Hohner Orgaphon Amp Service

Interesting Orgaphon in for a service/re[airInteresting Orgaphon in for a service/re[airnotice the Leslie cab controller on the left hand sidenotice the Leslie cab controller on the left hand sideLove the controls!Love the controls!DSC_1608DSC_1635DSC_1640DSC_1612Oops I have no connector lead like thatOops I have no connector lead like thatOut she comesOut she comesNice Kettle lead type connection easily installedNice Kettle lead type connection easily installedA mix of ECC808, ECL86, ECC803, PL84s and ECC803  tubes!A mix of ECC808, ECL86, ECC803, PL84s and ECC803 tubes!DSC_1615DSC_1614This is why she would not work for me first time..This is why she would not work for me first time..Was working but some brakeup on the reverb side.. everythign else good... time to open her up. Intersting just take for screws out and fold back the chassis!Was working but some brakeup on the reverb side.. everythign else good… time to open her up. Intersting just take for screws out and fold back the chassis!DSC_1639Great designGreat designniceniceDSC_1627DSC_1626DSC_1625DSC_1617Back panel off to see the components..Back panel off to see the components..great german engineering inside this one!great german engineering inside this one!DSC_1631DSC_1632DSC_1633Mm this cap looks a bit shot.. on the reverb circuitMm this cap looks a bit shot.. on the reverb circuitReplaced! and all good!Replaced! and all good!All going well and souding great real lush reverb and great Vibrato circuit really full sounding!All going well and souding great real lush reverb and great Vibrato circuit really full sounding! Lovely Hohner Orgaphon in for s service and to fix a strange crackling breakup.. New mains socket needed and only real issue was one decoupling cap on the reverb circuit that was breaking down.. Great sounding amp with classic German engineering love the way the chassis opens up!

2 thoughts on “Hohner Orgaphon Amp Service

  1. Hi Stewart, stumbled upon your site researching this rare amp, great to see such a detailed look at the world of amp repair! I have just taken my one apart – Orgaphon 41 MH I think? – and it turns out the same cap as well as one close by are leaking, whhich is why the reverb currently sounds like a wacky space echo effect of some kind! Can you recall what replacements you used for the blue ones? I also wanted to replace the power caps but they are a rare spec that I can’t seem to find and I don’t know what I would be safe using as replacements. Any advice from a seasoned pro such as yourself would be greatly appreciated.
    Kind regards
    Laurie

    • I seem to remember it was a 25uF 25 Volt electrolytic capcitor available from any sources.. Maplin, Hotroxuk.. CPC or just rhough Ebay. The other caps I think are dual 32uF but cannot be sure. Also available from Hotroxuk.. but would need to look at them again to confirm. They could be triple caps which are not easily avaiable but an Engineer could easily modify the amp to take newer capacitors. If you could send it to me I could do the work 😉

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