#1
Hey all,

Today I got my first tube amp.
It's the bugera v22.
Running 2 12ax7 tubes in the preamp and 4 el84 (I think 4) in the power amp section.
What are a few things to keep in mind when handling tube amps?
Let them warm up at least 2 minutes before letting it off standby.
Put standby first off then the amp.
Also I want to know when to replace the tubes.
#2
Be gentle when you're moving it around. You'll know if the tubes need replacing when it starts to sound like crap.
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#3
or if the volume starts to swell or if you tap the tube and you can hear them ring in the amp. Most important Let it warm up before use.
#4
Let your amp cool down properly before moving it after use. I usually leave mine at LEAST 10 minutes to be safe. This reduces risk of mechanical shock to the tubes.
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#5
The tubes can get hot. You gotta watter cool it like yu ould a computer.
iprefer my tub as it complety covers my amp when water colling
give it sashot and god luck :cheer:
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#6
Quote by Guitarbaddie
The tubes can get hot. You gotta watter cool it like yu ould a computer.
iprefer my tub as it complety covers my amp when water colling
give it sashot and god luck :cheer:

WTF! Seriously this is the second time I have seen you say some of the dumbest shite. GTFO!
#7
The tubes are meant to get hot, otherwise they wouldn't even function.. how else would it boil off electrons to carry a signal?

Just be careful when moving it around. You don't HAVE to let it warm up on standby for a few minutes before you actually turn it on, but it will help increase tube life if you do. 2 minutes is a little long but it doesn't hurt anything either, I let mine warm up for about a minute before I switch it on.
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#8
Quote by Guitarbaddie
The tubes can get hot. You gotta watter cool it like yu ould a computer.
iprefer my tub as it complety covers my amp when water colling
give it sashot and god luck :cheer:


Gear:
Fender AVRI '62 Jazzmaster, Fender Gold Sparkle Strat (custom), Custom Swirled Roswell Rhoads
Marshall DSL15H, Weber Speakers, Fender Champs (x2),
'63 Fender Reverb, Mosrite Fuzzrite, Joe Bonamassa Fuzz Face, Whiteface RAT
Vintage Tubes!