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  1. Gene Ballzz

    Pulsonic cone formula?...

    Imagine that! Human beings lying to and/or misleading other human beings! Who'd have believed it even possible? ;) An Oh Yeah, The Check's In The Mail, Gene
  2. Gene Ballzz

    Pulsonic cone formula?...

    I'm betting that besides the ingredient formula, there are likely details like the amount of pressure/force used in the process, along with specific temperatures at specific stages. There may even be some very toxic byproducts and or materials used that no wants any connection to in todays...
  3. Gene Ballzz

    DSL40cr classic clean (green) channel

    And @gtbob109631 , I forgot to ask: "Is it only the Green/Clean mode that cuts out, or is it all the modes that stop working?" While there is likely a simple, easy solution, I can certainly also appreciate the GAS for a new amp! ;) Just Askin' Gene
  4. Gene Ballzz

    DSL40cr classic clean (green) channel

    Amps is amps, so to speak! Any unit that "reliably" provides the performance and tones a player desires, why not? Just My :2c:, Gene
  5. Gene Ballzz

    DSL40cr classic clean (green) channel

    The "Clean/Green" mode of the DSL40CR & DSL100HR is somewhat unique in the Marshall line up. Most folks gravitate to the CLASSIC GAIN CRUNCH mode. I think the reason you read/hear of so many DSL40CR failures is because it has been one of the most popular and best selling models that Marshall has...
  6. Gene Ballzz

    Simple Attenuators - Design And Testing

    @JohnH & All, The wide variety of scenarios for desired "line out" use is why my preference would lean towards an outboard device like the H&K Red Box and/or a fairly wide choice of similar units, from Radial, Palmer, etc, ad nauseam. The Red Box (in several iterations) has been used with great...
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    The service guy f*cked up my JCM 800

    @bobbyvasco , My sincerest apologies for kicking off the beginning of the torrential "wise ass" comments fest! On a side, yet related note, "In a zombie apocalypse, somebody has to be the zombies!" And I buy my strings in bulk, so I can always "afford" fresh ones when I need/want them! But...
  8. Gene Ballzz

    Solder Repairs?

    Wonderful examples of why I love this place so much! :cheers: Pretty much the kinds of answers I expected, including "I know that dude!" :lol: Sincerest Thanks, Gene
  9. Gene Ballzz

    Simple Attenuators - Design And Testing

    :welcome: to the forum, and that's one heck of a unique first post! Still Attenuatin' Gene
  10. Gene Ballzz

    The service guy f*cked up my JCM 800

    @bobbyvasco , Please don't take offense, I'm merely bustin' yer chops, with the intent of cheering you up, with a small chuckle! :cheers: I've followed many of your adventures with gear issues (sometimes I reply and sometomes not), wondering what system of the universe is gonna kick you in the...
  11. Gene Ballzz

    Solder Repairs?

    So, is the answer to this question: A> A closely guarded secret? B> Nobody knows? OR C> That I'm just a "Richard Head" that nobody wants to answer? Just Askin' Gene
  12. Gene Ballzz

    The service guy f*cked up my JCM 800

    @bobbyvasco , What did you do in a past life or lives to deserve the insanely bizarre sets of problems you have with gear and repairs? :scratch: Simply Wonderin' Gene
  13. Gene Ballzz

    Solder Repairs?

    Hi Folks, When doing small repairs to a circuit board suspected to have lead free solder, is it necessary to remove the old soder, before applying lead solder? Or will the lead solder simply displace and/or mix with the lead free stuff and form a better, less brittle joint? I'm talking about the...
  14. Gene Ballzz

    Ever try a Pignose as a preamp on different amps?

    Thanks for sharing that cut of "Black Napkins." It was wonderful! Thanks Again, Gene
  15. Gene Ballzz

    Fender Amps That Take Pedals Well

    The Fender Twin Reverb is the ultimate pedal platform, along with providing just about the most amazing cleans you'll ever hear! With that said, be forewarned to not expect ANY natural amplifier overdrive and/or distortion until the volume is high enough to peel paint from the walls, if they are...

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