#1
So yesterday my band and I were going to record and I went to turn my amp on and nothing happened.... None of the LEDs went on and the tubes didn't start to warm up/light up. I took the fuse out to see if it was blown and it seems like the part of the fuse that is normally clear has a greenish covering over it. Is there another way I can check if the fuse is blown?
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#4
Just be sure to get the right type of fuse. Slow-blow or Fast-blow. On another forum in the past few weeks I've answered questions about fuses continuing to blow and it turned out that they were buying fast-blow fuses when they needed slow-blo. So avoid this hassle and get it right the first time.
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#5
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Just be sure to get the right type of fuse. Slow-blow or Fast-blow. On another forum in the past few weeks I've answered questions about fuses continuing to blow and it turned out that they were buying fast-blow fuses when they needed slow-blo. So avoid this hassle and get it right the first time.

Yup, it should say on the back of the amp, where the fuse goes.
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#7
yeah theres another way to test fuses you should be able to find a fuse tester and a hardware store
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So yesterday my band and I were going to record and I went to turn my amp on and nothing happened.... None of the LEDs went on and the tubes didn't start to warm up/light up. I took the fuse out to see if it was blown and it seems like the part of the fuse that is normally clear has a greenish covering over it. Is there another way I can check if the fuse is blown?
Ohms function on a multimeter.



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#9
I'm pretty sure my dad has a multimeter so I'll check with that.

And my amp was plugged in...

Also all it says on the back of the amp next to the fuse is 5A so does that mean I need a 5 ampere fuse?
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If by "clean" you mean "get a finger right up in there and do a good bit of spelunking" then i guess "at any given opportunity" is my answer.


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Last edited by Vandals572 at Jul 2, 2009,
#10
yes, that's what it means. you need to find out what type it is though. The fuse should have some sort of marking on it or maybe the amp. it should say something like 5ASB or 5AFB or something similar which will tell you fast blo or slo blo
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Carvin X100B - Bias Mod - Tungsol 12AX7's - JJ KT77's

I have built the most badass 212 that puts all others to shame