#1
I've recently bought the Dsl 100 2nd hand from a good owner, Barely used at all until i got it. Now i've been using it for around 2 months and I've not been totally happy with it really and on sunday when i was at practice the damn thing died on me.

I replaced the T2E 250v Mains fuse which was blown and tried powering it up. light comes on for a second then goes off again. I check the fuse again and its blown. I did this 3 times and the same thing happened each time. So im guessing its not the fuse. Ive opened up the whole thing and had a look at the soldering, had a look at the Transformer block connections which didnt look burnt apart from the flux on the plastic. I know thats normal for soldering. It all looks pretty clean and tidy inside and hasn't been tampered with before.

When i was using it for the last two months i found the head was gettin well hot. I mean even the switch was nearly burning my finger to the touch. I know they get hot but it seemed a tad TOO hot. All the valves seemed to be working fine before it blew.
I'm not really much of a amplifier tech, computers are more of my area but this amp has cost me a fair whack of cash and im a bit peeved its decided to just die on me now.

Also I have a gig in two weeks so i need to get this fixed soon as.

My uncle who knows a bit about circuits and components said its possibly the transformer which the tape on the underside which covers the wire? was a dark orange and the other one on the right side was clean white, leading him to believe its frazzled..

any idea's what could be the problem, if i can fix it myself i will but if its a specialist job i'll take it to a shop, its jsut the cost of repair that scares me... being that i got the crappest job ever and i get paid a crap amount fortnightly... my other job uses this amp.. so u see my dilema
#2
hmmm dark orange on one side and perfect on the other....heres my guess. i would assume that a transformer was used that was suitable for multiple voltages (this would cover the differences in voltage from the us to anywhere in the world. i.e. 120 VAC vs 110 VAC, 50 Hz vs. 60 Hz. and so on), in which case there is probably multiple legs to the secondary side of your transformer, my guess would be, the transformer failure caused two legs to combine, drastically increasing your current to your amp circuit. its typical practice to fuse the secondary of a transformer and thats prolly the fuse thats blowing. if your uncle or whoever knows how to solder well, you could prolly save a lot of money by buying the part yourself and having him do it. but dont hold me to it thats my best guess from not seeing the amp first hand
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