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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:39 pm 
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Hello everyone! Built the 18W TMB some years ago! Love it!
I pretty much use the normal channel though.
The TMB channel voicing has to much bass for my taste. Even with bass control in 0.

I wish I could have in the TMB channel the same voicing of the normal channel but with the gain of the TMB I have now.
Anyone can recommend a change to decrease that bass and voice it more like the normal channel but maintaing more or less the gain?

Thought about changing the tone stack bass cap but then I thought it probably wont change much.
Perhaps I should change cathode bypass capacitor?
Weird thing is that the normal and TMB channel have the same cathode resistor & cap in the first stage..

Thanks!! :P


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The two preamps are identical, so changing the cathode resistor or capacitor won't help. The TMB channel just has an extra gain stage and a cathode follower. You could try decreasing the value of C4, the capacitor on the bass control. Try .01uF or even .0047uF.

There's a neat free program you can download called Duncan's Tone Stack Calculator where you can try different values for the tone stack and graphically see how it affects the frequency response.
http://www.duncanamps.com/tsc/

You could also try reducing the value of C6, the coupling capacitor after the volume control. Try .01uF for starters.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:34 am 
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mitch m wrote:
The two preamps are identical, so changing the cathode resistor or capacitor won't help. The TMB channel just has an extra gain stage and a cathode follower. You could try decreasing the value of C4, the capacitor on the bass control. Try .01uF or even .0047uF.

There's a neat free program you can download called Duncan's Tone Stack Calculator where you can try different values for the tone stack and graphically see how it affects the frequency response.
http://www.duncanamps.com/tsc/

You could also try reducing the value of C6, the coupling capacitor after the volume control. Try .01uF for starters.


Thank you so much! Will try those mods!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:25 am 
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Try Change C1 to .68 and C6 to .01 . You can play with he tone stack to. Use Duncan tone stack calculator.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:51 am 
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coco wrote:
Try Change C1 to .68 and C6 to .01 . You can play with he tone stack to. Use Duncan tone stack calculator.


Thanks! Wouldnt C1 to 0.68uF be too big? Wouldnt it increase bass rather than lower it?

No, the higher the capacitance, the lower the bass frequency. Currently it's sitting at 1uf so .68uf is less


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:38 am 
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emartine wrote:
coco wrote:
Try Change C1 to .68 and C6 to .01 . You can play with he tone stack to. Use Duncan tone stack calculator.


Thanks! Wouldnt C1 to 0.68uF be too big? Wouldnt it increase bass rather than lower it?

No, the higher the capacitance, the lower the bass frequency. Currently it's sitting at 1uf so .68uf is less


I see C1 is 0.0047uf in the original schematic. How do you calculate the capacitance to 1uf?
Thanks again!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:45 pm 
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Ha, the other C1!! The one on the cathode beside R5.

My bad..

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