Re: DRRI Oscillation
- From: jh <jh-audiop_NOSPAM@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 22:53:44 +0100
On Thu, 13 Nov 2008 09:23:35 -0600, "Stephen Cowell"
"JP" <JP@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wroteMy "signal generator" will make abot 1.5v in sine wave mode and aboutIt is a Switchcraft jack and also I placed a star ground on theFender amps were not designed for star ground... there's a method
chassis there for all the jacks and the ot in an effort to find the
problem. I also placed one uner the input jacks and the clean ground
is used for the reverb jacks also. I have a star ground right by the
pt for the ac in green wire, circuit board (p2p) ground and several
other things. The pots have a ground buss grounded to the chassis
within an inch or so fo the main star ground and in a couple of other
places along the buss - all added post problem. I';; get some pics up
in a day or two...
to Leo's madness; the 'strip' or buss ground starts close to the PT,
with each section (in decreasing voltage) taking its ground from
the buss. This puts big ground return swings (i.e. finals) closer to
the PT and chassis solder ground, with preamp grounds further down
the brass buss plate. The idea is to let ground currents circulate
without having them pass through sections that could be influenced
by them; examine a Fender layout for more. When you toss the
circuit card, you commit yourself to re-creating the original Fender
ground scheme... ad-hoc star ground setups are not going to
be easy to do. Follow any information you can from Hoffman...
it's his board you're putting in.
OK... the signal would get smaller with it connected to ground,Make sure your feedback wire is connected... it's not aI checked this and on the scope, it makes the sine wave smaller when
trace on the board, there's a wire that has to go from the
OT/ext speaker jack to the 820 resistor.
this is connected...goes to the speaker jack on this design. Then to
too... make sure that you're connecting it to tip.
OK... this is the first thing about owning a 'scope, seeing(looking at DR schem AB763)I'll do this in a few minutes and get back...
You say you have no squeal with just the PI-final setup... we can work from
here. First let's test the final amp for decent output.
Inject your tracer signal into a grid of the PI, any grid will do...I am hooked up to an 8 ohm power block resistor with a terminal strip
most folks use the normal phase grid, the top tube, at
the junction of the .001 and 1M. You should get speaker
noise when you do this...
and the scope output setup with a resistor as on Lee Jackson's web
site but can do this easily.
put in 5 or 6 voltsNot sure how many volts my little signal generator puts out..will
what your generator output looks like, and how big/small
you can make it.
3.5v in square wave mode...so, I hooked up the speaker again, clipped
it onto the input of the PI tube...got a tone...turned it up ...got
the same tone but louder...switched it over to square wave and the
tone got noticeably louder...but it doesn't really sound like it is
oscillating when doing this...how do I check the voltage - clip onto
the speaker out jack?
Should I start to put the tubes back in and do the same thing to
each one and see if I can get iot to oscillate to determine which
stage is acting up?
you'd like to have the most possible parts of the circuit to be in the same condition as with the oscillation occuring.
It just 'couples in' somewhere in the circuit. Think analog to positive feedback...
sometimes 'cruising' over/above the amp with a high impedance probe - with a scope set to high sensivity - tells a lot about parasitic 'pollution' inside...
unfortunately not all; then it would be too easy.
the last 2000S on the bench cost me hours...
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