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  It's a Switchcraft 14B, available from many sources.
 Here's the "for sure" real thing :

  Like a lot of components, over the years it may have oxidized, gotten "gummed up", or simply been "knocked about" from use and tinkering.
  With all those wires attached to it (as its mounted in the amp),
it can be a pretty fussy (but plenty do-able) job to replace it.
  So, before you order a new one and swap it out,
get in there and carefully scour the points on it where the 1/4" plug makes contact - the sleeve (inside the main barrel, or cylinder) and the two "arms". Just use a small file, emery cloth (fine sandpaper), or anything that will gently but thoroughly scrape the metal at the point(s) of contact back to its original "shiney" condition. At the same time, a shot of contact cleaner goes a long way to improve your results.
 ALSO - look very closely, and make sure that none of the exposed wire ends soldered to the leads are touching and shorting each other. If they are, just gently pry them apart with a small screwdriver or needle-nose pliers. 

Sorry guys ... redundant info!

bjammerz :

  Thanks a lot for taking the time to share your understanding of this, Bro.

  It's always a "challenge" to (try to help a guy) think stuff (like this) out.
First - ya gotta grasp what the other guy's driving at.
Then - ya gotta figure out an appropriate explanation
          (and, hopefully, a solution) to the particular problem.
And then (perhaps the hardest part) - ya gotta put these concepts into words
          (not to mention write 'em down in a post : )
          that can be understood by the person that you're trying to help!

  =    We appreciate your effort(s) here, man!   :) 8)

  Even after prolonged and extensive searching,
haven't been able to find (so far) a definitive answer for this :

Instrument: Rhodes Suitcase 73, 5-pin Janus Amp, slider pre-amp.

 As we know, on the amp's panel are two pairs of jacks.
  One pair (Channel A, and Channel B) is labelled "Pre Amp Output" ,
 and the
other pair (Channel A, and Channel B) is labelled "Power Amp Input" .

  I'm sorry, fellas, but I'm confused here.
To me, anyways, this is about as clear as mud.
Is it actually as it seems?

  Thinking in the context of Stereo,
is the "Pre Amp Output" 
  - (un-)amplified "line outs" (to another component)?
and the "Power Amp Input" - 
  - "line ins" from an (un-)amplified source? 

 What does Rhodes' terminology mean here?
What are they for, exactly?

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: Internal Fuses
« on: October 31, 2012, 04:41:58 PM »

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: Internal Fuses
« on: October 31, 2012, 12:34:44 PM »
  Although this fuse question has been out there for a while now,
it's one that I can help with.

  Peter, if , as bjammerz asks, your rig "is a black grill 5-pin suitcase" ,
the two internal fuses (which are each for one of the two pairs of speakers) are :

4 amp / 250V

  They can blow simply from any of the (internal) speaker wires being disconnected, or even improperly connected.

 While you're at it ... wipe any crud off of those fuse-end-clamps &/or the (external) threaded fuse cap/housing.
Just use an old toothbrush (or a "Q-Tip") with a little spritz of your go-to contact cleaner.
Makes nice.  : )

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