Spacexpander restoration ..

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Spacexpander restoration ..

Post by troots » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:51 pm

hi dubbers,
its the 2nd post i write .. i dont use forum but i want to share my humble work .. im not a a professionnal but perhaps it gonna help you :) sorry for my english ..

i have restored my K-10 .. and here is explains for what i done ;

- i have begun to change the Selenium rectifier for a silicon one :
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i have placed it there for the pic .. glue it on left side,close to his original place (Dont put it on right side ,it will make hum with the Transformer )
then, i have insulated the wires ..
after this , im sure its a "clean" gear .. beacuse i&i have to care of our health ;)

- i have replaced all the chemical capacitors ,including the 4 section cap !!

its a bit difficult but a 50 years old cap is dead for sure (hum;noisy ,..)
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i don't found a 40MF .. i replace it by a 47MF ..
you have to unsolder the big Cap ..
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then join the 4 new caps with a plastic ring or tape ..( i used the rectifier's hole for pass it through the steel box)
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Don't forget to insulate the + of each cap and stripes (not yet on pic)..

after a big tribulation .. all was re-soldered with resitors & caps ... yes iii
the reverb works really great with a mic preamp before input unit (thks interruptor!!) input repuire min 0,2v to 5V .. so you can preamp the signal!!
King tubby's style without much noise !! whaoooo , now , i can mix it with an AUX send like my other fx ..

- i have put a steel plate because you have a big hole now !!!!!
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elctronic parts are ok now .. i will build her a wood box .. She deserve it !!!
Next part soon come

One love...

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EN FRANCAIS ca vous parlera + ??

salut les dubbers,
c est mon second post, je suis pas expert des forums mais jvoulais faire partager mon humble travail .. jsuis pas un pro mais peut etre que ca pourra vous aider .

j ai restauré ma K10 .. voila ce que j ai fais :

- j ai commencé par changer le vieux redresseur en selemium , certains disent que c grave toxique .. cette odeur bizarre ..aparement c ca !!...ca lui fera pas de mal et à moi aussi ;)!
voir photos ci dessus ..

- jai changé tous les condensateurs chimiques , surtout les gros dans le bloc en alu rond .. assez chaud a dessouder .. un peu de bricolage pour les fixer ds la boite ..bien isoler le tout biensur .. et c parti ;)
metter un 47MF à la place du 40

ca fonctionne maintenant nickel .. sans souffle ( enfin 80 % en moins)!!
pour ceux qui ne savent pas quoi faire .. faudrait tester de changer tout .. condo+ resistances pendant qu'on y est ;)!! ya pas grand chose en fait à l interieur ..jvais d ailleurs la cloner prochainement ;;
Je lui ai mis un préamp en entrée .. genre avec du 2 v , elle se sent bien ..(0,2 à 5v) juste avant la saturation c impec !preamp line en entrée console et ca roule en Aux send ;)
la boite en bois a ete recyclé , repeinte ,etc .. ca partais à la poubelle sinon ;)))

DIY is the way

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Post by Neil C » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:04 pm

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Post by troots » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:20 pm

hi dubbers ;)
here is the wood box i made for my k10 ..
i have recycled an old bedside table ,i have reduced the height for a 19" rack ( horizontal position) ..i have removed the ugly red paint and i have varnished it .. i can use it in vertical position ( i love it) and horizontal :-D

let's go to another vintage gear to restore ...

DIY

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Post by ocoughi » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:53 am

De la balle! un peu encombrant mais tellement unique!
nice job!! respect.
Manu.

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great job

Post by JahNice » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:04 am

Well done, i luv it.. And one day hopefully i will also be a proud owner of this legendary reverb.. Where did you get the Spacexpander? i have only seen them on the american ebay and they are usually very expensive :sad:

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Post by troots » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:31 am

ocoughi wrote:De la balle! un peu encombrant mais tellement unique!
nice job!! respect.
Manu.
Merci ;)
c clair, un peu gros le meuble mais il allait partir a la poubelle ..!!
Recycle way ...

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Re: great job

Post by troots » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:33 am

JahNice wrote:Well done, i luv it.. And one day hopefully i will also be a proud owner of this legendary reverb.. Where did you get the Spacexpander? i have only seen them on the american ebay and they are usually very expensive :sad:
i bought it on ebay usa !! for 150 usd , its not expensive .. it was not tested
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Post by ocoughi » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:52 am

150? :-o
well done!
(ps: nice prods & website iplant!)

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Post by JahNice » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:17 am

i would not have a problem to spend 150$ on a beauty like this.. but the ones i have seen are going off ebay for way over 200$ plus they usualy want about 60$ for the shipping to germany.. :?

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