CHAMP ELECTRONICS -" THE VINTAGE VALVE AMP HOSPITAL"

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND

GENERAL SERVICING WORK ON SOUND CITY AMPLIFIERS - PART 2

 

 

Seven More Sound City Updates...............

Hi all, well here we are in September of 2009 with more interesting goodies to add to the web-site. I've always liked Sound City gear. Mainly they need a good general service and most of the time the electrolytic's need attention too. They're not the neatest of amps, and can be a little noisy (especially with the active tone circuits on most of them), but nevertheless they always sound really good! One thing that is quite annoying about them is the fact that, whilst they always put the "hard-wired" power cable through a rubber grommet in the back of the chassis (as one should), they simply tied a knot in the cable as a "strain-relief". This does of course work but the problem is that, after many years, the cable becomes very twisted and eventually snaps off from any of its three connections. The best solution (which I always do) is to use a proper "P-Clip" as anchorage for the power cable…..Hence no more problems in this area!

As many-a-time in the past, all the photos' captions really "tell-it-all", and beyond this there isn't really much more information I can say or offer on the Sound City (Dallas-Arbiter) products.

 

 

CLICK ON THE THUMBNAIL PICTURE FOR DETAILED PHOTOS OF THE WORK UNDERTAKEN ON EACH AMP:




 

SOUND CITY 50R AMPLIFIER HEAD


 

SOUND CITY LB120 AMPLIFIER HEAD



 

SOUND CITY 200 PA PLUS AMPLIFIER


 

SOUND CITY CONCORD BASS COMBO AMPLIFIER


 

SOUND CITY GT80 AMPLIFIER HEAD



 

SOUND CITY LB200 Mk III AMPLIFIER HEAD



 

SOUND CITY CONCORD COMBO AMPLIFIER

 


 

 

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