#1
Wow! I barely got home from band practice with a new amp. Its pretty funny because my drummer tells me he has an amp in his attic and tells me he will sell it to me for 50$ bucks so I check it out and its a sears tube amp with a 212 cab. How can I check if it works i don't have the cab yet is it ok to plug it in and how do I take out the tubes I accidently just broke one


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#3
If you don't have the cab, don't plug it in. And if one of the tubes is broken, don't plug it in.
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#7
Well, how did you try to take it out before? If you broke the tube, i'd say take the opposite approach this time.
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Well, how did you try to take it out before? If you broke the tube, i'd say take the opposite approach this time.


Yeah, throw it upwards instead of dropping it.

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#9
Yay I got a tube out but I cant get the broken one out. How can I check if it works with broken tubes and no cab.
#10
^Replace the tube and get a cab....
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#11
I can get out the tubes that look like el84 and 6l6s but I can not not get out the ecc 83 tubes they have like a mounting bracket or something...
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#16
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take it to a tech
get him to make it good as new
the amp will still be a good deal


+1

Obviously, you're a total n00b with tubes. That's cool, everybody was sometime. What you have right now is a great vintage amp that, once cleaned up, would sell in the $300-400 range just for the head. It's about 40-50W (there are no EL84's in there), so it's very suitable for gigging. And Silvertone's cheap construction probably resulted in a head lighter than a Tiny Terror!

Take it to a tech. Find a good one, preferably one who'll let you look over his shoulder a little bit. You're gonna have to invest in some tubes and some time, but the end result will be a great sounding, unique gigging amp. Enjoy it!

BTW, you getting the matching cab?
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+1

Obviously, you're a total n00b with tubes. That's cool, everybody was sometime. What you have right now is a great vintage amp that, once cleaned up, would sell in the $300-400 range just for the head. It's about 40-50W (there are no EL84's in there), so it's very suitable for gigging. And Silvertone's cheap construction probably resulted in a head lighter than a Tiny Terror!

Take it to a tech. Find a good one, preferably one who'll let you look over his shoulder a little bit. You're gonna have to invest in some tubes and some time, but the end result will be a great sounding, unique gigging amp. Enjoy it!

BTW, you getting the matching cab?


Absolutely seconded. Get it to a tech, let him give it a once over and retube/bias then you'll have a cracking little amp on your hands. Jack White uses them I believe, very cool sounding things.
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