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Offline David Aubke

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Tine Bomb on a Fifty Four
« on: September 03, 2011, 03:01:50 PM »
I just installed a new Vintage Vibe Tine Bomb Preamp on my Fifty Four. I did a blog post about it but to summarize, it added tremendous gain and definitely helped fatten up the tone.

I made a short demo video. I don't currently have a way of making a quality recording so the video does more to show the differences in signal strength than tone. In the video, the first switch powers the preamp. In the Off position (down), it also sends the signal around the preamp so the piano can still be played with passive electronics. The middle switch selects between the Tine Bomb's choke tone control (up) and the original capacitor (down).
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Re: Tine Bomb on a Fifty Four
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2011, 06:58:56 PM »
I made a couple of .wav files to try to demonstrate the tonal effects of the preamp. I attempted to play the same piece of Recorda-Me, once with no preamp and again with the Tine Bomb turned on.
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Re: Tine Bomb on a Fifty Four
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2011, 05:08:10 PM »
As a quick addition, just wanted to say I appreciated the blog a LOT as I thought the instructions that came with my tine bomb could have been a touch more detailed (no diagrams at all).
That having been said - I reckon its an excellent product and makes a real difference to the tone from my Rhodes.

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Re: Tine Bomb on a Fifty Four
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2011, 05:19:44 PM »
Good lord, I hope you didn't use the pencil diagram linked in that article. It was missing a few connections.

To be clear for anyone else, on a Stage Seventy Three with standard two-knob controls, the Tine Bomb is a drop-in replacement requiring no re-wiring. You'd only need to break out the soldering iron if you want to add more options such as the ability to bypass the unit.

I'm glad you found the article helpful though.
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Re: Tine Bomb on a Fifty Four
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2012, 12:34:10 PM »
Hey! I'm interested in that blog post but your link says it's not there anymore. Did you move the blog???

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Re: Tine Bomb on a Fifty Four
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2012, 12:35:52 PM »
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Re: Tine Bomb on a Fifty Four
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2012, 04:52:11 PM »
Thanks! Thats a great blog you have there.

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Re: Tine Bomb on a Fifty Four
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2012, 08:38:31 PM »
Thank you.
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Re: Tine Bomb on a Fifty Four
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2012, 03:21:42 AM »
Hi Dave,
Thanks for the blog and detailed comments and sound demos.
It sounds great!
Keep up the great Rhodes work and comments, they are most helpful.
Regards
Mark :)

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Re: Tine Bomb on a Fifty Four
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2012, 08:38:46 AM »
Thank you Mark.
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