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Re: 5150 plate resistors

4/30/2003 12:53 AM
Joe N.
Re: 5150 plate resistors
Well, the only thing I'm most concerned about is making the gain sound musical. The 5150 had 6 stages of gain, and no cathode follower. The only way it seems they pulled that of, was by adding pretty large resistors in the last two stages before the .022 coupling caps, and lower grid to ground resistors after the .022uf caps to cut gain. This to me also seems like a waste. you could get the same amount of gain from 5 stages, and be able to drive a tone stack better with a cathode follower.  
Joe N.

Anonymous Joe said,The 5150 had 6 stages ... -- 4/30/2003 1:20 PM