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Crate Vintage club 212 60 watt Tube amplifier sound is off (not enough bass sound & midrange sounds louder despite its dial being turned low). Vaccuum tubes may need replacing, but I'm not sure how to tell.I have never replaced the tubes and the amp is 5yrs old, but I play it for an hour a day 1-3 days a week on average. Also what tubes would be good for a solid modern tone in this amp?

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  • jhandfield2 Jan 28, 2009

    I actually got this fixed. One tube was starting to fail, so my guitar tech replaced it. I also resoldered a connection in my footswitch, which was adding to the channel switching problem. The amp now sounds fine.

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I agree with what Dan has said he's sounds outs faze brother... or some type of simple short... but i would NT recommend running the amp in this condition.. you could possibly ruin the OP trans. on this with a simple ohm miss match or run the added risk of shock or for rare death.. safety first.. sounds like an easy fix .. but remember plate voltage can and will get you .... oh yea im running electro harm' tubes and seems to help bring out that big vintage sound punchy cleans and well rounded dirty till holding tight bass ' with good spoungy mids..and ive tried lots of diff tubes/combos of them.. straite up Electro HarmX imho'was and is best for tone at live volume levels? hope this helps some one keith_plants@sbcglobal.net ~V

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

I just bought the Vintage Club 60 and am loving it. $300..Pretty good deal huh! Plenty of bass...Have you tried the low boost and mid boost switches? they completely change the way the amp sounds. Also the stock speakers are **** so I'm dopping some Celestion Vintage 30s. Also is anyone getting some tube jingle with the VC60? I'll probably have to take it to someone...

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Have you moved any of the wires recently? What you are describing is how it would sound if the speakers were connected out of phase.
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