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Blue tube light inside GB Shuttle 9

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bongofour, Mar 18, 2013.


  1. Bongofour

    Bongofour

    Sep 5, 2010
    Does it have to be on as an indicator of a properly functioning tube section, or is it just cosmetic?

    Thanks
     
  2. krutonlowend

    krutonlowend

    Dec 2, 2010
    Do you mean the Streamliner 900? I wasn't aware of a blue tube light on the Shuttle heads. I could be wrong since I'm not familiar with the shuttle heads.
     
  3. Bongofour

    Bongofour

    Sep 5, 2010
    No
    Shuttle
     
  4. Bongofour

    Bongofour

    Sep 5, 2010
    In addition to the normal orange reddish glow, there is/ was a blue LED type light emanating from the top panel tube "window"
     
  5. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    That blue light was one of a few things I disliked on my Shuttle. I ended up putting black tape over it.
     
  6. krutonlowend

    krutonlowend

    Dec 2, 2010
    I'm at a loss then. I know the blue light that glows through the window in the front of my streamliner stopped working and everything still worked fine. I wasn't aware there was a tube window on the shuttle. I'm curious to see what you find out. If you don't want to wait around here you can probably just PM agedhorse.

    Best of luck.
     
  7. Bongofour

    Bongofour

    Sep 5, 2010
    How do you PM with an iPad?
     
  8. krutonlowend

    krutonlowend

    Dec 2, 2010
    Man I suck, I can't answer any of your questions! Can you bring up his talkbass profile? If you can access that, there should be an option to send a PM. I know that's how I do it from the iPhone. I'm not sure if the iPad makes it completely different or not.
     
  9. Bongofour

    Bongofour

    Sep 5, 2010
    All set
    I pm'd him

    Thanks!!!!!!!

    I'll update later
     
  10. krutonlowend

    krutonlowend

    Dec 2, 2010
    No problem. I'm curious to hear what you find out. I've been thinking about picking up a shuttle to have as a spare.
     
  11. I'm SURE it's purely cosmetic. A 12AX7 doesn't NEED a blue light to work :)
     
  12. mystic38

    mystic38

    Dec 4, 2012
    Mystic CT
    the cool blue led helps offset the heat from the tubes in the preamp tubes and so stops the fan from coming on...............
     
  13. Oh yeah, there's that.
     
  14. svtb15

    svtb15

    Mar 22, 2004
    Austin,TX - McKinney,TX - NY,NY, - Nashville,TN
    I play it all. Whatever works for the gig
    the shuttle 9 has a blue LED that you can see through the grid in the top of the amps cover.. Its behind the tube.. It is strictly cosmetic.
     
  15. Bongofour

    Bongofour

    Sep 5, 2010
    Thanks everyone

    Case closed and confirmed by Agedhorse that it IS purely cosmetic.
     
  16. svtb15

    svtb15

    Mar 22, 2004
    Austin,TX - McKinney,TX - NY,NY, - Nashville,TN
    I play it all. Whatever works for the gig
    :bassist:
     
  17. rapidfirerob

    rapidfirerob Fusion rules!

    How can you do anything but LOVE Genz Benz?
     
  18. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Genz Benz for sure but I have no big love for blue LED's. Yeah, they're easier to see in the daytime, but they're blinding at night. We play this one place that puts up a camera and shows us on the TV screens by the stage, and the soundman told me I had to turn my REDDI around because the blue light totally washed out the shot. OK, so they don't use the best camera in the world ;) but it's intense.
     
  19. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    Jimmy, I'm going to have to add some blue LEDs to your monitor mix ;)
     
  20. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Once I'm hypnotized, please don't make me dance like a chicken.
     

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