#1
I've got a Crate V32 and its about two years old. I'll be playing and everything will be fine and then randomly the volume drops about 30% im fairly certain that this is a sign that I need new tubes, but i thought id check with the fine folks of UG just to make sure. Am I right? anything else it could be?
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#2
Yes, new Power Tubes.
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#3
definatly a tube problem, you probablyhad a few small warnings, now it has gotten worse right?
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#4
Yeah there were a few weird things that it would do once or twice but those all stopped awhile ago.

Is it just the power tubes that need replacing or do I need to do the pre amp aswell?
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#5
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#6
Can anyone estimate the cost of all this? the price of the tubes and the work to be done.
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#7
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depends, If i get a new set of power + pre amp tubes from tubedepot right now, it'd be $75 including shipping.

That's for JJ brand tubes btw
#8
Do you know anyone more experienced in guitar, that could install the tubes for you?
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#9
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why would you need someone else to install tubes? its just like putting in a new lightbulb.
#10
^I wouldn't want him breaking them cause he doesn't know what he's doing.
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#11
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why would you need someone else to install tubes? its just like putting in a new lightbulb.

Unless the amp is fixed bias it's most definitely not like putting in a new lightbulb. Maybe physically putting them in is, but biasing them is not.
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#13
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Screwing them is actually easier then a lightbulb.

Except for the fact that you don't screw them in...
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#14
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Unless the amp is fixed bias it's most definitely not like putting in a new lightbulb. Maybe physically putting them in is, but biasing them is not.


Thats what i meant with the biasing, if it is fixed bias then im sure i can do it myself. How do I know if my amp is fixed? (please no testicle jokes to that last sentence)
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#15
Before he goes changin his tubes, he might wanna check out to see if he is getting clean power.