Blktiger0
The Name's Devon! ;)
Join date: Sep 2007
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#2
I would say it's a microphonice tube. Open it up and give the smaller tubes a little tap with the eraser end of a pencil with no guitar plugged in. If it makes a noticable noise through the speaker, it's microphonic.
MaggaraMarine
Slapping the bass.
Join date: Oct 2009
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#3
Yes, I had same kind of noise coming out of my Laney VC30. It only happened on the drive channel when I turned the volume up (volume at 1 it didn't have any noise). I changed one of the pre amp tubes and it helped.
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Last edited by MaggaraMarine at Nov 24, 2012,
Blktiger0
The Name's Devon! ;)
Join date: Sep 2007
3,630 IQ
#4
Quote by MaggaraMarine
Yes, I had same kind of noise coming out of my Laney VC30. It only happened on the drive channel when I turned the volume up (volume at 1 it didn't have any noise). I changed one of the power tubes and it helped.


You changed only ONE power tube? Did you Bias afterward? You should never change just one Power Tube, as they are matched in pairs/quads, and this is important to keep you from putting extra stress on one or running one completely cold. Generally, if you change one PT, you change them all, but you definitely change at least one pair of them. (Obiously, if your amp runs on two power tubes, you replace all of them no matter what, but if it runs on 4, you can get away with only changing two on some amps, although I see no reason why you wouldn't just replace all of them)
MaggaraMarine
Slapping the bass.
Join date: Oct 2009
3,409 IQ
#5
^ Oops, pre amp tube, not power amp.

EDIT: Fixed.
Quote by AlanHB
Just remember that there are no boring scales, just boring players.

Gear

Charvel So Cal
Ibanez Blazer
Yamaha FG720S-12
Tokai TB48
Laney VC30
Hartke HyDrive 210c