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Hi i use a peavey 6505 Amp head and when i run a seymour duncan pickup booster through the effects loop it blows the amp (possibly the pre-amp fuses) i want to get a volume boost in a distorted setting hence using this pedal, when i run it through the front it doesnt increase the volume in this mode, only in a clean mode. any suggestions what i can do to stop the head blowing ??? Regards Alan

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Hi bmwz43

Odd that you keep blowing the head... and with 5 12axl preamp tubes even more surprised that you cannot get enough gain... :) Get the correct pedal for the 6505 and change yo levels that way. Hard to beat classic tube amp for tone:)

Check the the amp has the correct impedance setting for the quaddy you are using.

One more thing, what sort of cable do you have connecting the amp to the speaker box. If you use a cheapo guitar jumper lead arrangement, expect that to give you trouble AND **** tone. The 6505 has 120watts of cranked up tube output. Tube output stages need a solid at least 18 gauge cable and quality connector jacks, like Switchcraft. They can blow fuses if you don't use a decent speaker connector lead.

Get back to me here if it does it again, and check to see exactly which fuse you are replacing. It can help sort out the problem.

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Graeme

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