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  Topic: Lightweight stereo combo amp?
Jim Sliff

Replies: 15
Views: 979

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 21 Jan 2018 6:07 pm   Subject: Lightweight stereo combo amp?
I'm curious as to what pedals "demand" stereo. I've seen plenty of stereo pedals but every one could be used in a mono rig just fine.
  Topic: Wampler Ego Compressor "Pops and Crackles"
Jim Sliff

Replies: 6
Views: 217

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 21 Jan 2018 6:05 pm   Subject: Wampler Ego Compressor "Pops and Crackles"
I doubt you'll get Brian's direct email. They're not a small one-man outfit.

It definitely sounds like a partially broken connection Where you are it may be your best bet to find a tech that repa ...
  Topic: Info on this pickup?
Jim Sliff

Replies: 10
Views: 259

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 21 Jan 2018 6:00 pm   Subject: Info on this pickup?
First - you do mean "20.3k ohms" and so on - right?

Second - seems to be a split coil as previously mentioned.
  Topic: MXR Carbon Copy.
Jim Sliff

Replies: 3
Views: 183

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 21 Jan 2018 5:53 pm   Subject: MXR Carbon Copy.
What steel are you using it with, and were you playing your 6-string with it through the Nashville? I've used at least a dozen different analog delays and there is little difference in the way the de ...
  Topic: Fender 1000, advice on lubrication please
Jim Sliff

Replies: 10
Views: 240

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Jan 2018 5:41 pm   Subject: Fender 1000, advice on lubrication please
Glad the guide helped.

Oil - any type of oil - can cause problems on a Fender or any pedal steel unless the instrument is regularly and carefully cleaned/maintained, something most players just don ...
  Topic: JBL D120 clone recommendations
Jim Sliff

Replies: 26
Views: 1927

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 17 Jan 2018 10:12 pm   Subject: JBL D120 clone recommendations
Two JBL's in a Twin was the best sound ever.

Unless - like me and quite a few others - you think it's one of the worst sounds ever.

Laughing

IMO JBL's and Twins are often a harsh combination ...
  Topic: Static on Tel
Jim Sliff

Replies: 12
Views: 769

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 17 Jan 2018 10:00 pm   Subject: Static on Tel
jim, did you test it with a multimeter or an outlet tester?

A multimeter may how an outlet as "working" fine, but if the polarity is reversed it can cause all kinds of grief with guitar r ...
  Topic: Cleaning Pots on a NV 112
Jim Sliff

Replies: 3
Views: 272

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 17 Jan 2018 9:53 pm   Subject: Cleaning Pots on a NV 112
Have you tried "googling" chassis pictures of the amp? Thats usually the best way to see if the pots are both open and accessible enough for what you're using.

If you do work on it make ...
  Topic: Anyone using a compressor?
Jim Sliff

Replies: 2
Views: 252

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 17 Jan 2018 9:49 pm   Subject: Anyone using a compressor?
Sometimes an Xotic SP - but not for compression. I use it for sustain only and maintain full attack. It has a very useful blend control.

I can't stand the "squash" of a stompbox (or ch ...
  Topic: Cleaning changer with compressed air
Jim Sliff

Replies: 12
Views: 1175

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 17 Jan 2018 9:44 pm   Subject: Cleaning changer with compressed air
Unless you disassemble the changer, anything you do with liquids to clean it while it's all together will also carry dirt and contaminants into the changer through capillary action.

Sorry - but not ...
  Topic: Static on Tel
Jim Sliff

Replies: 12
Views: 769

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 16 Jan 2018 7:25 pm   Subject: Static on Tel
Before you do anything else -

1. Have you checked your wall outlet to make sure it's grounded and has the correct polarity?

2. Does the amp have a properly grounded power cord?

Either of t ...
  Topic: UPS Shipping Damage Claim
Jim Sliff

Replies: 13
Views: 861

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 16 Jan 2018 7:20 pm   Subject: UPS Shipping Damage Claim
but always have them pack it, that is the only way they can't get out of it if guitar/amp gets damaged...

That doesn't always work if it's done at a UPS store. Very few "store" employees ...
  Topic: JBL D120 clone recommendations
Jim Sliff

Replies: 26
Views: 1927

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 16 Jan 2018 7:17 pm   Subject: JBL D120 clone recommendations
Len - "70 watts" is higher than JBL's power handling when new! "D" series speakers were 60 watt speakers. JBL's specs were strange and for years many have though they had 100 wat ...
  Topic: Absolutely non-techy taking a stab a no output from guitar
Jim Sliff

Replies: 30
Views: 989

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 16 Jan 2018 7:15 pm   Subject: Absolutely non-techy taking a stab a no output from guitar
I am of the "teach a man to fish" school rather than the "give a man a fish" school of thought.

I hope that doesn't mean DIY rewinds!
  Topic: BW- 1501 and 1502
Jim Sliff

Replies: 12
Views: 481

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 16 Jan 2018 7:14 pm   Subject: BW- 1501 and 1502
Considering they don't sound much alike I wouldn't worry about that. They are what they are.

As far as power handling JBL "D" series speakers handled 60 watts when new. JBL used weird s ...
  Topic: re tuning
Jim Sliff

Replies: 2
Views: 428

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Jan 2018 7:10 pm   Subject: re tuning
Use Google and you can find info about him. i didn't dig much but in 2005 he was using A6.
  Topic: 6-string Gibson holy grail lap steel on Denver Craigslist
Jim Sliff

Replies: 23
Views: 1353

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Jan 2018 7:08 pm   Subject: 6-string Gibson holy grail lap steel on Denver Craigslist
Jim, the spacing on Gibson's lap steel P-90s is 58mm.

In what years?

The 60's Gibson lap steels I've swapped pickups in had standard string spacing. I've worked on many 50's models but didn't h ...
  Topic: Any info???
Jim Sliff

Replies: 4
Views: 373

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Jan 2018 6:56 pm   Subject: Any info???
The bottom one is a Valco-made National "Waikiki". I have one sitting here. Cheap entry-level instrument but with a cool pickup.
  Topic: Cleaning changer with compressed air
Jim Sliff

Replies: 12
Views: 1175

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Jan 2018 6:47 pm   Subject: Cleaning changer with compressed air
Many times a q-tip of solvent will just move gunk around, sometimes making things worse. Same with simply blowing air, no matter what pressure.

Flushing the changer with naphtha (which doesn't har ...
  Topic: Fender 400 lubrication / maintenance?
Jim Sliff

Replies: 5
Views: 323

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Jan 2018 6:42 pm   Subject: Fender 400 lubrication / maintenance?
Nic, regarding the "knuckles" situation, try cable guides to have the cables pull perfectly straight. And slight side movement and you have friction; enough side pressure and one one finge ...
  Topic: What is A ProFex II Worth
Jim Sliff

Replies: 4
Views: 553

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 15 Jan 2018 4:00 pm   Subject: What is A ProFex II Worth
Err - $200 is awfully optimistic.

FWIW you can Google the product name and see what they sell for on Reverb.com, or look at sold auctions on eBay.

They go for anywhere from $60-125
  Topic: Absolutely non-techy taking a stab a no output from guitar
Jim Sliff

Replies: 30
Views: 989

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 15 Jan 2018 3:56 pm   Subject: Absolutely non-techy taking a stab a no output from guitar
I saw this late - really, all you need to do was measure the ends of the pickup leads to determine whether or not the pickup was working. And all this info is readily available on the internet as wel ...
  Topic: Tubology 101
Jim Sliff

Replies: 7
Views: 1010

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 15 Jan 2018 3:49 pm   Subject: Tubology 101
I don't have the patience for videos so I don't know if these were covered.

One thing first-time (and many long-time) tube amp owners are not aware of is the need to have the amps serviced periodic ...
  Topic: Barn find Vibro Champ
Jim Sliff

Replies: 12
Views: 790

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 15 Jan 2018 3:39 pm   Subject: Barn find Vibro Champ
As Jon said - DON'T plug it in. Or at least don't turn it on. I service far too many newly-acquired vintage amps damaged by impatience.
  Topic: UPS Shipping Damage Claim
Jim Sliff

Replies: 13
Views: 861

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 15 Jan 2018 3:33 pm   Subject: UPS Shipping Damage Claim
Amp claims are very tough. You've been given the procedure basics; some of the issues change depending on the nature of the problem. External - i.e. cabinet - damage is simpler to analyze assuming y ...
 
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