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6/1/2000 6:58 PM
michael c
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marshall clone
i am attempting to build a marshall clone using the schematic found here on ampage. i have the space for a tube rectifier. i want to know what rectifier i could use in place of a solid state rectifier. or if it is feasible idea or not. thanks again  
 
michaelc
 
6/1/2000 9:20 PM
anon
5v4, 5u4, 5ar4 will all work-- and they all  
have the same pin-out. 5y3 is too small.  
 
I built an amp using those same schematics and I  
am quite happy with it. About the only  
change I made was to remove the 'bright'  
cap on the volume control.  
 
Careful layout is critical due to the high gain.
 
 
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6/1/2000 9:46 PM
Trace
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quote:
"i want to know what rectifier i could use in place of a solid state rectifier. or if it is feasible idea or not. thanks again"
 
 
If it were me I would skip the use of the rectifier all together but if you want to use one then I would for a GZ34 like Marshall used. It's the closest thing to a SS rectifier while still being a tube. Most of the other rectifiers seem to "sag" or "compress" to much when you drive the amp hard in the 1987-1959 circuit.  
 
Hope it helps!  
Trace
 
6/1/2000 10:00 PM
Tonefactor
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quote:
"If it were me I would skip the use of the rectifier all together "
 
 
And do what? Find a 450 volt battery?
 
6/2/2000 3:41 AM
Nate S.
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Dynamotor
 
6/2/2000 1:09 PM
michael c
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thanks gentlemen appreciate the info.  
michael c
 
6/2/2000 2:24 PM
Trace
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quote:
"And do what? Find a 450 volt battery? "
 
 
Well you could for a tube rectifier or use a solid state rectifier. I happen to prefer a solid state rectifier in a Marshall but that's just my opinion.  
 
Now what makes you post replies like that anyway??? Are you just hostile or is it your sense of humor and I'm missing it???  
 
Trace
 
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