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post #991 of 5499

It doesn't get that hot (or at least I don't think it does)

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Awesome! Thanks for the input. Now I can start the paint process with more confidence.

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It doesn't get that hot (or at least I don't think it does)



 

post #993 of 5499

Rustoleum is fine. The trick is to clean the end bell really well before painting, as it has a slight sticky/oily coating on it to keep it from rusting. Naptha will do a pretty good job.

post #994 of 5499

Thanks Doc. I used some steel wool to remove the oil layer and polished it with compound. I'm going to blue the bell cap and paint the transformer.
 

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Rustoleum is fine. The trick is to clean the end bell really well before painting, as it has a slight sticky/oily coating on it to keep it from rusting. Naptha will do a pretty good job.



 

post #995 of 5499

Oh yeah my Crack shipped.  I had all these great ideas relocating jack, different wood and stuff.  Now I just want to build it and listen.  Haven't been this excited about an amp in some time...

post #996 of 5499

Sweet.  It would be awesome if you took pictures of it as you build it and post them here!
 

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Oh yeah my Crack shipped.  I had all these great ideas relocating jack, different wood and stuff.  Now I just want to build it and listen.  Haven't been this excited about an amp in some time...



 

post #997 of 5499
I started on my speedball upgrade. A small soldering tip is required for the pcb connections. For the crack I used a soldering gun with a big tip and I couldn't find replacement tips so I picked up another soldering iron (and some desoldering braid). I've been enjoying the crack with a TS5998 and the Fostex's the last two weeks. I've heard great things about the speedballed Crack/HD800 combo.
Edited by Draygonn - 1/13/12 at 6:14pm
post #998 of 5499
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Oh yeah my Crack shipped.  I had all these great ideas relocating jack, different wood and stuff.  Now I just want to build it and listen.  Haven't been this excited about an amp in some time...



I think mine may have shipped too. Did your order status change under your profile though? Mine still says "payment received" but I ordered before 12/8/11

post #999 of 5499

I messed mine up today, at least I think I did XD headphone out give a nasty crackle buzz sound, idk if I messed up my RCA jacks or what :P

post #1000 of 5499

The shipping status info on the shopping cart is not functional. We are in the process of changing over new server that should allow some features like that, that have not been working, to work. You should get a tracking number by email the day your kit ships. If you are in the States it will be a UPS Quantum View notice. If outside the US it will be an email with your USPS tracking number. The best way to get updates on individual orders is to contact Eileen at queen at bottlehead dot com or call us M-F 10-6 PT, 206-451-4275.

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The shipping status info on the shopping cart is not functional. We are in the process of changing over new server that should allow some features like that, that have not been working, to work. You should get a tracking number by email the day your kit ships. If you are in the States it will be a UPS Quantum View notice. If outside the US it will be an email with your USPS tracking number. The best way to get updates on individual orders is to contact Eileen at queen at bottlehead dot com or call us M-F 10-6 PT, 206-451-4275.



Ahh, thanks for the info Doc.

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Ahh, thanks for the info Doc.



 

I got a UPS Quantum View email when mine shipped.

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I got a UPS Quantum View email when mine shipped.


Yup! I just checked my email and it accidentally got deleted. Very cool, can't wait to build my kit. dt880smile.png

 

post #1004 of 5499

 

Hey Doc,

 

I see people talking about running a 6SN7 adapter in place of the 12au7 on the Bottlehead forum.  Is this a plug and play adapter/tube combo?  Or, does the Crack have to be modified some to make it work?  If plug and play, where could I buy the adapter?

 

I'd ask the question on the Bottlehead forum, but am waiting on my approval over there.

 

Thanks,

Scott

post #1005 of 5499

IDK, it's not something I have used and I don't know how it is wired with respect to the heater connections. It might be a lot cleaner to simply rewire the tube socket heater connections and plug in a 6CG7/6FQ7, which is electrically identical to the 6SN7. 

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