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Bill Moore

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  1. Measure the distance between the holes. in your amp.
  2. There is a selection here, but I didn't see any brass handle mounts. https://www.tubesandmore.com/products/amplifier_parts_0?filters=974a277c276a974
  3. I built my 5E3 initially using a JBL D-120, it sounded glorious, overdrive as a 5E3 will do, but it was really heavy! I installed a Weber 12A125A which I think sounds almost as good, but is a lot lighter!
  4. Peter, if it sounds good don't change it! You need to worry about having too little reserve, not too much. I can attest that having an 18W Marshall plugged into a Marshall 4-12 cab with Celestions is a really glorious sound!
  5. Never seen them before, but found this: https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649006452-very_rare_and_collectable_gibson_pa_speakers/images/457871/
  6. Check these out, if lucky one is the same, and you just need to replace the cap. https://www.tubesandmore.com/search/node/fuse holder
  7. I just wonder, WHY? I bought a speaker cab from a fellow a few years ago that had staples holding the tolex inside the cab. After a year, I noticed wrinkles on the top and sides, I'll get around to recovering it someday, (but I'll use adhesive!)
  8. I installed Gibson hardware on my Epi G 400 by using metric to US adjustable posts. I think I found them at Philadelphia Luthiers.
  9. Isn't is interesting that the amp has no volume control for instrument? I assume the knob on the pickup is a volume. In the early days, one would play your instrument and sing through the same amp. (We did it in the 60's before PA's were common!)
  10. You could add, (parallel), another, (non switching) jack, to the existing one. You may be fine with that, if the signal level is correct for your board.
  11. Looking at the schematic, it appears that the "line out" jack opens the circuit between the pre amp, and the input to the phase inverter tube. There should be little, or no signal to the power amp when a plug is inserted.
  12. I agree to the added inputs, the early GA-5 (Les Paul Junior), had a square cutout in the rear. This one is a GA-5 version 1, 1958-1962, and had 2 boards on the rear.
  13. There are a lot of info on the internet about these amps, especially early model! There is a fellow in Texas that uses the chassis, and iron to build early style Fender amps. They look good! http://www.tjadamowicz.com/amps/convert.html
  14. I would begin by replacing the P/S caps, they have to be original!
  15. I have a 56 Les Paul GA40T that I like a lot. It is clean, but you may dirty it up with whatever pedals you like. The sound is not "F" clean, but a clean all it's own, probably due to the 5879 pre tubes. I never heard it with an original speaker, but I installed a Weber alnico, which should be close to the old Jensen P12's. Low power for sure, but great to take to informal jams.
  16. Well I traded for an ABR with 4mm holes, and got the adapter hardware from Philadelphia Luthier Tools and all is well. My hardware is chrome, but the adapters are nickel, still looks OK!
  17. I got the hardware today, and the tuners fit great! I thought I was getting an ABR bridge, but ended up with a Nashville! (The adapters are more for the Nashville!)
  18. Thank you for the pic, mihcmac! My Gibson SG is "satin" brown, and the more I look at the Epi, I think I like the red in satin also. The link that Revolution Six posted has adapters to match different bridges. Looks like the best way to go! The Gibson SG hardware bundle seems the way to go, ($80), using those adapters.
  19. 5 x ,8 mm is metric, (current Gibson), as well as 8 x 1,25 mm (Epiphone). I understand that older Gibsons used 5/16 x 24 (USF) for the bridge mounting. My plan is to adapt the 2 to use current Gibson hardware kit on an Epi.
  20. Thanks! Maybe I found a work around for the bridge: Gibson is 5 x .8 mm, but the center spacing is the same. https://www.mscdirec...VwaAj-XEALw_wcB
  21. That's a beauty! I wonder if a little sanding, and a coat of clear will make my "satin" finished guitar look like that?
  22. I recently picked up an Epi G-400 that has no hardware, (the fellow said he used it on an LP he had because he didn't like the gold). Can I assume that Gibson hardware will interchange? STRATosphere has a hardware bundle with Gibson labeled tuners, stopbar, and bridge, (and screws), for a reasonable price. My threaded inserts are 8 x 1.25 mm, I assume all new production is?
  23. I'm not a great guitar player, but I play and sing, and am into electronics. I have a 56 Les Paul GA40 that really is nice, and I built myself a 57 Deluxe clone. The Gibson stays clean almost to full volume, but the "Fender" will break up fairly soon. Real (country, and rock) guitar player friends prefer the "Fender" clone over the Gibson. A family member came for a visit, (plays an older country finger picking style), and he fell in love with the Gibson, wanted me to trade it to him for his 60's Twin! (I didn't).
  24. Can anyone help with dimensions to build a back plate for a 2 tone 50's Les Paul amplifier? I would like to get it close to what it should be, as far as length, and cooling hole dimensions Thanks!.
  25. I am a novice player, and appreciate the ideas for replacement pickups. My 2013 also has the DF pickups, so I have been considering options.
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