#1
I have a tube amp since February (this year). Brand new Laney VC-15 110. I had a rehearsal on Saturday, 5 hours of playing without turning my amp off... it's like every weekend... almost... so I play a lot on a cranked amp. On Sunday We also had a rehearsal... I turned my amp on, just as always... I hit the strings and nothing happened. At first I thought that it might be my WH-10 or another effect... but when I linked the guitar with my amp nothing happened again. When I turned the volume on 10 I could barely hear my guitar... very overdriven sound but also very quite.
I saw on the back that one of the valves (V1) doesn't light as much as the others (I'm not sure of that actually). So is it a tube problem or something else? What do You think?
Thanks, have a nice day.
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#2
Quote by Karol1701
I have a tube amp since February (this year). Brand new Laney VC-15 110. I had a rehearsal on Saturday, 5 hours of playing without turning my amp off... it's like every weekend... almost... so I play a lot on a cranked amp. On Sunday We also had a rehearsal... I turned my amp on, just as always... I hit the strings and nothing happened. At first I thought that it might be my WH-10 or another effect... but when I linked the guitar with my amp nothing happened again. When I turned the volume on 10 I could barely hear my guitar... very overdriven sound but also very quite.
I saw on the back that one of the valves (V1) doesn't light as much as the others (I'm not sure of that actually). So is it a tube problem or something else? What do You think?
Thanks, have a nice day.


had to slip it in there didnt you?

it might be a tube, yea. you could posssssibly switch the tubes round and see if it solved it, then you could be sure.

dont take my word on that though
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#3
Well I'm not a massive tube genius but that does sound like a tube problem
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#5
^ Power?! My power tubes are fine from what I saw... (I have my amp in my band's rehearsal room so I can't see it now...) they're lighting... very much...

had to slip it in there didnt you?


yeahhh
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Quote by Karol1701
^ Power?! My power tubes are fine from what I saw... (I have my amp in my band's rehearsal room so I can't see it now...) they're lighting... very much...



yeahhh


arent your preamp tubes in little silver holders?
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#8
Should be your powertubes, the preamp tubes are in the metal whatsits that Stevo mentioned.

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#10
yeah, they are in metal things but I can see the light from them... and the first one (V1) is too dark I think. Power tubes are very light so idk... I thought that when the tube is dead then it shouldn't light... and... I've already bought new preamp tubes because I thought this is my problem...
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#11
A dead power tube can do a couple things: It might not light up, might light up a different color, might burn very bright, might flicker, or it might do some odd combination.
#12
It might be your tubes, or it might even just be that the input jack or tube sockets need cleaning. My amp's volume would go all over the place for a while, I thought my power tubes were dead but I gave the tube sockets a good going over with some contact cleaner and it's been fine since.
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#13
My power tubes always light on blue at first and then normally - orange. It's the same since I have this problem.
^^man... are You 100% sure that it's power amp tube's fault?
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#14
...What tubes did you buy?

And mehh, could be a whole bunch of things. See what the new ones do.
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#15
You're issue sounds the same to the problem I've been having with the second input of my LC15R so it could be an input socket issue. If I wiggle the cable in the socket a little sometimes it "catches" in the socket and works correctly. It might be worth trying to see if that's your issue.
#16
Quote by Karol1701
My power tubes always light on blue at first and then normally - orange. It's the same since I have this problem.
^^man... are You 100% sure that it's power amp tube's fault?




i wish mine were blue
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#17
^ what does it mean when they're blue?
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