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post #4876 of 8129
Dah..... Dah......Dah..............
Dah......Dit ....de Dah............

Gets me feet tapping and head bobbing every time.
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A parcel arrived from Bottlehead today, including two Cacks. Can't wait to start building the first.
post #4878 of 8129
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Originally Posted by MoatsArt View Post

A parcel arrived from Bottlehead today, including two Cacks. Can't wait to start building the first.

 

2 Cracks? What do you have planned??

post #4879 of 8129
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Originally Posted by MoatsArt View Post

A parcel arrived from Bottlehead today, including two Cacks.

 

That seems harsh.

 

:p

post #4880 of 8129

I've just swapped my headphone cable to a thicker HD650 cable on my old pair of HD600's (my old HD600 cable was so thin) and the brightness has completely gone! ... much better now :)  amazing what a cable can do.

post #4881 of 8129
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post

2 Cracks? What do you have planned??

Firstly, I will be building a stock Crack without Speedball.

Once I have reacquainted myself with its sound I will be building a second Crack that I will be gradually modding and tweaking, at each stage comparing it to the bog standard Crack. The name of this first Crack build will be "Pure Crack". The name of the modded Crack will be "Crack of Dawn Mk II".

At the same stage as modding this second Crack I will be working on an experimental third with some more serious and fundamental mods.
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Originally Posted by MoatsArt View Post


Firstly, I will be building a stock Crack without Speedball.

Once I have reacquainted myself with its sound I will be building a second Crack that I will be gradually modding and tweaking, at each stage comparing it to the bog standard Crack. The name of this first Crack build will be "Pure Crack". The name of the modded Crack will be "Crack of Dawn Mk II".

At the same stage as modding this second Crack I will be working on an experimental third with some more serious and fundamental mods.

 

Wow, very interesting project, please keep us updated.

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Originally Posted by MoatsArt View Post


Firstly, I will be building a stock Crack without Speedball.

Once I have reacquainted myself with its sound I will be building a second Crack that I will be gradually modding and tweaking, at each stage comparing it to the bog standard Crack. The name of this first Crack build will be "Pure Crack". The name of the modded Crack will be "Crack of Dawn Mk II".

At the same stage as modding this second Crack I will be working on an experimental third with some more serious and fundamental mods.


Nice, so you are building a Crack, Cracker & Crakest.

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Originally Posted by MoatsArt View Post


Firstly, I will be building a stock Crack without Speedball.

Once I have reacquainted myself with its sound I will be building a second Crack that I will be gradually modding and tweaking, at each stage comparing it to the bog standard Crack. The name of this first Crack build will be "Pure Crack". The name of the modded Crack will be "Crack of Dawn Mk II".

At the same stage as modding this second Crack I will be working on an experimental third with some more serious and fundamental mods.

 

But what if you build them both stock and they sound different :p

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Yep - The superlative of Crackendom.

An odd project, but hopefully an instructive and entertaining one.

You will have heard of "Dumb & Dumber". I am the Dumberest.
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But what if you build them both stock and they sound different tongue.gif

That happens all the time in our hobby, and not just by amateurs. It's called lack of quality control.
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Nathan I'm looking forward to hearing more on your build progress it sounds like a interesting and fun project.

 

:popcorn: 

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But what if you build them both stock and they sound different :p


I would think being tube amps you could almost expect this if there are differences in the tubes that ship with the kits.  I would think you could build two kits perfectly and still have them sound different.  I think Doc called it a "tube lottery" somewhere on their site.

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Originally Posted by mordicai View Post

Yah, same problem. Only discovered it recently as I never turn the volume knob that far. SB,5998,hd 600's. Just the last few millimeters and a LOUD hum! Wonder what it is. Got some insight for us Doc?

Yes. We have spent a few days working the problem. It appears that in the last batch of MJE350 transistors we purchased from a new vendor there are some random samples that are not up to spec. We have a new batch on order from one of our most reliable suppliers and when we get them in anyone who has purchased a Speedball in the past couple of months and is experiencing this issue can contact us for a replacement pair of MJE350s. The email to contact is replacementparts at bottlehead dot com.

post #4890 of 8129
Thanks Doc, I thought I had screwed up but everything looked o.k. Not many products sold today that come with this level of support. You guys are a company from a different age.
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