#1
hey guys. my dad got me a peavey mace vt series amp. he got it for free from one of his friend. this is my first time ever using a tube amp/half stack. so i dont really know how to maintain it and stuff. also why is there 2 on switches at the back? and why is there a stand by and an on switch at front? and there's about 4 different output in the front too. haha so im even more confuse. but other then that. i have a bigger problem. so i got it playing right. sounds really good and all. but here the thing. once in a while the sound would just cut off. meaning i wont here any sound at all, but i can still see that the amp is still on cuz the red light is still lit up. so why does this happen? but once i turn it off and back on it would work again. and few mins later it would die again. but there are days where it doesnt even do that. so yeah. i dunno if you guys understand that. so please if you know what's wrong with the amp please let me know. thanks in advance.
#2
anybody out there know how to fix this? please i really need help about this. thank you again in advance
#3
I have virtually zero experience with the mace, and I don't know what 2 switches are on the back - picture?

The standby is so that you may warm up the tubes prior to playing (better for them) - as for the sound cutting out, I've no idea - how old are the tubes? Have you checked your cables?

Also, are you sure there are 'output' jacks on the front? (pictures again)

edit: are the jacks on the front an effects loop? Or footswitch jacks?
Last edited by guitar/bass76 at Sep 5, 2008,
#4
sorry i dont have picture of the back. but its a 3way switch. with the middle being off. and the left and right are both on.

as for the tubes. i dunno how old they are. all i know is that the amp it self looks old. but i dont know when was the last time they replaced the tubes. is there a way to find out if the tubes are still good? i think there's like 6 of them at the back so yeah. and the tube glow when theyre on, kinda dim. is it suppose to be like that? and yeah my cables are still good

and i meant to say input not output sorry. here a pick of the front ( note that this is not the same one i have. i couldnt find a picture of the one i have. this is the combo one, but the layout of the front is the same though)

i dont realky know anything about effect loop and footswith jacks. sorry.

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j12/mosescrow/Viper030.jpg