Fractal fern – totally irrelevant but lovely don’t you think?

I used to burn the midnight hours coding computer programs. This bracken fern style picture is generated by a fractal generator I wrote from scratch. I think the program got deleted (probably on a non-readable floppy disk somewhere!). The fractal was generated in monochrome at a very high resolution then each pixels intensity was set by the number of hits within its bounds. I then gave it a green tinge.

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Fuck all to do with amp repairs though!

 

Tony’s Marshall DSL50

August:
Tony from Oldham’s ‘A Band Of Gypsies’ (ABOG Reverb Nation and on North west bands) had some work done on his Marshall DSL 50. He didn’t like the fist pair of EL34’s I put in so I changed them for a pair of pricey but highly praised Svetlana Winged C’s. They were Hot running high gain selected  tubes for that bluesy compressed late break up.

I also fixed a couple of Marshall 4×12 cabs for Tony. The jack socket switch contacts always go on them so I replace them with Neutrik gold plated jobbies that should last a bit longer.

Tony from 'A Band Of Gypsies' and his Marshall JCM2000 DSL50.

Tony from ‘A Band Of Gypsies’ and his Marshall JCM2000 DSL50.

For Sale: Two TOA 500 Series A-512E 120 Watt 100V Line PA Amplifiers

Two TOA 500 Series A-512E 120 Watt 100V Line PA Amplifiers for sale. In good clean working condition. Passed PAT test.

  • 120 Watt RMS output into 4 Ohms or 50,70 or 100 Volt line.
  • 5 inputs with front panel level (3 Microphone, 2 aux)
  • 1 aux input with fixed level.
  • 1 tape out, 1 aux out.

All signal inputs and outputs by 5 pin DIN. Speakers are on screw terminals.

£50 ono

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Marshall 1960A Cab Jack Socket Fault – Fixed

I have had a Marshall 1960A Lead 4×12 cabinet in with problems.

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Only two out of the four drivers were working on mono 4Ω mode and one of the four was making bad noises. This cab relies on the switch contacts on the two jack sockets to connect the two pairs of drivers in series (16Ω) or parallel (4Ω) depending on which socket is used. The switch contacts on the original sockets are nickel silver or tin plated and can’t stand much current without burning out. This is what happened in this case. The arcing had heated the contact enough to melt the plastic body.

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To fix the fault I replaced both switch jacks with gold plated Neutrik / Rean NYS2152G replacements. They fit perfectly and should last a bit longer than the originals. I also sprayed the centre Mono / Stereo switch with contact cleaner. There was also a loose spade connector on one driver which I pinched up with pliers to solve the bad noises.

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