en tweed princeton 5D2 came back to life

Updated on July 26, 2020 | 1000 Views all
3 on February 23, 2020

I came across this tweed princeton a couple of days ago. it had more than few issues with the pots, electrolytic caps, wires, grounding, input jacks and one of the resistors.

and it sounds beautiful like a win instrument with the new components.

 

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0 on February 23, 2020

came to Philips 33uf 450v cap instead of 70’s Sprague 10uf 500v. this 5D2 is damn quiet now

 

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0 on May 17, 2020

it came with 3 of Sprague 8uf 450v filter caps along with some parts with lifespan issues. 

tried a few different caps and settled to Philips, Sprague, and Roederstein caps. there seem to be many tweed amps with different issues out there. some good filter caps are helpful more than I thought about them.

I’m not sure recent Sprague atoms caps would work fine with vintage tweed amps. it sounded fine with the new pots and cathode bypass cap. but, 60hz and 120hz hum from 10 year old Atom caps

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0 on July 26, 2020

found the dead filter caps and put the sleeves back on the caps. and I noticed bi-pola caps are not quite good for guitar amps. it sounds like the original again with the polarized cathode bypass cap

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