Jimi Hendrix' Gear and Mods at West Coast Organ and Amp

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Re: Jimi Hendrix' Gear and Mods at West Coast Organ and Amp

Post by daveweyer » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:58 pm

I did. I tried it out with some early GE silicons that Thomas Organ used. It actually worked better but did not sound the same, so I scrounged the 2N591 germaniums from early Allen Organ amplifiers to send out to a few forum members to try out. I'd send out more but I'm out of amplifiers to rob. If you find an old Allen 20 or 50 watt amp with germanium devices, get it, because they used a hand-picked for low noise 2N591 in the preamp section, and the current gain was often over 100--even up to 180. They also used a GE 2N525 in several places, so those amps are a good place to find the right transistors.

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Re: Jimi Hendrix' Gear and Mods at West Coast Organ and Amp

Post by FloPoeKo » Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:10 am

daveweyer wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:58 pm
I did. I tried it out with some early GE silicons that Thomas Organ used.
Do you have any recommendations on the gain-selection? I mean, I wouldn´t bother for the sake of experiment if it turns the fuzz into something very different.

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Re: Jimi Hendrix' Gear and Mods at West Coast Organ and Amp

Post by daveweyer » Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:36 pm

Use low beta types, with gains preferably of 100, 150 and 70 for Q 1,2, and 3 respectively. NOS pieces will probably have lower gain. Any small signal device will do. Old GE types like the 2N3900 might work about right. OC 71 and OC75 and 76 are probably in the same range. Try to keep the same ratio of current gain between the stages.

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Re: Jimi Hendrix' Gear and Mods at West Coast Organ and Amp

Post by Xplorer » Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:09 am

daveweyer wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:43 pm
I didn't want to keep posting unless someone was around to read it and maybe think about it. Xplorer held down the fort for years!
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Re: Jimi Hendrix' Gear and Mods at West Coast Organ and Amp

Post by daveweyer » Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:10 pm

Well Xplorer, it's nice to know you are alive. Without you, who is going to comment on everything???

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Re: Jimi Hendrix' Gear and Mods at West Coast Organ and Amp

Post by Xplorer » Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:33 pm

Well Xplorer, it's nice to know you are alive. Without you, who is going to comment on everything???
ha ha ha. I'm sorry, i got more and more busy these last years, i never imagined i'd had less and less time.
+ you already know i'm amazed and my interventions would become sterile and there's not much i could add for the moment. But i miss the forum and our conversations for sure !

my attenuator did some smoke, i don't know why, plugged to the west coast. i have to open it and check what's wrong before turning the amp ON again ...

The west coast fuzz is still on the list of to do's ..
Hope you're doing great ! :) i see that the forumers are still here too !

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Re: Jimi Hendrix' Gear and Mods at West Coast Organ and Amp

Post by PhilSt » Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:38 pm

Well, Looks like Hendrix black strat has also gone through west coast organ.
Check out the sticker on the neck plate.
https://www.pinterest.de/pin/403846291563839875/

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Re: Jimi Hendrix' Gear and Mods at West Coast Organ and Amp

Post by yladrd61 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:34 am

Jimi in Maui both shows blue ray video and remaster CD or vinyl will be released in November. :jimi:

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