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Old 04-27-2013, 10:49 PM   #1
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"Tink" noise when I turn my tube amp on or off?

I have a Vypyr Tube 60. Whenever I turn my amp on or off, I hear a faint "tink" sound (similar to that metallica "tink" sound when you turn an electric base-board heater on). I'm wondering if this is normal? Only noticed it a few weeks ago after a tech opened up my amp to fix it. Is this just the tubes warming up or turning on or something? Is the sound normal?
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:00 PM   #2
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Mine has always done it but mine also blew up today soooo...
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:17 AM   #3
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Pretty sure mine makes a "click" sound.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:24 AM   #4
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My 15W Laney occasionally makes a 'tchew!' Star Wars laser sound when I turn it off, which I'm fairly confident is just tubes being tubes.
I've played through a really old Peavey something-or-other (Valveking maybe?) that makes a sound like a spring ringing whenever you turn it on or moved it; it's one of the least reliable amps I've ever touched. I hope it's just reverb springs or something..

Maybe you should give the tech a call and ask if it's normal?

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Old 04-28-2013, 03:36 AM   #5
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My JSX does that every time I turn it off. Pretty sure it's nothing to worry about.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:30 AM   #6
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My jet city jc22h does as well. Must be normal.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:58 AM   #7
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Yeah my Marshall Vintage Modern does this too. Pretty sure it's normal.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:06 AM   #8
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My 15W Laney occasionally makes a 'tchew!' Star Wars laser sound when I turn it off


This means you're powering off too soon after flipping the standby.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:09 AM   #9
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Nothing to worry about man. I think it's just the expansion of the metal as it heats up.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:58 PM   #10
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This means you're powering off too soon after flipping the standby.


Not necessarily. Also, you don't need to use the standby on amps that small anyways.


Every tube amp I've owned has made some sort of weird noise when being turned off, pretty normal.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:19 PM   #11
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Nothing to worry about man. I think it's just the expansion of the metal as it heats up.


That's what I was thinking too. Thanks. Mine does it when I first turn it on and warm it up in standby, then again when I turn the full amp on, then again when I turn off the amp. So this makes sense, the metal is probably expanding and contracting when warming/cooling, just like a base-board heater I used as an example.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:43 PM   #12
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This means you're powering off too soon after flipping the standby.


Everybody has different thoughts on the standby switch, but I don't think you can power off to soon.

Dr. Z, a man who has probably forgotten more about amps than any of us will ever know, recommends to actually not use the standby switch when powering down.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:41 PM   #13
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It's the sound of the tubes cooling and returning to room temp.
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