#1
Hi, I took my classic 30 to school yesterday to play a song with some people.

I left it there overnight, and I picked it up today.
I brought it home and plugged it in, and there is a slight burning smell. The amp also does not work at all.

Any clue whats wrong?


thanks alot.
#3
I suggest not plugging it in again and maybe taking it in if you havent done anything inside of amps because of capacitors, etc. Just take it in and have it checked out.
#4
I actually do know some things about amp electronics and transistors.


I just want to know what is probably the cause of this problem.
Will it take lots of money to fix?
#5
Quote by mason7373
I actually do know some things about amp electronics and transistors.


I just want to know what is probably the cause of this problem.
Will it take lots of money to fix?

Check fuses, etc first.
#6
No telling really, could be a number of things. I would take a look at the board for any burned spots, or blown capitors, also could be a bad tube, but usually when the go out the amp will not smell burned. Could have been the ride in the car jaring some curitry loose, someone could have spilled water on it, really there is no telling.
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#7
Quote by mason7373
I actually do know some things about amp electronics and transistors.


I just want to know what is probably the cause of this problem.
Will it take lots of money to fix?


Then you'd know that the classic 30 doesn't have any transistors
#9
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Well yea I know its a tube amp, but its not all-tube right?


It's all tube except for the rectifier.
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#10
Check the fuses, then go from there.
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#12
Could be a blown cap, could be a blown transformer, you won't know unless you fiddle around with the inards. Frankly I CBA do to that kind of stuff, it's a little tideous so I just take them to a tech.
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#14
well, my only thought was someone tried to pull the tubes and got oil on the tubes, was unsuccessful, and ran away possibly damaging your amp and causing the burning smell.

i know you said you are familiar with electronics but just don't die. not worth it, take it in.

some have closed backs and some are open no?