#1
I put a new fuse in my amp because I blew the other one. The one in there before was a 3A, but it said AGC in front of it. The new one I put in is also 3A, but with MDL in front of it. Is that wrong? I have my back cover off my amp because I was working on it, and the tubes get so hot only after minutes of playing. I'm kind of worried.

Can someone help, this is my first tube. Thanks
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#3
Yeah, I keep the standby on so that no sound comes out, then i turn on the power on, wait a little, then turn the standby off.

Now that I think about it though, I used to just flip it on and play until sound came out. Could that have ended up blowing the fuse?

Goddammit, I know nothing about this.
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#5
Yeah, but you seriously couldn't touch it without burning your hand.

I just want to know if that's normal, because I'm not for sure if the fuse could cause that.
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#6
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Yeah, but you seriously couldn't touch it without burning your hand.


Like all power tubes...
#7
It's normal for Tubes like PTs to get that hot.
thats why they put metal and everything around them so nobody will touch them...

I think the different letters on a fuse mark it as a different type and its best to match the exact type fuse to the original.

you have a 3A fuse in there still but the original could have been a quick blow and the new one could be a slow blow fuse.

If a fuse doesn't break the connection in time there are greater chances of actually melting something on the board.
#8
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Okay, thanks, that helped a lot. Thanks for telling me about the slow blow, I'll go get the right one later.
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