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by johnr
Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: Finished restoring my DC-5
Replies: 10
Views: 5451

Re: Finished restoring my DC-5

BlackBoxy wrote:where did you find the handle and corner?

great job
The leather handle itself is from a place called Brettuns Village. It was only like $15 shipped. I had to modify the holes a little, but it's otherwise the correct spacing. The chrome caps and leather corners all came from Mesa.
by johnr
Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Need help with resistor values to replace a mix pot
Replies: 1
Views: 829

Re: Need help with resistor values to replace a mix pot

I ended up scrapping this switch. It just wasn't a necessary feature and the switch I had didn't fit too well inside the amp. In case anyone is wondering, fairly linear values correspond fairly well with the pot values. You could use all 6k resistors to achieve what I was after. You just use 3 resis...
by johnr
Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: DC effects loop mod
Replies: 18
Views: 15033

Re: DC effects loop mod

I never found a complete how-to for this and had to figure it out for myself, so here's the deal... At first, I just removed the white wire from the pot and bridged the other two terminals of the pot with a jumper wire. But, as others have described, this caused the amp to go silent if the loop wasn...
by johnr
Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: Finished restoring my DC-5
Replies: 10
Views: 5451

Re: Finished restoring my DC-5

bendo wrote:Wow! That came out really nice!
Thanks! 8)
by johnr
Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: Finished restoring my DC-5
Replies: 10
Views: 5451

Re: Finished restoring my DC-5

dodger916 wrote:I don't see the pics...
Just changed the link. Try now.
by johnr
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Need help with resistor values to replace a mix pot
Replies: 1
Views: 829

Need help with resistor values to replace a mix pot

I have an early DC-5, which has a parallel loop and a mix knob. The mix essentially goes from a 10/90 split to a 90/10 split, but never quite seems to fully bypass or go series at either extreme of the pot. Rather than just converting it to serial (which would be fine), I want to get fancy and repla...
by johnr
Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: Finished restoring my DC-5
Replies: 10
Views: 5451

Finished restoring my DC-5

http://www.turnzero.com/temp/amp-project.jpg For more pictures (or if the link above doesn't work), click here . It was more work than I anticipated, but I think it turned out well. I replaced all the knobs that had chips in them and did the volume output mod while I had the chassis out. One last t...
by johnr
Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: Going to re-tolex early DC-5, need a couple parts...
Replies: 4
Views: 2258

Re: Going to re-tolex early DC-5, need a couple parts...

She's done! https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/jW56lKty7xVIKkI71GC2s3qwiZRfUaGf7glFN1s_hsCJG2i9IMboCYiWutZ_68nJFehmpcQPqfCUgTskNS19KFfMNIaCSzBoaZXSuMN2A9o_8Nv7zzU7SVw2xptpIk_X7wqNemsx5_Vr7qOs5r0QRGC_P1GlPQKihze8enUx6roGEljr8KSDi-qVspz1YBKrAX9f9AlQbqt1RrcDMGaBzomtRXbBI2IHVJhqpCmdA2bBP89QwZFFf6ljde6dwq...
by johnr
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: Going to re-tolex early DC-5, need a couple parts...
Replies: 4
Views: 2258

Re: Going to re-tolex early DC-5, need a couple parts...

Since you are retolexing, you could fill the holes, redrill them the diameter of the bolts, tolex the amp, and use the same chrome bars as the Express uses. I'm assuming the spacing is the same on both amps, you might want to verify that. I thought about doing that, but am trying to keep this limit...
by johnr
Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: Going to re-tolex early DC-5, need a couple parts...
Replies: 4
Views: 2258

Re: Going to re-tolex early DC-5, need a couple parts...

I just ordered a TH-18 handle from http://www.brettunsvillage.com. The dimensions on the website appear to be correct. Fingers crossed.

Still looking for chrome grommets though. Anyone have any ideas?
by johnr
Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: Going to re-tolex early DC-5, need a couple parts...
Replies: 4
Views: 2258

Going to re-tolex early DC-5, need a couple parts...

I picked up a used DC-5 a couple years ago, put some fresh tubes in it, and it's been great so far. It was in pretty good shape, but the other night I was bringing it out to my car and passed a little too close to the Christmas tree waiting out on my curb for the garbage pick-up. I put a good sized ...