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5E3 Deluxe Line Out and Dummy Load Modification

Exploit all the glorious tone of your 5E3 Deluxe without blowing out your eardrums!

This simple modification for the stock 5E3 Deluxe amplifier replaces the original 2 output jack circuit (1/4 SPK and 1/4 EXT SPK) with another that adds a 1/4″ Line Level Out and an 8Ω dummy load.

 

The Line Out mod allows you to use the amplifier as a pre-amp for another amplifier, or to run a line level out to safely send the amplified signal directly into a recording device without damaging it.

The addition of the default 8Ω dummy load shunted from the SPK output jack allows the amp to run safely if/when the speaker is unplugged, vs under loading the output transformer and frying it.

In short: if you want to blast your amp at full volume into a recording device without angering your neighbors or ruining your output transformer, then this is the mod for you!