Upgrading ribbon cables to larger gauge wires in 5150...

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Upgrading ribbon cables to larger gauge wires in 5150...

Post by Carlos6505+112 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:51 am

Is this something worth doing? Ive heard some guys will make their own ribbon cables with bigger gauge conductors. Is this beneficial or worth looking into?

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Re: Upgrading ribbon cables to larger gauge wires in 5150...

Post by Enzo » Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:33 pm

I can't imagine any. What problem do you have that this would solve? What benefit would you expect?

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Re: Upgrading ribbon cables to larger gauge wires in 5150...

Post by Carlos6505+112 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:18 am

Well my amp is making an intermittent "wind blowing into a microphone" type of noise. I cleaned out all my preamp tube sockets and power tube sockets with Deoxit5. Changed out all the tubes. Same problem. Ive heard that the ribbon cables can cause this but i havent opened up the amp to clean those connections as well.
As soon as I take the amp off Standby it will start making that noise. Literally like steady gusts of wind into a microphone.

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Re: Upgrading ribbon cables to larger gauge wires in 5150...

Post by Dorion » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:46 pm

I had a similar sound coming from my 5150 combo. Turned out to be a leaking filter cap.

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