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Old 21st December 2002, 06:29 PM   #1
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i just bought a sovtek tube amp and it checked out at the store and i plugged it in at band practice , didn't go above 1/4 volume, i get it home and theres distorion on the clean and theres cackling and volume cuts out, i opened up the back and looked at the tubes , one was really hot and there other barily warm. could sumone plz tell me whatz wrong w/ my amp?
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Old 21st December 2002, 06:32 PM   #2
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You need a Solid State amplifier.
They are more solid.

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Old 21st December 2002, 07:19 PM   #3
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Hi trip-wire,
<I>And now for the serious answer:</I>
I am not a tube-man but solid state but I would replace the tube that is barely warm or both.
Also spray the volume pot with some contactcleaner.
This is my best guess from a innocent solid state man.
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Old 21st December 2002, 07:32 PM   #4
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For starters,just swap the tubes around and see if the problem moves with the tubes.

If it stays at the same spot then there probably a cathode resistor,faulty,cold solder joint or wrong resistor value.

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Old 22nd December 2002, 10:02 AM   #5
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Ditto Elso and Frank's suggestions. Could also be a bad connection in a tube socket.
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Old 25th December 2002, 12:49 AM   #6
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i had the tech at the place i bought it from plug it in , they said it was the pots and that they just needed to be cleaned, i am very happy!! yay!!!!
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