#1
its the 18w i built, i already ran through every cable several cab, etc.. i am assuming its a ground issue do to it being about every second (120V 60HZ power in the US).

and quick thoughts/ the only thing i haven't done is check the power tubes, but i am not sure that would be its.

so great minds of UG any ideas?
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#2
Tube sockets. Could be arcing. Give them all a good clean and make sure everything's snug.

You did use decent sockets didn't you?
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Tube sockets. Could be arcing. Give them all a good clean and make sure everything's snug.

You did use decent sockets didn't you?


i used good sockets. don't remember for sure which brand., but that amp i went top quality on everything in that amp (without going NOS)
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#4
Have you tried playing the amp in a different location else to be sure it isn’t little spikes in the power?
#5
Could you post gutshots? You might have a signal wire too close to the heater wiring or something to that effect.
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#6
this was my first amp i built and its pretty ugly on guts. lol. but it fired up successfully first time. so some success. that was three years ago and it has been gigged multiple times probably a dozen or two. i used other amps for some of the others.

a few things to note, i have two other amps and no issues, they are all on the same power supply/surge protector/battery back up that is with the 18w.

i tried a different outlet but only at this house. \

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#7
What type of clicking sound? what happens if you pull your preamp tubes? Noise still present?

I am thinking something in the filtering...
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#8
If it's not tube sockets or tubes, my next guess would be filter caps. Sounds like a time constant type of thing doesn't it? Capacitance between socket and pin charging then discharging was my initial suspicion. Dirty sockets can do that sort of thing.
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#9
It could be something in your house causing interference with your amp. Trying to plug it in different rooms wouldn't help if that appliance is still plugged in at your house. You'd have to start switching off breakers one by one til you find which one stops the ticking. Then at least you would know where to look for the problem.
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What type of clicking sound? what happens if you pull your preamp tubes? Noise still present?

I am thinking something in the filtering...


thinking bad power amp tube.

clicking like a tapping noise. it gets louder with volume, but as volume increases so does the noise in the background.

i was re-seating the tubes. i have a ton of 12ax7's so i can eliminate.

no extra el84 though. **** gotta order some up.

stil taking ideas.
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#11
If you've thoroughly cleaned the sockets and it's still doing it I'd bet dollars to doughnuts it's a tube.
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If you've thoroughly cleaned the sockets and it's still doing it I'd bet dollars to doughnuts it's a tube.


one thing i have to do back and do is to tighten a jack and a pot, just a little loose, so i suppose just to open it up to fix those issues and check some solder joints. the tubes in it all have less that 20 hrs, and they are the JJ'a i put it in when finished it. thats pretty early to die.
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#13
Remember there was that scare on QC of JJ EL84's a while back? Maybe you lucked out and got some from that period. Scared the shit out of me because they're the only ones that won't lay down and die in a 18W'er.
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