Tube amp landfill find- identify?

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Tube amp landfill find- identify?

Postby (chrisdski) » Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:04 pm

Picked this up at the local landfill today. No makers marks on it- any guesses?
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Re: Tube amp landfill find- identify?

Postby (jps) » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:58 pm

Looks home built, maybe even the amp chassis, too.
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Re: Tube amp landfill find- identify?

Postby (chrisdski) » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:43 pm

I'm thinking home built also, with the amp maybe pulled from another use. The speaker has date codes so I'll start there. The tubes seem really old also.
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Re: Tube amp landfill find- identify?

Postby (jps) » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:09 pm

Yeah, metal can tubes. Be careful about that transformer with the exposed taps on the end of the bell, and the tube next to it with the top plate connection!
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Re: Tube amp landfill find- identify?

Postby (chrisdski) » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:32 pm

Speaker code is an obscure company Bliley from Erie PA with year code 0, so 50 or 60. Old school plug but the fuse is not blown- do I dare :shock:
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Re: Tube amp landfill find- identify?

Postby (chrisdski) » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:01 am

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Re: Tube amp landfill find- identify?

Postby (jps) » Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:57 pm

You may want to use a variac and bring up the AC slowly over a period of time as it most likely has not been turned on in a long time; this is for capacitor (and your 8) ) safety. If you are concerned about any problems when plugging the amp into an AC outlet have a friend do it for you. :twisted: :mrgreen:
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Re: Tube amp landfill find- identify?

Postby (Happyface) » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:49 pm

jps wrote:You may want to use a variac and bring up the AC slowly over a period of time as it most likely has not been turned on in a long time; this is for capacitor (and your 8) ) safety. If you are concerned about any problems when plugging the amp into an AC outlet have a friend do it for you. :twisted: :mrgreen:


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Re: Tube amp landfill find- identify?

Postby (Happyface) » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:50 pm

My guess still is an amp from an organ.
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Re: Tube amp landfill find- identify?

Postby (chrisdski) » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:46 pm

Happyface wrote:
jps wrote:You may want to use a variac and bring up the AC slowly over a period of time as it most likely has not been turned on in a long time; this is for capacitor (and your 8) ) safety. If you are concerned about any problems when plugging the amp into an AC outlet have a friend do it for you. :twisted: :mrgreen:


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Re: Tube amp landfill find- identify?

Postby (jps) » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:50 pm

What'd I say? :wink:
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Re: Tube amp landfill find- identify?

Postby (Ric5150) » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:29 pm

I'm leaning toward the homemade theory. Either that or a small company which went out of business very quickly due to killing too many customers. :wink:

I'd suggest powering it up from a distance through a big ol' Frankenstein-looking blade switch - just for effect.
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