So I was rocking out along to "Ball and Biscuit" today, and all of a sudden a weird sound started coming out of the amp (I was going straight to the Gibson). My first thought was that it was the Micro-synth or the Big Muff, because it was making weird distorted screechy noises, so I took those out of the chain. Then I just went straight to the amp, and still nothing. I switched from my Wildkat to my Hagstrom, and nothing. So I looked at the top of the amp and noticed that the red power light wasn't on. Then I looked at the back of the amp. The first thing I noticed was the terrible smoke-y smell. The second was that one of my tubes (an Electro-Harmonix 6v6) was glowing purple! PURPLE! I'm very much freaking out over this, as it's my favorite amp and I really don't have the money to fix it right now. What's going on? Why did this happen? Is there something I can do to prevent it from happening again once I get it fixed?
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A Man, A Plan, A Canal featuring my equipment and songs
Fender Jazzmaster/Univox Rickenbacker 360-12 copy/reissue Danelectro U2 -> Zoom Ultra Fuzz, Boss TU-2, Ibanez DE-7, Digitech PDS 2000, Boss DD-20 -> Fender Ultimate Stereo Chorus/Gibson Discoverer