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Mesa/Boogie cathode bypass caps


 
2/26/2000 8:41 PM
Andy
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Mesa/Boogie cathode bypass caps
Hi there  
 
Does anybody know what brand Boogie uses for cathode bypass  
caps?  
I mean the typical soft-yellow or sometimes black caps.  
There is sometimes TAR printed on them but i don't  
think that's the brandname.  
Thanks.  
 
Andy  
 
2/27/2000 6:05 AM
Ed
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Andy, they are Sprague. You can get them from Mouser  
 
2/27/2000 12:34 PM
Andy
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Thanks Ed  
 
See my notes at the Formula message i've posted.
 
2/28/2000 5:41 PM
Gil Ayan
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TANTALUM Spragues, That Is
Andy, as Ed said, they are Spragues, but they are Tantalum capacitors. Some say those caps are responsible for the "Boogie" sound. I wouldn't know about that, since I have only used them on the power amp feedback loop in my amps -- and I used them because they were small and cheap. :)  
 
Gil
 
2/28/2000 10:32 PM
Andy
Hi Gill  
 
I was just curious about these caps since they  
seem to be in every Boogieamp.  
I've learned they are not of the best kind.  
 
Also my .50 Caliber works fine now, never sounded  
beter before(put some silver mica caps in there).  
 
I'm now trying to improve my Formula but i'm having some difficulty how this thing works exactly.  
Want to give it some more "highs" in the lead channels.  
 
Regards, Andy  
 
 
2/28/2000 11:33 PM
Gil Ayan
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quote:
"Also my .50 Caliber works fine now, never sounded  
beter before(put some silver mica caps in there).  
 
I'm now trying to improve my Formula but i'm having some difficulty how this thing works exactly.  
Want to give it some more "highs" in the lead channels.  
 
Regards, Andy  
"
 
 
You replaced some tantalums with silver micas? I suspect you may be mistaked there Andy, SMs don't come in such high values...  
 
Gil  
 
2/29/2000 5:36 AM
Andy
Hi Gil  
 
No. ofcourse i didn't, just replaced several  
disc caps in the signal path with silver mica's.  
 
Andy
 
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