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by Minstrel
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Standard tube set replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 2042

Re: Standard tube set replacement

But I see that maybe I need to pull a tube or so first to see what color code it is. Ok, so I'm a total newbie to the tube changing game.
by Minstrel
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Standard tube set replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 2042

Standard tube set replacement

So While I try troubleshoot my crack, pop, dropout and dimming indicator lights after 1h playing, I figure I'm going to end up testing / replacing tubes, and as I have none, and have never changed the tubes on this 3'd-hand amp which I've had for 3 years. So, I'd like to just go with the standard/st...
by Minstrel
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: 5:25 - Pop & crackle with dimming indicator lights on ch 1&2
Replies: 7
Views: 2626

Re: 5:25 - Pop & crackle with dimming indicator lights on ch

OK, thanks ! I'll give that a shot for what it's worth. I have a de-ox cleaner for my pots, but I'm not sure it has a lubricant in it or not. I'll go get a new one that is explicitly devoid of lubricant. But, no, that probably doesn't explain the dimming lights, so.... Well this will be an education...
by Minstrel
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: 5:25 - Pop & crackle with dimming indicator lights on ch 1&2
Replies: 7
Views: 2626

Re: 5:25 - Pop & crackle with dimming indicator lights on ch

No, I haven't. As it happens, I do use a Boss Reverb pedal which I conect to the send and return using two very short cables (keeping the pedal directly on the amp). When you suggest "cleaning" the jacks, do you mean just wiping the cable ends off with a cloth, or giving them a more agressive treatm...
by Minstrel
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Crackle and popping noise with my Express 5:50
Replies: 1
Views: 1874

Re: Crackle and popping noise with my Express 5:50

Hi,

I see you posted this problem back in April 2017... I am having similar-sounding issues with my 5:25. Could you tell me if you ever solved your crackle & pop problem ?

THanks
by Minstrel
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: 5:25 - Pop & crackle with dimming indicator lights on ch 1&2
Replies: 7
Views: 2626

Re: 5:25 - Pop & crackle with dimming indicator lights on ch

I did some tests, moving the amp to the livingroom (where the wiiring is more up-to date), and did some tests which suggested that it was slightly susceptible to the spin cycle on the washing machine which happened to be running, and I saw the pre-cursor signs of in and out buz and dimming lights......
by Minstrel
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: 5:25 - Pop & crackle with dimming indicator lights on ch 1&2
Replies: 7
Views: 2626

5:25 - Pop & crackle with dimming indicator lights on ch 1&2

I've been playing my 5:25 in its current configuration for a few years no problems, and all of a sudden it has started emitting a loud crack & pop sound, as if there were a short somewhere, with all indicator lights on amp & pedal dimming out in unison along with the noise, but the main red power in...
by Minstrel
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: 5:25 amp shutting off/electrical problem??
Replies: 2
Views: 2144

Re: 5:25 amp shutting off/electrical problem??

I think I'm having a similar problem, and will poste on it shortly. Guitar/cable plugged in or not, and it happens on both channels, with all light indicators dimming out except the main red power light, which remains constant. I have been playing it in this configuration for quite some time with no...
by Minstrel
Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Nice "Fender" setting for my 5:25 1x12
Replies: 1
Views: 1062

Nice "Fender" setting for my 5:25 1x12

I've only had this amp for a few months, and I really like it, but I'm coming at it from a small & easy Fender tube amp, and it hasn't been easy finding just the warm tones I like in both disto and clean on the Express, and I've messed with it a lot. But here's a configuration I really like, maybe s...
by Minstrel
Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Clean and Crunch on SAME channel ! Can I reconfigure ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3519

Re: Clean and Crunch on SAME channel ! Can I reconfigure ?

OK, thanks for the tip, I'll try that. When you say 9-10 and 1-2, are you talking clock-face dial positions ?
by Minstrel
Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Clean and Crunch on SAME channel ! Can I reconfigure ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3519

Re: Clean and Crunch on SAME channel ! Can I reconfigure ?

Hey that's a very pertinent set of links ! Thanks ! Funny, as the first ones describing the foot-switch modification are in French, and I live in France, and can actually understand it. Eh oui ! In any case, I can see that a lot of people encounter the same frustration, but nobody has the perfect so...
by Minstrel
Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Clean and Crunch on SAME channel ! Can I reconfigure ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3519

Re: Clean and Crunch on SAME channel ! Can I reconfigure ?

Couldn't find that using search on that added clean switch, but if you find the thread I'd be interested to read it. I think my best bet will probably invove getting the best out of that burn channel. And probably getting into pedals a bit.
by Minstrel
Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Clean and Crunch on SAME channel ! Can I reconfigure ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3519

Re: Clean and Crunch on SAME channel ! Can I reconfigure ?

I downloaded the manual and they actully talk about that clean blues as an option, and I tried setting it accordingly. The results fit the bill technically, but I just couldn't get that nice, fat, warm sound I can get with the clean channel, gain at 12:00. That said, I'm discovering all sorts of nic...
by Minstrel
Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:54 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Clean and Crunch on SAME channel ! Can I reconfigure ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3519

Re: Clean and Crunch on SAME channel ! Can I reconfigure ?

Guitar volume... Interesting you mention turning the guitar volume down. I found some really sweet cleans last night with the guitar down at 4 or 5, differences I just didn't hear on my Super Champ XD (still a fantastic and inexpensive little amp by the way). I'd been told to experiment with this bu...