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I believe the "gold" is more of a lubricant. I know it is thin but I wouldn't expect it to penetrate a pot. Not gonna hurt either. I would first hit the pots (with the contacts exposed aka the back side) with a contact cleaner then a dab'll do ya with the "gold". Not an expert by any means but I have a little experience with potentiometers.

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Someone asked me why I was asking guys on a motorcycle forum about my amp.   "Because I trust them,"  I said quite confidently.

I had an Orange Rockerverb for a number of years during my gigging days. Such a nice sounding amp for that classic clean overdriven sound. Goes nocely with my bigsby fender jag   Sent from my SM-G

Speaker compliment, all high efficiency to match the 12-15W 30-A amplifier.  One might be amazed how loud 12-15W is when the speakers are high efficiency.  Kids today chasing 100s or 1000s of amps of

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Sounds like I should take the back panel off and carefully put the amp on its top and see what I can see.

 

Interesting the Caig "Gold" is very "oily."

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The old pots have something in common with your Guzzi ignition switch, the grease goes hard and holds the slider off, any solvent will soften it again, heck I've even used gasoline in a pinch.

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I'm late to this party, but let me tell you about my tube amp. I was cruising by a yard sale and out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw a flip top. (!) Did a u turn, came back, and sure enough.. a B18. "Does it work?" "Nope" What do you want for it?" "Hunnerd bux." "Let's load her up.."  :grin:

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On 12/30/2016 at 11:24 AM, Chuck said:

I'm late to this party, but let me tell you about my tube amp. I was cruising by a yard sale and out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw a flip top. (!) Did a u turn, came back, and sure enough.. a B18. "Does it work?" "Nope" What do you want for it?" "Hunnerd bux." "Let's load her up.."  :grin:

Something like this?

1965AmpegB18N01039_2.jpg

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The old pots have something in common with your Guzzi ignition switch, the grease goes hard and holds the slider off, any solvent will soften it again, heck I've even used gasoline in a pinch.

Success! I couldn't get to the "back" (bottom?) of the volume pots, so sprayed the top side (sparingly) with CRC Electronics Cleaner whilst giving them a twist. Followed up with the CaigDeOxit (since there was "no one to stop me this time"), and *vee-oh-la!* - no more scratchy discharge when the pots are moved after being still for a time. :thumbsup:

 

Also, "cleaned and treated" all the 1/4"phono jacks for my cords.

 

Sounding good for New Year's Eve! Happy New Year! :drink:

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Scratchy discharge?? Careful, now. :)

hahahaahaha! Too freakin' funny . . . .

 

"Stay away from the bassman, ladies . . . . " :o

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Here ya go, Docc. It's a big booger with an 18" speaker. The top with amplifier can be turned over, latched down, and the only thing you have to move to the gig is the speaker enclosure. Wonder if that's why they call it a flip top? :huh2:

Like everything else there is a mail list devoted to them with parts suppliers, etc. The illuminated "Ampeg" part was missing, but are being repopped. Changed out the power tubes, and this sucker rocks. :grin:

Makes a killer tube guitar amp, too.. unless you want effects. Doesn't have any.

Pretty good buy for a hunnerd bux and a little time. (Guzzi content)

30250301896_5ac6fd7917_c.jpg2016-10-12_02-57-16 by Charles Stottlemyer, on Flickr

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And you hauled this home with the 18" speaker and cab for a hunnertbucks?

 

Sweeet! What's for output tubes, like two 6L6? :huh2:

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