Are there kits out there that add on a bias test point ala Aiken amps, Tone King, etc. Its a feature that would really help a guy who has no idea what not to touch inside an amp, and don't like being dependent on amp techs.
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Originally posted by BUDDADRIVE
>is to just get a Weber bias probe which does
ditto. I have my tech get the B+ of my amps, then use Ohm's law and a bias rite or allesandro meter. Works for me.
That's what I do. The one caveat is that you still generally have to "get inside" to access the bias trim pot to adjust the idle current.Originally posted by Slick51
or get the Weber Bias Rite with the Voltage option...you can get the B+ from the bias probe with a switch...i.e. you can get it all direct from the Bias Rite and adjust per Ohms law.
Exactly. I don't know jack about amps, electronics, tubes, etc. I don't have any of the necessary equipment (ie scopes, if using the "shunt" method). I also don't like being dependant on an amp tech every time I want a simple tube swap or need to swap at a gig or practice. I'm sure its not that hard, and I'm smart enough to learn it, but the thought of not knowing what to touch gets me a bit jumpy.Originally posted by Slick51
I thought the point of the post was to help him do it in the easiest manner....