#1
Yeh, I decided to bring my half-stack to my friend's house to record and when I plug it into the outlet (he has really crappy outlets) and cut it on, the light goes red and then it dims out. We later tryed every outlet to see if it was his wiring and none of them worked so (i recorded with a damn 1 foot tall amp) i plugged it in at home and still no sound. The head would cut on without the light dimming out but still no sound.
If it matters it is a marshall head and a crate amp.
#2
Did you ever turn the head on without the cab connected? That usually causes a problem with tube stacks/halfstacks.
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#6
Do you have a warranty on it? If so you could probably get it fixed or replaced or refunded for free.
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#7
thats what sucks, got it from a pawn shop, but im pretty sure they didnt rip me off because it was working fine.
#8
What ever you do it doesn't make sense to walk around to every outlet in the house to see if the light comes on or off. That is a lot of abuse for an amp. Use some cheap appliance or tester instead. Obviously bad/old wiring.

Maybe you blew a transformer or something. Wish I could help more.
#9
Is it a tube amp? If so you might have a blown tube or something. Transferring tube amps in cold weather ( its cold here) and then bringing them into a warm environment can make them crack or break, that might be your problem if its a tube amp. Other than that i would suggest having a specialist look at it.
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#11
I think it is im not really sure, but I would guess so since it is a crate cab.
Thanx my grandfather is a genious in electronics (fixs radios, amps and guitars) so he might be able to fix it if it is a crack.
#12
It's a MG. Obviously it stopped working.
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#13
Quote by 1guitar1playa
I think it is im not really sure, but I would guess so since it is a crate cab.
Thanx my grandfather is a genious in electronics (fixs radios, amps and guitars) so he might be able to fix it if it is a crack.

You are not sure what amp you have?
I'm not sure what the crate cab has to do with it.
I doubt it is a crack.
Your amp got 'dirty' power.
#14
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
You are not sure what amp you have?
I'm not sure what the crate cab has to do with it.
I doubt it is a crack.
Your amp got 'dirty' power.


it only says crate on it so i dont know, and from what my grandfather said crates usually use tubes.
#15
Quote by 1guitar1playa
it is a MG series 100 HDFX

Then I'm confused.

If it is a crate head (the box that has the tubes or the 'brains') then your problem is still probably the same. The other box has speakers in it - that is a CABinet.
#18
marshall mg bought from a pawn shop... theres the problem... every amp ive seen a friend get from a PS has broke.
#19
MGs have alot of electric issues. Have you tried it at another house with decent wiring?
#21
Yeah, those amps have had some issues and the continuous introduction of 'dirty' power may have fried it. Don't buy another one. Let us know when you are ready to buy and check craigslist. Start a new thread with:

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#22
Quote by 1guitar1playa
Yeh, I decided to bring my half-stack to my friend's house to record and when I plug it into the outlet (he has really crappy outlets) and cut it on, the light goes red and then it dims out. We later tryed every outlet to see if it was his wiring and none of them worked so (i recorded with a damn 1 foot tall amp) i plugged it in at home and still no sound. The head would cut on without the light dimming out but still no sound.
If it matters it is a marshall head and a crate amp.



Uhm. The height of the amp ISNT a good way to asess weither or not it had good tone.
#23
I bet it's a stupid fuse. If you have dirty power it's going to blow the fuse.
#24
Quote by Zakk_Lp
Uhm. The height of the amp ISNT a good way to asess weither or not it had good tone.


I know big isnt always better but in this case it is (the song I recorded should have sounded more clean but with the "1 ft. amp" I used gave a nirvana grunge/garage sound to it).

I just hope that whatever is wrong with it isnt to expensive to fix (ill probably buy something else instead of fixing it) but I'll let ya'll know what the problem is when I find out.