#1
Right-o fellas. Here is an admission of utter stupidity incoming.

Just arrived at practice, got set up as usual, set my amp to standby to warm up, left it a couple of minutes to do other things, went back to it, smelt that burning, immediately shat myself, turned it off and realised my undoing... The speaker lead wasn't plugged in properly. Now I know I'm screwed, I'm just trying to gauge how screwed I am. Would anyone know what as a result will have blown and approximately how much this would set me back?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many regards.
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#2
Have to tried using it since then?

Most amps are actually okay to be turned on without a load, as long as they're on standby. Since you smelled burning, it doesn't sound good, though
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#3
you probably toasted your tranny
but i would try it with a load before anything else then take it to a tech to see if they can fix it


NO idea what itll cost thougth
#4
I did try it again 15 mins later. Standby worked, then the moment I turned on the juice the power just died. So it would seem I am the unfortunate one!
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#6
Speaker load is not the cause if the amp was in standby.


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#7
Yeah, connecting your amp to a cab is so so so important, because running your amp without a load will ruin your output transformer, and that's basically the most expensive part of the amp.

Are you sure it was on Standby?
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#9
Much of this doesn't add up. If it was in standby there was no HT to the tubes so no speaker load had nothing to do with it. That's a good thing because it means your output tranny will probably be fine. Something totally unrelated has happened and "I smelt burning" tells us sweet **** all.
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