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Old 13th September 2019
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Gear mods

I have 10 years experience in soldering(thru hole and smt), I can repair and troubleshoot stuff relatively well, and I am an electrician apprentice. I was wondering if there were any websites or youtube channels or books about modding audio gear. I am mostly focused on upgrading op amps, vcas, tubes, adding transformers, etc. because I don't have a lot of money currently and won't be making big bucks for a few years. Plus I like reviving old gear and keeping it out of landfills. I even revive old tools to use at work. I am just a thrifty person.

Before anyone asks I don't hate plugins I actually use all freeware plugins currently and enjoy it but the ergonomics are terrible for me and I get indecisive and prefer to go with gear I know intimiately and have to commit with, I cut my teeth on live sound, broadcast, and recording my band on 4 tracks and old digital recorders so I just prefer to do a lot of external processing.

So far I have brought a shure m68 line mixer my friend found in a shack on his property back to life, all new caps and transistors, beefed up caps in power supply, paint job, etc. and I like it but having to rely on forum posts of previous people doing mods seems like I am not learning enough.

Thank you for your time!
Old 14th September 2019
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bumping, won't bump again though.
Old 14th September 2019
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GroupDIY should be to your taste.
Old 14th September 2019
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Originally Posted by Trojanmantony View Post
... but having to rely on forum posts of previous people doing mods seems like I am not learning enough.
TBH that is a great way to learn if you dont know a gear guru.

And yes, sub to GDIY.
Old 14th September 2019
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Google “(name of gear) mods” and then you can attach the website name on also. This will give you lots of hits.

Get a book named “Optimizing Op Amp Performance” by Jerald Graeme. Then when you get stuck google is your friend.
Old 15th September 2019
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Thank you for the replies, I will check that book out, continue to search posts, and groupdiy.
Old 4 weeks ago
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Not OP, but I'm interested in similar things, though am not a technician. I applied to Group DIY over a week ago and am still awaiting the mods approving me for the board. Without being registered I cannot see photos posted.

Is anyone up to date on who is a mod there? Are they on gear slutz? Or could someone who is on there message them?

My username there is the same as here: ggodfrey.
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