sickman8675309
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Join date: May 2011
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#1
Hey everyone,
sorry if this is a dumb question as I don't know a whole lot about tubes, but I have a blackstar ht dual, and suddenly its been crackling and the sound is kinda flat, it sounds fine in bypass and its definitely the pedal, not the cables or the amp. I was just wondering if anyone knows if i need to replace the tube or maybe my pedal is goin out?

Any help is greatly appreciated
ne14t
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Join date: Mar 2011
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#2
How long have you had it and how much use does it get? Yes the tubes do need replacing in a pedal that takes tubes, usually they are a standard 12AX7 tube, so this could very well be the issue especially if the pedal has some age to it and see's a considerable amount of use.
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#3
Symptoms sound like a failing tube... But those pedals aren't very hard on tubes, from what I know anyway.
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sickman8675309
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#4
thanks for the responses, its probably close to two years old but its gotten some heavy use for sure, i got a replacement tube, i'll put it in and update you guys incase anyone else is wondering
sickman8675309
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#5
well, definitely the tube, put the new one in and it is workin great again, so thanks!