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by ant_riv
Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: .50 Caliber+ Combo help!
Replies: 11
Views: 3530

Re: .50 Caliber+ Combo help!

Thanks for the reply asmela! I haven't used the amp in a while, but if it happens again, I'll certainly keep that in mind to try. I have a Crate V3112 that sometimes needs the Send/Return jacks cleaned in this way. I was told there is a contact that, if not used, slightly corrodes causing a disconne...
by ant_riv
Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: I prefer my Delay in front of the amp! Am I the only one???
Replies: 10
Views: 4981

Re: I prefer my Delay in front of the amp! Am I the only one???

xxDavidxx- Typically, if you use a lot of preamp gain, a delay will sound much better in the loop because the loop inserts after the preamp. This way the preamp distortion delays "cleanly". If the delay is in front of the amp with a lot of gain, each repeat gets distorted also, which is usually not ...
by ant_riv
Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Effects
Topic: I prefer my Delay in front of the amp! Am I the only one???
Replies: 10
Views: 4981

Re: I prefer my Delay in front of the amp! Am I the only one???

I prefer the TC Flashback in front of the amp also. Actually, I think I prefer all of my foot pedal delays in front of the amp (Boss DD-2, 6 & 7, EH Memory Toy, Jacques Prisoner, TC Flashback) for the same reason you stated also. I prefer a little grit with the delay to fatten up the tone a bit. But...
by ant_riv
Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: .50 Caliber+ Combo help!
Replies: 11
Views: 3530

Re: .50 Caliber+ Combo help!

Thanks Andy!

You called it correctly and because of your recommendations I was able to solve the problem!

I really appreciate your advice! Thank you!

I hope you and your family have a great thanksgiving.

:D
by ant_riv
Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: .50 Caliber+ Combo help!
Replies: 11
Views: 3530

Re: .50 Caliber+ Combo help!

Well, I have a separate question, but it might be an easier one. Would it be possible the problem was in the power tube sockets? Before I plugged the amp in today, I wiggled the power tubes to make sure they were in tight. There was a very little amount of play. I then figured I would plug the amp i...
by ant_riv
Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: .50 Caliber+ Combo help!
Replies: 11
Views: 3530

Re: .50 Caliber+ Combo help!

Thank you for the info Andy! I appreciate you taking the time to post.

I have a spare 12ax7 for the PI but I don't think I have a pair of 6L6GCs.

Should I wait to replace the PI until I can also replace the power tubes?
by ant_riv
Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: .50 Caliber+ Combo help!
Replies: 11
Views: 3530

.50 Caliber+ Combo help!

Hello and thanks for checking out my thread! I had great fortune when Kekam35 solved my DC-3 problem and I'm hoping someone (kekam35 are you there?) can help with this problem. I plugged in my .50 Caliber+ combo and after about 15 minutes, the signal fades (loses volume) and then comes back up to no...
by ant_riv
Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: DC-3 Problem once amp warms up
Replies: 5
Views: 1385

Re: DC-3 Problem once amp warms up

I replaced the PI and the problem went away!

Thank you very much kekam35! I really appreciate the advice/solution!

I definitely owe you one!

:D :D :D
by ant_riv
Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: DC-3 Problem once amp warms up
Replies: 5
Views: 1385

Re: DC-3 Problem once amp warms up

Thanks kekam35!
It is on both channels. I will swap out the PI and let you know if that solves the problem.

I expect that if I swap out the power tubes I will need to bring the amp in for bias adjustment, correct?
by ant_riv
Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: The Official DC Club
Replies: 224
Views: 91836

Re: The Official DC Club

I just saw this thread because it was bumped up over a thread I just started.

I have had my DC-3 and .50 Calibre+ for years now. Do I get to join twice and can we retro my membership? LOL

PM sent.
by ant_riv
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: DC-3 Problem once amp warms up
Replies: 5
Views: 1385

DC-3 Problem once amp warms up

Hello and thanks for checking out my thread. I have had my DC-3 for a number of years and love it. The last two times I used it though, once it warmed up and is played for about an hour, the clean channel starts to distort (like I am in the gain channel). The gain channel gets fizzy also. Additional...
by ant_riv
Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: RS Guitarworks kit for Les Paul
Replies: 12
Views: 3259

Re: RS Guitarworks kit for Les Paul

How do you do this? I just decided to replace my volume pot for my Custom 22 as it's going out and I'd like to know more. I think I bought a CTS pot but there is a cap on there and another wire soldered on the back. the cap is ceramic. Any suggestions? Have you tried cleaning the pot? A couple of s...
by ant_riv
Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: RS Guitarworks kit for Les Paul
Replies: 12
Views: 3259

Re: RS Guitarworks kit for Les Paul

Greetings Mo1A, It really isn't complicated, but if you have never used a soldering iron, it is not something you would want to learn on a Cu22. It sounds like you are actually describing the tone pot, not the volume pot. The cap bleeds high frequencies off to ground, which makes what we hear "bassi...
by ant_riv
Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: RS Guitarworks kit for Les Paul
Replies: 12
Views: 3259

Re: RS Guitarworks kit for Les Paul

I got a rs guitar works complete Les paul upgrade kit with all the pots, caps and a new toggle switch for my Gibson Pat Martino a couple of years back when I installed Lollar Imperials and it was well worth it the money. The pots all have a really smooth taper and are capable of giving you dozens o...
by ant_riv
Fri May 02, 2008 3:54 am
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Newbie "Best" Tube Question - Your Opinion Wanted!
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Thank you for the reply! That sounds like they will give me what I want. I've never experimented with different tubes, for tone's sake. I've only changed them when they've failed. I've been told that pre-amp tubes don't generally need to be changed, unless one fails, but power tubes wear out, depend...