Silicon Diode rectification and the 5U4GB tube

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kizmetx
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Silicon Diode rectification and the 5U4GB tube

Post by kizmetx » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:44 am

If you are using Silicon Diode rectification for all three of your channels, are you even using the 5U4GB rectifier tubes at all?

Shemham
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Re: Silicon Diode rectification and the 5U4GB tube

Post by Shemham » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:37 am

Yes and no. They're in the circuit all the time. When silicon diodes are selected, they are switched in parallel with the rectifier tubes. However, they don't have any effect on the tone as current now has much easier path.

kizmetx
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Re: Silicon Diode rectification and the 5U4GB tube

Post by kizmetx » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:45 am

Thanks for the quick reply.

totosik
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Re: Silicon Diode rectification and the 5U4GB tube

Post by totosik » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:47 pm

You can even take out all the rectifier tubes when using the solid state rectification, if the idea is for saving those tubes. :P

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