- Feb 11, 2020
- Shreveport, LA
Well, I kinda feel like an idiot. I opened the back panel and noticed right away that the V2 tube was barely in it’s socket. Somehow I misaligned it and was barely in there, with the metal pins almost touching the metal shield. I think I got a little jolt from the tube not being seated in the socket properly (metal tube shield connected to metal chassis connected to metal toggle switch). I pulled the 12AX7, reinstalled it making sure it was properly seated, and viola! No hum/hiss ( any more than normal anyways), and no shock.
Just to be 100% I checked the wall outlets with tester. They are fine. I will be purchasing an even better power strip though.
If all you need is a surge protector, Amazon has one that protects up to like 4700(four thousand seven hundred) joules(IIRC? It was somewhere around there) for like $15
For comparison, Walmart sells some that protect up to like 900(nine hundred) joules for $25
First I had one from Walmart. Then I saw the Amazon surge protector and snatched it up.