to piss on Kurt's parade, but his Dumble is a clone too.
#140
Quote by tubetime86
Greg I got you JMP on there now. Thanks, Gumbi.


aaaaaand the studio 15 went away?
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#141
^i knew something like that would happen, oh well. i knew i'd get a couple wrong, like i was sure one of those super leads was original but couldn't remember which(i think autocomplete might have kicked in on my spreadsheet program too). and kurt's dumble clone is amazing, i am sure it sounds as good as your hankey, but he really went the extra mile on the front plate and all.

might try to pull something out today... have we had any hybrid tube/ss stuff yes?
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
-ae
#142
I believe we are straight now, but let me know. Gumbi there's a Fender Rocpro that appears to be hybrid... But the more the merrier.

I want to stress here that the point is not to have tons of boutique, high end stuff on here. That'd be nice, but I want EVERYTHING. I just started this so I could start comparing different types of circuits. With that in mind; ALL ARE WELCOME.
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Unless its electronic drums.

BURN THE WITCH!!!!!
#143
My Suckerpunch15 prototype build might get upset if you leave him out of the list. Post #63.

#144
^Added, I called it 'Suckerpunch15 prototype build.'
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Unless its electronic drums.

BURN THE WITCH!!!!!
#145
Quote by CECamps
My Suckerpunch15 prototype build might get upset if you leave him out of the list. Post #63.


well we found mistake #3 then. i did do that at 2 or 3 in the morning. i figured by the time i was done i'd be ready for bed. to try and make up for it i'll post some mind blowing guts.

ladies and gentlement a blonde fender tonemaster.





now you don't find quality like this no more. noticed how they tuck the in-line opamp behind those caps on the left, that just reeks of quality. yes sir, someone who loved wiring amps made this baby. and they didn't just skimp out and put (1) 1" speaker in there, you get (2) of them. eat yer hearts out.
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
-ae
Last edited by gumbilicious at Mar 11, 2010,
#146
hate to double post like this, but i think this is worthy of a new one. so i decided i'd crack open my


this is the only MM i haven't opened yet, so i have yet to date it. well nows as good as any, thought i'd document it a bit. haven't seen a good hybrid on here yet. also i am really hoping that this thing is a 79, i know it is later 70's but 1979 is my birth year and i have yet score any equipment from the year yet. fingers crossed

i had to take these pictures and hold the thing at the same time so there is pictures like this one:

i took that picture like 4 times too, i thought that one came out good til i saw it on the computer. crappy.

but i did try to make up for it with for these shots.

all those lovely cans. sigh. you can learn to love em like tubes ya know.





oh and uh, btw it came out just three monthes before i was born, so HELL YEAH! double score:
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
-ae
#147
^Nice, very good looking... For a hybrid. :p

What's the model name?
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Unless its electronic drums.

BURN THE WITCH!!!!!
#149
115-65. little bit unusual for a name. i love those amps, got 3 myself, the blend very lovely with other amps.

oh, btw, you might wanna put "battery powered" next to the tone master, cuz there is a real one out there. mine i think is called "Mini Tonemaster"
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
-ae
Last edited by gumbilicious at Mar 11, 2010,
#150
that music man, does that even qualify as a pcb? looks hw to me.

I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#151
i have no idea, it is a jumble of all kinds of stuff. i would guess handwired myself, but i haven't truely taken off one of the boards to see if it's all done by hand. i would guess so, but the boards also have the color of classic pcb. i can't say for sure.
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
-ae
#153
Hey Craig maybe you aren't ready to divulge this info but whats the overall voicing gonna be for that prototype. I stalked your webpage but it isn't much help as of yet.
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#154
i have one of each of the 3 main types of music man designs:

the early 70's design with a PI tube (130hd)
the late 70's w/o PI (115-65)
and the 80's with with mods similar to EC's setup(212hd-150)

also 70's music man amps came with 6CA7(aka EL34's), and the combo's usually had eminence alnico squarebacks. the 80's music man used 6L6GC's and had ceramic speakers, of course the 80's design also had mods to the bright switch among other things.

i love them so much i had to pick up a good sampling. the 130hd head is in absolutely gorgeous condition.

i have already found reason to open them up for the manufacturing dates(evidently that is the only way to date them accurately). but i may put the other ones up there too someday.

there is this 1969 sunn 1200S i have around here i been dieing to take a peek in side...
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
-ae
#155
More PCB goodness, sorry to the handwired snobs. Orange Tiny Terror. My dad has my Kay right now, if I get out to his house anytime soon I'll get some vintage amp shots to satiate you all.
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fretz is absolutely right.
#156
Quote by fretz86
Hey Craig maybe you aren't ready to divulge this info but whats the overall voicing gonna be for that prototype. I stalked your webpage but it isn't much help as of yet.


The amp is very fat sounding. Smooth high end, but really pronounced low-mids. The tone stack was designed such that the bass knob is like a ~180Hz "fat control." So at 5 on the bass knob the tone is really meaty and you can cut the fatness out from 5 to 0.

The preamp is hot. It's a single channel amp and when dimed it cranks out really thick distortion but it's not too over the top. Lots of even-order harmonics. You can push it harder with a stomp box and it takes very well to that at any gain level.

That being said, the lower end of the gain knobs clean the amp up really nicely. The clean sound is very warm and not too bright. Just enough treble without being harsh. I did a LOT of design work to make the treble very reasonable in the amp.

It runs a 5751 in V1, a 12AX7 in V2, and a single ended, class A KT88 output section. There are two separate gain knobs: 1 for the 5751 and 1 for the 12AX7. It also has a master volume. Other than that, just a 3 way tone stack as far as controls.

The cab is being finished up tomorrow. This is a single 12 combo amp. The intent of the design was to create a low wattage amp that could get HUGE tones (from clean to grind) without requiring ear-splitting volume. I think the end result accomplished that. I'll be recording with it soon. PM me if you want more info!

#157
This is the most badass "show your" thread ever. Going to re-tube my peavey XXX this weekend. I'll get some gut shots of it while I'm at it.
#158
@CECamps, thanks for the info. I am glad to see some designs coming around that use something other than a 12AX7 all the time. And a KT88 that sounds very nice. I may just have to PM you about this sweet little amp. In the meantime I'm using this reply to get this thread back on the front page.
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fretz is absolutely right.
#159
Updated OP...


MOAR!!! MOAR!!! MOAR!!! MOAR!!! MOAR!!! MOAR!!!
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Unless its electronic drums.

BURN THE WITCH!!!!!
#160






^i knew something like that would happen, oh well. i knew i'd get a couple wrong, like i was sure one of those super leads was original but couldn't remember which(i think autocomplete might have kicked in on my spreadsheet program too). and kurt's dumble clone is amazing, i am sure it sounds as good as your hankey, but he really went the extra mile on the front plate and all.

There are actually two ODS' there. An 80s low plate non-HRM and an 80s high plate HRM.
I also threw in a Tweed (5E3) Deluxe at the end.
Last edited by kurtlives91 at Mar 12, 2010,