2 prong to 3 prong ground wire conversion question...

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by erlomd, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. Archtops

    Archtops Gretschie

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    Mar 4, 2021
    SoCal
    Sorry I’m late to the gig but welcome erlomd!
     
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  2. erlomd

    erlomd Electromatic

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    Apr 12, 2021
    Miami, FL

    IT WORKED!!!!

    the added resistor on the preamp tube killed the noise! now it’s sounding great! Thanks again guys for all the help and insight.

    Now I have to find a way of killing the noise with my pedals! Hahaha (it’s never ending Huh?)
     
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  3. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Fine @erlomd ! :cool::cool::cool:

    Yes, It's a very simple modification which is very efficient - the compulsory tip is to place the balancing resistors "at the feets" of the first preamp tube, the one which deals with the lowest signal level.

    The nec-plus-ultra is to use a potentiometer instead of the two Rs, in order to fine-tune the cancellation of the hum. I do this on big amps, with gain, but it can be done on any model. It was notably done on SF 100W Twin-Reverbs, but not on BF ones... :D

    Did you also tested the adjustable bias modification ? o_O

    A+!
     
  4. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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