arrived with a terrible loud humm that made it unplayable
I started with replacing the two cap cans which brought to usable(just a wee bit o hum hiding back there) territory again.
three prong completed
100R heater humm balance to ground(after I have exhausted necessary fixes I may float the circuit on a raised voltage platform or the cathode of one of the power tubes, instead of ground, which can result in quieter operation).
While cleaning the entire unit i discovered some hippy had glued fluffy pillow stuffing onto the speaker cone🤪
New wgs ceramic installed delivers a good sound with a bit of balls if asked.
I have cleaned and serviced all contacts.
Next step is to consider each resistor and capacitor one at a time, replacing where required, especially in the trem circuit which is weak.
Replaced the less than ideal input circuit with a useful princeton version and adjusted the first triode into a typical fender design...voila...louder, clearer, more headroom. Now one input is quieter than the other and both of them are louder than the original and seem to be of higher fidelity(more lows, more highs, no mud).
the original inputs sounded equal in volume and seemed be of low fidelity
Replaced the trem caps with .047 instead of .01 and .02 ... et voila...trémolo frais, profond et luxuriant
Found the volume pot was not grounded(had a couple ohms showing on the meter between main ground and pot housing) as well as the others(zero ohms)..pulled it and removed the paint from the chassis around the hole then freshly installed...resulted in less background humm which is part-n-parcel
Back together and performing well.
I will play her for a few hours thursday night at a gig and perhaps will determine if a voicing adjustment is needed(this cant really be discovered alone in a room of a house) the band must be in situ
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