TAD Super Lead 100w project

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Re: TAD Super Lead 100w project

Post by neikeel » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:28 am

Carbia wrote:it's very easy to twist tight the wire with a electric drill. Being lazy isn't a excuse...

look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZl787eHgI
There is little or no electronic benefit to 'over' twisting and just causes weak spots and breaks in the central core if you over do it :whistle:
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Re: TAD Super Lead 100w project

Post by Prowler » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:09 am

I tried twisting the wires with a drill but it got too tight.
Maybe I'll try again next time if I build another amp. I'm quite happy how I got the wires twisted without the drill.

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Re: TAD Super Lead 100w project

Post by Strat78 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:56 am

Here is a vid from George.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PobbQbOr8sQ
I've settled on no more than two twists on the pre sockets and one twist between the power sockets, no noise and it looks kind of organic and fluid, kind of the Daodejing of heater wiring. :) Still, Shannon was right, because I needed a nap after doing my last heaters. :lol:
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Re: TAD Super Lead 100w project

Post by vanhalen5150 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:44 pm

Now dis time fo dwistin da eater wiya's.....
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Re: TAD Super Lead 100w project

Post by stef » Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:34 pm

:lol:

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Re: TAD Super Lead 100w project

Post by Carbia » Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:49 pm

neikeel wrote:
Carbia wrote:it's very easy to twist tight the wire with a electric drill. Being lazy isn't a excuse...

look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZl787eHgI
There is little or no electronic benefit to 'over' twisting and just causes weak spots and breaks in the central core if you over do it :whistle:
well, the guy in the video do it so fast. If you can dial the drill speed you get a nice twist without over tightness.
Look how Hiwatt does: http://aaronsoundguy.files.wordpress.co ... c_0410.jpg
Military specs looks very nice and Hiwatts are death quiet. Well, you'll know it soon :wink:

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Re: TAD Super Lead 100w project

Post by Prowler » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:22 pm

Thanks for the pics and the vids guys! Arnold and George make it look so easy. This weekend it's amp building time again, I hope.

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Re: TAD Super Lead 100w project

Post by Ferrari-Dude » Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:07 pm

Andy,

Your build looks great so far. I agree with the other post here, telling you to finish the build before you modify it. Since it is your first build, don't bite off more than you can chew.

Make sure to post some sound clips when you get it finished.

After you do your mods, maybe you can post some Nightwish riffs for us.

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Re: TAD Super Lead 100w project

Post by Prowler » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:31 am

I'll post some clips when it's finished. I'll propably need to put some more turrets on the board for the Slash mod but I haven't studied the mod that far yet. Maybe I'll build another board later which has the Slash mod.

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Re: TAD Super Lead 100w project

Post by Prowler » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:19 am

Today I did the mains-fuse and the AC-cord socket by using "Cloth Pushback" 18AWG-wire because that was all that came with the kit. Is it okay to do it with this "Cloth Pushback" 18AWG-wire?

Then I soldered the jumper-wires to the turretboard by using yellow 22AGW Push-back-wire. I'm not sure if this is the right wire for these connections but again that's all that came with the kit.

Here are the pics:

http://1drv.ms/1jqqv93

I thought of taking pictures of the workshop as well for the heck of it. It's my dad's garage turned into some kind of practise room for the bands:

http://1drv.ms/1jqqLET

Then I took a picture of my toolkit that I'm pretty proud of :D

http://1drv.ms/1jqqQZq

It need's more screwdrivers I think.

Tomorrow I'm going to check if all the solderings are okay and probe around with the multimeter.

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Re: TAD Super Lead 100w project

Post by Strat78 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:23 pm

Looks fine and the pictures were great! The dog seems to have security under controle, you don't want anyone steeling that Whitesnake poster. :lol:

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Re: TAD Super Lead 100w project

Post by Prowler » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:16 am

Today I went to the workshop at 7 am and worked on my doom's day device for almost 10 hours straight.

Here are the latest pics:

http://1drv.ms/SYquCz

I had to install the turretboard with only three screws because the holes were drilled wrong. Then I had to mark some of the yellow 22AWG wires with a black marker pen and now the wires look kinda dirty.

I also uploaded a video before I installed the turret board:

http://1drv.ms/TZ1prX
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Re: TAD Super Lead 100w project

Post by Prowler » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:06 am

How does my wire routing look?

I wasn't sure if I should twist the yellow wires that connect to the 5.6K resistors on V5 and V6:

http://1drv.ms/1jtTMQ4

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Re: TAD Super Lead 100w project

Post by Prowler » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:10 am

What is the correct angle for these 5.6K resistors? I think I have to solder them again, because I've been accidentally touching them too many times and moving them around.
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Re: TAD Super Lead 100w project

Post by Prowler » Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:01 am

On Sunday I wired the pots and v1 and v2.

http://1drv.ms/UvSNJJ

I guess there are better ways to wire the pots. I just started wiring them to the same way that is shown on the TAD's layout picture:

https://omtala.by3301.livefilestore.com ... jpg?psid=1

Some of the pictures are missing because there wasn't enough space on my camera's memory card. I'll try to upload the missing pics tomorrow.

Let me know if you see something that is wrong.

Thanks again to everyone who have helped me with this build!

-Andy

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