|Author:||RickTown (registered user: 502 posts )|
|Date:||Fri, May 11th, 2012 @ 18:44 ( . )|
You're right about the pics. I should get you guys something to look at.
Last night I rewired the heaters and totally changed the character of the buzz.
It didn't go away. It just reacts differently now.
Input grounded - same static & crackle
Dummy plug - Was silent now it's the loudest buzz. If the crackle is there, I can't hear it through the buzz.
Open cable - Medium buss w/ crackle
Guitar attached - Quiter buzz and crackle until gains are dimed. I think it's a little better than before. At low gain it sounds wonderful... Below 12 'oclock.
After rewiring it looked great but initially it sounded worse. After I took out the extra 100R from the humdinger to the cathode, it was better. Also now it is not nearly as sensitive to interference.
After I try a new power tube for the static and crackle, I'll know more.
I know I'm probably doing this the hard way by not putting up pics first, but I feel like I'm learning more by troubleshooting through this than I would by just having one of you look at a picture and tell me something obvious.
For now I'm enjoying the chase and the learning. We'll see how long that lasts. :P
How do your HOs react to these little experiments? I'd like to know if my amp is acting totally backwards or if it's closer to what it should be doing now.
--* OK, here's the rundown
5/14/2012 @ 11:30--Matthew Kennedy
5/15/2012 @ 14:05--mhelyar86
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