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What's Going On With The Tubes On My Brand New Hr Deville 212?

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by AustinD, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. AustinD

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    Had a chance to crank my amp past 5 for the first time and noticed a really strong burning(?) smell. Noticed one of my tubes was burning really really bright. Didn't know what red plating was at the time so I don't recall if it was but I did grab a picture. (the brightness is kind of exaggerated by the camera but it was still really freaking bright) http://imgur.com/sm2Y5jq

    Any idea what could be going on? I just got this thing brand new from sweetwater less than 2 weeks ago.
     
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    That power tube is redplating due to excessive plate current draw. Do not run the amp. Enforce the warranty.
     
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    Thanks for the quick response, I'll be taking it into a fender warranty enforced shop this evening.
     
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