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.
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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!
GuitarZ: They say you should be on the same page about kids before you get married. I really think you ought to talk about expectations on outdoor Christmas/Holiday lights. That could have been a game changer.
Dec 7, 2019 13:38:37 GMT -7
walt: Does anyone know how Frank/Britinvasion is?he's been dormant for awhile,hopeing things are good with him
Dec 14, 2019 13:16:36 GMT -7
heynewguy (Ol’ Bill): Frank is good and sat in with my band Friday night.
Dec 15, 2019 5:58:44 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Arggh! We had it on the calendar to stop out and see you but got caught up with holiday stuff. I could have met you & Frank & my wife could have connected with her friend from back in grade school. You snooze you lose. The FB videos sound great!
Dec 16, 2019 16:56:11 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Why is it once you finally clean the junk off your work bench, within 5 minutes, you find yourself ready to deposit some other junk right back on to that now clean space?
Dec 19, 2019 10:54:23 GMT -7
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