- New Capacitor Multiplier placed in service in the Hiwatt
Couldn’t be more pleased with how this turned out. As I have mentioned, I have worked on reducing the 60/120 cycle hum in my Biacrown Hiwatt 50. In an earlier post, I discussed the printed circuit board I designed. I assembled a new one today and placed 100uf 400 volt caps in instead of the […]
- A great replacement diode for guitar amps: the Vishay SF1600–and perhaps some digressive philosophical background discussion…
When it comes to guitar amp electronics, there are two thought paths. On the one hand, the 1960s and 70s are considered to be the golden age of tube guitar amps. The ones that I am aware of that are considered by many to have seemingly magical powers and are collectible are Marshall ‘plexi’s, Hiwatts, […]
- I had a PCB custom made for my capacitor multiplier–as they said in Flashdance, What a Feeling!
I had built a capacitor multiplier for use in my Hiwatt Custom 50 amp. The idea was to reduce the 60 cycle hum it had. One of my frustrations with the task was how fussy the cap multiplier was to wire, and it looked uncomfortably homemade. I recently noticed that there is free software on […]