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My Earth Wire is loose inside my peavey XR800F.

I recently opened my peavey amp to vacumn and clean inside it. I noticed the Green Earth wire was loosed upon opening and connected it to where I thought it would be.??? On closing and carefully turning on I checked the amp with an electricians screwdriver and realised the amp was live.Have reopened the amp before I reattempt and electrocute myself. Can you help me please???

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  • Marc Wiggins
    Marc Wiggins May 11, 2010

    where in the case did you 'think it should be'? it should be attached to the chassis of the amp.


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Hi there.

You have have been unfortunate enough to experience an uncommon failure. The bass driver has failed. It is a Black Widow that can have the basket/cone/voice coil assembly replaced as a complete unit. The magnet unbolts from the basket and you bolt on a new one. Classic field service designed product. You will be able to get a new basket from a Peavey equipment stockist. Just ask for a 15' Black Widow replacement basket They cost about $180 here in Australia and you can easily change it yourself. Good Luck and happy jamming.

A FixYa rating would be great for my tech tip to you. Cheers


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If you switch on the amplifier, do you hear nothing at all?
Or do you hear low level noise or hum out of the speaker?
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If the tubes are glowing, you can measure the high voltage.
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A couple of top screws and some on the back lip of the chassis . The amp slides out but be careful not to pop the speaker leads I own a KB50 and have worked on other KB amps.

Sounds like you need a new reverb spring set.

Peavey is very good for parts

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