I could be wrong on this, but it was my understanding that the "Customs Fee" is charged by shipper and does not go to the US Customs service.
The money goes to the shipping company as payment for filing the proper documentation.
(From Elsewhere to USA)
Each company charges a different amount...
If you REALLY REALLY need loud and clean, 10,000 watts would be the ultimate fix
0nly $25,000 & NOS??
Westinghouse type FG-10 Audio Amplifier - 10 kw. Accepts 600 ohm input signal, 10 mW maximum and produces 10 kw output at...
I never use those taps, if its the ones with the spade connectors, I just put heat shrink on them for aditional safety.
I special ordered a bunch of the XSE15-8-5K with leads instead of the spades years ago, they still put the screen taps on them,, something about the way they build them was...
Been Following Mike for a long time.
He has really taken this a long way from the Pizza Shop gigs thanks to exposure on Youtube.
His Latest Live stuff,, Touring London & elsewhere.
I really liked the stuff with Long time friend Sterling Cottam,, Those guys really seemed to mess especially well.
That is the same brand & style meter Harbor Freight always has in stock.
You can get them Free with coupon.
Watch local newspapers and clipper coupon mailers.
I bet I have at least 25 of those laying around.
Every time the battery dies I just bust out a new meter.
#1, I was not referring to you specifically as this was not my intent.
The thing overlooked here is " Why were they heavier? "
If you take a common 5E3 with a Celestion Blue and compare it to a common 5E3 with a Jensen C12N there will be a significant difference.
Same applies with most any...
Its Apples & Oranges when it comes to actual amp weight.
The majority of weight in any amp is fixed weight. Transformers, chassis & speakers being very significant portion of that.
When you weigh an amp with an Alnico speaker and compare it to one with a Neo, or a Ceramic, its going to be all...
There is nothing shock mount about that part,, it was often common to put rubber tubing over those to prevent nearby wire chaffing
Those are garden variety male/female standoffs,, likely 1/2 in length
McMaster Carr, Fastest shipper on the planet...
I had a similar experience in one of my EL84 SE HiFi amps. Put in a matched pair, one red-plated almost immediately.
Swapped sockets and the same socket red-plated. A couple swipes with some deoxit, a quick re-tension and problem solved.
That said, I bought some recently matched Tung-Sol...
I have never been fond of mixing an Alnico with a Ceramic in any situation.
Nighthawk is a great speaker, I think the Lightning might be another good choice.
The lightning is a pretty fat sounding speaker.
Man,, this is a tough call.
Me, I lean towards a light mist coat of clear, de-fuzz it lightly with one of thoss 3M scotch brite pads.
Be careful to get really transparent clear,, you don't want to upset the color any further.
Gnarly, dirty, fuzzed up original cabs do have a ton of MoJo,, it...