#1
guy i jam with trying to get into the tube action picked up a Crate v100 for $50,the guy that sold it to him was straight up in telling him it needed a set of power tubes since he used a couple tubes out of it for other amps but that only 2 of these were bad

i been reading of players pulling 2 tubes out of amps to cut power and was wondering if that was possible on this amp just so he can use it till his new tubes arrive

we can tell from the tubes that's in it the bad ones from the stock ones so would like to know if that's doable on this amp and if anyone knows what pair to pull(outter/inner ect.)

thanks
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#2
The only time you can't pull tubes is if the heaters are wired in series which is quite rare. Basically, if the tubes light up, it will work. Don't forget to switch the impedance down one notch below the cab. You'll know if you pull the wrong ones because it will distort badly.
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#3
Thanks for the response...we tried 2 in outer and then 2 in inner and their not lighting up so it may not work on this amp
Randall RM100(Recto/KH-2/XTC)
Peavey 5150 212
Peavey 6505+112(head)
Peavey VTM 120
Peavey Windsor
Crate GX-130C
Randall RG100ES
Randall RH300G3
Randall RX120RH
POD HD500
#4
Try every other one, that will work as well. Just as long as you don't pull 2 left or 2 right.

Just note that at most you're getting a 3dB reduction, not exactly a lot.
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#5
Quote by TheStig1214
Try every other one, that will work as well. Just as long as you don't pull 2 left or 2 right.

Just note that at most you're getting a 3dB reduction, not exactly a lot.


thanks...that didn't work either...stuck the bad tubes back in and they light up...must be one that needs all 4 installed....i got a spare set of EL34s for my Windsor but caint find no info on the Crate being "self-biasing" or not so think he's just going to have to wait till his come in and take it to a tech
Randall RM100(Recto/KH-2/XTC)
Peavey 5150 212
Peavey 6505+112(head)
Peavey VTM 120
Peavey Windsor
Crate GX-130C
Randall RG100ES
Randall RH300G3
Randall RX120RH
POD HD500