Hey, i have a crate palomino v16 that i bought less than a year ago. worked fine for a while and now it doesn't. the thing will only produce sound if the gain knob is turned at least 3/4 of the way up. i also get very little sustain. i tried the guitar on an old amp and it worked fine so im sure it is a problem with the amp and not the guitar. i looked at the tubes, and they all looked to be in good condition. anyone have any suggestions before i have to pay to have it shipped off for warranty work.
Sounds like it could be tubes to me.
is there a way to tell if the tubes go bad without a tester? anything to look for?