#1
i am getting pretty close to wrapping up my second build, this one is a JTM45 from weber.

i know i need a bias probe/meter, and have no idea which to go with. Weber has one, Bias King

when i built my first amp, all i did was plug it in, and turn it on. i realize now, that what i did was probably not the smartest thing to do.

would a variac be required? so i could slowly bring the voltage up?

i have heard of this tool that puts it on a load (IIRC light bulb) so you can check things over.

and please any words of wisedom are appreciated.

i am really enjoying building amps and thanks forthe help.
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#2
make sure u pray that everything went well and turn it on.
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#3
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make sure u pray that everything went well and turn it on.


that was about the only thing i did prior to turning the 18 watter on. or maybe it was more like the 'drum roll' on Christmas Vacation priorto turning the chrismas lights on.
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Quote by andersondb7
alright "king of the guitar forum"


Quote by trashedlostfdup
nope i am "GOD of the guitar forum" i think that fits me better.


Quote by andersondb7
youre just being a jerk man.



****** NEW NEW NEW!
2017-07-07 2017-07-07 Update and a Chat On Noise Constraints *** NEW FRIDAY 7/7
2017-04-13 RUN AWAY from COMPUTERS!!! TCE? RANT ALERT!!!
2017-03-02 - Guitar Philosophy 1001- Be Prepared For the Situation (Thursday 2017-03-02)
2017-02-21 How to Hot-Rod the Hell of your Stratocaster for $50! (Tuesday 2017-2-21)
Resentments and Rambling from a Guitar Junkie
---> http://trashedengineering.blogspot.com/