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Old 01-12-2013, 03:46 AM   #21
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I am drunk sonindint know if it makes sense or not.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:50 AM   #22
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I would buy 3 or 4 fuses:
Install new fuse and turn amp on. Check fuse,
If blown pull power tubes and install new fuse.
Recheck.

If you think the tubes are bad callGC and see what they will do for you.

Pull the power tubes, replace FUSE, start it without the tubes in?

And I'd hope they'd at least find me a set of cheap tubes to put in so I can figure out if it works, that damned $60 repair plan has to be good for something.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:58 AM   #23
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Pull the power tubes, replace tubes, start it without the tubes in?

And I'd hope they'd at least find me a set of cheap tubes to put in so I can figure out if it works, that damned $60 repair plan has to be good for something.


Turn it on with the tubes out.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:59 AM   #24
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Turn it on with the tubes out.

Isn't that like, bad for it?
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:29 AM   #25
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Isn't that like, bad for it?


Ask Cath. I don't think so but check with him p.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:38 AM   #26
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Not bad for it in the slightest. When you're building an amp you check your voltages before you plug the tubes in.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:40 AM   #27
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That's what I thought but I am drunk. I wouldn't trust me right now.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:43 AM   #28
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Not bad for it in the slightest. When you're building an amp you check your voltages before you plug the tubes in.

I'm sure you're just laughing at my ignorance right now aren't you? its ok if you are, so am I
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:38 PM   #29
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Well, thank you gentlemen, it was in fact the tubes, However my dad wants to make this difficult and he's making me take it to GC and won't let me say that it needs new tubes so they can monkey around inside the damned thing for a week to do a 5 minute test. The warranty doesn't even cover tubes but he insists that we take it in anyway even though I know the problem is now the power tubes. What's worse is they keep trying to get me to sell it or get rid of it. .
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:31 PM   #30
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That's parents. They trying to look out for your best interests.

The tubes probably got fubar'd during shipping.

I would call GC at a minimum. You shouldn't have to buy tubes yourself right off the bay. Maybe they will split 50/50 with you.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:23 AM   #31
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That's parents. They trying to look out for your best interests.

The tubes probably got fubar'd during shipping.

I would call GC at a minimum. You shouldn't have to buy tubes yourself right off the bay. Maybe they will split 50/50 with you.

He doesn't even want me to mention tubes, I'm just afraid that they're going to claim that it was DOA and they're gonna try to give me an "equal value" trade and I'm gonna end up with $750 of some crap that I'll end up hating or something asenine like that, I simply don't trust them to maintenance my amp.
To top it off I went to hooters with my girlfriend and the wings gave me one hell of an upset stomach, that shit still hurts. The only upside to my day is that my truck finally started, I'll make sure to get a video of it up in the GB&C chat tomorrow, she sounds mean as hell.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:47 AM   #32
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Nice on the truck.

You will get the amp deal all sorted out. Hopefully sooner than later. Keep us posted.
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Well we realized that GC's warranty doesn't cover tubes so, after payday I'm gonna go ahead and order myself a set of jj's and see if she still blows fuses, if so I'll use the repair plan, if not then I'll enjoy my new amp finally.
Go figure I finally get my dad to see the light on this one and the starter motor burns out on my truck, the housing is cracked so it's not even like the thing is worth rebuilding in the first place, so I'm out an amp and my truck won't start again until friday. once I get both going reliably, I'll be happy.

Is there a way I can test the tubes and see which is bad? maybe until friday I can try to run only two of them? If possible is it the inside, the outside, the left, or the right that I can run?
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:37 PM   #34
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Well we realized that GC's warranty doesn't cover tubes so, after payday I'm gonna go ahead and order myself a set of jj's and see if she still blows fuses, if so I'll use the repair plan, if not then I'll enjoy my new amp finally.
Go figure I finally get my dad to see the light on this one and the starter motor burns out on my truck, the housing is cracked so it's not even like the thing is worth rebuilding in the first place, so I'm out an amp and my truck won't start again until friday. once I get both going reliably, I'll be happy.

Is there a way I can test the tubes and see which is bad? maybe until friday I can try to run only two of them? If possible is it the inside, the outside, the left, or the right that I can run?

Are you sure there isnot something else wrong with the amp?
I really sugest you go to your GC with the amp, also take your recpt. Tell tem when you tried it it did not work. They will probably put new tubes in it if it arrived dead to your house. Actually call the GC that you bought the amp from talk to the MGR and explain your situation. I bet he makes it right. even though the amp was used, it is soposed to arrive in working order unless it is stated in the item discription.

My truck is in the shop since Fri. Damn clutch.....
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Are you sure there isnot something else wrong with the amp?
I really sugest you go to your GC with the amp, also take your recpt. Tell tem when you tried it it did not work. They will probably put new tubes in it if it arrived dead to your house. Actually call the GC that you bought the amp from talk to the MGR and explain your situation. I bet he makes it right. even though the amp was used, it is soposed to arrive in working order unless it is stated in the item discription.

My truck is in the shop since Fri. Damn clutch.....

If it weren't the tubes, then it would have blown the fuse with the tubes out aswell, correct?

I feel your pain man, the worst thing about mine is that it started strong and roared hard and loud yesterday, that cam had that baby rocking so hard you could feel it throughout the car, inside and out. You could hear the compression in the exhaust tubes, I'm thinking a set of 3" H pipes and some headers eventually, I'm just not looking forward to having to re-torque my exhaust manifold bolts after every heat cycle for a while.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:13 PM   #36
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Call the GC in which it came from. Explain what has happened. They don't try to shit on their customers.

See what they can do for you.

Ask them what your next step should be.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:25 PM   #37
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Well we're gonna call them up and see if we can get them to go halves or at least discount us on some tubes.
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Well we're gonna call them up and see if we can get them to go halves or at least discount us on some tubes.

No go for new tubes they cover first then, jew them accordingly if that does not work.

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No go for new tubes they cover first then, jew them accordingly if that does not work.

good luck.

I shall jew, repeatedly and strenuously until I get what I want, thanks.
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