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svt cl fan

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by doomloop, Mar 19, 2013.


  1. doomloop

    doomloop

    Mar 1, 2011
    Portland, OR
    SVT users...does your fan come on when you power up in standy by or does it wait until your amp has reached a certain temp before kicking in?

    My svt had both bias lights on and a loud fan that starts right when I first hit power in standy by.
    I've adjusted the bias and it's all greens now with red when I play but the fan still starts right away.

    Ampeg says it's hooked to a temp circuit and shouldn't come on until a certtain temp which implies my tubes are being overheated though now my bias lights do not show that anything is amiss?

    I'd like to know what real users experience.
     
  2. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    Mine comes on immediately and is quite loud for about a minute, then it is much quieter.
     
  3. doomloop

    doomloop

    Mar 1, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Thanks! :)
     
  4. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Mine comes on immediately and is kinda loud all the time.
    I need to swap it out although it looks like a chore to do so.
     
  5. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    Yeah, I'd like to swap mine as well. After about a minute or so though it's pretty quiet, so I guess I'll leave it for now. New fans are about $25, but changing them might be a drag.
     
  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    You need to worry when it doesn't come on way more than when it does.
     
  7. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis

    I heard that. Kinda glad I can hear the thing running. lol
     

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