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stratcowboy
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Mar 15th, 2017 09:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That sucks!

ejm

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Mar 19th, 2017 05:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Tubes will go bad. But there is no reason that they should take out the entire amp.

Do you know exactly what went wrong?

And more importantly, what can be done to keep this from happening again?


willie

Too Near Atlanta GA

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Mar 19th, 2017 06:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sometimes a tube element will short and take out a resistor or some other part with it...it happens.

Modern production EL-84's are notorious for this.

w

(This message was last edited by willie at 08:18 PM, Mar 19th, 2017)

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

When I used to work on amps I would tell guys - new, tested power tubes every 6 - 8 months of hard gigging/rehearsals. More often for EL84s. Especially EL84s in combos.

picnic
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Mar 20th, 2017 03:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

the tech said resistors got taken out. Nothing that can't be repaired.

Leftee
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Mar 20th, 2017 03:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Excellent!

I had a C30 years ago. Great amp!

littleuch
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Mar 21st, 2017 02:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I too had a C30 for a while back 5 years ago or so. It was a fun amp, but way more than anything I need these days. That said, what Willie and Hammond said ^ would give me pause if I were to be in the market again for such an amp.

ejm

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Mar 22nd, 2017 07:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"the tech said resistors got taken out."

We still don't know *exactly* what the problem was or what resistors. Until we know that, we don't know if it could have been avoided or not.

"Nothing that can't be repaired."

Given enough time and/or money, almost anything can be repaired.

(This message was last edited by ejm at 11:51 AM, Mar 23rd, 2017)

picnic
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Mar 26th, 2017 08:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Got both amps back and gigged them last night. I put them side by side after seeing a friend's setup at his Stones tribute band show. He had two Fender Mustang III's side by side and it looked cool. I never used both of mine at the same time, but it sure looked great.

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