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Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by DannyStereo, Aug 31, 2016.
Nope. A couple are a bit scratchy too :/
Keep using them. If working them doesn't fix it, get yourself some clear flexible tubing with an inner diameter of about 1/4 inch or a tiny bit bigger, take the knobs off, slip it over the pot all the way to the face plate, and squirt some cleaner in there. Wait 10 mins, pull them off, reinstall the knobs, massage the pots, and you should be good.
THIS is a realistic price for a Twin Amp.
Let's face it, the market is saturated with low to medium wattage amps, which is what most of us HONESTLY need.
Gone are the days of big amps for big amps sake. Anyone trying to sell a Non-vintage Twin for over $1k is just silly.
Same price for a local one here as well... these are normal prices for these amp.
More tempting listings from Portland? It's not the 8 hour drive I'm worried about, it's not all the guns in the US, it's coming back into Canada with a Twin strapped to my car roof: "Oh, that old thing? I take it camping."
Also, I agree with your remarks, but they go against you: why did you get a Twin?
I disagree, a Twin at a low/medium amps volume still sounds fantastic and if you're a pedal user even better! It's the dang weight that keeps me from picking up one, not the overall volume.
Yeah I hardly turn it up past 2 or 3, and it does sound great even at low volume! Lots of bass, which I really enjoy.
I was just meaning the trend is definitely toward smaller amps these days, meaning the Twins and Marshall stacks are seeing a decline in demand, which leads to a decline in selling price. More fun for us crazies, I guess!!!
Well, not all is well at the Stereo man cave.
In the last couple of days the Twin developed this-
I tried running two power tubes, four power tubes, different power tubes, different 12ax7s in V1....
Deoxit the inputs, tube sockets, and reverb RCA connectors.
Try swapping every preamp tube with a known good one, one at a time. Replace the one that solved it.
I did all the inputs/sockets/connectors. I'll try replacing each preamp tube one at a time tonight.
Had a similar problem with my Tremolux, was the tremolo tube. Good luck
Interesting. I assumed it was tube related since it increases as I turn up he volume.
My next guess would have been a plate resistor?
Move over little dog ... the big dog is here.
Nothin' like the swagger of a twin. No regrets, that is, until you start movin it up and down and all around! Maybe you will have it somewhere stationary.
It does have a certain amount of swagger... Maybe even Mojo?
Just tried a good preamp tube rolled in every spot... No dice. I'll try the 'tubing over shaft' method.
UPDATE - it is DEFINITELY the first Volume Pot. I don't have clear tubing handy, so I used a straw to cover the shaft of the pot (it's a pull pot to engage the Bright circuit).
Sprayed it with cleaner, let it sit, worked it pushed and pulled and from 0-10 a bunch of times. Voila, crackling reduced. I think it still needs replaced, but it's a little more manageable for now.
How I can upon such discovery was by simply using either of the other two channels. No noise on those at all. What I may do is just use the Yellow channel until I can replace the pot. The yellow channel can be set up to sound similar to the clean channel, maybe with a boost in gain.
It's a plot to get you to start twisting up that gain!
Lol yes, that's it right there.
I am running it in Low Power for home. 15 watts of 6L6 tone through 2x12s sounds pretty good!
That's why ideally I'd like to mix and match heads and cabinets. Most any small amp in a 1x10" cab is going to sound better through a 2x12".
I have the same opinion of the Blues Junior. Nasty screechy, farty thing. Likewise I thought I'd just throw it in there.