T-Max problem or just normal?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by TJBass, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. So I have a Peavey T-Max head I picked up for $160. When you turn it on it has this strange noise for just a moment, like those old sci-fi movies where the mad scientist pulls a switch and the lights dim for just a moment.....no the lights don't dim but it just makes this strange sound.

    Is this a transformer going out or is it just the way a T-Max is? If its transformer is there any available for this head that can be swapped in?
  2. Mine doesn't do that. That's about as much help as I can offer.

  3. The fan on mine kinda jerks to life but nothing like what you describe.
  4. Thundar

    Thundar Supporting Member

    Mine has that exact same sound, and has done that for probably 8 yrs...it IS a weird noise...my fan is loud as all get-out too...life with a T-Max.
    Never had it fail on me though.
  5. Yeah, my fan is noisey too, sounds like fridgedaire!
  6. I replaced the fan with a $14. It's quieter, but not quiet.

  7. Well if the fan is doing its job then I'm ok with it, but it sure is loud. Its that noise when I turn the power on that bothers me a little. I guess I'll keep my DI handy on gigs!
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