Post by Christopher on May 13, 2018 8:05:08 GMT -7
I swapped the chassis and cabs between my 2/10 Ghia and 1/10 Z-28. When I did I found the internal wiring to vary quite a bit in terms of neatness. Both had the same year of production and were initialed by QA-JH on their masking tape. The Ghia was a little more loosely tied up than the '28. I'm thinking the Ghia was done on a Friday afternoon...😁 Which is funny bc according to the calendar for that year it was a Friday! www.timeanddate.com/calendar/?year=2007&country=1
They were QA'd by the same guy JH Jim , but were built by two different builders. The Ghia was built by DF, Donna Ferguson who is no longer with me. The Z 28 was built by MB , Mark Best who has been here for over 21 years and counting.
I'll just leave it at that, they are both 11 year old amps, and work like clocks, so much for tight filament twists.
Post by Christopher on May 13, 2018 11:20:10 GMT -7
Dr Z- they are bulletproof and toneful regardless of the tight/loose wiring I just thought they were an interesting study in the difference between builds. The looser one definitely has some character on the inside.
Post by Chilly Gibbons (Todd T.) on May 13, 2018 12:04:12 GMT -7
There’s a lifetime of debate on the net about tight twist vs loose twist vs no twist vs “it don’t matter”. The most important aspect is where the runs are made and both amps have that covered. If it was noisy for some reason it would have been evident during Docs listening/playing test and would have gone back to the bench for a rework. I’ll add to the internet lore here - if you play the amp loud enough, the wires will twist tighter all by themselves!
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I had a 1969 Super Reverb for a long time that I "blackfaced". Other than the work I had done to it, which was minimal, the wire was different and lead dress not as neat as a real blackface Fender but it sounded as good or better than any of the real deals. Other players felt the same way. My 1977 Princeton Reverb is the same way. I like pretty workmanship as much as anyone but I'm not sure how much it effects sound. Have you ever looked inside a vintage Vox amp?