Repair of Fizz, Crackle and Pop on Epiphone Valve Special. What has this got to do with tube radios?



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Tube guitar amps are fascinating beasts, as they are designed to produce precisely what hifi amps try to eliminate: distortion. The Epiphone Valve Special is an interesting example, as it combines tubes with solid state circuitry to create an amp that bridges the gap between these two technologies, at a very affordable price.
For a tube radio restorer like myself, the class A single-ended output stage is also interesting, as it is very similar to the output stages implemented in countless german tube radios from the 50's.
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00:00 Repair of Fizz, Crackle and Pop on Epiphone Valve Special. What has this got to do with tube radios?
00:10 Introduction.
03:49 Testing the fault.
06:54 Repair commences.
12:11 A look at the schematic.
32:12 A new problem found.
33:12 Problem solved.
33:51 Trying more filter capacitance.
36:12 All together again & testing.
38:48 A special thanks.

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DIY TEST GEAR: The title says it all:
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RESTORATION BUILDING BLOCKS: A series of videos showing detailed steps used the restoration process of tube equipment:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xvTGd4ysRE&list=PLy5M_tA9ux7JSYx8z2mw303vx287LHpzf

HowTo's: Various videos on some simple techniques and projects:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8U9Lteja5o&list=PLy5M_tA9ux7IG6XgctidGO0u0DeT3_CxF

TELEFUNKEN OPUS 2114:
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GRUNDIG 3060A:
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LOEWE-OPTA MAGNET 3737W:
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BRAUN ATELIER 3:
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https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy5M_tA9ux7KhVk0KqPx0Wkh2KO_5f2fQ

GRAETZ COMEDIA 616:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwmW9k3TwNE&list=PLy5M_tA9ux7L5sAApLzV6xoYzmRNJpMW5

SABA FREIBURG W2:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy5M_tA9ux7IqvS-LshUGpE1D_WY6mrZe

GRAETZ MUSICA 4R417:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy5M_tA9ux7Ios98E59dWjwc2SRJyxwIn

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