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tfbattag
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Dumb Question

Post by tfbattag » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:41 pm

Hi Fellow Boogie Enthusiasts-

I have a Mark V head, and recently I blew a fuse. Thus, I replaced the fuse and a pair of my power tubes (it was obvious which one had blown) with a matched pair of 6L6's.

My dumb question is, if I didn't capture which pair I replaced, is there any way to determine the new pair from the old? Should I just wait until another tube goes?

Sorry for the dumb question, but I thought I should ask before blindly replacing tubes.

Thanks.

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thunda1216
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Re: Dumb Question

Post by thunda1216 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:57 am

sometimes when a power tube goes it will take a resistor or two with it. sometimes not. if a rectifier tube goes,,the fuse will blow but usually no resistors go. if you replaced a power tube and the amp works fine, you probably don't have a problem. Mesa's are pretty tough amps...
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