#1
Hey guys,
After not playing my tube amp for a good 2-3 months, i decided to give it a run today.
Amp pilot light powered on but none of the power or preamp tubes light up and there was no sound.
Unexpected because the amp has been inactive for a while.
1st problem with this amp in around a year of having it.
Is this a fuse problem or have my tubes died on me?
Chris

"Deep Blue" 29th June 2010

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#2
What possessed you to not play on your amp for 3 months?

What amp is it?

Did you wait awhile to see if the tubes started powering up? They will take longer than a few seconds to warm up to the glow... I don't think every single tube just died, if so, that's the worst luck ever.
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#3
LOL. Been using modelling sofware, ECT, it's not the easiest amp to play @ home, it's loud as hell
It's a pretty crappy Aussie brand, Ashton Viper 50 head through a 4x12 cab.
Yeah, i left it for 3-4 mins, nothing
Chris

"Deep Blue" 29th June 2010

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#4
If you are intent on keeping this amp and have no way to get a new one (I understand how insane guitar gear prices are over there) then take it to your local music shop and have a pro look at the amp. I highly doubt that all the tubes are blown, there's probably something simple causing a rather large problem in there.
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#5
Yeah, i will get my tech to have a look at it. Or maybe i could use it as an excuse to upgrade ( Peavey 6505 )
Thanks for the help CL/\SH
Chris

"Deep Blue" 29th June 2010

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#6
OK, time to play IT help desk.

Try switching it on and off is moot so moving to standard response #2.
Are you sure it's plugged in properly? Test the outlet with another device.
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#7
Probably a problem with the power supply. If it goes on but no tubes light up, they're most likely not powered(none of them). Take it to a tech or try to repair it if you know what you're doing.
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#8
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OK, time to play IT help desk.

Try switching it on and off is moot so moving to standard response #2.
Are you sure it's plugged in properly? Test the outlet with another device.


Quote by Revenger#11
Hey guys,
After not playing my tube amp for a good 2-3 months, i decided to give it a run today.
Amp pilot light powered on but none of the power or preamp tubes light up and there was no sound.
Unexpected because the amp has been inactive for a while.
1st problem with this amp in around a year of having it.
Is this a fuse problem or have my tubes died on me?

I'm guessing this means that the amp is getting power, it's just that the tubes aren't getting power?

Either way, if caths and spikes suggestions don't work, time to take it to that tech.

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Yeah, i will get my tech to have a look at it. Or maybe i could use it as an excuse to upgrade ( Peavey 6505 )
Thanks for the help CL/\SH


sure thing. and call me Jimmy
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#9
The light means power is getting to the amp. None of the tubes means no power to the heaters which means there is probably a fuse gone though it could be a power supply failure but this is less likely. Check the fuses first.
#10
Check all your fuses first. If they're all ok, it's most likely a power problem.
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#11
Guys I have a cyclic turn off starting five minutes into playing and then the output stops no sound eventhough the bulbs are all lit up. The cyclic on off that comes before the complete stopping pf output also has a clicking to it that I can hear coming from the brass rectangular unit on the bottom of the amp I am thinking where the power source / transformer of some sort sits at? any ideas..
Thanks I've had this blues jr since 2002..
#13
Checked the fuse, it's all intact.
Must be the power supply problem. Thanks everyone. Consider this thread closed
Chris

"Deep Blue" 29th June 2010

SO PUMPED FOR MISERY SIGNALS, JULY 3RD