did i blow a tube?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by thelastofus, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. thelastofus

    thelastofus Guest

    Jul 3, 2002
    Bakersfield, Ca
    i went to practice today and when i went to turn on my svt classic the red light went on for a split second then went to nothing and now the amp does nothing when i try to turn it on. I tried numerous power sources and cables so I've eliminated that. Did I blow a tube?
  2. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Wrong Fourm.
    But sounds like something with the outlet though.
  3. Might have blown a rectifier - four diodes stuck together that come right off the power input.

    Local repair person would be a good place to start.

    Then again, if you have tubes, that might be it too. Try the "Amp" thread
  4. When its in standby its only got the tubes heaters on, so if its not even going on to standby, then im guessing its something else

    And, as said, wrong forum
  5. narcopolo


    Sep 12, 2005
    richmond, va
    i was going to make an immature joke about blowing a tube, but i think i'd rather make an immature joke about blowing a rectifier. :D
  6. Did you check the fuse?
  7. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    Hmmm do ampeg preamps come with standby circuit? mine does not but takes 15-30 secs to warm the tubes.

    EDIT: woops just realized it is an SVT clasic and not an svp-cl so nevermind.
  8. Always try the easiest and most obvious solutions first.
  9. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Moved to Amps.