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M2000 mosfet tube going bad?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bass-only, Apr 13, 2004.


  1. Bass-only

    Bass-only Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Cleveland
    I have a Mesa M2000 that I just got from the local GC (nos) for a price I couldn't pass up.

    I've had it for approx. 2 weeks & I'm starting to notice a low hum when the amp clicks in and what sounds like intermittent, background low-pitch "crackle". The "crackle" is not very loud, but it's there.

    The amp is working, with no drop in volume, but I was wondering if it could be that the tube that's in front of the mosfet could be going bad?

    I get the "hum" and "low crackle" on both channels. I get it probably 80% of the time. Once in a while when I turn it on, it's perfectly quiet.

    Any ideas? Is it probably the mosfet tube?

    Thanks!