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Hoodee's picture
Poland
Feb 2007
4 years ago

Ok, it's not really a problem since i managed to discover how to avoid it, but still I'd like someone to explain to me what the hell happens with my amp:

The thing is that when I turn it on, plug in my guitar and start to play with the amp volume set to 5, after 10-15 minutes the volume drops for about a minute, then come back to normal. Even if I play for 6 hours after that, it doesn't happen again. Last time, I was playing alone, waiting for my bandmates, but i set to volume relatively low (at about 2,5). No volume drop occured. When the whole band started to play and i had to set the volume to 5, then again nothing happen the whole time we practiced...

I don't understand what's happening, I've used tube amps before but I've never had that sort of problem.

Is there anyone that can explain it to me?

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NoFroBro's picture
Australia
Jan 2004
3 months ago

Sounds like the sort of thing a dodgey capacitor would do.

Either turn on your amp 10 minutes early, or get it checked out by a tech.

It isn't a 'normal' tube amp thing.

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thunder_2's picture
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Apr 2005
8 years ago

a 120 watt tube amp and you rehearse at 5? I had a deuce and i can tell you your playing too farcking loud! Umm no idea what the problem is tho

Hoodee's picture
Poland
Feb 2007
4 years ago

Well, for the loudness you're right, but at lower volumes heavy distorted sounds are not really good for me...They don't sound right.

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Flame EXG 7
Epiphone SG G-400
Boss Tu-2/Planet Waves chromatic pedal tuner
Dunlop CryBaby wah
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Alesis Midiverb III
Radial Twin City ABY switcher
Ampeg VL-1002
Peavey VTM 60
Marshall 1960A 4x12 (Sheffield 1200)
Marshall 1960B 4x12 (V30)

indytruckboy's picture
Pennsylvania USA
Sep 2003
4 years ago

:confused: :confused: :confused:

i play on 6 or 7

just had a hearing test and have above average hearing.

maybe you have sensitive ears;)

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