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No I didn't move any wires. I bought a Boss ME-33 multieffect to run through the effects loop, and the effects are good but the tone just sounds off after using it the past couple weeks, and sometimes my Amp gain doesn't completely switch off when switching from the distorted channel to clean. I read on another site that the effects loop tube may be bad, since this controls the overall gain on the amp but I'm not sure.

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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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Yes the tube could be what is called microphonic. In other words it behaves like a mic and feeds some signal back into the amp. These are usually 12ax7 tubes and are not expensive. Start with replacing that tube.
Keep us posted.
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