#1
does the quality of tube amps deteriorate over time? i was looking at getting a preety decent one but i want it to last forever.
#2
well the tubes deteriorate kinda. but everything else should last a while. but tubes dont die for a while. but its suggested to change them every 2 years or so
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#3
Well eventually the tubes need to be replaced. Maybe a you'll need a capactior job 40 or 50 years from now. Other than that it should last forever.
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#4
everything deteriorates over time. except wine.

cars, people, amps, sanity, rail road tracks, roads, farm equipment, slaves, steak, nilla waffers.

nothing lasts for ever.

but a tube change every few years is good maintenance.
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#6
depends on the number of tubes but prolly round $100 USD
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#7
my peavey XXX has 4 power tubes and i forget how many pre amp tubes. five i think. it cost $110 for a replacement set, shipped. (from eurotubes)
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#10
depends. some amps, like my XXX, i don't have to bias or anything, i do it my self. just a switch in the back for el34 or 6l6. some amps don't need you to do anything at all, or rather, you can't with out modification, like mesa recto's. and then again, some amps require you to bias with each new set of tubes. i wouldn't recommend doing this your self. take it to a shop.
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