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When I turn the power on on my Peavey blazer 158 guitar amp nothing happens. Is there a fuse?

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Hi I have written two troubleshooting guides on the issues you have try them at http://www.howtodothings.com/electronics/how-to-fix-the-fuse-on-your-guitar-amplifier

Let me know if you still face a problem

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