Trace Elliot Blacklight

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by OkoPeeKee, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. OkoPeeKee


    May 27, 2013
    Does anyone have a success story in regards to replacing the blacklight on one of the 90's era Trace Elliot amps?

    I would imagine that it's commonplace for the light itself to have died after many years or is it likely the fixture itself?

    I have to opportunity to purchace an AH350SMX but the blacklight is not working. I understand that the blacklight has no affect on the amp's functionality but it would be more of a nostalgic kind of purchase and I would want the full effect!!!

    Thanks for any help!
  2. DiMarco

    DiMarco Guest

    Feb 4, 2010
  3. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    Contact British Audio Service in Nashville if you have any problem finding the bulb. They are quite common and a Google search and a YouTube search will yield bulb sources and video instructions on how to replace the tube in the amp case
  4. OkoPeeKee


    May 27, 2013
    So you don't need any special "Trace Elliot Blacklight?" Any 47cm/18.5 inch, 15 watt bulb will do?
  5. Slough Feg Bass

    Slough Feg Bass Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2007
    San Francisco
    yes, super easy to replace, as long as the ballast resistor is still in good shape.
  6. DiMarco

    DiMarco Guest

    Feb 4, 2010
    British Audio Service are a great source, but quite pricey in some cases. The blacklight is a pretty standard issue one. I'm positive you will be able to purchase/order one from almost any electronics store.
  7. Not at all. Just a standard 15W T8, 18" bulb.
  8. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    You see how much better it is to start a new thread rather than forcing folk to read through pages of a years old one. :)

    I didn't clue in until we got to a post from PhychoBassGuy who hasn't posted in many years.
  9. Just a note but there's a switch on one end of the black light fixture so it can be turned on or off. I've got an AH350SMX too and just love it.
  10. OkoPeeKee


    May 27, 2013
    Is this accessible without having to remove the cover?