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Monoprice 15 watt tube amp

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by here4thefall, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. Rick330man

    Rick330man Tele-Meister

    374
    Jan 9, 2011
    Florida Keys
    My light was turning on and off intermittently. I unscrewed the bezel, put a little contact cleaner on a Q-tip, cleaned out the light bulb socket and it has worked fine ever since.
     
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  2. Informal

    Informal Tele-Holic

    527
    Jan 16, 2013
    SoCal

    Same with mine... Although I skipped the contact cleaner... They just don't screw them in tight enough is my guess.. It's a tight area, I couldn't tighten as much as it needed, until I put a dab of hot glue on on a small plastic rod... Let it set... gave it a few turns... Then kept my fingers crossed as I tried to unattached it... I removed it, luckily it left no residue on the bulb, and I didn't break it.
     

  3. Believer

    Believer TDPRI Member

    54
    Jun 8, 2012
    Mississippi
    When swapping power tubes, did y'all have to re-bias the amp? If so, how?
     

  4. Telepi

    Telepi Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 22, 2009
    Missouri
    No biasing is needed. That's one of the reasons I chose this amp. Just be sure to get a matched pair of el84s.
     

  5. Strebs

    Strebs Tele-Meister

    149
    Dec 24, 2015
    Birmingham, AL
    If anyone is waiting for these to come back in stock, wait no more!!!! They are back with free shipping today. I just ordered one. Hopefully, my revolving quest for an amp will come to an end. The price sure is right and I love the sound of the Laney's that they seem to be made from.
     

  6. Jack

    Jack Tele-Meister

    447
    Oct 30, 2003
    Chesapeake, Va.
    How did you get the free shipping?
     

  7. Strebs

    Strebs Tele-Meister

    149
    Dec 24, 2015
    Birmingham, AL
    It's listed as a promotion for the 15 watter right now. I didn't have to do anything, it just showed up as free shipping.
     

  8. Jack

    Jack Tele-Meister

    447
    Oct 30, 2003
    Chesapeake, Va.
    Ok.. I went to their website and it's ringing up the shipping .. I also went to Amazon and they include free shipping, but the price is exactly the the same as the price on the mono price website for amp plus shipping, $131.36. Quite a bit more than others have paid. Must be the popularity of the amp.

    Thanks
     

  9. Jack

    Jack Tele-Meister

    447
    Oct 30, 2003
    Chesapeake, Va.
    My bad.. Just realized this thread is for their 15 watt amp.. I've been looking at the 5.
     

  10. Jack

    Jack Tele-Meister

    447
    Oct 30, 2003
    Chesapeake, Va.
    Just ordered the 5 and 15. Looking forward to giving them a go.
     

  11. brogh

    brogh Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    italy
    UMPF !

    got a look at the website ... the 5 watter will cost + 114 bucks to ship it it in italy ... plus taxes ... that $ucks ... :(
     

  12. PunkKitty

    PunkKitty Tele-Meister

    160
    Jun 24, 2008
    Chicago
    Just a heads up. I just ordered a WGS Reaper for my Monoprice from MF. They will honor the EXTRA15 coupon over the phone for that speaker. I paid $67 and some change for it.
     
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  13. VintageSG

    VintageSG Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Mar 31, 2016
    Huddersfield, UK
    Take a look at the Laney Cub 8. Same amp as the Monoprice 5 watter, or rather the Monoprice is the same as the Laney. Thomann has them for 122 Euro + about 10 Euro shipping.
     

  14. grim83

    grim83 Tele-Meister

    376
    Jul 14, 2014
    alabamy
    They currently have the 15 on sale for $199.99 and free freight. I couldn't resist any longer and bit hook line and sinker. We'll see in a week how I feel.
     
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  15. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Friend of Leo's

    Nov 28, 2006
    USA
    Been waiting to see an all in price below 200--and today is the day. Ordered one. Will report back next week. So...same as grim83!
     

  16. Strebs

    Strebs Tele-Meister

    149
    Dec 24, 2015
    Birmingham, AL
    Deng, I ordered a day too soon apparently. :(
     

  17. grim83

    grim83 Tele-Meister

    376
    Jul 14, 2014
    alabamy
    I had to cut a deal with the wife so the hype better be for real or someone's getting hurt...and it'll probably be me lol.
    I feel your pain brother
     

  18. grim83

    grim83 Tele-Meister

    376
    Jul 14, 2014
    alabamy
    I got an email confirmation showing it has shipped. I'm all giddy unfortunately it won't be here until Tuesday :(. Guess this is a good excuse to finish fixing my Tele so it'll be ready.
     

  19. dqami

    dqami Tele-Holic

    820
    Feb 11, 2004
    Give them a call. Same thing happened to me and they gave me a credit back on my card. Great CS!
     

  20. Lando27

    Lando27 Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

    117
    May 6, 2015
    Ottawa
    I had the same issue on the 5 watt version. Just unscrewed it and tightened it back in
     

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