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Re: Lightning clipping early !!!

3/10/2003 8:51 AM
Re: Lightning clipping early !!!
for the record, i just built a spitfire and did the same 'is this normal' thing. i played with the first stage's plate load and settled on 82k instead of the 220k stock, widened up the sweet spot on the volume knob nicely. starts to break up at 3 and is into high-gain territory by 7 instead of 1-3.  
:) hth someone
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3/12/2003 6:34 AM

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