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Yellow Jackets converters

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by audiokid, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Yellow Jackets converters give you simple Class-A operation from any amp.

    Anyone know more on this?
    Yellow Jackets by CE Manufacturing, LLC
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Looks cool but do the tubes really sit on top of the converter like that or do they fit deeper into the socket?
  3. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    These were originally marketed by THD Electronics, Andy Marshall (Stephen St. Croix's brother). I have see these at work in a couple of amps, namely Traynor Bassmasters and Fender Bassmans (silver-faced models). They get kind of hot, but they seemed to work pretty well.
  4. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    One of my guitarists tried them in his Fender Hot Rod Deluxe to get more of the English sound. They worked well....did get a bit hotter....I thought it made everything a bit too glassy. They are a quality product so if its what you want for your amp the build and design shouldnt be an issue.

    He eventually sold that amp and got a Bogner Metropolis which I couldnt recommend more. This is the real stuff.
  5. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    like a cheap sounding Fender twin?
  6. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Yeah....kinda...It wasnt right for that amp IMHO...Kinda choked the Fender right out of it. It sounded like the speakers were working hard to get out the tone. I still think it was the amp and not the converters.

    That Bogner.....thats my second favorite amp in this class. First being a Conrad.....VHT Pittbull45 is third.

    AD. You also couldnt use the channel switching with them.....I never found out why.
  7. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Dave, we got to find a way to get a Conrad up to the RO studio. Now you got me going again.
  8. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Yeah. I'm sure you'd love it. Just contact him. See what he'll do. He loves building them.....
  9. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    I tried, ... I'm stuck with my Rivera which is pretty sweet too but I'm sure not comparable to the Conrad.
  10. Jeemy

    Jeemy Well-Known Member

    Rivera isn't - I love the amps and dearly want them to be the top dollar but they unfortunately hit about 85% for me, with hard work and extortionate expense in tubes to take them to 95%.

    I haven't tried the Conrad, but I have just had a Retro-King RK45 built for me - I don't know if you remember I was planning on getting a Marshall Plexi rackmounted to go with my Twin rackmount, but I ended up getting this after speaking to every custom builder out there and it does both jobs.

    Its basically a replica of the Plexi Hendrix used with the capacitor mods, but runs at 45 watts with 6L6 tubes instead. I've had one channel wired to sound Twin-ish and the other is a very Plexi distortion - the cap mod is switchable, the two channels are discrete and I have some other goodies like a post-PI master volume, switchable true-bypass effects loop and negative feedback variax built in.

    Reason I mention it Chris is that all my guitar rig stuff is covered in the same vintage cream tolex and this was mis-covered in white, so I had a second cabinet made. So I actually have a spare white cabinet for an RK45 which means if you did decide to try/buy you might be able to get just the chassis made and have my cab.

    I'll post some pics and sound clips once I get my photographer through the studio.
  11. Jeemy

    Jeemy Well-Known Member


    As promised

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