Post by anacephalic on May 11, 2006 10:59:31 GMT -7
i sniped this off the Aiken site under the Q&A section and since life without a brake is dangerous to those around us i always use mine. I have an original Rx with 2 8 ohm celestian 30s which gives a 4 ohm load. I also use the 4 ohm load jack with the airbrake. Should i be using the 8 ohm jack ? I think running the lower impedence actually puts less load on the tranny per the instructions but no hurt in asking
Q: I have a Dr. Z AirBrake attenuator and am ordering an Ultimate Attenator. Are these safe to use with my Sabre? A: Be sure to set the Sabre to 8 ohms when using the Dr. Z AirBrake with either a 16 ohm cabinet or an 8 ohm cabinet at any level other than bypass (where you'll need to switch back to 16 ohms or 8 ohms to match the cabinet being used). The Z-Brake presents close to an 8 ohm load in most cases (contrary to their marketing claims, there is no such thing as a "one-size-fits-all" attenuator that properly matches all impedances. This is in reality an 8 ohm unit being marketed as "universal") . Running the amp at 16 ohms into an 8 ohm load at high power will accelerate tube wear and could cause damage, so be sure to match the load.
The Airbrake works great at 4-8-16 ohms. That is one of it's cool aspects. Another cool aspect is it needs no power and is simple and rugged.
For the 2005 June-October Loggins & Messina tour, they wanted to lower stage volume but when the amps were turned down a bit they lost their life. They asked about the GT Speaker Emulator that has an attenuator funtion (and that is all that was needed) but also had a number of other functions (that were not needed). I looked at our setup and we already had a few miles of AC cords on the stage behind the amps and in front of the drum riser. The extra AC that the GT SE needed was going to be a problem. The GT unit is also a one rack space unit. We did not want to set up another rack for five of these.
I suggested the Airbrake .... and their tour manager was a bit surprised I opted for a non-GT product as he knew I worked for GT and GT was already supplying tubes and Bricks for the tour. I opted for the best solution to the problem. The Airbrakes were wired in place in the bottom of each amp and performed flawlessly from June until October.
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roscoenyc: Ah, the incessant tire kickers. oh jeez.
May 25, 2020 6:57:46 GMT -7
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GuitarZ: Must be great to be a skunk. Eating bird food about 10' from our sun room. I'm clapping and yelling. At best, it might have given me one "yea what?" look while continuing to dine. At one point, there were two skunks and two racoons.
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captainron (Ron): Hueter Toledo, just another business of today that doesn't care about tomorrow!
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KeithA: Hueter Toledo....that business is gone to the dogs
Jun 26, 2020 8:22:26 GMT -7
easyed: Guitar Z, I encountered to ultimate garbage raiding combo once. We'd been having problems with the garbage cans being raided by raccoons for weeks. Late in the evening I heard rattling at the cans. I went out and found that he'd allied with a skunk. "OK"
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GuitarZ: EasyEd - Someone at work topped us both. The inside of their car had been somewhat ransacked. They were blaming their son. They checked the video. It was a Bear! I'll stick with the racoons, skunks, foxes, and squirrels.
Jul 1, 2020 16:47:50 GMT -7
bigboki: In this age and time when everybody are struggling and especially S&Ms I am amazed to see that kind of ignorance. I am really sorry for your experience dear Dr Z but it is for the better. You don't want to do business with those kind of people anyway.
Jul 4, 2020 8:17:40 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Didn't want to restart the plumbing thread, so I figured I'd ShoutBox this. How the heck does cleaning the aerator on a faucet cause a leak to start under the faucet? Huh? Arggggh!!!!
Jul 10, 2020 7:40:17 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle Experience: well, Mike, it shouldn't have been the cause of a leak. double-check your work.
Jul 10, 2020 12:56:49 GMT -7
GuitarZ: I updated in the Plumbing thread that the Moen website says that a faulty aerator can cause a handle/base leak. Eiyy! I really don't understand how plumbing works. I was ready to double check all connections. But, the leaking stopped with cleaned Aerator.
Jul 11, 2020 18:13:56 GMT -7
jhen86 (jordan): Just got an email from Sweetwater rep that Z Wreck Jr's are back in stock. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up.
Jul 28, 2020 10:57:28 GMT -7
Lefty: Say a prayer for me fellas, I'm going to replace a bathroom faucet this weekend.
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