#1
If your tubes are glowing blue, is that a bad thing? Mine are glowing blue on the outside and the normal orange on the inside, and my amp sounds fine. Does this mean my tubes have died or are on the process of dying soon?
#3
Completely normal.
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#4
It's called fluorescence, it's normal. Only bad thing is it means your amp is dumping radiation in a 10 ft radius from the tubes. As long as you're ten ft or more from the amp you should be alright.
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#5
Its normal... for power tubes... Dunt Dunt Dunnnn...they have a lot of electrons going through jumping from filament to the other thing and the thresh-hold level is surpassed... preamp tubes dont have enough electrons going through them to surpass the thresh-hold level and start glowing blue... so you just see the filimant glowing orange. But you are probably looking at the power tubes cause the preamp tubes are hidden a bit I do believe. Anyways theres nothing to worry about, if the rest of the replys didnt reassure you hopefully mine did.
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#6
Quote by Lefty Guitarist
If your tubes are glowing blue, is that a bad thing? Mine are glowing blue on the outside and the normal orange on the inside, and my amp sounds fine. Does this mean my tubes have died or are on the process of dying soon?


My favorite part of blue glowing tubes is, if you look closely when you play, you should see the blue moving around and flicking and stuff. Fun!
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Quote by Kevin Saale
It's called fluorescence, it's normal. Only bad thing is it means your amp is dumping radiation in a 10 ft radius from the tubes. As long as you're ten ft or more from the amp you should be alright.

I'm sad nobody else seemed to catch this.
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I'm sad nobody else seemed to catch this.
full of win.



I know every time I saw a reply to this thread expected it to be about that.
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#12
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I know every time I saw a reply to this thread expected it to be about that.

I hate that feeling.
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#13
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#14
Quote by Ethanb08
Its normal... for power tubes... Dunt Dunt Dunnnn...they have a lot of electrons going through jumping from filament to the other thing and the thresh-hold level is surpassed... preamp tubes dont have enough electrons going through them to surpass the thresh-hold level and start glowing blue... so you just see the filimant glowing orange. But you are probably looking at the power tubes cause the preamp tubes are hidden a bit I do believe. Anyways theres nothing to worry about, if the rest of the replys didnt reassure you hopefully mine did.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bebSxF0rr5I

#15
Quote by Kevin Saale
It's called fluorescence, it's normal. Only bad thing is it means your amp is dumping radiation in a 10 ft radius from the tubes. As long as you're ten ft or more from the amp you should be alright.

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