en fender 1952 5B3 tweed deluxe restoration

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it took a while to get the original Astron mimimite capacitors for re-stuff. came to 33uf + 22uf + 22uf and it turned out great with zero hum and Fender tweed deluxe voicing. it’s funny I met this amp a while back. a friend of mine had it. then another friend owns it now

 

 

tried P12N and came back to the original smooth cone P12R after fixed the voice coil rub.

 

it was like this when it came to me. the voltage dropping resistor fell off once I touched the soldering joint with my iron for 0.1 sec. a bit scary I could say.

 

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I didn’t think this plate to plate 47 ~ 100pf capacitor could make ay problem. but the actual reading was 3 times bigger than the original value 100pf which printed on the cap. maybe it was the reason the sound went dull while it’s turning on for more than a few hours. put a new 47pf silver mica. and it sounds ok for the last 5 hours. actually it’s better than ever with new cathode bypass caps. 

there still is a tiny cracking noise when the tone is wide open. I’m waiting for a new set of 6sc7 tube. 

 

 

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