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I gigged last weekend and it was a total disaster, when I warmed up my black heart little giant tube amp for a small gig the thing made this huge annoying hum. And the amp volume was only set on 4, i also warmed up the tubes 1st.
The hum would not go away at all and soo I just had to deal with the annoying hum

After our 2nd song the amp made this ugly huge feedback noise and within like 2 minutes I believe the amp stopped working.

I don't know what caused this I mean I treat my gear with extreme care i didn't bump it into anything or slam it down, and it is a brand new tube also.

Im not bashing on tube amps or anything so don't get your pantys in a bunch but i will say that i am not gonna gig with a tube amp anymore.

anyone have thoughts on why this happened?
#4
Because Blackheart makes unreliable amps?
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#6
Sounds to me (I'm not an expert tho) like a tube failed. It happens.
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#7
the place where you were gigging could have had something else besides instruments running on the same plug circuts. I know when i gig at my church, they have lights running on the same plug circut as the guitar amps and so that makes my AC-15 hum and buzz really bad so i have a noise surpressor to fix that.
#8
This thread sounds eerily similar to another disaster thread from a few days back....
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#9
well the gig place sorta was weird , it was in a cafeteria but no lights were on :/ fuking tubes are soo high matinence
#10
^If you had a bad experience, I'm sorry. But i've had my tube amp for a few years now, with one retube and numerous gigs/very loud jams, with no problems whatsoever. Your chance situation sucks, but it doesn't mean all tube amps are bad and shouldn't be gigged with, nor does it mean they're high very high maintenance.
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#12
Sounds like a tube has gone to me.
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#13
lol a brandnew tube, wierd.. but sadly after that i rlly am uncomfortable with tube amps and gigging, my step dad argued to me for over an hour why solid state amps are better, and i said **** no tubes are better, however hes a electrician soo i cant rlly argue
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This thread sounds eerily similar to another disaster thread from a few days back....

...and he joined this month?

A coincidence? Dun dun dun!

Edit: He only has posted in this thread so that points more to trolling.
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#15
...So one bad experience means you won't use another one ever again?

It's only you who will suffer
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#17
SS amps fail, too, you know.
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#18
sound wise a little bit but they hold up better, i mean everything today is based on solid state technology soo it will last longer
#19
It will last longer,maybe, if you buy an expensive one. Some cheaper solid state amps are terribly unreliable. Not because of bad technology but because they're poorly built. There are still tube amps being used every day that were made in the 60s. Tube amps are surely not unreliable.
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#21
This is shifting from *a question you apparently didn't want an answer to* to *tube bashing*. Pretty quickly.

Edit: A Roland Jazz Chorus is a good clean amp. Other high end SS amps are the Line 6 Vetta, HD147 (I think), HK Zentera, and some old (and good) SS amps. They don't make them like they used to
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#22
^I'm sure that was the goal in mind.

^^No idea. What's "best" to you is different from what's "best" to me.
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#23
Sounds kind of to me like someone used an instrument cable as a speaker cable...

And btw, SS is only more reliable in theory. while a good one is not as affected by heat as a tube amp, very few are made that well. There is a reason you see a lot more older tube based stuff (amps, stereo's, TVs) still working than Solid State...
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#25
well i am pretty sure i dont want to use a tube amp anymore, soo thanks for your feedback ad no i dint use a instrument cable as a speaker cable...
#26
You'll have my sympathies when your SS amp breaks down then. You'll never want to play electric guitar anymore!
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#27
Well, then this thread has served it's purpose (...which was? I kind of missed it) and you can stop posting in it, right?
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#29
I hate people who generalize things. It sounds so ignorant. (I give you statements such as "tubes are sooooo high maintinence!")

You have one of the cheapest tube amps on the market, and just because you blew a tube, you are going to have bad tone for the rest of your life.

You my friend, need to chill out, and buy some spare tubes, and a noise gate. (or hell.... a new amp!)

btw, please tell me you aren't being a troll!
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I bet people think you are an ignorant troll who can't spell.

Anyway, I'm tired of this.

Have fun with SS amps.
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#32
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Obvious troll is obvious.

I think it'd be wise if this thread was closed before it becomes another sea of warnings.

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#33
You do know that a tube doesn't have to be old to fail right? It's like light bulbs and strings: sometimes you just get a duff one.

Stick with tubes, they sound so much better than SS amps, really.
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#34
troll what is that some nerd saying that ur grandmother came up with rofl, fo **** off Mr.Carrot

oh ya btw cute name ... does ur boyfriend like it ?
#35
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well i am pretty sure i dont want to use a tube amp anymore, soo thanks for your feedback ad no i dint use a instrument cable as a speaker cable...


A retube on a Blackheart costs like 30 bucks and is as easy as changing a light bulb...just change the tubes, change the fuse, bam you are golden. And ALWAYS carry spares to a show. BAM no problem. Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance. And you should always have at least one backup on hand for your band. That way, you swap amps and keep going.

I have had two different SS amps fail me...and no tube amp problems
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#37
Disrespecting Mr. Carrot isn't going to win you friends or respect around here ... but apologies for rude behaviour go a long way.
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+1

This kid acts like a 10 year old.


"Nice name, does your boyfriend like it."

pfft...

GTFO of here Darkshell
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#39
I have a sneaking suspicion that Darkshell is a Nom de Plume for another troll from a few days/weeks ago.
#40
i know i could probably use google, but I'm not feeling it, I like UG's help better, but...

what's a troll? yeahhh newb question

edit: nvm, wikipedia i gave in to google!
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