#1
I played it for about 2 and a half hours without taking a break or turning it off or just to on-standby...not a smart thing to do.

I turned it off about 15 minutes ago and it's still pretty hot. Soon after I turned it off my room smelled like burnt popcorn (or in this case, amp) for a while but that smell is gone.

Is this going to permanently damage my amp? Am I screwed?
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#2
I doubt it. Amps are built to be played.
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#3
if anything happens, replace the tube i guess
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#4
It is not bad man, chill, in the worst case you will only have to replace the tubes, amp are designed to be abused
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#5
why do people think that their tube amps are going to explode unless they don't baby them?
#6
Indeed. I mean, the idea of an overdriven amp came from pushing old single channel amps to hard.
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#7
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I played it for about 2 and a half hours without taking a break or turning it off or just to on-standby...not a smart thing to do.

I turned it off about 15 minutes ago and it's still pretty hot. Soon after I turned it off my room smelled like burnt popcorn (or in this case, amp) for a while but that smell is gone.

Is this going to permanently damage my amp? Am I screwed?


This is in essence what gig tube amps go through on a regular basis. It's not like they die if they are used.

Just get a few new tubes if the tone sounds too muddy after something like that.
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#8
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I played it for about 2 and a half hours without taking a break or turning it off or just to on-standby...not a smart thing to do.



Man, if that were the case, I think most of us in this forum would be screwed, not just you. There had to have been something else making that smell, not just from you playing it. Besides, you'd have smelled it when playing.
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#9
I use my amp atleast 2+ hours every tuesday, wednesday, and thursday. Sometimes when i gig it may be on for over 4 hours
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