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Offline 1026mind

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New Smash project
« on: April 03, 2018, 08:43:11 AM »
I am starting a new project, please feel free to post your feed back!
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Offline faskenite

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Re: New Smash project
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2018, 10:00:09 AM »
What are those tube sockets?  They don't look like they have solder lugs.  How do you solder pins like these?

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Re: New Smash project
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018, 11:27:41 AM »
They are Yamamoto Teflon sockets, you solder them just like the turrets!
« Last Edit: April 17, 2018, 08:26:08 AM by 1026mind »

Offline Paul Birkeland

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Re: New Smash project
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2018, 04:18:17 AM »
I've had nothing but problems with those teflon sockets, and have often had to remove them from builds that come in for repair.  They will be a bit easier to get out of the Smash at least.
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Offline faskenite

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Re: New Smash project
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2018, 08:28:01 AM »
What is the problem with teflon?  The material, the construction, or those pins?

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Re: New Smash project
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2018, 08:49:07 AM »
In my experience, the pins end up getting flaky pretty quickly.
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Offline Leland Hankins

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Re: New Smash project
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2018, 02:12:16 PM »
Paul are you talking about the Yamamoto Teflon sockets (bronze/silver/100% gold), or the cheaper Chinese sockets, with bronze/nickel/gold(33-50%) .  I have never had or heard of a problem with any Yamamoto sockets.  I have used quite a few of their Teflon sockets.

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Re: New Smash project
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2018, 04:34:40 PM »
My experiences were back before the Chinese sockets came around, or at least I hadn't figured out how to buy them yet.

I actually really like the Chinese 4 pin jumbo Teflon socket.
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Re: New Smash project
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2018, 10:28:47 AM »
checking voltage and i have very low reading on A4 and A8 and B4 and B8, also led don't ligtt up!
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Re: New Smash project
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2018, 11:39:22 AM »
How about the rest of your voltages?
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Re: New Smash project
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2018, 01:11:59 PM »
solved, the two outside socket where mounted 180 degree off!
sounds amazing!

Offline BNAL

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Re: New Smash project
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2018, 05:44:08 PM »
Any pictures of the finished preamp? I would really like to see the underside. Based on your initial pictures it is probably one of the cleanest builds I’ve seen.
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Re: New Smash project
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2018, 04:29:15 AM »
Thank you!

Offline StevePL

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Re: New Smash project
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2018, 06:42:45 AM »
That is very tidy. Nice job.

Now I have an idea of what is possible when I build mine.
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Re: New Smash project
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2018, 08:14:10 AM »
I wouldn’t have been able to figure out how to solder those tube socket pins!