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SWR Baby Blue II problem

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by tabooze24, Nov 22, 2010.


  1. I have an old SWR Baby Blue II (the one with two 8" speakers) which has a problem. The pre amp clip light always stays on...other than that the amp sounds fine. Sometimes the clip light will actually go off, but this can be after 15min or so.

    Does anyone know what the problem might be?

    I have attached a picture.

    Thanks,
    Nathan
     

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  2. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Other than the light being on, does it sound/behave normally?
     
  3. I have a Baby Blue problem as well.


    I don't own one.

    :-(
     
  4. At low volumes its fine. But pushing the head it breaks up in a weird way.

    I think an amp tech is going to have to take a look at it. Hopefully its an easy fix.
     
  5. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Yes, I think you are right. Possibly a bad tube?
     
  6. Tried replacing the tube, same problem. Its probably a bad cap or something....hopefully nothing worse.
     
  7. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Fingers crossed for ya!
     
  8. chadds

    chadds

    Mar 18, 2000
    Had a bad cap after years of service. It slowly lost it's great sound and gained a hum. Now it's back to it's lovely self. I may consider that scoopless mod. But as is it's the best.
    I've been through speaker changes as my Bag Ends failed, to be replaced by Celestions to be replaced by long throw LDSs. All three had their own rich characteristics.
    So, take it to a good tech.:)
     

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