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  1. Martins Strat liked Tony65x55's post in the thread Original 60s Strat tremolo.

    If it is a standard 6 screw tremolo you may want to sure the 6 screws are NOT tightened all the way down. They should be unscrewed about...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 10:05 AM
  2. Martins Strat liked StratSounds's post in the thread Super Champ x2 Valve going.

    I put a matched pair of JJ 6V6’s in mine about a year ago without re-biasing and it sounds good and is going strong.

    Apr 19, 2021 at 10:05 AM
  3. Martins Strat replied to the thread Original 60s Strat tremolo.

    What gauge strings are you using? You should use the number of springs to give the tension that you want, balanced against the tensions...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 8:46 AM
  4. Martins Strat replied to the thread Super Champ x2 Valve going.

    I must admit that I find channel 1 a little sterile sounding, but I tend to leave it on channel 2 voice 7 I think which is exactly the...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 7:30 AM
  5. Martins Strat liked Dudeman7's post in the thread Super Champ x2 Valve going.

    No, no issue at all. Assuming that your SCX2 is biased cold like they all seem to be, you won't get the full tonal capabilities from the...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 7:25 AM
  6. Martins Strat liked archetype's post in the thread Super Champ x2 Valve going.

    In my SCX2 the GT 12AX7 and one 6V6GT went noisy with 20-30 hours on them. Replace the 12AX7 and see if the noise stops. If not, replace...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 7:24 AM
  7. Martins Strat replied to the thread Anyone here using .009's and tuning a half-step down?.

    How's the relief set on the neck? When I've had Strats that feel like they're fighting when bending a note, 9 times out of 10, it's been...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 4:16 AM
  8. Martins Strat replied to the thread Super Champ x2 Valve going.

    This is good to know, if I can get a good 10 years out of mine without having to make any adjustments I’d be happy.

    Apr 18, 2021 at 1:14 PM
  9. Martins Strat replied to the thread Super Champ x2 Valve going.

    I’ve read a few comments about adjusting the bias for better tone but I guess if I’m happy with the tone then there’s no issue with...

    Apr 18, 2021 at 1:12 PM
  10. Martins Strat liked Dudeman7's post in the thread Super Champ x2 Valve going.

    They are biased pretty cold from the factory. The compromise is less good tone for longer tube life. I biased mine to what the service...

    Apr 18, 2021 at 1:10 PM
  11. Martins Strat liked Thrup'ny Bit's post in the thread I just conducted thorough tests on tone differences between decked and floating, and I'm blown..

    You're just running around in ever decreasing circles. Changing my plectrum makes more difference than floating, decking or even...

    Apr 18, 2021 at 12:08 PM
  12. Martins Strat liked Seamus OReally's post in the thread I just conducted thorough tests on tone differences between decked and floating, and I'm blown..

    Even if the OPs mystery findings (“no, you tell me what you think should happen”) are accurate, they’re only applicable to one guitar...

    Apr 18, 2021 at 12:07 PM
  13. Martins Strat liked amstratnut's post in the thread Super Champ x2 Valve going.

    I have not rebiased mine i 10 years Ive had it. My friend told me as long as tubes aren't red plating its fine. Maybe he is wrong but...

    Apr 18, 2021 at 10:02 AM
  14. Martins Strat posted a new thread.

    Super Champ x2 Valve going

    I’ve had my Super Champ for a couple of years, strictly for home use, it’s the perfect little amp for me. However it’s now developed the...

    Forum: Amp Input - Normal or Bright

    Apr 18, 2021 at 8:03 AM