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by FiveseveN
15 Sep 2020, 08:31
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: power amp for Eleven Rack?
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: power amp for Eleven Rack?

play plugged it to an authentic tube amplifier Cool. Why do you think a lot of big touring acts either switched to DSP (mostly Kemper) or have been using it throughout their career (for younger bands)? Is it more likely that they're missing something or that you've made a hasty conclusion based on ...
by FiveseveN
14 Sep 2020, 17:46
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: power amp for Eleven Rack?
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: power amp for Eleven Rack?

does tube vs. solid-state matter much tonally with those? It matters insomuch that tube amps typically have high output impedance / low damping and that certainly impacts the frequency response and "feel" of the cab, whatever that means. To implement the same effect with solid-state poweramps we us...
by FiveseveN
04 Aug 2020, 21:01
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: VHT - Valvulator
Replies: 40
Views: 17201

Re: VHT - Valvulator

Yes, swapping the output caps is a good bet under the circumstances.
by FiveseveN
31 Jul 2020, 07:27
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: Suhr Reactive Load [schematic]
Replies: 35
Views: 2891

Re: Suhr Reactive Load [schematic]

Yes but that dividing is important. Or I suppose it depends on one's definition of "low power": 1W into 4Ω is about as high as you should go.
by FiveseveN
20 Jul 2020, 21:04
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: Suhr Reactive Load [schematic]
Replies: 35
Views: 2891

Re: Suhr Reactive Load [schematic]

For what it's worth, I mounted them like this, held on with screws:
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But this was only for about 30 W IIRC. Could probably find the schematic and simulation if there's interest.
by FiveseveN
18 Jul 2020, 08:59
Forum: Ready-To-Build Effect Projects
Topic: BAJA Sagittarian Charger (mini KLON)
Replies: 512
Views: 79208

Re: BAJA Sagittarian Charger (mini KLON)

By the way, there is no difference [...]?!? No, there isn't. Do you want proof? Are you familiar with circuit simulation? That doesn't matter to you either? I never said anything about pots or the power supply. What do you think is more likely? A. That you've made some erroneous assumptions B. That...
by FiveseveN
18 Jul 2020, 07:24
Forum: Ready-To-Build Effect Projects
Topic: BAJA Sagittarian Charger (mini KLON)
Replies: 512
Views: 79208

Re: BAJA Sagittarian Charger (mini KLON)

rtcustom wrote: 17 Jul 2020, 16:55
So, the correct position means a lot!
Is this what you're talking about? There is zero difference between A and B or between C and D:
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by FiveseveN
07 Jul 2020, 08:57
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Victory Electronics - Sizzle Tone
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: Victory Electronics - Sizzle Tone

teemuk wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 07:14 Someone with graphic design background could probably tell exactly what it is.
My obscure skill set is finally of use!
The Sizzle Tone font is Davida from 1965.
Bonus trivia: That Big Muff font is older than you'd think but had a revival through Art Nouveau.
by FiveseveN
24 Jun 2020, 07:57
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: How to improve tube amplifier tone by changing one part
Replies: 101
Views: 7938

Re: How to improve tube amplifier tone by changing one part

See, I think the secret of vintage tube amp tone lies in the mains cable! I just swapped the cord on an Epiphone Valve Junior with a Black Rhodium Fusion and the difference is DRAMATIC: - sound is overall more focused and Hi-Fi - warm, haunting mids - fragile harmonics survive better Are you going t...
by FiveseveN
23 Jun 2020, 00:16
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: How to improve tube amplifier tone by changing one part
Replies: 101
Views: 7938

Re: How to improve tube amplifier tone by changing one part

he doesn't need to be shown how a test could be done How do you know that? And why doth he protest such at the request for proof in an age when everyone has a smartphone? I think anything to do with the sound of a piece of equipment is a 100% aesthetic discussion and nothing to do with the technica...
by FiveseveN
22 Jun 2020, 13:22
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Analogman - King of Tone [traced]
Replies: 463
Views: 163729

Re: Analogman - King of Tone [traced]

The formula is fc = 1/(2πRC) as usual, where R is the gain pot + the 1K or 100K "high gain" resistor. You can use a calculator like electricdruid's.
by FiveseveN
22 Jun 2020, 07:56
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: How to improve tube amplifier tone by changing one part
Replies: 101
Views: 7938

Re: How to improve tube amplifier tone by changing one part

I consider it already a well-established fact that different capacitors distort the sound in a way that can be heard. Do you hear any difference in the clips from my test? It's a fact that different kinds of capacitors can distort the sound in different ways. The "can be heard" part can't be factua...
by FiveseveN
21 Jun 2020, 07:56
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: How to improve tube amplifier tone by changing one part
Replies: 101
Views: 7938

Re: How to improve tube amplifier tone by changing one part

bajaman wrote: 21 Jun 2020, 00:43 As I previously stated - I am not interested in proof, recordings measurements etc.
Well then why would anyone be interested in trying it out? Quod gratis asseritur, gratis negatur.
by FiveseveN
20 Jun 2020, 22:05
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: How to improve tube amplifier tone by changing one part
Replies: 101
Views: 7938

Re: How to improve tube amplifier tone by changing one part

I thought your whole point was that caps don't make any difference in the sound, regardless of circuit? Can you find a post where I said that? If Joe Rando tells me he's an astronaut, when I ask for proof it doesn't mean I don't believe astronauts exist. It's just that so far I've met a whole lot m...
by FiveseveN
20 Jun 2020, 20:16
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: How to improve tube amplifier tone by changing one part
Replies: 101
Views: 7938

Re: How to improve tube amplifier tone by changing one part

Remember, one of the claims was "the most important capacitor to change in ANY tube guitar amplifier is the output coupling capacitor connected to the plate of the tube performing the very first stage of amplification", so plate impedance (and voltage) or you risk "missing the point". I think there'...
by FiveseveN
20 Jun 2020, 07:49
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: How to improve tube amplifier tone by changing one part
Replies: 101
Views: 7938

Re: How to improve tube amplifier tone by changing one part

I've said that your theory is most probably an ideal capacitor one It's not. I have access to IEEE Xplore just like everyone else. you have the basic picture, but you lack the details. And it's precisely what may sound different to well-trained ears. Yes, that's exactly what I said: no picture/theo...
by FiveseveN
19 Jun 2020, 14:08
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: How to improve tube amplifier tone by changing one part
Replies: 101
Views: 7938

Re: How to improve tube amplifier tone by changing one part

taking everything into account is just impossible. This kind of reasoning is consubstantial with the God of the gaps : The more we know about a thing, the less room for magic is left. But surely we can't know eVeRyThInG about capacitors, so the hidden mojo variables can still be hiding somewhere , ...
by FiveseveN
19 Jun 2020, 09:13
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: Stereo overdrive
Replies: 15
Views: 1229

Re: Stereo overdrive

stereo.png The Sept. 2016 Premier Guitar review even specifically calls out the lack of a stereo output: https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/24594-keeley-mod-workstation-review So one more time, please: there will be stereo effects before the OD Which ones? What would plug into the Left overdriv...
by FiveseveN
19 Jun 2020, 06:25
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: How to improve tube amplifier tone by changing one part
Replies: 101
Views: 7938

Re: How to improve tube amplifier tone by changing one part

bajaman wrote: 18 Jun 2020, 21:23 so maybe we both have bad ears perhaps ? ha
It feels pointless to ask at this point, but do you sincerely not understand that this is about the limits of human brains and not ears? Do you understand that perception is modulated by expectation? Do you understand why test blinding was invented?
by FiveseveN
07 Jun 2020, 10:05
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: Stereo overdrive
Replies: 15
Views: 1229

Re: Stereo overdrive

why would you need the overdrive before the reverb to be stereo? The way I read it it would be before the Iridium but after "stereo effects" like reverb. But here's the kicker: as far as I can tell the Mod Station is not even stereo! in that case the pedal couldn't handle stereo effects before it O...