Re: Re:Super Reverb Question, Take 2

Hi Chris;

Just curious as an electrical engineer - what potential problem would there
be with pulling one tube of a push pull pair?

I know a few guys that pull half of the push pull amp to get a rather
peculiar type of distortion.  I also played through an old Silvertone bass
amp with one half of the power amp blown (output transformer) for a number
of years, with no pyrotechnics.

Of course a Silvertone isn't a Super ;-)

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Stovall Brown" <boogie@xxxxxxx>
To: "harp-l" <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, January 04, 2003 12:41 PM
Subject: Re:Super Reverb Question, Take 2

> Hi Bill & Harp-lers, Happy New Year,
>       Moving out of semipermanent lurker status to try and save your amp
> before you cause it harm..It is very bad (could be fatal) to remove one of
> the two power tubes on a Super (or any other 2 tube amp). This could do
> sorts of potentially disastrous damage to the amp. What you had probably
> heard about was pulling 2 power tubes out of a 4 power tube amp (Like a
> Reverb or Showman etc). That is still not the greatest way to achieve a
> power drop. An attenuator is a better route to go. As far as speakers go,
> I've never had great success with Emminence but swear by Weber speakers.
> Give Ted a call or drop him an email and tell him what you're looking for
> and he'll  be glad to make a suggestion for what you need.
> Hope this Helps,
> Please check out my website. Those of you that are still on the aol
> plantation will have to cut and paste the url.
> >Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2003 20:09:13 -0800 (PST)
> From: Bill Houle <saxandharper@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Super Reverb Question, Take 2
> <snip>
> . I
> still have a couple questions:
> 1. I heard you could just pull one of the main power
> tubes to be able to overdrive at lower volumes. Is
> this really a good idea or does it strain some other
> part of the circuit? Does it matter which one you
> pull?
> 2. Power attenuators seem like another possibility.
> Any particular model to get or avoid?
> 3. It has Eminence speakers in it. I don't know much
> about speakers, are there better types to use for this
> amp?
> Thanks,
> Bill H
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