seems like telltale sign of failing amp

Discussion in 'Tonefreaks' started by pamoffa, Nov 24, 2017.

  1. pamoffa

    pamoffa Member

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    Feb 24, 2014
    Not sure If I'm posting this in the right place but, My tube amp has been getting a crackle once in a while It didn't bother me too much it's been going on for about a year even if the amp is on and no playing today thanksgiving no sound the preamp tube died its not lit up so I guess I should have had tubes on hand I ordered a russian 12ax7 from sweetwater and have to wait bummer Now I know what a bad tube sounds like.
  2. grayd8

    grayd8 Senior Member

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    May 5, 2014
    Tubes don’t last forever, it’s part of the game. I generally keep a bunch on hand just to be able to play with the tone of an amp.

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