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Hartke HA5500 tube preamp no output

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Calciumis, Jan 13, 2013.


  1. As the title says, the Hartke HA5500s tube preamp has no output signal. I was playing and it was working just dandy, then when i adjusted it later on i heard it all of a sudden had no output signal.
    Its not really a big deal as i prefer the SS preamp, but i did enjoy mixing the SS with the Tube (while it lasted).
    This amp isnt new, i started using it today but i bought it off a guy who owned it for 5 years.
    If anyone has any idea what the problem might be help is much appreciated.
     
  2. Venom of God

    Venom of God

    Oct 8, 2007
    Australia
    Probably the pre-amp tube, easy to open up and replace on those!
     
  3. after googling the life expectancy of tubes, it seems very probable that the tube has had a long full life and died. So ill get a replacement tube as its only $30 for a decent one. I remember the tube preamp sounding incredibly muddy anyway so i might as well even if its not dead.
    Thanks
     
  4. Venom of God

    Venom of God

    Oct 8, 2007
    Australia
    I had a HA3500 as my first "real" amp, the tube went all horrible sounding after about 4 years!
     
  5. I replaced the tube and there is still no output :( a few people with HA3500s are getting burnt out resistors and such, might be the cause?
    wonder how much repair shops charge for these kinds of jobs...
     
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