I've made a lot of money just doing this and a few other simple cleanings to customer amps. They didn't know how simple yet important this is. They were expecting the need to replace tubes etc. although all of the components were fine. They were more than happy to just have to pay for my labor. I usually checked the bias too since I was already in the amp and that only takes about 5 minutes and did not charge anything for that. That kept them coming back. Really simple stuff that everyone with a tube amp should know how to do.
Not exactly. In a switching jack you have two leaf springs the have a 'dimple' stamped on one of them. They are pressing together and closing the electrical circuit between them when there isn't a plug inserted. When you put the plug in, one of the springs is pushed away by the tip of the plug, which separates the leaf springs and opens the circuit. So you need to get inside the chassis and clean the 'dimple' part of the jack by pushing it open and spraying it, then putting a piece of paper in the contact, letting the tension grip it, and pulling the paper out. You'll see a black line on the paper...that's the crap that was causing the bad connection. I used to use a burnishing file to clean these contacts but they'll remove any plating very easily. A strip of paper is just abrasive enough to polish and clean the contacts.
Thanks! I know exactly what part your talking about but have never cleaned them that way. I appreciate the new knowledge!
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