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Crooked Tubes?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mydog213, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. mydog213


    Jul 15, 2012
    So, here I am posting again about tube amps lol!

    Here is the question:

    My tubes(toward the controls) in my SVT CL(ampeg) look slightly more crooked then say the ones closest to the back. They tilt the same way.
    Should I be worried?
  2. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Nope. They can be straightened out. They're just sitting in the sockets tilted.
  3. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    I want to be Tesla (tinkerer at Dayton Amp Co)
    Grab 'em by the base and gently wiggle them straight.
  4. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    If the tubes don't push in square, possibly your pins are bent. They can be straightened with some needle nose pliers or a tube pin straightner like the one below.



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