Did my amp just die?



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Did my amp just die?

Postby Bearstripes » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:58 pm

So I got an orange or 15 head off Craigslist back in April. Thing is dope and totatlly shreds. The past few weeks I have noticed less volume and when I switched from 7 to 15 watts I didn't really notice much of a difference. I honestly thought this was all in my head seeing as I am not using the a ton.

However, today when I plugged it in I got nothing. Like total silence. Made sure everything was setup right and then just went direct into the amp. Nothing. Whe I crank the volume/gain I get a slight whine and or rattly sound.

What happens? What do I do?
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Re: Did my amp just die?

Postby waltdogg » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:24 pm

what do the tubes look like when it's "on?" sounds like they kicked the bucket. the power tubes that is, most likely.
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Re: Did my amp just die?

Postby jrfox92 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:36 pm

Sounds like tubes.

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Re: Did my amp just die?

Postby Bearstripes » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:42 pm

Tubes lighting up at the bottom.
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Re: Did my amp just die?

Postby crochambeau » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:29 pm

Do you know anyone with a tube tester? That would plant suspicion on either the tubes or the amp, otherwise your best bet is to grab a set of output tubes.

Only a service tech who has the amp on their bench can report on the quality of life the amp is currently enjoying.
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Re: Did my amp just die?

Postby JereFuzz » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:40 pm

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Re: Did my amp just die?

Postby Iommic Pope » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:06 am

El84s burn out pretty quick. More than likely gonna be tubes.
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Re: Did my amp just die?

Postby crochambeau » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:27 am

JereFuzz wrote:


Funny story, the other day while driving around this song came up on the radio. My wife, who majored in the english language, said that "died" was once used as slang for "ejaculate" in the victorian era or some similarly alien landscape of civilized history. It seriously put a cool spin on this song.

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Re: Did my amp just die?

Postby popvulture » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:57 pm

:lol:

Must've been something you said.
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Re: Did my amp just die?

Postby moid » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:45 pm

crochambeau wrote:
JereFuzz wrote:


Funny story, the other day while driving around this song came up on the radio. My wife, who majored in the english language, said that "died" was once used as slang for "ejaculate" in the victorian era or some similarly alien landscape of civilized history. It seriously put a cool spin on this song.

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In French la petit mort (the little death) means an orgasm, not sure if that's related?
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Re: Did my amp just die?

Postby codetocontra » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:59 pm

30 years later we are still unlocking secrets of 80's dirty songs. That is the morale of this thread, right?

Oh, sorry about your busted amp.
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Re: Did my amp just die?

Postby actualidiot » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:23 am

But then the guy came cause she said something to him, that's never happened to me. Also, who cums on arms?
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Re: Did my amp just die?

Postby Bearstripes » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:02 pm

Amps alive! Used another head and had the same issue. Opened the cab to find that when te dingus I bought not from put the new speakers in he just taped the wires together instead of doin a splice so one of the came undone. Thanks for the knowledge and mythology of the truth behind such a misunderstood tune
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Re: Did my amp just die?

Postby rfurtkamp » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:13 pm

You are AMAZINGLY lucky that didn't cook the head.

Tube heads do not like no load or intermittent strangeness like that and it's an EXPENSIVE repair.

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Re: Did my amp just die?

Postby JereFuzz » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:29 am

Synths:

Arturia: Minibrute
Casio: CTK-6200
Novation: Mininova
Korg: MS-20
Moog: Minitaur
Roland: JD-XI, JU-06
Yamaha: Reface DX

Drum Machines/Samplers/Sequencers:

Akai: Rhythm Wolf, Tom Cat, MPX8
Alesis: SR-16
Korg: Volca Beats
Zoom: RT-223, RT-123
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