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Jazz Rock

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Silent amp
« on: August 19, 2017, 09:02:04 PM »
Hey Guys,

After a long hiatus (2 sons), I am getting back behind the fret board. Unfortunately, when I plugged in my Little Tweaker, it gave me the silent treatment. I opened up the hood and noticed that one of the tube had not heated up. So I assumed that was the issue. The guys at the shop didn't have 6L6s in stock but they had a used one kicking about in their workshop so offered it for free. I fitted it this pm but the result is the same. I checked and all tubes are heating up, although the replacement tube doesn't lit up - not sure if it is a sign of something wrong.

The last time I had a chance to power it up for a one time fix about 2 years ago it was working fine.

Any idea what could be wrong with my amp and if it could be easily fixed - i.e. without requiring a tech to look at it?

Cheers
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Re: Silent amp
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 10:58:46 AM »
If the tube does not light up this means that the heaters are not getting any voltage. A qualified tech should check and maybe reheat the solder joints of pins 2 and 7 of the tube socket. If you are not familiar with tube amps and how to deal with the potentially lethal voltages inside please do not attempt to fix it yourself.

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Re: Silent amp
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2017, 02:46:50 PM »
Yes probably a socket.  You could try spraying the sockets with contact cleaner, and if that doesn't fix it take it to a good tech
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Re: Silent amp
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 08:20:17 PM »
Thanks guys, I think I will get someone who knows what he is doing to look at it.
'17 PRS SE Custom 24 - stock
'07 Fender MIA Tele - The Boss set
'96 Gibson LP studio - MQn, The Mule b
'95 Epi LP classic - MQs