Here is the amp in all
it's restored glory. I set the bias to a safe level and I'll have a
professional amp shop do one other finer adjustment once I get all the tiny
bugs worked out and know there are no more modifications to be made. I can
say one thing. The tone is amazing and the reverb and vibrato are wonderful.
It sounds better already than any time I heard it in it's past life and
honestly it sounds better than any blackface I've owned before. I'm sure
after about 20 hours of playing the speakers will loosen up even more. I
played a 3 hour gig with it last night with great results. It breaks up
nicely when the volume level reaches about 4-5 and this Gibson 335 dot
guitar with it's PAF pickups really drive this amp to perfection. There is
nothing like the sound this guitar and amp deliver. It's in my opinion much
greater than what you hear in even BB King's sound. It's just hard to
describe. Notice how the nicotine colored aging of the new grill cloth is so
authentic. That was an amazingly well made baffle board I bought on Ebay for
75.00 and worth every dime. The result is about 1000.00 dollars in parts
spent and maybe 20-30 hours or labor and some great quality time with my
CONTINUE TO PAGE 3 where I do
some more modifications and recording. I put the old blue tone caps back as
recommended by some experts at FDP Forum.
HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL
DOCUMENTS I USED.
TUBE ASSIGNMENTS CHEAT
SHEET (something I
made years ago)
REVERB SCHEMATIC AND WIRING DIAGRAMS
BILL OF MATERIALS for a MOJO Replica Super Reverb Amp which is a great
guide if you need recommendations for replacement parts when restoring an
old amp or building a new replica from a kit.
MOJO'S PARTS LIST (adobe