You think I need to replace tubes?

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Norseman
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You think I need to replace tubes?

Post by Norseman » Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:35 pm

I have a Mesa Mark V that’s a couple of years old now. I play through it every day and have no issues. Now out of the blue I turn it on and there’s a loud hiss and you hear me strumming like in the background.

I was gonna order replacement tubes. Sound like that is the issue?

Norseman
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Re: You think I need to replace tubes?

Post by Norseman » Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:44 am

Never mind. Turns out it was the battery in my guitar for the active pickups. I have a brand new (about a month old) Alex Lifeson Epiphone and didn’t expect the battery to die so soon.

jaslan
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Re: You think I need to replace tubes?

Post by jaslan » Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:24 am

Perhaps you left the cable plugged in the guitar one day? That will eat the battery?

mace
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Re: You think I need to replace tubes?

Post by mace » Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:44 pm

Been there, done that. :)
Rankings: #1 Mark V head, #2a TC50 combo, #2b Rectoverb 25 head

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