Tech 21 VT Bass 500 .... Observations and Questions.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bluesrx, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. bluesrx

    bluesrx Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2006
    Lakeland, Fl.
    Hi All...

    I recently purchased a VT Bass 500 from the TB Classifieds. Digging the tone but not quite sure the amp is working properly. So for all or any VT 500 users, here's my observations....

    Turning the amp on and with nothing plugged into it (no bass) with a 4 ohm load, the fan comes on after approx 2 minutes. Ramps up to high in another 2 minutes. Inserting 1/4" dummy plug into the headphone input disconnects the output (power module) from the circuit. Within about a minute the fan shuts off. So... my question is this... is it normal for the fan to come on so quickly at idle?

    I have reached out to Tech 21 and they answered quickly and said it was normal. I'm just wondering what other users are experiencing.

    Thanks in advance...
  2. jeff62

    jeff62 Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Central FL
    So Tech21 says it’s normal and you must believe they are not being honest but that we can provide you with the answer you are seeking?
  3. bluesrx

    bluesrx Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2006
    Lakeland, Fl.
    No where in my post did I say I did not believe them...
  4. Mine does pretty much the same.