S.I.R. 100W SuperLead Schematic pt. II

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Re: S.I.R. 100W SuperLead Schematic pt. II

Post by CoffeeTones » Wed Jun 30, 2021 12:05 pm

That will work differently from the common 5k / .68u or .1u with DC voltage on the pot, since it should be wired / connected differently. There should be no DC on the pot using the 4k7 NFB split off of the PI tail resistor. I'd use a min of 10k pres pot or 25k, so the range is not limited. 5k pot with 4k7 works okay if you like the range. 4k7, 4k3 or 5k pot with nor resistor alters the NFB some comparatively. The 25k circuit (wiring, not pot value) lowers gain some, adds top end and texture. It will shock you at first. Marshall must have ran short on 25k pots and 4k7 resistors at some point. There are anomalies through the years.

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Re: S.I.R. 100W SuperLead Schematic pt. II

Post by gluke » Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:30 am

Found a schematic that showed this combo, but off course it's not wired like the schematics either......

I will see if I have a 4k7 resistor and a 22 or 25k pot and do a little presence wiring test.

5k pot with .68
5k pot with .1 (Scandinavian wiring?)
5k pot + 4k7 with .68 (British wiring at the time?)
25k pot with 4k7 with .68
25k pot with 4k7 with .1

Anything I’m missing?
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Post by CoffeeTones » Thu Jul 01, 2021 8:58 am

Looks complete. Keep in mind you have the 5n bright cap along with added brightness, more tightness, less clarity, and added texture coming into play with some of those presence circuits. Could need to adjust, or might be perfect for you.

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Re: S.I.R. 100W SuperLead Schematic pt. II

Post by snakepit86 » Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:22 pm

gluke wrote:
Wed Jun 30, 2021 11:37 am
Opened up the ‘76. It has stock .68 presence. 5k pot with a 4k3 resistor?!?!?!?

Were they all over the place in 76-77 or is this how that wired the .68 presence?
I just retubed and recaped a JMP 77 and the Presence its 5kb/.68uf Mustard with 4k7 resistor

The 78 JMP was 25kb/.1uf Mustard

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Re: S.I.R. 100W SuperLead Schematic pt. II

Post by gluke » Mon Jul 05, 2021 4:35 am

snakepit86 wrote:
Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:22 pm
I just retubed and recaped a JMP 77 and the Presence its 5kb/.68uf Mustard with 4k7 resistor

The 78 JMP was 25kb/.1uf Mustard

All 2203 circuits
Damn, now it is very very tempting to just swap the whole pot with my buddy's amp, ha ha ha. Would that be to rude? I am rewiring his to .1 anyway.
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Re: S.I.R. 100W SuperLead Schematic pt. II

Post by CoffeeTones » Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:26 am

You could make a 25k pot 5 or 10k with a parallel resistor. 25 -10k is fine since the circuit only uses one element of the pot. 5k pot can limit the high end at max clockwise rotation.

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Re: S.I.R. 100W SuperLead Schematic pt. II

Post by dukeamps » Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:57 am

@gluke have you ever considered trying the 39 mod?

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Re: S.I.R. 100W SuperLead Schematic pt. II

Post by gluke » Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:52 am

dukeamps wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:57 am
@gluke have you ever considered trying the 39 mod?
Not really, no. It's usually what I or my HRI buddy Marsa wants to try. Last year it was Jose, this year it this AFD thing and now he wants to try VH next.....

I thought about trying mk7 in my 100W Metro which is currently set up as Angus Young's live amps.
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Re: S.I.R. 100W SuperLead Schematic pt. II

Post by dukeamps » Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:50 am

gluke wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:52 am
dukeamps wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:57 am
@gluke have you ever considered trying the 39 mod?
Not really, no. It's usually what I or my HRI buddy Marsa wants to try. Last year it was Jose, this year it this AFD thing and now he wants to try VH next.....

I thought about trying mk7 in my 100W Metro which is currently set up as Angus Young's live amps.
ok no worries, i think its a great mod too, I have done so my Jose specs great fun also :toast:

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Re: S.I.R. 100W SuperLead Schematic pt. II

Post by gluke » Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:34 am

dukeamps wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:50 am
ok no worries, i think its a great mod too, I have done so my Jose specs great fun also :toast:
Yeah, part of this is general interest in the 80 LA mod scene and the timeline of mods. I think there is great info about the scene in the Lee Jackson interviews and videos. Especially stuff like when he talks about going to NAMM late 70s early 80s and discussing mods with the guys from Marshall. It's not like they were disconnected and it was a full blown hot rod scene at the time with support from the Marshall tech guys. And when I hear those songs on the radio now is and think about how I always felt they had much cooler sounds than we got from our stock gear, well yeah, they had much cooler gear, ha ha ha...... And this whole SIR #39,#36, #34 story fits right into the whole picture as SIR was one of the hot spots of the scene.
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