#1
Okay, the other day in practice I found the prefect formula for the sound I want out of this crate head (only took forever). Anyway.

Is there a way to get a tube head too hot? It seems like, about 5 minutes after I get it going, it's freakin' awesome sounding... then about 2 hours later (not constant playing, there are breaks for talking and arguing and whatnot) it just loses punch and stops cutting through, so I have to change to the gain channel.

Is that normal? I have always had this feeling that this amp just isn't right, but I don't know.

Would throwing into standby during EVERY none playing time help?

Jason
Les Paul, Strat, Tele
Carvin x100b, Epip VJr, Crate V33
Carvin 4x12, 2x12
#2
Put a fan behind it maybe. Keeping it on for two hours straight, playing or not, probably would do something to the tubes.
#3
Quote by JasonArp


Would throwing into standby during EVERY none playing time help?

That is what it is there for. You could be cooking your power tubes more than needed. Try using standby as it was designed and see if the problem persists. Good luck.
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#4
I mean, I do throw it on when we start talking, and stuff, but for short breaks, like someone going to pee or something, that shouldn't matter should it?

I think I need to drop back to a solid state... walk before I run, you know?
Les Paul, Strat, Tele
Carvin x100b, Epip VJr, Crate V33
Carvin 4x12, 2x12