#1
Playing
Laney VC30amp.


Change the fuse today from when it blew ages ago then it fused again, i replace it

Im playing it now, it occasionally pops (possible link?). But most importantly the drive channel has diminished to nothing. Ive turned both of them up lots and nothing. Clean channel is as before (totally fine). Is there a way to fix this myself as i remember this happening occasionally in the past for a few minutes at a time.

This is annoying because the tiny amount of drive i add to my cleans is a central part to my tone.

Im losing a lot of faith in Laney at the moment this amp is so beautiful sounding but dammit it tries my patience.
#2
Check the tubes at the fuse
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#4
so no tube blew, was/is there a burning smell? pad pot maybe?
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countries have been toppled in the time it's taking, revolutions won got a black pres

yawn


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When he finally gets one it'll probably be televised like the Berlin Wall coming down.
The end of an era
#7
Maybe a bad preamp tube?
If the preamp tube which corresponds to your drive channel went bad, you won't get much gain...
So, just pop a new one in and see what happens.
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1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
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#9
yeah it's probably normal I meant check the fuse AND the tubes sorry.

try what Dark said also
Quote by gregs1020
Brett has been saving for a splawn for 4 years
countries have been toppled in the time it's taking, revolutions won got a black pres

yawn


Quote by bubb_tubbs
When he finally gets one it'll probably be televised like the Berlin Wall coming down.
The end of an era
#10
Well, how old is the amp, and have you ever retubed it?
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#12
Well, that must mean that your V2 (assuming that it's your lead channel tube) is dead/dying.
Just pick up a 12ax7 from tubedepot.com
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator