Question about Amplifiers & Preamps
I put new gt el84 power tubes in my peavey classic 50/50. It ran fine for a couple days and then started blowing fuses. Now when I turn it on it hums very loud for a second or 2 then pops the fuse. Did I Blow the power OT by not rebiasing the amp. Any Info would be nice.
I have a classic 50/50 as well and re-tubed it with JJ el84s, vintage teslas and mullard 12at7s. As long as you replaced it with EL84s, I can't imagine that the output would be increased enough to damage the OT. When I got my 6505 Combo, one of the 6L6s was bad, and it kept blowing fuses and howling like a banshee. I would think that an OT problem would result in a significant loss of output...or none at all. I've gotten DOA tubes from a few places. I would suggest swapping each tube out 1 by 1, until you find it...if that is indeed the problem...before you pay the cash to have it worked on.
Posted on Oct 29, 2007
The BIAS circuit may have failed and is allowing the power tubes to max out over their spec?
Or you have a tube with an internal short that's killing the high voltage every time you power up.
I have yet to see an output transformer fail out of over 100 amps I've done
Posted on Dec 16, 2014
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