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.
Jaguarguy (Mike): Hey Gary - Joe Walsh used a G12 65 in his Galaxie and it sounds great!
Mar 25, 2019 23:05:29 GMT -7
GuitarZ: So, I cranked up the privacy protection on my browsers, facebook, etc. I have to say I miss the music ads and such. I really don't need ads for watches and other random stuff. Maybe the internet knowing me isn't such a bad thing.
Mar 26, 2019 14:01:24 GMT -7
hayesgary307: hanks alot (Mike) I have been going through a Vintage 30 in a open back pine cabinet and through a Marshall 1936 C/B 2-12 I'll check and see what kind of speakers are in the 1936. I've had for a long time and I have forgot whats in it . Thanks for you help
Mar 27, 2019 12:06:54 GMT -7
Joey Beverages: hayesgary307 try a Z 210 or Z 410 with Galaxie ... also, yes the G1265 is most tasty and excellent
Mar 28, 2019 6:03:29 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: This may be a truism... when you work in a corporate structure, the worst decisions always come from the top.
Mar 29, 2019 16:26:10 GMT -7
Lefty: The fish rots from the head down.
Apr 1, 2019 13:26:26 GMT -7
TeeDawg: Bad Poodle..........truer words have never been said. Imagine what it's like working for NASA. This ain't the nasa that went to the moon fo sho.
Apr 26, 2019 5:59:08 GMT -7
brayks: I have been absent for waaay to long. hope all are doing well!
May 1, 2019 10:19:39 GMT -7
GuitarZ: I'm okay with the AARP letters. You're still living and breathing? What the heck am I to think when a funeral home sends me a free consultation offer? Ouch!
Jun 21, 2019 15:41:26 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: I bought airline tickets online... now every few days i get emails that read "Your trip is almost here but aren't you forgetting something?? You don't have trip insurance!" and i'm thinking..."is there something i should know about your plane maintenance?"
Jun 21, 2019 16:02:32 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Reminds me of buying my Honda. When they tried to sell me the maintenance package, I said "Is your car not reliable?" Long story short my wife teamed up with the sales lady to buy the maint package. Never again!
Jun 21, 2019 16:16:53 GMT -7