Lifting The Lafayette Lid: Tubes

29 12 2008

Taking the chassis out of the Lafayette yields a nice view of the circuit.

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The three tubes are plainly seen; two 12AX7 s, one shielded and one not along with the taller 6BQ5.

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The could be the original tubes but are very, very old in any case.  They are all marked “Hitachi Japan”.

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It’s a fairly clean chassis with a good bit of room between components except the circuit board is a bit crammed.

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GA5T Skylark Full On Volume Video

22 12 2008




Lafayette Front Panel: Nobs And Jacks

15 12 2008

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As mentioned before, a former owner played around with the Lafayette’s control nobs and I’m not too sure if either style on there now is what was on the amp originally.

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The fat silver nobs look like they came off a hi-fi stereo tuner?





Another Gibson GA5T Video

8 12 2008




Photos Of Lafayette 99-9141 WX

5 12 2008

From the back.

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A wee bit closer.

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Output transformer mounted on the speaker, which is creatively attached to the amp using scrap wood nuggets rather than bolts.

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Gibson GA-5T Video

1 12 2008

Still screwing with the Lafayette so here’s the Gibson GA-5T.