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    I just picked up an old Peavey Classic VT from the 80's, and it has two 6l6 power tubes. This is my first ever tube amp so I have a question. How hot do tubes usually get, because after running this thing for like 30 minuetes, the tubes were about hot enough to burn you. Is this normal? thanks

  • #2
    Yeah, normal.

    Those VT Classics are cool! That was my first real amp, I loved that lo-fi phaser it had.
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      • #4
        when its cold out. turn on your amp and flip it around so the power tubes are up front.
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        • #5
          Yeah, normal.

          Those VT Classics are cool! That was my first real amp, I loved that lo-fi phaser it had.


          Alright thanks.
          Yeah, Ive only had it for under a day now, and I love it already. The phaser is kinda cool. It gets real weird sounding with the color maxed

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          • #6
            I think i used to have one of these.. They were cool. It was my first amp given to me by my uncle.. i remember the phaser knob.. mine had only 1 power tube (the second one pulled out) and the original speakers were replaced with 10'' pyle drivers.
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            • #7
              Yeah, the tubes get heated to several hundred degrees. This is why they warn you to let your amp cool down before removing tubes.
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                • #9
                  Yes, hot enough to burn your fingers but, contrary to popular belief, not hot enough to melt solder.
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                  • #10
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                    • #11
                      Yes, hot enough to burn your fingers but, contrary to popular belief, not hot enough to melt solder.


                      There is much wisdom here!

                      I mean if tubes were hot enough to melt solder, we'd be losing leads on tube sockets left and right.

                      I think the ones in my 5150 get up to around 200F or so. But itw as probably higher than that. But I put a temp probe on top of the grille on top... and I remember it climbing through the 150's and towards the 200s which I think it finalyl hit.
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                      • #12
                        Hot enough for your finger grease to make the tubes implode and create a black hole.... lulz
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                        • #13
                          How hot do tubes usually get?


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                          • #14
                            I tried to pull a 12ax7 out of an amp I thought had cooled down once. This was yesterday.... It was not cooled down. But to answer your question

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                              <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>jnurp</strong>

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