About misterfoxen

Techy nerd. Likes the loud.

Laney TT100H guts

Not come across these much, rarely mentioned. Fairly big fan of the GH series, and the VH100R, figured this is a more fiddly, MIDI enabled variation.

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Too many knobs and buttons

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Stacked PCBs, board mounted pres, power valves wired up oldschool though, different layout to most Laneys.

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Top side, pres pulled, all JJs and all super loose inisde, causing various issues. JJ have not been doing great of late.

This amp is for sale, £300.

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Ashdown LB550 Little Bastard Class D hybrid head guts.

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Totally forgot to take a pic of the front, but not a hard one to track down. Hiwattish preamp by Dave Green, coupled with a ICE power module by Bang and Olufsen. Took apart as cut out at a gig.

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Not sure of the function of topside PCB. Seems a complete pre undernneath and the power module is its own thing. Important thing noted in this pic is ECC82 in the inner position. I totally forgot previous time I whipped the valves out of one, seemed to work happy with an ECC83 in there though.

Wilsic 100w two channel head

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Styling in between the previous Wilsic and Miles Platting amps I’ve had. Apparently a fairly early model.

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Poor cap job. Just rattling about loose on the wires.

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Guts, not as tidy as previous one, but more stuff has been done in here. Not sure if snubbers on the rectifier actually does anything in the audible range.

Blackstar Stage 60 guts

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Clean channel not working. Still doesn’t with tested good valves in, something else going on, but not too easy to investigate stuff with loads of surface mount and SS shenanigans.

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Big heat sink with presumably voltage regulators on, heat right next to the filter caps seems a terrible idea. Strong theme of this amp, sent it off without a fix as it was nothing readily apparent.