#1
Well, I posted about the AT 212 like a week ago.

I can get it now, BUT, I called and asked about the fan and they said it is an older one without the fan.

What should I do? If I buy it I will buy the warranty that covers any breakdowns for a year.

So should I do this? The amp is 250 bucks
#2
from what i hear b-52's are very unreliable. but sound great as far as i've seen. get the warranty for sure
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#3
250 for that amp is a sweet deal. Definitely get the warranty, its a life saver.

Just a little advice from someone who owns the same amp, invest in a BOSS NS-2. You'll need it if you plan on turning it up
#4
What kind of pedal is it?

I guess Ill just get that performance guarantee and if it breaks they will fix it.

Any more opinions please?
#5
What you can do is buy a small desk fan and run it behind your amp with the air flow pointed towards your tubes.

My Palo doesn't heat up really bad, but I do it anyways for a little extra tube life.
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#7
I love my b-52...

from what i've heard and researched their original amps had a problem with overheating and such. But since then i'm pretty sure they have changed them. I havnt heard of anyone having a b-52 overheating problem in a long time now
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#8
Yes, But it isnt the updated one with the fan. Thats the whole problem.
#10
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What you can do is buy a small desk fan and run it behind your amp with the air flow pointed towards your tubes.

My Palo doesn't heat up really bad, but I do it anyways for a little extra tube life.

I took a computer fan out of my old pc, and hardwired it to a transformer from Radioshack.

It has a switch that goes from 3 volts, to 4.5 to 6 to 7.5 to 9 and then to 12v, so you can adjust the speed.

It's like 2-3 inches across, works really well.
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#12
I just read somewhere that B-52 send out fan kits for the people with older models.

Is this true?
#13
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I just read somewhere that B-52 send out fan kits for the people with older models.

Is this true?


Call their customer service, or email them at:

support@B-52Pro.com

I've emailed them a couple times regarding the tubes, and questions about attenuators, and they've been really good to me..

Also, as said earlier, a fan can be installed easily, or you can just put one behind it. The thing has a LOT of tubes in it, and I think that's where the overheating issue comes from...
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#14
I emailed. Costs 26 bucks since im not an original owner and don't have receipt.

I want to get this SO bad but the reliability issues are still in my head. I think im gonna go for it though because ill get performance guarantee.
#15
Don't worry about it too much. I think it's as reliable as almost any other amp, especially once you install the fan. Plus, you're getting it at a steal....

The only serious issues were with the overheating and the reverb tank going out. The overheating can be prevented with the fan, and the reverb tank is an easy fix, but like I said, mine has performed flawlessly, and I've hear a LOT of other people say the same.
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Digitech Whammy
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Boss CE-5
Boss DD-3-Modded
ISP Decimator
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