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by DS-1
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Dual recto channel switching issue
Replies: 5
Views: 3129

Re: Dual recto channel switching issue

A little update: after 2 or 3 days, and some toying with footswitch connection, it stoped switching channels by itself, for the time being at least. Now I’m even more puzzeled if it is just some weird situational thing or just postponed problem:) I had a very similar issue with my 2005 Triple 3ch (...
by DS-1
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Tight High Gain Recto Mods
Replies: 31
Views: 17461

Re: Tight High Gain Recto Mods

I have a 2005 3ch Triple Rectifier and I'm doing some tone tests. I need to use the FX loop on (I've modded it to have a serial loop, I have a lot of modulation pedals and I really like the SOLO function), and I'm experimenting what's the best tone according to my ears. First, I used a very low mast...
by DS-1
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Dual recto channel switching issue
Replies: 5
Views: 3129

Re: Dual recto channel switching issue

Hi. My multi-watt dual recto has got some strange channel switching issue recently. With fx loop on, footswitch connected, channels controlled from the fts, from time to time it changes from ch2 to ch1 on it’s own, just for a slight moment, and then reverts to ch2. Can it be something related to th...
by DS-1
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Triple Recto issue: sound and light turns off for a second
Replies: 0
Views: 1114

Triple Recto issue: sound and light turns off for a second

Hi guys, It's a couple of days that my Recto is having this issue: after 10-15 minutes of playing, the amp starts to sound like there are some interferences, but not that loud, so I can still play. After a while, sound and channel light turns off for a second, like turning off the amp, then sound an...
by DS-1
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Tight High Gain Recto Mods
Replies: 31
Views: 17461

Re: Tight High Gain Recto Mods

I have a stock 3ch Triple Recto. What mod can I do to have a "2ch" similar sound? Thanks! 3-channel Rectos have 20uF filtering at the parallel power supply nodes of the preamp while 2-channels models have 30uF in these positions. Swap the two pairs of parallel 10uF electrolytic filter caps in the p...
by DS-1
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: The 3 Channel Dual & Triple Rectifier Guide
Replies: 18
Views: 12441

Re: The 3 Channel Dual & Triple Rectifier Guide

Hi guys!

I'm in Italy, I've found a Dual Recto with R0164xx, PT 562105.

I have a '03 Triple Recto, do you believe it could be a good choice over my Triple?

The guy asked 1200€.

It's a 120v release.
by DS-1
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Tight High Gain Recto Mods
Replies: 31
Views: 17461

Re: Tight High Gain Recto Mods

I recommend learning a bit more about tube amps and electronics in general before you attempt to mod your amp. No offense, but if you're unsure of what to jumper, that suggests you lack the basic knowledge of reading schematics and signal tracing the PCB. It's not hard to learn, but it's essential ...
by DS-1
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Tight High Gain Recto Mods
Replies: 31
Views: 17461

Re: Tight High Gain Recto Mods

I also tried to keep the master level as low as possible, using SEND at max and OUTPUT as needed. I have channel 2 and 3 masters lower than 10 o clock. This because I should then put the clean master at 11-12 (and the gain clean also at 12) to match the volume and it starts to have a sort of crunch...
by DS-1
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Tight High Gain Recto Mods
Replies: 31
Views: 17461

Re: Tight High Gain Recto Mods

@ afu: It restored some of the body of the tone (say 100-200Hz area). I don't understand why exactly, because I figured that cap was responsible for the "fizz". I still have much to learn apparently. :cry: @ DS-1: I have not done any FX Loop mods, other than jumpering the cap on the Output pot. I'm...
by DS-1
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Parallel to series fx loop mod: question about master volume
Replies: 10
Views: 4729

Re: Parallel to series fx loop mod: question about master vo

The mod at warpedmusician needs something in the loop all of the time, but it sounds great. Solo and Output still work with it, but the Loop switch kills the sound. Getting the pot completely out of the way is the way to go. Put a jumper on the track. Easy. That's my blog, so I'm biased, but I stan...
by DS-1
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Tight High Gain Recto Mods
Replies: 31
Views: 17461

Re: Tight High Gain Recto Mods

I plan on messing with the Output and Solo circuit. Looking at the schematic, the Output pot has a bright cap and series resistor that is definitely contributing to the tone suck I hear w/ the loop engaged. Also the preceding gain stages (V4a, V4b) seem rather benign from a tone stand point, but ad...
by DS-1
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Parallel to series fx loop mod: question about master volume
Replies: 10
Views: 4729

Re: Parallel to series fx loop mod: question about master vo

Your amp probably had the dry signal wire removed. Does the mix knob change anything when it is turned? So many users dislike the loop circuit and leave it bypassed. They say it kills the tone. No, nothing changes if I move the mix knob. What I wanted to know is: does a different serial loop mod so...
by DS-1
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Parallel to series fx loop mod: question about master volume
Replies: 10
Views: 4729

Re: Parallel to series fx loop mod: question about master vo

I modded my loop to serial by connecting the return and output wires from the mix pot together. The dry wire is not connected. This bypasses the mix pot and removes the dry signal completely. This means if the loop is on, something needs to be connected between the send and return jacks or you'd ge...
by DS-1
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: 3 channel Triple Rectifier Loop Mod.(Parallel to Series)
Replies: 102
Views: 74134

Re: 3 channel Triple Rectifier Loop Mod.(Parallel to Series)

A question for who made this mod:

my Triple Recto has the fx loop mod made by desoldering only one wire from the MIX pot.

Is my mod the same as the one on the last posts?

I'd like to understand someone has tried different fx loop mods and also noticed sound differences between the mods, thanks!
by DS-1
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Parallel to series fx loop mod: question about master volume
Replies: 10
Views: 4729

Re: Parallel to series fx loop mod: question about master vo

I have mid/late 2000's Triple with stock parallel FX loop. When it's hard bypassed the Output and SOLO knobs do not work. They're completely out of circuit. Unless I'm misunderstanding the question (entirely possible lol)? Ok, I'm stupid, it's not your problem :lol: :mrgreen: With loop bypassed obv...