So I just wanted to shout!!!! YEAAAAAAAYYY!
Last spring my 1971 superlead was making all kinds of noises and try as I might to locate the source I couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t. I had replaced a bunch of the original components as they failed and it occurred to me I was troubleshooting it almost as much as playing it.
It really had no collector value as it was a hacked, wonder-mod special when I bought it. Most of the original mustard caps were leaky, the head case was in splinters (had to replace it with a Mojo). So I came to the conclusion that I should totally rebuilt it. I built a new Metro board, replaced all the jacks, filter caps, pots, tube sockets and fitted a modern output selector switch. I found a cool power cord strain relief locking grommet and I plugged up the extra holes in the back with panel fasteners.
I wired all the sockets/internal wiring with Teflon coated wire (pulled from the scraps of one of our labs)
I bought a plexi panel for the front and came up with a 67-68 transition circuit (well, sort of, typical split cathode arrangement but with .1 coupling caps, a .68 bypass cap etc).
The original iron PT and OT anyway were fine but I had to replace the choke with a MM a while ago.
HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the board before I cut everything out.
Everything is pulled out (I even replaced the trannie wire grommets.
I replaced the pretube sockets with NOS cinch and the output tube sockets with NOS Amphenol, courtesy George at Metro Amp.
HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the back
The new board is fitted
After a quick voltage check out I fire her up
The original paper tags are still in tact
I kept all the original parts. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not sure why. But I did.
I think it sounds better than ever or maybe I havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t heard it in so long I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t remember how good it sounded when everything worked right!
Anyway, my player 1971 plexi is ALIVE : )
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