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  1. PelliX

    I Have Too Many Guitars

    See, it's about fooling yourself. Start easy with "I have enough guitars", but keep a backdoor clause in mind like "but maybe these aren't the right ones"... which could lead to "but I should get this other one first and see which one I'll get rid of...". And so another soul is saved from...
  2. PelliX

    What's The Best Way To Turn Off A Marshall Tube Amp That Has A Standby Switch?

    Gilmour was on Hiwatts, not Marshall.... YMMV :rofl: [if you don't get it, it's a silly reference to a Pink Floyd thing, ignore] Lovely rig, man! Keep rockin'!
  3. PelliX

    I Have Too Many Guitars

    It's when you lose count of your guitars that you know you have a problem...
  4. PelliX

    HELP THIS IDIOT

    I'm going to second what @lespaul339 said; perserverance, a will to learn, logic and a basic understanding of arithmetics will get you started in just about any technical field. I've seen (even otherwise quite capable) individuals mess up complicated tasks in dangerous ways all too often. Most...
  5. PelliX

    What's The Best Way To Turn Off A Marshall Tube Amp That Has A Standby Switch?

    Yes, it has a Standby and an On position, which is confusing, but Marshall generally make it so that both switches in one direction is "all dead" both in the other direction "let's play". Doesn't apply to the Low/Off/High switches, etc, of course. I think that's on purpose to make life easy when...
  6. PelliX

    What's The Best Way To Turn Off A Marshall Tube Amp That Has A Standby Switch?

    Neighbors appreciate that, indeed.
  7. PelliX

    Long-term storage of tube maps

    Yep. Also the other Studio heads, almost all the smaller DSLs (I think the 1W actually has a fixed bias - so the adjustable type) and many other amps under or around 20W. JJ work in Marshalls for me, too. I think Mesa was using New Sensor aka Sovtek around that period, but I'm by no means an...
  8. PelliX

    HELP THIS IDIOT

    You know, it's two different opinions. Ken has his, and I have mine. Opinions are like arseholes; everybody has one, but you might not want to see theirs in the morning paper. :coffee: All the best with the amp, mate!
  9. PelliX

    HELP THIS IDIOT

    @Ken Underwood I agree in principle with your statements and I respect your career and achievements, but aren't the 'proficient' ones supposed to encourage the neophytes to get their feet wet from time to time? (Not literally, of course). FWIW, it may not be riding a bike, but practice makes...
  10. PelliX

    I Have Too Many Guitars

    Nah man, I reckon you've got one guitar too few. Think about it. Walk into the next guitar store. You'll see what I mean, but you won't thank me... :) Seriously, though: all the best with your folks and the move!
  11. PelliX

    What's The Best Way To Turn Off A Marshall Tube Amp That Has A Standby Switch?

    This has been happening a lot since an upgrade of the forum... you're not alone ;) Well, OK, but if you drop the amp down the stairs, the valves would be the least of my concerns.... Still, we're talking about an absolute max of perhaps 600C, which is a far shot from the melting point. If you...
  12. PelliX

    What's The Best Way To Turn Off A Marshall Tube Amp That Has A Standby Switch?

    With all due respect, the owner's manuals are full of sh!t. Yes, that sounds harsh, but it's the truth. My DSL's manual actually tells me to turn the power on *twice*. How one is supposed to accomplish that, I don't know. TL;DR: If you have a solid state rectifier there MAY OR MAY NOT be a...
  13. PelliX

    Long-term storage of tube maps

    No, no - you *never* need to bias a DSL20 (or any cathode biased amp). In simple terms the bias is automatically set by the circuit itself. This has some upsides like easy swaps for those who don't want to or don't know how to bias an amp, marginally increased sustain. The downsides being that...
  14. PelliX

    What's The Best Way To Turn Off A Marshall Tube Amp That Has A Standby Switch?

    The dead shall awake... oh no, it's just a necro-post :p There is absolutely no basis for these funny rituals. See the previous 3 pages of info on the subject. You might just as well pray to the God of Valves, his divine lordship, Master Mullard. The logic being that the metal is softer due...
  15. PelliX

    Long-term storage of tube maps

    Cathode bias, hehe - DSL20. If I want to change it, I'll have to modify the circuit...
  16. PelliX

    Long-term storage of tube maps

    Think of it more as a resevoir or an electrical 'buffer' than a battery, but yes it can receive and hold a charge. Capacitors have lots of different use cases, though. Well, generally you measure it more in lifetime than in cycles, see also the factors outlined above like the voltage with...
  17. PelliX

    Long-term storage of tube maps

    Correct, in a properly designed circuit it's a "handy feature", but that's it. Marshall copied it from Fender, then loads copied it from either one of the two, etc. Hmmmm, I generally reckon about 15 - 20 minutes of 'giving it some', but indeed. A valve's heater filament brings it to a given...
  18. PelliX

    Long-term storage of tube maps

    It's not the drying out that regular usage attempts to prevent. KB0NES said it best here: Every capacitor will fail eventually, but you can do certain things to get the 'most joy' out of them. Preventative maintenance is just something hardly anybody will ever follow through on. So be it. Of...
  19. PelliX

    DSL sound cutting out

    Yes, but the muting 'circuit' (actually just a relay) has nothing to do with the input. It's automatically toggled at 'on boot' of the microcontroller and during channel switch operations (I believe that applies to all DSLs featuring relays, but most in any case). Negative. Not a bad idea...

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