Recently, my band has been unable to play because the flat that we practise in has been devoid of electricity. Let me explain as best I can, considering that I have precisely bugger all knowledge of any of this... The flat has one of those mains that have a trip in them - when something overloads, the switch trips, and the power goes off. There are several different switches, for the plug sockets, lights, etc. We went down one day to find that the sockets switch had tripped, and after taking all the plugs in the flat out and switching the sockets out, it still wouldn't work. A few days later, we went back and it worked again - that was, until I plugged in my amp (the only thing that was plugged in) to jam with the drummer - after about ten minutes, the power went again, and once more wouldn't come back on for us. Recently, my amp has been playing up - the volume has went up and down of it's own accord, and sometimes it starts humming very loudly (it manages to cut through when the rest of the band plays better than the bass! ), until it gets to the point where I have to switch the amp off and back on. It's happened once before, at a gig - the amp was acting funny throughtout a song, and at one point the whole club's power went for about minute, before coming back on. That was about a year ago, and I haven't had any problems with it before then, or until now. Basically, I now think that my amp is to blame for the electricity going off in the flat - is this actually possible? I'd rather have to buy a new rig than have to get the flat sorted out. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.