#1
i have an old peavey delta blues tube amp. Unfortuntely theres no standby switch. Is there a long process to be gone through if i sent it to a shop to have a standby switch added and to take out the EL84 tubes that help absorb shock from not having a standby switch and add something a little different for sound.
#2
if you want to use different tubes, i think they might have tube socket adapters, but I don't think they have them for 9-8pin

however, to install a standby switch is a pretty trivial matter,
just cut your lead (from the rectifier to the rest of the circuit) to the switch, and from the switch back to the rest of the circuit
#3
NOt so much that i want to use different tubes. When i turn off the amplifier even after letting it sit for frew minutes after a jam, it still sputters a bit then pops. I want to add a standy by switch just so i can leave it on with out having to let the tubes stay on and get heated up. and to make turning it off safter for the tubes. The only reason i would change the tubes is because the delta blues is set up with a pair of EL84's, which are designed to take the shock better then toher tubes when the amp is shut off with out the standby switch on.

Also, a trivial matter. does that mean it is somewhat of an easy process? i had planned on taking it in to a shop because i dont feel like doing it myself. I would also like to be able to get a little more gain and bass punch out of the amp. any suggestions on good tubes. My tubes are rattley and old and i might as well replace all of them if i give it to a shop.
#4
Also what determines the wattage an amp puts out. COuld you go from a 30 watt tube to a 50w tube..if so by changing what..Im new to amp mod's and id like to re build the entire amp as a summer project.
#5
The output tubes (your el84's) would essentially determine the output wattage. And by trivial matter, I mean't any amp-tech place should be able to install a standby switch in an amp that doesn't have a standby switch.

You could increase output wattage, I'm not sure how you'd need to alter the circuit, if any, I could look it up for you if you want, but you'd definitely need to add output tubes.
#6
Quote by CrazyAxePlaya
NOt so much that i want to use different tubes. When i turn off the amplifier even after letting it sit for frew minutes after a jam, it still sputters a bit then pops. I want to add a standy by switch just so i can leave it on with out having to let the tubes stay on and get heated up. and to make turning it off safter for the tubes.
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When you flip an amp on standby the tubes are still on, however the preamp is turned off so there is no signal running thru the amp. So even with a standby switch you wont be saving your tubes any...
#7
No i know i wont be saving my tubes any life.. i miss wrote what i was trying to say. I just hate having the amp fully on the entire time and would like to add a standby switch for when i switch guitars or just letting the amp sit for awhile at a time. i have to carefully take out the cable from the amp without making a huge pop and then switch and put it back in. It just takes away time from live gigs and stuff. I just want it more conveniant.

greenbox..that would be great if you could look that up for me man.