...and the eagle landed. Took a mere two days from Amsterdam up here and that at a rate fo 22 Euros!!!
Upon closer inspection the honorable Tos was on the money. Amp was exactly what described (he works on tubers too)
The mods pulled were all good. Happy as pie in short guys.
Now. Let it be known that this amp is a special order for me. A guy that lives pretty far up north here in Sweden has asked me to put this one together for him.
Behind the shield up front it is all untouched,and all still works.
Apart from mods to the bias setup the rest of the jobs pulled basically comes down to spares. Ie;replacing what has been broken/busted.
For once an old Geloso that HASN`T been dipped in paint. The rust we see is IOW honest and..i know from experience that it cleans up well enough. Yep. This one´s gonna turn red too.
Uhu. That´s exactly what it is.
Even the knobs are intact. That´s saying something for an amp that dates back to 1953.
Nope. No news out back either.
Now. Of course the amp is going to be "restoed" and...be it ceramic all it can be,it sure amounts to zip when broken.
Stock 6L6G´s are gone. Replaced by that there and a quick google tells us that this is some form of german rebrand.
Yep! Metal as F! After checking the wiring,checking ESR for the e-lytes i cut the stock "death caps" out of there and the stock mains wire. Replaced that with an IEC jack right off the bat which also included the install of safety ground. All good.
So. Out with the 5U4 rectifier and flick the switch....yep. All there,so back in the 5U4 went and..i very crudely jumpered a couple of telejacks in there and let her rip...
Sure enough. Sound.
Let it be known. The stockers are FORMIDABLE one-trick ponies with a sort of "Plexi" feel to them. Just not with a Plexi price tag. What i´m saying is that for anyone out there on a shoestring budget..this is friggin it.
Replace what needs to be,as far as service and making the amp safe,add a carrying handle and the odd tricks n pieces and you´ve got yourself an amp that f-in OOZES of rocknroll as we see it today.
This one will be torn down of course and built up to "my" specs again. This time including a digital Belton reverb unit.