Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Marshall Valvestate 8080

And now for something completely different.
Having recently sold my huge guitar amp i needed a smaller alternative.
Having basically wasted a pile of money on the huge amp in the first place, the subsequent sale left me needing something cheap.
Up popped this nifty 80watt combo for low-low dollars.
One catch.
It doesn't work.

YAY. Two needs filled.
Didn't even waste time chatting too much with the guy, just dropped him 2 lobsters (Aussie slang) and dragged it home.
Plugged it in and sure nuff, don't work. Some weak output and crackling when the master vol is turned.
At this stage I've ordered a replacement preamp tube. It only has one so i figure for $20 its a worthwhile spare anyhow.
Also downloaded and printed the schematic from Dr Tube so safety net in place!

A welcome change from the Mig welders as all they have needed was reassembly and parts replacement. This is my first foray into Amplifiers and hopefully I don't Fuck it up completely.
All else fails I'll glue the "Marshall" script to my toolbox.

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