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    Quote Originally Posted by StudioMike View Post
    Captain B, I always enjoy your posts and respect your opinion, but that kind of talk is likely to get one killed or seriously buzzed. Donít EVER work on an amp that hasnít been fully discharged.
    I entirely agree with your last statement: Never work on an amp that hasn't been fully discharged.

    However, my original post is quite specific to ensure the caps ARE discharged in the Princeton. It is a proven technique (i.e. science) and not just a speculative opinion on my part.
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    If I understand the video, the caps will discharge themselves as long as you turn the amp off without putting it in standby first?
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    Correct. That's the proper procedure for shutting an amp down anyway. Standby is only used when turning an amp on or pausing between sets (for example).

    Starting position: Standby switch OFF, Power switch OFF.
    To power up: Flick both switches ON together. Wait for the amp to warm-up and then turn standby switch OFF.
    To power down: Turn power switch OFF.
    Amp is then left in the starting position.

    The Princeton doesn't have a standby switch of course.
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    Forgive my surprise, but in 45 years of hanging out with guitar and amp builders, I have never heard anyone suggest this as a safe method of discharging an amp. I just expected that once, in the hundreds of online discussions I’ve seen on this subject, that someone would have said, “or you can just power down without using the standby switch and Bob’s your uncle.”
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    I have been similarly inclined, as the Cap'n is the first person to point this out to me. Next time I have an amp open I'll get the multimeter out and see for myself.
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    I was too, until I tried it for myself and confirmed it to be true.

    But we're never too late to learn something new.

    However, I still agree with the basic principle that safety is foremost - don't mess with electrics (of any kind) unless you know what you're doing.
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    So... got an amp tech to do do the job. He first replaced both .01 caps to .02, and it got way too slow (...) Put one back and now I have my favourite tremolo speed range, from a bit slower than it was before (perfect in some songs) to very fast without getting to silly/unusable fast - for me, of course.

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    Glad you got it sorted out.
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    Very interesting discussion! I have never heard of the good Capn's technique before either.
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