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Discussion in 'Amp Tech Center' started by Tone Fiend, Sep 8, 2015.
What he said. There's no way that pulling that tube caused this. There are lots of ways that the process of pulling that tube caused something else to wiggle loose that caused you to lose power.
...I think everyone appreciates the wonder of a Twin in full operational mode - but I'd be more worried that the fist pump is a little too early. Without having actually figured out what happened, it may only be a matter of time before it either happens again, or worse yet, triggers some other damage.
my grandfather, a doctor, used to say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It took me too many times of expensive lessons to finally understand what that meant.
but I'm probably preachin' to the choir here...
Nothing was fixed. Whatever happened will surely show up again, sooner or later.
Agreed....tech time is.
Rectifier tube ok?
There is no rectifier tube in a Twin Reverb. AS noted by Fred Mertz, the problem is likely in the AC power supply....switch?? Connection??? AC power cord??
One might wonder as to how long it has been since this 1965 Fender TR has been serviced by a tech??? I am one....and I am wondering that right now.
4 years, he said in an earlier post.
For the record, the 65 TR is still working perfectly. I also regularly use my 51 Gibson GA-20 & 62 blonde Bassman. 65 TR is the BOSS. I run it with the Bassman cab. I have no desire to purchase any other amps, ever. (The 65 was purchased in 65 by my grandfather.. I'm EXTREMELY proud of it).
I hope everyone here is doing well. Best forum on the internets!
Hi T. Since it is so special to you, my suggestion would be to take it to a tech before that happens again – perhaps even onstage :S.
You do have good spares at home to keep you happily plugged in while your big boy is away for the fitness check
Thank you, sir. I know you're providing excellent advice in having my TR gone over by a pro. I'd really like to do that, but money is an issue at the moment. I think I'll start digging back in & check it out myself. That'll be a great learning experience for me. Now to figure out where to start
I respect that 100%. But my very last suggestion would be: ask in advance how much they’d want to check your power supply. It might be very little, and very well spent. RadioFM out
And: (1) congrats on your wonderful collection (I want an old Gibson dammit, for those Barney Kessel tones!), (2) I wish you lots of enjoyment and music with your big twin!
Thank you very much. I'll try to find a good tech here in Memphis. Surely there's no shortage in the area..
The Gibson... man... I wanted a tweed deluxe but as you know their prices are a little prohibitive. The Gibson absolutely NAILS that tone & for "only" $600. I can't recommend it highly enough. Get one!!