Ugg... sorry for the personal rant... but I need to get this off my chest... Some friends of mine from another band, who are all great guys, asked to used one of my amps for recording the other day. So I say sure, yeah, of course, they've used this gear before and I trust them and all that. So I get an email today from one of the guitarists saying that my Traynor (YBA200) had blown a tube. This had happened to this amp before, if you remember, so initially I was just pissed at the amp. Now I come to find out, through the other guitarist in the band (who is also in my band) that the reason it blew is that they had it on with no speaker cab attached! Apparently they wanted to just use it as DI while they recording another amp of mine through their cab! So now I'm in the situation of being pissed at a bunch of guys who I consider friends, who are all stand up dudes. I thought they knew better so I never ever gave it a second thought, I've always been good about lending people gear, especially friends, cause they've always been good about lending to me when i needed it. So it sucks... and now I have a dead amp, for the second time in 4 months, and in the year or so since I've had it. They have offered to pay for new tubes but it will have to be checked out at the shop. I guess I can be thankful that they're friends, and not strangers, so I know they'll do the right thing and get it fixed. Just a ****y situation on an otherwise relaxing Friday night, ya know?