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Plush P1000S

Postby OfTheBrave on Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:11 pm

I'm looking to swap out this 1969 amp's two prong plug for one with a ground. I can't seem to find the schematics online for some reason. Anyone have a link or pdf file for it?
If not, would someone point out the "death cap" for me?
Thanks!
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Re: Plush P1000S

Postby lexicondevil on Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:36 pm

Plush and Earth amps were essentially Fender copies, so you should be safe using a Twin/Showman Schematic. Although I'm not familiar with this particular amp, I would assume that either one or both of the silver can caps located next to the PT would be the 'Death Cap'.
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Re: Plush P1000S

Postby PeterS on Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:21 pm

The death cap is the little one connected between the ground switch and the chassis ground.
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Re: Plush P1000S

Postby OfTheBrave on Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:39 pm

I appreciate the quick response from you guys, but who is actually correct here? For some reason I cannot find an appropriate fender schematic to match up. It seems that the schematics on fenders website for vintage amps have been modified to include a 3 prong plug. Why would they do that?
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Re: Plush P1000S

Postby Baron Von Machinenmann on Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:54 pm

PeterS is correct, those large silver electrolytic cans are the main filter caps. The pictures aren't detailed enough to show the cap and connections clearly, it "appears" to be that ceramic disc cap on the switch but unless you post some better close-ups, we are guessing.

*I'd also like to add that this is not the best amp to learn on if you aren't used to working on and around the high voltage sections.There are potentially lethal voltages running all over the internals of that one... :Zap:
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Re: Plush P1000S

Postby OfTheBrave on Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:58 am

I hear you Baron, that's why I have a skilled friend helping me with this project.
I'm just attempting to so some footwork before he sits down with it.

Either way, I took some new shots. Check it out.

Anyone know why they would put a 120v ac output back there?
Also, what is the cloth covered part sitting above those electrolytic cans?
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Re: Plush P1000S

Postby Baron Von Machinenmann on Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:51 am

Cool, there is no better way to get into this than to have a tech guiding you. :thumbsup:
That disc ceramic cap seems to have one leg tied to ground right at the switch case so would indeed to be the fabled "death cap"; this can be surgically snipped out. The cloth looks like friction tape and I have no idea why it is there, possibly an attempt to cover the hot leads?
That skinny 120 volt feed on the back is their version of Fenders convenience outlet.

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