I just bought my last tube amp (hello gear of yesteryear).

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Re: I just bought my last tube amp (hello gear of yesteryear). Blue Dumble content..

Post by tribi9 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:58 pm

windmill wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:37 pm
Is it a Koch ?
andy_tchp wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:33 pm
Oh wait, is it a Vox AC15?
Yes to both..

Should resemble this when done..

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Re: I just bought my last tube amp (hello gear of yesteryear). Blue Dumble content..

Post by hexes » Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:44 pm

ceriatone? the orange drops surprise me. been a minute, but when I was repairing amps the orange drops were not great.

I know victoria has their own branded caps of that form factor, but the sprague ones were a gamble.

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Re: I just bought my last tube amp (hello gear of yesteryear). Blue Dumble content..

Post by sookwinder » Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:07 am

I like:
Mallory and/or Jupiter for non-electrolytic
Sprague for the electrolytic on the preamp sections and power valve cathode bypass caps
F&T for the power filtering caps

Looking at the photo that shows the valves... are those two power valves 9 pin valves... if so not 6V6, EL34, 6L6 … maybe EL84 ??
If EL84s , then 15 watt amp?
relaxing alternative to doing actual work ...

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Re: I just bought my last tube amp (hello gear of yesteryear). Blue Dumble content..

Post by tribi9 » Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:16 am

Yes EL84 x2, 12AX7 x3?, and solid state rectification.

I'll post full details once I get it in about 30 days.. 🌕
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Re: I just bought my last tube amp (hello gear of yesteryear). Blue Dumble content..

Post by schoolie » Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:38 am

Ceriatone? Is it too late to ask them to change the jazz/rock switch to country/western?

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Re: I just bought my last tube amp (hello gear of yesteryear). Blue Dumble content..

Post by tribi9 » Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:00 am

No, not ceriatone and yes too late.

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Re: I just bought my last tube amp (hello gear of yesteryear). Blue Dumble content..

Post by tribi9 » Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:48 am

This is from a Chinese builder from aliexpress so I'm taking a gamble.. Obviously Chinese iron, and Chinese everything..

This is what it should look like.. I can replace parts as deemed though, I probably wont be fucking around with it too much, hopefully it sounds good. I believe it will sound very much like a good amp.

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Re: I just bought my last tube amp (hello gear of yesteryear). Blue Dumble content..

Post by Unicorn Warrior » Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:17 pm

Very cool. I’m interested to know what you think when it arrives.

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Re: I just bought my last tube amp (hello gear of yesteryear). Blue Dumble content..

Post by tribi9 » Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:47 pm

Sure, I will give an honest review. The last big amp I bought was a Ceriatone. Whatever their hiwatt clone is called.

The amp was too hissy for my liking. I mentioned that to these guys and they said not to worry, that my amp will be badass.. 8)

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Re: I just bought my last tube amp (hello gear of yesteryear). Blue Dumble content..

Post by Larsongs » Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:00 am

Which one is it? They show several different models on their website...

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Re: I just bought my last tube amp (hello gear of yesteryear). Blue Dumble content..

Post by tribi9 » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:14 am

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Which one is it? They show several different models on their website...
Is this a trick question? See all the pics above? That's the one.

If you mean within the link, then yeah, it should be this one. They show a pic of a different faceplate.

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Re: I just bought my last tube amp (hello gear of yesteryear). Blue Dumble content..

Post by Larsongs » Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:16 pm

tribi9 wrote: ↑
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:14 am
Larsongs wrote: ↑
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Which one is it? They show several different models on their website...
Is this a trick question? See all the pics above? That's the one.

If you mean within the link, then yeah, it should be this one. They show a pic of a different faceplate.
The Website shows about 30 or more different Amps. I don't see any that denote Dumble or one that looks like the one in your Post.. I'm interested. Is there a new model name or ?

Thanks

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Re: I just bought my last tube amp (hello gear of yesteryear).

Post by tribi9 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:22 pm

This should be an ODS18 model.

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Re: I just bought my last tube amp (hello gear of yesteryear).

Post by Larsongs » Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:30 am

tribi9 wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:22 pm
This should be an ODS18 model.
I wonder what Tubes it comes with & if it would sound even better with upgraded Tubes?

I've watched some videos & this Amp is very interesting.....

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Re: I just bought my last tube amp (hello gear of yesteryear).

Post by hexes » Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:41 pm

hope this works out for you. i'd rather have it built locally. do you have any recordings of the hiss in the ceriatone hiwatt? isn't this amp a different circuit than the ceriatone hiwatt clone? I see a lot of metal film resistors in this chinese copy.

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