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How to maintain mini tube in hybrid head?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Julian Delphiki, Feb 4, 2020.


  1. Julian Delphiki

    Julian Delphiki

    Jan 24, 2019
    Kentucky
    I own a MarkBass Little Mark Rocker 500 as my only amp head. It has a mini tube powering a drive feature, but the tube appears to be soldered in place.

    I took it to an amp tech who said that everything seems clean, and in good working order. But I am used to being able to change tubes if they go out. Is there something I can do to prolong the life of the tube, or better maintain it?

    Thanks
     
  2. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    Yes, leave it alone!
     
  3. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive Suspended

    Wire in tubes have a very, very long life span. It'll out last you! :)
     
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  4. Julian Delphiki

    Julian Delphiki

    Jan 24, 2019
    Kentucky
    Good to know, thank you! I just assumed it was like any other tube.
     
  5. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    Even normal preamp tubes have a very long life is they are not messed with and the amp is not intentionally destructive in design.
     
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  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Even if it goes out on you, its not hard for a good tech to solder a new one into it.
     
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