hartke 3500 crapping out

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Acacia, Sep 1, 2001.

  1. Acacia


    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I was getting some farting noises 2 weeks ago and my local shop replaced the tube and it sounded great..then last night, it started again...Tube again? Something making the tube go bad? THoughts?

    Money is a bit low right now, so I'll just use the solid state sound ... grrrrr
  2. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    I had that problem too -- it turned out that the tube socket was coming loose from the circuit board. The connection is underneath the tube socket, and I'm not that experienced with circuit board soldering, so I took it to a local tech who was able to fix it quickly.

    In the meantime, I used the solid state preamp exclusively. Turning down the volume on the tube section all the way eliminated the farting.

    Hope this helps!
  3. Acacia


    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    hey man, i took it to the shop yesterday and the techhie said the same thing about the socket. he said "$35, come get it next week, maybe"

    Hopefully! I need it for NYC! ;)

    Thanx again.