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    Posted: 18 September 2023 at 7:29pm
My new guilty pleasure is this guy


A very poorly crown gets a rebuild,  even mills some new knobs

His videos are propper chill viewing for just before bed.
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 Clap I admire his patience and effort on that one,  one of nasty chinese Crowns that. I think most repairers would have just aimed it into the skip.
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This is a good one, Peavey 4000w.  What a job! 




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I also watch him. Great viewing 👌 
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Originally posted by chris_k chris_k wrote:

My new guilty pleasure is this guy


A very poorly crown gets a rebuild,  even mills some new knobs

His videos are propper chill viewing for just before bed.


His little chuckles did make me chuckle! Why bother with that one though?
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Hahaha - classic. Never come across this guy before. I will definitely watch more. I do like his laid-back attitude...    LOL



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Hey - he's got another fan here :-) What a job he's doing !! - I mean machining your own replacement knobs for cosmetic match is off the scale !! Also - I like the way he has a giggle about it and fesses up when he fecks something up :-)
Good man.

Mind you - thats a helluva workshop he has there - serious electroncs stuff and serious metal/woodworking machinery too ...



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"Mind you - thats a helluva workshop he has there"

Yes - a sure sign of a dedicated electronics geek!!    LOL LOL LOL






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Love the vintage "fake transistor tester" Let's give it 230v, yep, seems fine, ok, these are genuine! 
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Originally posted by jbl_man jbl_man wrote:

Love the vintage "fake transistor tester" Let's give it 230v, yep, seems fine, ok, these are genuine! 


Yup. The only way to do it. So many fakes floating around these days. Especially switching MOSFETs. Can't trust anything.  Cry


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You're right there Earplug. I try not to buy any transistors off Ebay purely for that reason. 

Edit, as has been shown by Em pro with some of his 'can-opener' photos in the past, what's inside a TO3 has very little relation to what's stamped on the outside. 


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Aye, but unfortunately I'm not too well served here for electronic component shops, so have to resort to the 'bay, or pay silly surcharges for Digikey, Farnell, Mouser, etc.

Good thing is that making a claim for faulty components there is usually simple & quick. You just got to spread your bets - or stick to one or 2 reliable suppliers. I do have a couple bookmarked, so usually use them, but always test, test, test. Only way to avoid tears.


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