#1
I just got my first tube amp today (Bugera 333XL) and I'm not too sure if this is normal or not.

After I shut my amp off (Yes, I'm shutting it off properly), it makes little "pinging" noises from the inside for a couple of minutes as it cools down. I assume it's just the amp dissipating heat?

Forgive my paranoid state, but I've never owned a tube amp before and I'm a bit OCD about my gear

Is this normal?
Last edited by whiteraven119 at Aug 6, 2008,
#2
mine is a line 6. It does it too. Non tube. My fender too. Normal for some.
#3
its normal. its more of a PEW sound isnt it. like a lazer.
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#4
When you're done playing, switch back to the normal (clean) channel, lower your guitar's volume all the way down, then turn off.

See if that works, because mine used to do that
#5
Yeah, that happens to me too.
As far as I know, it's normal.
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#6
It happens on my Road King. It is just the t00bz cooling.
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#7
or put it in standby and just strum the strings a couple times. the signal will get weaker and weaker until it goes away. then turn it off. i ususally do this just in case its bad for the amp.
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#8
Thanks very much guys. I've never owned a tube amp before and I'm pretty much babying the thing

Quote by sg622
or put it in standby and just strum the strings a couple times. the signal will get weaker and weaker until it goes away. then turn it off. i ususally do this just in case its bad for the amp.
When I shut mine down, I flip the standby off and wait for the standby light to fully fade (takes about 15-20 seconds), then I flip off the main power switch.
Last edited by whiteraven119 at Aug 6, 2008,