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Crate VC508 schematic...

8/10/2003 3:46 AM
Crate VC508 schematic...
Anyone have, or know of a link to the schematic for the little Crate VC508 tube amp? I have one that was on fire, and I need to have a peek at the schematic...  
9/20/2003 10:12 PM
John Culp

Hey Toonz, look here:  
(But keep it quiet!)
Book Of The Day The Ultimate Tone, Volume III by Kevin O'Connor
Have you ever wondered if there is a better way to build a Bassman, Champ, Plexi, an 800, AC-30, Bulldog or Portaflex? Or you wanted to build an SVT with off-the-shelf parts? How about a master-volume amp that doesn’t change tone with the master setting? Everything you need to know is right here, including: proper grounding techniques, wiring methods, and mechanical considerations. Eighteen chapters cover the “iconic” amps everyone knows and loves, with schematics and layouts for each, along with the technical history of the product. Eyelet-board and chassis-mounted tube socket construction is used throughout, for easy servicing and modding. TUT3 is very accessible even if you cannot fully read a schematic and is a "must have" if you are going to build an amp for your self.

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9/25/2003 3:56 PM
Mark Hammer
Great link!  
What I find surprising is how liberal a use of vactrols Crate makes. They are absolutely everywhere, especially on the power amp inputs for many of their smaller bass and keyboard-oriented amps that use power-amp chips rather than discrete transistors.  
While we're keeping secrets, the same site has a bunch of Ampeg schematics as well.
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