Post by midheightfive on Aug 4, 2018 12:55:52 GMT -7
Alright guys. I have been considering a Dr Z for a while and I finally pulled the trigger on an older (I think 2002) Route 66 recently after reading the reviews on the info page saying it cleaned up with the guitar volume knob without losing apparent volume. I have a cheap amp that does that trick, and I've been looking for a better amp that also does it too. When I got my Z it definitely lost volume while cleaning up. Is there anything you know of that will increase sag/compression in the amp to help me out? Different rectifier? Different brand of kt66 or ef86? (Currently NOS ef86, mullard reissue 12ax7, gold lion kt66, and EH 5U4
Post by midheightfive on Aug 4, 2018 13:59:16 GMT -7
The Ef86 was already installed. The kt66s fell out of their sockets while they were shipping it to me. They apparently knocked the tube retainer/protector off of the 12ax7 while they were rolling around in there and were wedged up against the rectifer tube when I unpacked it. There were glass chips inside of the kt66s so I had to replace those and I replaced the P.I. and rectifier out of caution. I was really hoping the ef86 wold still work and it did. So, all the tubes except the ef86 are pretty new.
Post by midheightfive on Aug 5, 2018 15:53:36 GMT -7
Okay, I found a thread about bias ztalk.proboards.com/thread/2578/bias-route-66 but it looks like that was with a 5ar4 rectifier. Would switching rectifiers to 5ar4 or a 5y3 have an impact on sag/compression? From what I’ve read about rectifiers it didn’t look like using a 5ar4 on an amp in this wattage range was even a good idea, but obviously that was misinformation.
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