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    GAD said, "I took the entire thing apart, feet, handle and all, sanded the enclosure with up to 600-grit sandpaper, then rubbed the entire thing down with lemon oil and furniture polish. I also pulled the amp, blew it out, cleaned it up, and fixed the bad ground that I found. I cleaned the grill, cleaned the face plate, cleaned the knobs, put it all back together and it still sounds the same. Well, the annoying crackle from the intermittent ground is gone."

    When you say, 'it still sounds the same', is there something you don't like about the amp? Can you elaborate?
    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post

    And I like Harry's approach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gilded View Post
    GAD said, "I took the entire thing apart, feet, handle and all, sanded the enclosure with up to 600-grit sandpaper, then rubbed the entire thing down with lemon oil and furniture polish. I also pulled the amp, blew it out, cleaned it up, and fixed the bad ground that I found. I cleaned the grill, cleaned the face plate, cleaned the knobs, put it all back together and it still sounds the same. Well, the annoying crackle from the intermittent ground is gone."

    When you say, 'it still sounds the same', is there something you don't like about the amp? Can you elaborate?

    No - it was just a joke that I did all that work arguably for nothing since it still sounds the same. I haven't yet had a chance to really test it out because the battery is dead in my Taylor and I have to change the strings to get to it (LR Baggs pickup). My initial tests were just for pure amp functionality, not for sound quality or musicality.
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    Cool. Hope you like it!
    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post

    And I like Harry's approach.
    '66 Starfire I SB bass, '67 Mark IV pear wood, '75 Mark 4 P padauk, '00 Bluesbird black,
    '66 Thunderbird amp, '68 Thunder 1 RVT amp, '70 Superstar Combo

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    Senior Member adorshki's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    No - it was just a joke that I did all that work arguably for nothing since it still sounds the same.
    So now I think y'oughta go out and get a cabinet fabricated of real tamarack, for comparison.
    Sounds like Rampside could help source the wood.
    C'mon, we know ya wanna do it.
    Keep us posted.
    Al
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    Quote Originally Posted by adorshki View Post
    So now I think y'oughta go out and get a cabinet fabricated of real tamarack, for comparison.
    Sounds like Rampside could help source the wood.
    C'mon, we know ya wanna do it.
    Keep us posted.
    Now that would be an interesting project.

    A Tamarack made of Tamarack.
    An Aspen made of Aspen.
    A Sequoia made of Sequoia.
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    That G-1000 reminds me of Tobys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adorshki View Post
    So now I think y'oughta go out and get a cabinet fabricated of real tamarack, for comparison.
    Sounds like Rampside could help source the wood.
    C'mon, we know ya wanna do it.
    Keep us posted.
    Yep, I've got a source right down the street, dried, planed and ready to go. Great looking wood too!
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    Senior Member adorshki's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    Now that would be an interesting project.

    A Tamarack made of Tamarack.
    An Aspen made of Aspen.
    A Sequoia made of Sequoia.
    A G1000 made from real footstool.
    And probably easier than building a robot to count bobbin winds on orphaned humbuckers.
    Al
    "Time May Change the Technique of Music But Never Its Mission " - Rachmaninoff
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    Quote Originally Posted by adorshki View Post
    And probably easier than building a robot to count bobbin winds on orphaned humbuckers.
    Yeah, but I do love a good robot project...

    Ask my kids - this is pretty much me:

    1970s: [ S70 ]
    1980s: [ BB | X79-3 | 2x X80 | X100 | S270 | S281 | 2x S284 | S285? | S300AD ]
    1980s: [ X82 | Detonator | Liberator Elite | 2x Nightbirds ]
    1990s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SB602F | SF IV | SF V | BB | NB I | NB Dlx ]
    2000s: [ SF IV | BB-90 ]
    2010s:
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    Amps: [ G300 | G500 | G600 ]

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    Yeah, but I do love a good robot project...
    Just be careful what you wish for:

    Al
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    #2: '01 Westerly F65ce "Blondie"
    #3: '03 Corona D40e Richie Havens "Richie"
    All bought new!

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