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We don't do that here, I think.
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Peavey Music | Answered 18 hours ago

With a screwdriver.
In some, you just pull out the Bass speaker, everything else is sealed, and get at the Xover from the hole....

Peavey Music | Answered 19 hours ago

Speakers are front loaded onto the baffle - probably. To test the cab - go through the jack panel in rear - probably.

Peavey Music | Answered 2 days ago

I don't know how your question ended up in "Computers", but I'll try to help you anyway...

I found a schematic/manual for your PEAVEY, but I think it's a just partial schematic because no power supply is shown? A link is provided below...

The manual mentions your "Clipping Indicator" but mentions only on IF DISTORTION is present. See page 21.

That LED circuit samples audio BEFORE and AFTER your "3 band equalizer". That equalizer is only shown as a "block" with no other specifications other than "CHANNEL 19 - 20". *See page 29.

In your case it appears that your CLIPPER is sensing a signal overloading condition OR that IC may be defective? And because it's only shown as a block, there may be more than one IC or many other components involved in that section?

In fact the fault may be well before your CLIPPER sensing circuit! In example a bad or leaky CAPACITOR in your power supply MAY be injecting AC into your Mixer? I've just added a SECOND link below showing bad and good capacitors.

It's difficult to say without a voltage chart or the IC DEVICE numbers known...A full schematic would have helped us both more... I hope this was of some help to you!

Armed with this manual, your broken PEAVEY and the schematic I think a good tech should be able to sniff out the problem... Look for burnt or discolored items FIRST!


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Peavey Music | Answered on Dec 02, 2017

Symptoms that take a while to happen often are caused by something getting hot. Open it up and try to find something getting hot. That probably won't be the faulty component but it will point to the area that's causing the problem.

Peavey Vypyr... | Answered on Nov 19, 2017

You might thy going backwards from the output to the IC .have a good light and make yourself a pointer that is nonmetallic which you can track the copper strips on the circuit board without touching them. If you remove this IC from the board, be sure to wear a grounding strap to your hand or wrist, connected to the metal chassis.BE SURE TO REMOVE THE POWER CABLE BEFORE YOU BEGIN! Note the exact way you remove it. The number one pin will have a indented dot on the plastic case. Be sure to reinstall in the correct order. ALWAYS WEAR A GROUNDING STRAP TO HANDLE ANY IC! The static electric in your body can blow certain IC units. You can make you own grounding strap using an old metal watch band, a piece of flexible wire approx. two feet long and an alligator clip to attach it to the chassis. Hope this helps you and I hope I have not confused you.

Peavey Music | Answered on Nov 12, 2017

If the resister is still intact, upload a picture of it and I will tell you the value...

Peavey Music | Answered on Nov 10, 2017

This sounds like a bad battery. If I remember right the AC is active.

Peavey Music | Answered on Nov 09, 2017

Well, I would say it isn't dropping the level of "the whole pa", it is just dropping the level of the input you have plugged the fx into. Check the settings on your fx unit, there are usually input, output and mix controls that are independant of "the pa" and affect the amplitude of the signal going into your mixer from the fx unit.

Peavey Music | Answered on Nov 06, 2017

Tubes run hot in order to function. They degrade over time unlike transistors which usually work or don't work.
You should keep some spares around especially if you are out doing gigs.
Guessing at which tube is bad will be expensive.
With the renewed use of tubes in amps, there may be some tube testing available at a music store. Call around and see. Pull all you tubes and go test them.

Peavey Vypyr... | Answered on Sep 27, 2017
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Peavey Music | Answered on Sep 25, 2017

Of course I can't be sure but most amps don't have fuses on the circuit boards anymore. They use protect circuits, they may have blown your amp and yes it could be expensive. Are there indicators on the front panel? LEDs on that shouldn't be?

Peavey PR15 400w... | Answered on Sep 14, 2017

Contact Peavey customer service for the answer.

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Peavey Music | Answered on Sep 05, 2017

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