Constellation is not one of my favourite Selmer’s, though they
still sound pretty good when working OK. Their layout and design always
leads them to look a bit untidy….due to the many fly-leads &
the “off-chassis” mounting of the output transformer. This
is how she looked when first received.
All faulty components now replaced here, along with three individual smoothing caps to replace the original. Triple smoothing caps are pretty hard to find nowadays, although some manufacturers are starting to produce them again, JJ being just one example. However, most customers are quite happy to have the individual caps. Though they don’t look so retro, at least they do the job!
All finished. It’s very hard to make one of these look tidy because of all the fly-leads as previously stated but….hey…she’s working great now! Love the two old RTC “square chassis” drivers. You don’t see many of these nowadays!