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Old May 18th, 2013, 02:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have owned this amp since January this year, I was playing away last night and things were pretty dirty, what with the tubes driving and the big muff going into the amp and buckers driving that!

Anyway, there was a sudden loss of sound and the switch even stopped glowing blue. There was an acrid chemical smell and I assumed that the power tube had gone. I took the 20 (!) screws out to take the cover off and discoverd that it had come from the area of the 12ax7. I changed tubes out and changed the 250v fuse in the back, powered up - sound, lights, everything! I turned up to halfway and saw R12 fizz and burn up in front of my eyes! All still lit, no sound!! AT popped???

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Crazy! How much play time have you given it? Were you running it at high volume? These little things get really loud in my experience. For a small amp that is. Sorry to hear it fried on thou. I have no clue what that's about!
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That happened to me once...I believe amp tech said a bad power tube caused
a plate resistor to go out.....
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