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Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by Lime_Swansea, May 18, 2013.

  1. Lime_Swansea

    Lime_Swansea TDPRI Member

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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???
     
  2. Bulldog87

    Bulldog87 Tele-Afflicted

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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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    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity

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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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