My old Pacer from the 70s

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My old Pacer from the 70s

Post by CharlieP » Sat May 20, 2023 3:43 pm

I hadn't used my Pacer in ages and when I finally tried it again it had buzzing! I took it apart and found that some of the larger Electrolitics were out of spec with DC leakage and uf ratings so I changed them all. I had all the right parts on hand in a box of various Caps I had purchased a while back on Ebay. Also one of the leads I had clipped fell right thru the Board,LOL! I always had intermittent problems until it warmed up good. One of the reasons it sat all this time. Seems the solder connection was never right at that Cap that the lead fell thru the board.
I also put a 8 ohm Hellatone 60 Speaker in it and put it back together after cleaning Jacks and Pots.
I can't stop playing it now and I also have two nice 5E3's, a 6G3 and a VK112 50 to play! It sounds better than when it was New!
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Re: My old Pacer from the 70s

Post by CharlieP » Sun May 21, 2023 11:13 pm

I was able to find the Schematics and Manual using the Search Function above. Stored in Hard Copy and Downloads! If I need them at a later time I will have them.
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Re: My old Pacer from the 70s

Post by Pappy B » Mon May 22, 2023 3:56 pm

I like my old Pacer a lot. Most of my amps I will part with if I get a good offer on them but the Pacer is on my "Not for Sale" list.

Here is a copy of the schematic Peavey sent me a few years ago. Little different than the one in the owners manual.
PV PACER A, B.pdf
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Re: My old Pacer from the 70s

Post by CharlieP » Mon May 22, 2023 6:35 pm

Yes I like this now, it had intermittent problem all these years and when I changed the Caps I found a lead not soldered too well. I already have the A + B Scheme from my search along with the Manual. I used to like it a lot when it was working well after it warmed up. It sounds great with all my 5 guitars that are here LP, Gretsches and a Wildkat
Epiphone. I have 3 other guitars at my Daughter here in Florida and one in PA. Got them spread out to play when I visit them!
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Re: My old Pacer from the 70s

Post by CharlieP » Fri Jun 02, 2023 3:28 pm

I just received a new Fender FS1 foot switch for my Pacer . This will be used to switch the Overdrive Function On and Off! I never had a footswitch from the day it was new about 1974-75. I think the OD is much better now than before the switch. I also have a Supa-Trem and MXR Carbon Copy Pedals direct to input, of course this doesn't have EFX Loop. It sounds very good and is a Great surprise.
This Pacer is the one with the OD Jack on the back Panel!
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Re: My old Pacer from the 70s

Post by CharlieP » Fri Jun 16, 2023 3:46 pm

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Re: My old Pacer from the 70s

Post by CharlieP » Sun Feb 11, 2024 7:41 pm

CharlieP wrote:
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See the Rusty Input Jack Nut #2, Caused me some loud buzzing 2 days ago! Put a new nut on and cinched all the Input Nuts and now no Buzz! More nuts on order to replace all that are Iffy!
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