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Old May 14th, 2017, 07:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If I jiggle the mic cable in the jack I can get it to work for a second or two. So if I can find an actual replacement jack I should be able to do it myself as I actually DO have some soldering skills


Have you tried resoldering it?



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Old May 14th, 2017, 08:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Have you tried resoldering it?



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Yup, in fact that's how I finally got some sound out of it. I actually think the jack itself is "pooched"

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Old May 14th, 2017, 09:03 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old May 15th, 2017, 07:52 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Looks like you have a great deal, Rob. I have had lots of luck with Yamaha electronics over the years-new or used-Congrats
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Old May 15th, 2017, 12:24 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Tony,
It's funny but we have an old Yamaha powered mixer from the '70s (EM-150 I think). In one of my first bands, we used this for a number of years in the late 70s early 80s and when we finally upgraded, we gave the Yamaha and some old huge Cerwin Vega speakers to a school where our sax player was the head of the music department.

After a few years he went to teach at another school and left the Yamaha behind. So about 10 years ago, Nick (sax player) shows up at rehearsal with the old Yamaha! He said that one of the teachers at the old school saw it ready to be thrown out and thought he may want it back. So I plugged it in and turned it on and one channel was dead while the other sounded fuzzy with little volume. I quickly shut it down and decided that it needed some work before we try that again. I checked the fuse and someone had wrapped it in tin foil.

So I brought the thing to work with me and one of the guys here took it home to check it out. Both output transistors were shot. He got a couple of replacements, put them in and lo and behold....that's all it needed. I just had to buy him lunch for his efforts. We figured some students tried running it at a lower impedance than recommended and fried them. So we've been using it at rehearsals ever since. However, it's finally started having a few hum problems and I decided that it wasn't worth it to get it fixed at this point as it still has original filter caps, no XLRs (we used 1/4" to xlr transformer/adapters) and the reverb tank finally bit the dust.

However, it's about 40 yrs old and the new one is only about 12 or so years old, so I think it's got some life still in it.
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Hah! That's a great story. I still have an old Mackie mixer that I used for thousands of gigs, and most of it still works fine. I've got it mounted in a rack and it has outlasted several power amps in its lifetime.
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