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    lastwinj
    Ultimate Tone Member

  • lastwinj
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    Re: Peavey grid resistor specs. ?

    the power section must be doin a grounded grid cathode drive design. it isn tunheard of in the HIFI world. something like that.

    remember, Peavey uses alotfo house marked parts, so the 5884 on the chip, is probably not the correct designation.

    looks like a cool amp to take apart, though. mwuahahhaha!!!

    germ

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  • Kent S.
    Volume Enhanceologist

  • Kent S.
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    Originally posted by kmcguitars
    Thanks Again Jeff and Kent !! The chip part # is 5884. Now if I understand
    this correctly TO-220 is the case style? 3 lug w/t a hole to bolt to
    the heat sink. The T-03 5884 is round case and can not be bolted
    So it can't be used??? Thanks for the link Kent, I'm still waiting for
    a responce. I searched the internet high and low for a 5884 in a
    TO-220 case....NOBODY HAS EM' I whent to mouser's site ,they
    have part #610-2N5884 But my browser kept frezing when I tried
    to go to the spec. sheet. But it's safe to assume it's not the 220
    case.( that would be to easy) hopefully chip Dr. come's up with
    a sub. If not anybody need a pair of Scorpion speakers ?
    Find (from Chip Docs) the original manufacturer of the part, go th their site, and plop in the number, they should present you with a suitable relplacement ... On some TO-220 cases the part that contacted the metal was a used as a heatsink, and nothing more ... hence the heat sink that it is attached to ...However I can't say that for all, but it's a good bet that that is all it is, even if used as a ground plane reference ... Again I can't say for sure ... but odd are ...

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  • kmcguitars
    GuitarArtologist

  • kmcguitars
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    Re: Peavey grid resistor specs. ?

    Thanks Again Jeff and Kent !! The chip part # is 5884. Now if I understand
    this correctly TO-220 is the case style? 3 lug w/t a hole to bolt to
    the heat sink. The T-03 5884 is round case and can not be bolted
    So it can't be used??? Thanks for the link Kent, I'm still waiting for
    a responce. I searched the internet high and low for a 5884 in a
    TO-220 case....NOBODY HAS EM' I whent to mouser's site ,they
    have part #610-2N5884 But my browser kept frezing when I tried
    to go to the spec. sheet. But it's safe to assume it's not the 220
    case.( that would be to easy) hopefully chip Dr. come's up with
    a sub. If not anybody need a pair of Scorpion speakers ?
    kmcguitars
    GuitarArtologist
    Last edited by kmcguitars; 08-13-2004, 09:00 PM.

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  • Kent S.
    Volume Enhanceologist

  • Kent S.
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    Re: Peavey grid resistor specs. ?

    Originally posted by kmcguitars
    Is this the part that can't be found?
    Obsolete, maybe still available ... Marked in Red, although you can't read it clearly. Check Chip Docs.
    Kent S.
    Volume Enhanceologist
    Last edited by Kent S.; 08-17-2004, 12:54 AM.

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  • kmcguitars
    GuitarArtologist

  • kmcguitars
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    Originally posted by Jeff Seal
    My bad, for not explaining...... TO-220 is a description of a transistor, not a part number and not a chip at all! (where did that come from?). The two transistors next to the ceramic resistors attached to the metal "plates" are the transistors I was referring to. Because they have the three legs on one side and the metal "tab on the other.... this is a TO-220 transistor, most of the VTX's had the TO-3 transistors, which look entirely different (round "can" looking transistor's)....

    Your actual grid resistors are the 1.5k (brown, green, red and either gold or silver), but a better idea would be to turn the amp on without the 6L6's and check pin 5 for about 15v....

    JS
    AH HA !! I think I see the problem!! The 3 leged tranny on the metal plate
    has a broken leg !! Looks like someone droped a bead of solder on it.
    It's the one on the right? (Are they cris crossed? ) I couldn't read the #
    on it ( it's 3:30 my eyes are bugg'in) Is this the part that can't be found?
    Thanks again YOUR A AMP GURU IN MY BOOK !!
    GOOD EYES KENT !! Just saw your post you nailed it !!
    kmcguitars
    GuitarArtologist
    Last edited by kmcguitars; 08-13-2004, 01:44 AM.

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  • Kent S.
    Volume Enhanceologist

  • Kent S.
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    Originally posted by kmcguitars
    Also, is it just me, or does that top transistor look a bit burnt (brown discolouration) and the deformed look of the PCB at the leads? Try the chip docs site, as you may at least find the original manufacturer and maybe get a spec sheet ... although the site will probably show a replacement for the obsoletes, if you replace them, I'd replace them in a pair (why not? you want the other to go also...). Hope it helps.
    Kent S.
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    Last edited by Kent S.; 08-13-2004, 01:37 AM.

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  • Kent S.
    Volume Enhanceologist

  • Kent S.
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    Originally posted by Jeff Seal
    Germ, this one's all yours!!!.... This one must be an early one...... VTX series runs the 6L6's neither fixed or cathode biased, but instead use transistor pre-drivers for both the bias and audio feeds. Grids (pin 5) are tied together through 1.5k resistors and run to a fixed + 15v supply. (no audio). Plates are standard push/pull wired to either side of the OT. Screen grid's are wired to a tap in the OT between the CT and the plate, thus running at lower voltage. Suppresor grid and cathodes are tied, so basically whereas the older Fender Vibrato circuits modulated bias for volume shifts, this design modulates the entire cathode feed for the signal.......weird stuff...huh?
    Ya got that right, BTW I love the original Fender Tremolo ... what did they call it ... Harmonic Tremolo I think, it's the simplest of there designs and it sounds better than the LED/LDR designs ... cool.

    kmc, if you know which pins the resistor in question are attached to, it would help tremendously.....by the way I now doubt they're 47k's....
    These are the few amps that defy "common" circuit design.... Do you know if it has the 6465 Pre-drivers? (located at the top left corner of the PCB or corner closest to AC cord) If it has these, they are still available....But the T0-220 package transistors aren't.....all in all you're only hope is just to check every component for well within tolerance........or chunk it in the dumpster and grab a beer!

    good luck!...hopefully germ can help you more!

    Jeff Seal
    One place you might look ... www.chipdocs.com as that site will find places that still have obsolete parts stored, and prices. You punch in the part number, they cover lot's of semi-conductors and chip based passives.

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  • Jeff Seal
    Ultimate Tone Member

  • Jeff Seal
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    My bad, for not explaining...... TO-220 is a description of a transistor, not a part number and not a chip at all! (where did that come from?). The two transistors next to the ceramic resistors attached to the metal "plates" are the transistors I was referring to. Because they have the three legs on one side and the metal "tab on the other.... this is a TO-220 transistor, most of the VTX's had the TO-3 transistors, which look entirely different (round "can" looking transistor's)....

    Your actual grid resistors are the 1.5k (brown, green, red and either gold or silver), but a better idea would be to turn the amp on without the 6L6's and check pin 5 for about 15v....

    JS

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  • kmcguitars
    GuitarArtologist

  • kmcguitars
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    Thanks Jeff So my true grid resistors are the ceramic pairs mounted
    on the PCB ? I just checked, I don't see a TO-220 chip? Is it on the main
    PCB or the power supply board? Maybe it was changed to a different
    spec.? I think Someone was inside this amp before ? If the 220 is not
    avilable is there a subsititute? This is all weird to me I'm used
    to the insides of BF/SF Fender amps. I may be getting in over my head
    with this thing? And to make matters worse no luck finding a schmatic
    for this thing?? I found one for a Duece and Mace ( I wish it was one
    of them ) You where right on them the grid resistor is 47k. But this
    is most likely a whole different beast. May be time for that Beer

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  • Jeff Seal
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  • Jeff Seal
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    Pics helped.... The transistors mounted on that corner (again closest to AC cord) are the discontinued TO-220's... If they're bad, it's almost next to impossible to find them.

    The componenets mounted to the tube sockets aren't resistors at all, they are "spike suppression" diodes, (thus why they're black and have a silver band denoting cathode) cut them out and do not replace them. (the slight benefit they provide is greatly outwieghed by the fact they will fail even under normal power-up conditions) The only current production amps that still use them besides Peavey is Crate and Ampeg and it's well known they wish they wouldn't have! No other amps use them...so I can guarantee you they're not that important.... If anyone would like to disagree, that's fine and I'll find you a suitable replacement diode for it..... this explains the weird numbers as the factory designation is 2873.

    Jeff Seal

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  • kmcguitars
    GuitarArtologist

  • kmcguitars
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    O.K. here's some pics. Thanks guys for all the input Jeff, At a quick
    glance I didn't see a 6465 chip? ( But I'm gonna get a better look in
    the daylight) It's a Peavey Classic VTX series. That's all it says and
    I believe its 65 watts.The resistor in ? runs from pins 3 to 7. Thanks again Hope the pics help.
    BTW, If you look next to the filter cap there's a 1 amp fuse missing.
    It poped the 1st time I fired it up. I took the one from my Princeton
    to get it working again. (It's now back in the princeton) Ah, yes good
    ole' Point to point wiring in that baby !! I hate this PCB IC chip crap
    Makes a Cold beer and the trashman look that much better!


    kmcguitars
    GuitarArtologist
    Last edited by kmcguitars; 08-12-2004, 10:08 PM.

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  • Quencho092
    Mojo's Minions

  • Quencho092
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    hmmm this is a VTX ? Does the chip read " '75 Classic ". If it does i may have the same exact amp.

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  • Jeff Seal
    Ultimate Tone Member

  • Jeff Seal
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    Re: Peavey grid resistor specs. ?

    Germ, this one's all yours!!!.... This one must be an early one...... VTX series runs the 6L6's neither fixed or cathode biased, but instead use transistor pre-drivers for both the bias and audio feeds. Grids (pin 5) are tied together through 1.5k resistors and run to a fixed + 15v supply. (no audio). Plates are standard push/pull wired to either side of the OT. Screen grid's are wired to a tap in the OT between the CT and the plate, thus running at lower voltage. Suppresor grid and cathodes are tied, so basically whereas the older Fender Vibrato circuits modulated bias for volume shifts, this design modulates the entire cathode feed for the signal.......weird stuff...huh?

    kmc, if you know which pins the resistor in question are attached to, it would help tremendously.....by the way I now doubt they're 47k's....
    These are the few amps that defy "common" circuit design.... Do you know if it has the 6465 Pre-drivers? (located at the top left corner of the PCB or corner closest to AC cord) If it has these, they are still available....But the T0-220 package transistors aren't.....all in all you're only hope is just to check every component for well within tolerance........or chunk it in the dumpster and grab a beer!

    good luck!...hopefully germ can help you more!

    Jeff Seal

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  • lastwinj
    Ultimate Tone Member

  • lastwinj
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    Re: Peavey grid resistor specs. ?

    Originally posted by kmcguitars
    Thanks Kent! it's the 2nd tube I tried in that socket ! So I'm sure it's
    that socket/or related to it. I shut the amp down right away. I'm down
    to my last set of unburnt 6L6s. I'm not putting them anywhere near
    this amp until this is resolved. This amp was a freebie,So if the problem
    is deeper than a resistor or something simple? (The trashman gets some
    more work !!)


    if you can get me a pic of the innards i would be most appreciative. it will help me out. be sure to indicate, if i cant saee it, where the key is on the tube socket.

    also, now that i know what it is doin, i think it is a screen resistor (not a grid resistor) that went south on you. change both of them, with whatever the schem shows. probably a 470 ohm 2 watter. somethgin like that.

    germ

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  • kmcguitars
    GuitarArtologist

  • kmcguitars
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    Re: Peavey grid resistor specs. ?

    Thanks Kent! it's the 2nd tube I tried in that socket ! So I'm sure it's
    that socket/or related to it. I shut the amp down right away. I'm down
    to my last set of unburnt 6L6s. I'm not putting them anywhere near
    this amp until this is resolved. This amp was a freebie,So if the problem
    is deeper than a resistor or something simple? (The trashman gets some
    more work !!)
    kmcguitars
    GuitarArtologist
    Last edited by kmcguitars; 08-12-2004, 04:54 AM.

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