Question about Vintage Fender Mod

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  1. Nolatone Ampworks

    Nolatone Ampworks Member

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    Hey all,

    I just did the circuit changes to mod the bias circuit on an AB165 Bassman to that of an AA864.

    part of the components removed invovled a couple of little terminal boards, which are not used now that the mod is in place.

    What is recommended: Removing the unused strips, or leaving them in place in case someone wants to restore the matching bias circuit later?

    Thanks,

    Paul
     
  2. soldersucker

    soldersucker Member

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    Leave it these old Fenders will live longer than ethier of us and if they are not hurting anything why bother?
     
  3. Blue Strat

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    Yeah, it's kinda a coin toss. The only reason to remove the terminal strips is the unlikely possibility that the nut would come loose and be floating around inside the chassis (which would be a bad thing). Can't say I ever remember seeing one like this though.
     
  4. HipKitty

    HipKitty Silver Supporting Member

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    I'd remove the terminal boards if they aren't being used. If you have plans on selling the amp in the future, just hold onto the terminal board.

    Personally, I wouldn't consider selling it. If you're into considering anything, I'd recommend the total changeover to a complete AA864 circuit....trust me, you won't be disappointed.
     
  5. Nolatone Ampworks

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    It's not my amp, and as it turns out, we ARE going to switch it over, but we're going to do one area at a time so the owner can experience the differences of each.

    Thanks for the input guys! As usual, there's no definitive "right" answer :)
     

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