#1
Ok, I ran my b-52 at-100 all-tube amp head without a load because I connected the line-out to a set of computer speakers.

I ran the amp for about 10 minutes and didn't realize what I had done until days later.

During playing I noticed a squealing from one of the overdrive channels, like the tube had been blown.

My question: With the line out connected to a set of small speakers, can I still damage the head because of no load connected?
#2
Are you out of your mind? I mean, really?


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#3
Why Do People Run Their God Damn Heads Through Computer Speakers?! Wtf Is Wrong With Yall
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#4
Considering those aren't the most rock solid amps, I'd be worried about long term damage. If it still works count yourself lucky. I'd probably considering replacing the output tubes since you certainly caused them a great deal of damage.
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#5
+1 Kev
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#6
Quote by hollow2010
Ok, I ran my b-52 at-100 all-tube amp head without a load because I connected the line-out to a set of computer speakers.

I ran the amp for about 10 minutes and didn't realize what I had done until days later.

During playing I noticed a squealing from one of the overdrive channels, like the tube had been blown.

My question: With the line out connected to a set of small speakers, can I still damage the head because of no load connected?

How in the world do you not realize that you did this until days later?
#7
if you run the speaker box out of the line out, does that cause damage too?
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#8
Yes, you have to have a properly rated load (resistance and wattage wise) connected to the output of the amp. The line-out has NOTHING to do with the, for lack of a better word, "true" output of the amp.
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#9
^yep, TS is lucky if his OT is not blown out. And replacing a blown out OT on that setup would cost more than the amp is even worth. Especially if one has to trouble shoot other areas of the amp that may potentially be damaged by a fried OT.
#10
So, I must ask...............computer speakers. Why.
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#12
1. I am crazy

2. I was so eager to play through my amp head that I forgot damage is caused by not playing through a load.

3. The amp is too loud for my house when plugged into a cab.
#13
New Question: Does this error justify selling the one I currently own and purchasing a brand new one, or should I find a repair guy?
#14
Quote by hollow2010
New Question: Does this error justify selling the one I currently own and purchasing a brand new one, or should I find a repair guy?


I don't think someone like you could justify getting another tube amp, you owe that poor B-52 a fix, murderer.
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#15
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I don't think someone like you could justify getting another tube amp, you owe that poor B-52 a fix, murderer.


I know, I feel ashamed. I love this amp, it's a great amp and a great value. I'm taking it in to assess the damage tomorrow.