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Variac and a Marshall Reissue?

2/19/2000 11:06 PM
BIG Dave
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Variac and a Marshall Reissue?
With all the talk about using a variac set to 90 VAC to bring a vintage Marshall into sonic nirvana, what about using a reissue with a variac? If a vintage Marshall was designed to run on 110 VAC, then running it at 90 VAC would be 82% of the "correct" voltage. If the reissues are designed to run on 120 VAC, then should the variac also be set to 82% (98/99 VAC) of the intended voltage to get a similar effect? (Yes, I know I'll need to rebias after stepping the voltage down.)

 
Replies:
Ryan Hey, been wondering the same thing ... -- 2/20/2000 12:23 AM
R.G. Variacs are bad ideas in general -- 2/20/2000 1:40 PM
Dave Charneski The THD Plexi has a built-in variac... -- 2/21/2000 9:45 PM
jason Speedracers variac info -- 2/21/2000 10:39 PM
Steve A. Re: Use a separate FT with your variac -- 2/25/2000 7:09 AM
JEff G. Re: Variac and a Marshall Reissue? -- 2/25/2000 10:35 AM