#1
i am getting a pignose tube amp pretty soon and i heard that if they get bumped they will not work very well and its hard to transport them. and i need to transport mine like 2 times a week for band practice. so can anyone give me any tips on how to transport them and how to care for them?
#3
Is that a problem with that specific amp, or are you saying all tube amps are that way?

If you mean tube amps in general, that's just not the case. Mine handles travel very well. Just don't jar it around while the tubes are still warm, and don't be TO rough on it, and it'll be fine.
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Is that a problem with that specific amp, or are you saying all tube amps are that way?

If you mean tube amps in general, that's just not the case. Mine handles travel very well. Just don't jar it around while the tubes are still warm, and don't be TO rough on it, and it'll be fine.


im speakin in general. this pig nose is pretty durable though. i just need to know how to know if the tubes are warm and if its ok to leave it on it side or something.
#5
Well, after you turn it off, just give it a few minutes before you start jerking it around and such. And leaving it on its side should be fine as long as it's relatively sturdy like that. I mean, you don't want to jar the amp around to much, but what it should endure in your basic car trip will be perfectly fine.
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Well, after you turn it off, just give it a few minutes before you start jerking it around and such. And leaving it on its side should be fine as long as it's relatively sturdy like that. I mean, you don't want to jar the amp around to much, but what it should endure in your basic car trip will be perfectly fine.


ok sweet. ya its pretty sturdy and very loud for a 60 watt
#7
60 watt tube amps are just ridiculously loud. That's a fact of life.
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#9
Anything over 30 watts is ridiculously loud

To the OP, traveling is fine as long as you treat it like you treat your guitar, which you should do for any amp. Just make sure to put it on it's back or front so it doesn't fall over while you're turning and go through your car window.
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#10
Back in the old days we used to haul tube amps, cabs, PA gear and guitars around in the back of an old pickup... they're not as fragile as you think. Otherwise giggin' and tourin' would be a nightmare.
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