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previous: Joe N. Thank you for the advise. I'm assu... -- 5/2/2003 8:09 PM View Thread

Re: 5150 plate resistors

5/7/2003 11:23 PM
Trace - Voodoo Amps
Re: 5150 plate resistors
"Thank you for the advise. I'm assuming you mean the grid to ground resistor, when you mention lowering the grid resistor."
Yes, with 6 gain stages you cannot have the common 1M or 470K for all stages (just my opinion--ha, ha).  
"The 5150, although having 6 stages of gain, doesn't have any of those supression caps. What have you done to 5150's that have sounded particularly good?"
It's not a short answer as it basically boils down to redesigning the amps (or changing 2/3 to 3/4's of the amps design).  
"The on;y thing i'm really considering is getting rid of a stage of gain for a cathode follower, and lowering most of those plate resistors. Any more advice on how component values change the tone shaping, are welcomed, Thanks Joe N."
It depends on your level of experience but all in all that's a good place to start! :)  
Good luck my good sir!  

Joe N. Trace,I took your advise, see m... -- 5/9/2003 12:31 AM