Not my usual, but Ashdowns tend to be fairly easy fixes, stuff is accessible, and the tech support is good it it gets hard.
Buncha replaced knobs, it has had a life. Nasty loud buzz that doesn’t stop when you turn the output volume, but kinda cuts in and out when you wiggle it. Valve is an EHX, tests OK.
Power board pulls easy, few screws, resolder the power caps. EQ controls have their own board, just undoing the pots and taking the tips off the sliders gets that out on some wires. Replaced the master vol pot as had one in stock, that fixed the noise, but intermittent volume changes when prodding the board, so not the only issue. Everything else off the front and more screws to get the rest of the pre board out, balance pot is bust out the solder, solder that and everything else that is a getting loose risk. Back together, and it works fine, but the dial does light up any more. Arse.
think I’ve blogged a buncha these, but they remain kinda stealth Matamps. This is a 50w with the aluminium knobs I’ve not had before. The knobs are much fancier in person, look kinda tacky in photos, machined aluminium to touch.
Matamp turret track build.
Unpopulated valve bases. 100w PT topside too, so probably built mostly and finished as 50 or 100w to order.
Loaded with 6550, sounds great with bass, so I left it like that, bunch of the JJ pres were dead/microphonic. For sale, £400.
Did some videos for Warrior Pope live recording.
This Peavey Artist came in for triage, touring band from Sweden, different electrical regs there so shenanigans inside. Fuse on the bias is a genius plan.
Blown fuse on the board, and this cooked looking cap is prob the issue, but not one I have to hand. Put a new fuse in and wished him luck, apparently it works, will need a proper sorting when they aren’t on tour.
Not sure if linked this before, but I set up a Facebook page for pedal sales. This should be a link to the folder of pedals for sale: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1691321974457138.1073741828.1691292437793425&type=1&l=d5e029728f
Or just look up Tone Wolf Audio on Facebook.
Ex Selmer guy. Dymo labels stuff and not big on model numbers.
Real tidy inside, really wide chassis, full length of a 4×12.
This is kind of a rarity. Came in between Klipps and Pro-tube series as far as I know, have asked Laney on FB if they can confirm anything.
Decent sized iron. Still the crappy rotary switches.
PCB with more stuff mounted on it that the Pro Tubes, guess they figured it wasn’t such a great idea.
Combo version, different chassis, cut outs and angled front.
McKenzie speakers. Burman briefly used these, kind of premium items, few Burman similarities/influences on these amps, see Pro Series amps.
Ampstack is presenting a gig. In a metal pub. But it isn’t a metal gig and will almost certainly not involve stacks of amps.
Event page where most up to date info will be: https://www.facebook.com/events/343272202671948
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