Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Figaro, May 5, 2016.
Would using a 5Y3 rectifier to lower the voltages in a tweed Bassman clone cause any problems?
Doesn't provide enough current, 5U4 will give you voltage drop.
Doesn't provide enough current? I tried it for a few minutes and it worked. I just don't want to damage anything.
125mA max is pushing it for a 35watt amp imo
5ar4 17v drop 250ma
5u4 44-50v drop, 250ma
5y3 60v drop, 120ma
The 5u4 needs 3 amps for the filament however, the others 2 amps.
Maybe ask the builder/manufacturer