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OfflineHarbinger
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Tube Amps
    #2324508 - 02/11/04 04:01 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Does anyone that plays guitar here own a tube amp? How often do you usually change the tubes? The reason I ask is that my tone isn't sounding too great and I think that might be the problem.....I haven't changed them since I got the amp, which was about a year and a half ago.


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Re: Tube Amps [Re: Harbinger]
    #2324541 - 02/11/04 04:12 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I use solid state amps...so I wouldn't know.. but I was under the impression that tubes should last for years and years


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Re: Tube Amps [Re: Shroomism]
    #2325071 - 02/11/04 06:39 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)


BOO to solid state.

I prefer all tube just cos the sound is so pure in comparison. I once owned a Peavey 5150 Halfstack, all tube, and I never had any trouble with the tubes.. but I only had it a couple of years.

What sort of amp are you using, Harbinger?

I'm eyeing a Fender twin reverb right now and I'm quite positive that - when used & treated properly - the tubes last a really long time..


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Re: Tube Amps [Re: Harbinger]
    #2325826 - 02/12/04 05:12 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Unless you "cherried" (burned) your tubes out by putting way to much power through them, or they are decades old, I would think that the tubes should be just fine. What kind of tubes are they, im guessing they are 12AX7 which are very standard tubes and cost as little as $10 a pop, so even you wanna replace your tubes just for the hell of it, it probably won't cost much...


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Re: Tube Amps [Re: Harbinger]
    #2327474 - 02/12/04 05:15 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

turn the amp on and let it sit for about 30 minutes (i suggest playing it :wink: ) after they are good and hot, turn the lights off in the room and look at them. if one is dead, you should be able to see a glowing crack.


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Re: Tube Amps [Re: Harbinger]
    #2327542 - 02/12/04 05:36 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

If the amp is new I would say you just need more practice.

Another thing you could check is what kind of lights and electronics you play around. My Blues Jr. (great little amp) was next my tv for the longest time until one day I moved it and it sounded whole lot better and cut down on a lot of noise. I know flouroscent lights will fuck with them too.


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OfflineHarbinger
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Re: Tube Amps [Re: slime_R]
    #2327575 - 02/12/04 05:44 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

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slime_R said:
If the amp is new I would say you just need more practice.






I'm not exactly sure what you mean by that, considering I mentioned nothing about how good I was and also said I got it a year and a half ago.

Automan- I did what you said and everything looked fine......but oddly enough I've been playing it today and everything sounds good. Maybe it was all in my head


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Re: Tube Amps [Re: Harbinger]
    #2327722 - 02/12/04 06:25 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

try to describe the sound. it might be in ur guitar.


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Re: Tube Amps [Re: Harbinger]
    #2328086 - 02/12/04 08:52 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I have a Vintage fender amp from '67 w/ original tubes, and they still work great.


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Re: Tube Amps [Re: Quintessence]
    #2328517 - 02/12/04 11:00 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

wow, original tubes from 67. sounds nice.


check out guitargeek.com, great forums with tons of advice on gear


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Re: Tube Amps [Re: automan]
    #2328869 - 02/13/04 01:11 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

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automan said:
try to describe the sound. it might be in ur guitar.




I should have done that earlier....its usually when I run distortion through it, palm muting just makes it humm. It can be heard when I run it clean too, its just not as obvious. Sometimes it will just seem to have a really crunchy sound along with it.


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Re: Tube Amps [Re: Harbinger]
    #2328940 - 02/13/04 01:27 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

so the problem is a hum? it's probably the outlet it is in, or the powerstrip, or some other piece of electronics plugged into the same or nearby.
That often will do that


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Re: Tube Amps [Re: Blastrid]
    #2330150 - 02/13/04 12:09 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I dont know about guitar tube amps but hifi
tube amps are better than solid state amps
so i guess the same for guitars?

My sisters Tube Technology Amp.



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Re: Tube Amps [Re: Quintessence]
    #2330916 - 02/13/04 02:49 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

NuggetsTheShaker said:
I have a Vintage fender amp from '67 w/ original tubes, and they still work great.




same here 'cept mine is '69... summer o love


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