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Coral Head

Sunshine State

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Jan 25th, 2017 07:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My 1995 BD has started cutting out intermittently. When it does, the red light for the drive channel comes on, even though I am using the clean channel. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Colin

(This message was last edited by Coral Head at 10:56 AM, Jan 25th, 2017)

Coral Head

Sunshine State

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Feb 11th, 2017 04:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My amp tech replaced the filter caps and replaced a couple of resistors with higher amperage resistors of the same ohm value. Just got it back so will be testing it for cutting out!

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Feb 12th, 2017 11:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think there may be some good YT videos on BD maintenance.

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Feb 18th, 2017 12:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Assuming tubes are okay, the Plate load resistors on the Phase inverter are very likely. Tech job.

(This message was last edited by Fritz_D_Cat at 02:25 PM, Feb 18th, 2017)

guitarcapo

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Feb 28th, 2017 11:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had the same thing happening on my 90's BD when I played it hard. If you played it at normal volume it didn't happen but when you played loud and if there was a huge abrupt change in volume it would cut out. I never did figure out the reason why. I just sold it to Guitar Center for $300. Fortunately the guy testing it didn't crank it when I brought it in.
I do remember swapping tubes and spraying contact cleaner in the sockets and pots didn't help.

Coral Head

Sunshine State

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Mar 6th, 2017 11:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I played two gigs this weekend with the amp (after replacing caps and a few resistors) and everything worked as it should. It's over 20 years old so I guess caps are getting tired at that point.

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Mar 6th, 2017 08:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Cool! Happy ending!

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