So I bought a Kalamazoo Model 2 from a guy today for $90, and I have a few quick questions (not really phrased like questions, but I need some info please). First, he was able to play it and it sounded good at his house, but when I brought it home, the fuse blew. Second, when I had my guitar plugged in, when I touched the strings it felt like those shocking gum or lighter toys, which I'm guessing is a grounding issue? Last, how much are these worth? Mine has the original tubes but a new speaker, and everything else is original. Thanks
An amp like that is only for people who know their way around an old amp or have an amp tech that works cheap. It's probably worth $150 on eBay in working condition. Mostly for collector value.
Anyone know how to switch the 2 prong for the 3 prong cord?
Get a 3 prong plug with cord. Attach the hot to the current cord with the fuse and switch. The neural to the other. A ground to the chassis. Make sure the ground of the input Jack measures a short to the chassis.Anyone know how to switch the 2 prong for the 3 prong cord?
Disclaimer... This is dangerous if you aren't sure of yourself and don't know how to use a meter. There's always a chance I'm wrong.
I've been looking at diagrams for it, and I know how to use a meter, discharge caps, etc, but I think I'm going to have my dad help me with it. I would rather not f-up a '65 amp I just bought, and it plays alright now, this is just for safety. Would it be worth selling the set of tubes on it and getting some newer ones? I got them tested and they read almost new, so how much would the set go for on average? It has all RCA's except the EL84, which is a Zenith that says made in Great Britain. The amp tech I brought it to said that it may be a re-branded Mullard. Any truth to that?