I contacted Krueger. He quoted $400.
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I have 1x12" combo versions of both the TM and SD30. I also have a Verbmaster, also in 1x12" combo form.This is a good time to see this thread! I'm thinking of picking up a Twinmaster or an original SD30.
And an added bonus, no rebiasing needed when putting in new tubes!I have 1x12" combo versions of both the TM and SD30. I also have a Verbmaster, also in 1x12" combo form.
They are all early hand wired versions; the newest of these amps is the SD30 and it's 16 years old now.
I love these amplifiers. They are so musical and fun to play. I'd say the only negative thing about them is that the non-master volume Twinmaster and Verbmaster require an attenuator (I use a Weber MASS) in virtually all of my playing situations. But it's a small inconvenience. They still sound great with the Weber MASS and the Twinmaster, in particular, is really light and compact.
These amps' tubes can degrade such that the tone and feel gradually diminishes to a point where you might think "it's not doing it for me anymore" and "maybe I'll sell it..."
DON'T DO IT!!!
Retube it with proper Sovtek tubes and just hear and feel the magic return!
Never sell your Budda amplifier without knowing how it plays with known fresh tubes.
And don't underestimate the rectifier tube. My SD30 gradually became thin and harsh on the drive channel when my big bottle Sovtek 5U4G gradually wore out. In went a new EH 5U4GB and now it sounds big, thick and girthy with lots of punch, even with its aging EL84s.
I've thought about trying one but was afraid of damaging the amp.I have a SD30 Series I.
I recently bought a YellowJacket SS rectifier for it, for $20, off of Amazon, and Really prefer it to the Tube rectifier. It brightened the Drive tone up, as well as gave it a more immediately attack, and better note separation.
This is the one I bought. I believe it was fulfilled by Amplified Parts - which also sells these from their website.I've thought about trying one but was afraid of damaging the amp.
Do you have a link to the one you bought?
If you don't mind, could you post back after you've run it a while? I'm still hesitant to try one.This is the one I bought. I believe it was fulfilled by Amplified Parts - which also sells these from their website.
I know you have a couple of Budda amps. I was originally going to do the Bright switch on my Drive Channel, but this changed my amp, in a good way, so that I have not considered any other mod. Oh, I recently went from JJ EL84s to Sovtek, and I believe the amp sounds a little more raw, and not as smooth. Good tubes, IMHO.
I sent this question to Jeff: Will putting a Solid State rectifier in my Pre-Peavey SD30 cause any harm?If you don't mind, could you post back after you've run it a while? I'm still hesitant to try one.
I just emailed Jeff Bober to hear his thoughts on this.