and now christen it BlueBall.
it's looked like this.
On it's back,
top or bottom off,
ass in the air.
but not 300 watts,
maybe 4 watts
and yeah it actually sounded great...
Which is why I'm nurturing hope,
to pursue this tortuous courtship.
Three months later,
the call to pick it up.
I was jazzed,
had some dough set aside,
was expecting to bring it home and crank it up...
Guy said it had too many hack repairs.
Too many stalled gigs,
the sound guy searching the floor of his van for any useable resistors and transistors,
trying to bypass the problem.
Probably while in some smokey bar,
soldering with a flashlight in his mouth,
already a few beers after sound check.
and those little striped cylinders (film resistors),
Is like reusing your toilet paper,
ya just don't do it.
He suggested find a generic Honda amp,
not rebuild a clapped out 1973 dodge charger.
Them's fighting words...
there was either two ways to do this.
Part it out and get stuck with the worthless carcass,
or spend hours learning a trade.
read other amp rebuild issues in forums like audiokarma.org,
ordered the parts,
and carved out a nook in the dining room.
Les do this.
There are 8 heat sinks,
with 24 transistors and 32 resistors.
Really it shouldn't be that hard,
but only one heat sink followed the schematic.
What the %#@$&!!
On top of that,
while explaining to Jaxon what I was doing,
I realized the heat sinks weren't in the correct order.
Say they're in an AABB-AABB configuration,
these are BAAB-AABB,
so the left side is all wacked.
It's gonna be the slower boat to China.