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Ashdown Perfect 10 Bass Combo keep blowng 2 man fuses

When ever I turn on my amp the main fuses keeps blowing. Where can I get a schematic from to troubleshoot it? Or can someone who has had this problem tell me whats wrong.

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What main fuses? Fuses in the car electrical system? If so, your amp is too powerful to run through the cars electrical system, you should get a heavy guage wore ran straight from the battery, with its own dedicated fuse placed in-line, ad close to the battery as possible. Wait, is this a bass guitar combo??? Open it up, if there's wax coming from the power supply, thats prolly the culprit. Check for any obviously blown resistors or any short circuits. But most likely, its not gonna be user-servicable.

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