Simms Watt s GE100 Service

Simm Watts GE100 in for a checkover and to get her going!Simm Watts GE100 in for a checkover and to get her going!Back off showing 4 EL34 sockets massive transformers and a single 12AX7 PIBack off showing 4 EL34 sockets massive transformers and a single 12AX7 PIChassis out and this cable carries all the mains and HT to the switches on the front.. not really what that cable was designed for..Chassis out and this cable carries all the mains and HT to the switches on the front.. not really what that cable was designed for..DSC_1512Mmmm mains and ht going through this ribbon.. would not meet any of today's safety standards..Mmmm mains and ht going through this ribbon.. would not meet any of today’s safety standards..DSC_1514DSC_1515DSC_1516Original power lead secured with a knot.. not goodOriginal power lead secured with a knot.. not goodMmm this does not look good..Mmm this does not look good..replaced with a short lenght of cable and a euro-connector much more sensiblereplaced with a short lenght of cable and a euro-connector much more sensibleDSC_1521cover over the preamp a pain.. you cannot get to the other side of the screws to hold then while you undo the nuts... argggcover over the preamp a pain.. you cannot get to the other side of the screws to hold then while you undo the nuts… argggNice EQ design for the preamp!Nice EQ design for the preamp!Heft indicutor design! all sliders good!Heft indicutor design! all sliders good!Up and running on the bench and sounding good.. a little too much hum (old caps) and the bias range needs adjusting as the EL34s are running a little too hot.Up and running on the bench and sounding good.. a little too much hum (old caps) and the bias range needs adjusting as the EL34s are running a little too hot.HT caps a bit shot...HT caps a bit shot…DSC_1664replaced with these larger capacitance smaller caps! same specreplaced with these larger capacitance smaller caps! same specDSC_1666DSC_1667DSC_1668These caps maybe could do with replacing in the near future (job was to get her going)These caps maybe could do with replacing in the near future (job was to get her going)Tested out on the bench working well some residual hum but not too high a levelTested out on the bench working well some residual hum but not too high a levelDSC_1671Back together and good to go!Back together and good to go! Simms Watts PA in to check over and get her going again.. Interesting mix of solid state and Tube technology.. take a look at the pics

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