#1
So I was at my friends house today jamming... and for some reason my amp seemed strangely quiet. Which was really strange considering it's a hundred watts of pure valve thunder.. So I turned it up to about 9 and I was like "Wow, now this is what I'm talking about."


So I was wondering if this is a good thing... considering I can now withstand higher volumes or if my amps just broken and not pumping the same amount of juice it used to.

Especially considering a few months ago when I first got it I could barely stand to have the thing at 2.
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#2
What amp is it? A 100W valve amp should be giving you hearing problems at 9.
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#3
Hmm, cable connection? Dieing valves? Maaster volume control? Guitar volume control? Or prehaps you have gone almost totally deaf?
#5
When were the tubes last replaced?
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One of your power tubes probably blew, effectively halving the wattage.
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#7
I'm not sure about the tubes because I checked it and they're all glowing...

Do you think it could be a preamp valve? I've been having problems with those since I first got the thing.
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What amp is it? A 100W valve amp should be giving you hearing problems at 9.

What about if the guitars volume is way down?
#9
check the tubes, I'd bet 20 bucks it's a tube problem. Losing output is an indication of a bad preamp tube.
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What about if the guitars volume is way down?



no that would be a pretty obvious fix.

mmm I'm going to try switching out all the preamp tubes and see if that would do the trick.
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#12
Does it have an FX loop? Something plugged into the output that's not coming back in?
#13
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One of your power tubes probably blew, effectively halving the wattage.


surely that'd still be loud as hell...

my guess is it could be tubes, or could be some of the pots have crapped out, or something like that.

I dunno. you shouldn't be able to take 100 watts in an enclosed space easily at all. even 50.
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#14
i dont think swapping the preamp tubes will change anything
if anything's wrong with the tubes, its the poweramp tubes

thats just what i think....

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Quote by Jimmy94
check the tubes, I'd bet 20 bucks it's a tube problem. Losing output is an indication of a bad preamp tube.

Ok you're on!

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#16
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Valve amps usually don't shine unless they're at about 6 or higher.

Hmmm, even if 99.999999999999997% of the world agree with you, how does it help????!!??
#17
After you guys help him, can somebody tell me what a tube or valve is?
#18
Once at my drummers house this same thing happened to me. Turned out for some reason the one outlet was supplying enough power to any electronic device we tried plugging into it. The next day it was fine.
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After you guys help him, can somebody tell me what a tube or valve is?


it's an old amplification (or rectification) device- basically, a glass bottle that looks like an elongated light bulb (though they all have different shapes, and some were made of metal), that encloses a vacuum and several electrodes. They've been superceded by transistors and silicon diodes (and microchips/integrated circuits) in almost every type of electronics circuit, except for audio applications, where valves sound a bit more "natural"- also, these audio circuits tend to be pretty simple, so the extra size and weight of valves isn't too much of an issue. Added to the fact that to make a solid state (transistor) amplification circuit sound even half natural, you have to add in a pile of extra circuitry to do what a valve/tube does naturally, so there isn't much in it in terms of weight anyway.

tubes and valves are the same thing, by the way- americans call them tubes, brits call them valves.
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