The 5AR4 rectifier came stock with the Mazerati V2. Are you asking if you can use the solid state rectifier? If so, I suppose it would be fine. The amp is already pretty stiff feeling with the 5AR4. What are you trying to change with the Ss?
Thanks for the suggestion, but it's working fine with a JJ now. The ones I fried happened over 12 plus years with many mismatched loads. I'm just curious about the tone difference, headroom, reliability and the copper caps' affect on the circuit.
ordered a Sovtek. Still interested in the Weber copper cap, but most of the users I read about only use it as a backup. They are probably using NOS as primary. I'll continue to try and find a reasonably priced NOS. They may be close to extinction. I'm still curious about the response of the copper cap and its effect on the circuit. Appreciate any info and experiences.
I tried 5V4 years ago. If I remember correctly, softened the response and lost volume and clean headroom. I'm stoked about the Sovtek, I'll receive next week. That's what the Doc put new in my Mazerati. After all the tube rolling I've done with this amp, I always return to how it was designed. V1 is a Mullard 12ax7 and V2 is a RCA blk plate 5751. JJ el84 #6 are the only power amp tubes I've used. I may try a softer 4 or 5 in the next ones. Originally V1 was a JJ and V2 a JAN 5751.I like NOS in the preamp tubes. I bet I'd like NOS power tubes and rectifiers too, but, I'm frugal to a fault. Still love to chase tone. Maybe , if I have a good year I'll spring for more NOS or ANOS. Best amp I've ever owned.
rossco: the variable e.q bypass is great because while bypassed it you get the raw sound of the amp without the e.q and everything else attenuating the signal which sounds great and a because its variable on the foot switch you can dial in to taste, 1/2 way I like
Dec 19, 2019 19:02:01 GMT -7
rossco: you don't have to fully bypass the tone stack which is great because gives you room to dial in your sound, it certainly thickens up the sound and adds nice growl/midrange growl. I don't like pedals so this replaces everything for me
Dec 19, 2019 19:04:58 GMT -7
easyed: It seems that the only time I clean off my workbench is when I need the space for something else. If I don't take a break, it's less than 5 minutes before that space is full again.
Dec 21, 2019 18:48:23 GMT -7
"Z" Steve: Great amps Frank those Hi Walts!
Jan 30, 2020 8:57:35 GMT -7
BritInvasion: That's a good one Steve!
Feb 1, 2020 9:01:39 GMT -7
runninwiththerevil (Matthew): Puking kid. Oh boy. Glad I was done jamming. Another three minutes and there would have been projectile on the Maz JR!
Feb 1, 2020 20:16:01 GMT -7
roscoenyc: weedala weedala weedala
Feb 4, 2020 6:45:42 GMT -7
roscoenyc: Whenever I see the phrase "clean pedal platform" I'm filled with sadness about the real tube amp joy that could have been.
Feb 8, 2020 8:42:49 GMT -7
The Rad Washer: But my distortion pedal just doesn't sound good without a lot of headroom...
Feb 10, 2020 10:47:02 GMT -7
T-R☼CK ♫: "Lookin' for some California grass…"
Feb 11, 2020 8:22:47 GMT -7
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Feb 14, 2020 22:03:58 GMT -7