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  1. TroyBaer

    Power tube rolling in the Archon 50

    My Archon 50 head came stock with a pair of JJ 6L6s. but the amp will also take EL34s and KT66s. I've been wanting to try those out, especially KT66s. So, through the magic of Amazon, I came into a pair of JJ E34Ls and a pair of Shuguang KT66s and tried them out in the Archon. Also, just for...
  2. TroyBaer

    Archon 50 high frequency hiss/noise

    Hi all, I've recently noticed that my Archon 50 (SN 140556) has a pronounced high frequency noise or hiss. It's present on both channels, although it's far more noticable on the lead channel. Having a noise gate in front of the amp doesn't seem to help. It also seems to be invariant of...
  3. TroyBaer

    Source for SE sized push-pull pots?

    I've recently acquired an SE Zach Myers as well as a set of McCarty pickups to put in it. When I install the new pickups, I'd like to replace the volume pots with push-pull pots, so that I can coil-split the pickups individually. However, I'm having trouble finding push-pull pots in the...
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    KT66s in an Archon?

    Has anybody tried KT66s in an Archon 50 or 100? I'm thinking of picking up an Archon 50 and I've always wanted a KT66-based amp, so the prospect of killing two birds with one stone is attractive...
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    PRS Adjustable Wraparound vs. Mann 2300 vs. Gotoh 510 vs. [...]?

    I find myself wanting to put an adjustable bridge on my SE Bernie Marsden. It's mainly a tactile thing; I'm used to Tune-o-matics, and the regular wraparound bridge just doesn't feel quite right to me. Both of my USA PRSes have the PRS adjustable wraparound bridge, and those are great but a...
  6. TroyBaer

    Closest current PU to McCarties?

    I had my '06 McRosie out this weekend for the first time in a while, and once again I was blown away by how great that guitar sounds. In particular, the neck pickup in it is just magnificent. I'd love to put something similar in my SC250 (which currently has the stock PUs in it), and I'm a...
  7. TroyBaer

    Just got my SE Cu24 back from the surgeon...

    Since I was going to be gone over the long weekend, I dropped off my recently-traded-for SE Custom 24 off with my tech to do some personalization/mods: Widen the nut slots for 10s Swap the magnet in the neck Vintage Bass PU with an A4 Swap the magnet in the bridge HFS PU with an A5 Put...
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    Gold hardware for SE 7s?

    Are there any drop-in options for aftermarket gold bridges and tuners for SE Custom 24 7-strings, or would that be a PTC thing? I find the new amethyst finish for the SE 7s to be unspeakably sexy, but for some reason I think it would look better with gold hardware...
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    Anybody tried changing the switching or PUs in a PRS SE Cu24-7?

    Anybody tried replacing the switching and/or pickups in a PRS SE Custom 24 7 string? I have one on the way, and I'm pretty sure I'm at least going to change the switching from a 3-way switch plus push/pull coil tap to a 5-way super switch. (I have the 3-way switch plus push/pull coil tap setup...
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