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  • Strange amp problem

    Here's one for you, playing last night, while not playing at all and holding the guitar the keyboard or bass player would play stuff and I would get crackling distortion through my amp.



    I started hitting the preamp tubes etc and nothing changed no noise either from the tubes. When I got home I thought to check the fuse and what I saw was very odd, inside was a 3 amp fuse (it should be 5 amp) but what was odd is the fuse looked like this - imagine a thread with two beads on it. I never saw anything like it as any fuse I have seen is either just a thread or the wire wrap type thing.



    I am almost certain the fuse while passing voltage was suspect, anyway I have seen this before on another amp a few years ago.
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  • #2
    Bad ground

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    • #3
      Bad ground

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      • #4
        It looks like it's time to step up to a Fender.



        Maybe you has a bad cord and it's not the map.



        Some one be F!@king with the fuse thing for sure. Fuses are usually glass or ceramic covering, and the inside is either slow blow (springie or thread wrapped), or fast reacting.





        Sounds almost like a scene out of Spinal Tap
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        • #5
          It looks like it's time to step up to a Fender.



          Maybe you has a bad cord and it's not the map.



          Some one be F!@king with the fuse thing for sure. Fuses are usually glass or ceramic covering, and the inside is either slow blow (springie or thread wrapped), or fast reacting.





          Sounds almost like a scene out of Spinal Tap
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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by Mikeo
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            It looks like it's time to step up to a Fender.



            Maybe you has a bad cord and it's not the map.



            Some one be F!@king with the fuse thing for sure. Fuses are usually glass or ceramic covering, and the inside is either slow blow (springie or thread wrapped), or fast reacting.





            Sounds almost like a scene out of Spinal Tap




            His fuse goes to 11.

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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by Mikeo
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              It looks like it's time to step up to a Fender.



              Maybe you has a bad cord and it's not the map.



              Some one be F!@king with the fuse thing for sure. Fuses are usually glass or ceramic covering, and the inside is either slow blow (springie or thread wrapped), or fast reacting.





              Sounds almost like a scene out of Spinal Tap




              His fuse goes to 11.

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              • #8
                Why don't you give Dumble a call and discuss this with him?
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                • #9
                  Why don't you give Dumble a call and discuss this with him?
                  "The Web puts all of the world's knowledge at our fingertips; unfortunately it's mixed with all of the world's bull****************."
                  -- Bob Parks

                  "A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it."
                  -- Oscar Wilde

                  "No man dies for what he knows to be true. Men die for what they want to be true, for what some terror in their hearts tells them is not true."
                  -- Oscar Wilde

                  "It is a trap of history to believe that eyewitnesses remember accurately what they have lived through."
                  -- Theodore White

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                  • #10
                    ^or paul reed smith

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                    • #11
                      ^or paul reed smith

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                      • #12
                        A keyboard player is willing to play with you?

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                        • #13
                          A keyboard player is willing to play with you?

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                          • #14
                            Imitation crystal lettice in the dumble clone.
                            "I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts." - John Steinbeck

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                            • #15
                              Imitation crystal lettice in the dumble clone.
                              "I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts." - John Steinbeck

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