View Full Version : Maz 18 - Hum - Humidity
06-27-2003, 10:26 AM
I posted basically the same question last year (with no feedback), at the beginning of the humid season. Same thing happened this year, my Max 18 hums for less than a minute (until it warms up), then goes back to normal.
Did anyone experience the same issue on an 18? Should I be concerned?
06-27-2003, 11:10 AM
I've got a Maz18. I have never experienced any such thing. I do keep my guitars and amps in a humidity controlled room when not playing out. Since the problem clears up shortly after powering up. It's a good assumption that moisture is evaporating - moisture that is compromising a connection somewhere. Since the tubes are the source of most of the heat, my bet it is a bad tube contact. Suggest you pull the tubes, clean the pins and treat with ProGold before reinserting.
06-29-2003, 06:55 PM
Thanks, Jonh. Very good point, I didn't tink about it (I will try starting from the power tubes as soon as humidity is back high again).
BTW, what is ProGold?
I wish I could control humidity, no chance in a condo in Boston in Summer :(
07-03-2003, 10:43 PM
ProGold is a contact cleaner/enhancer that is certified for use in high temperature application - like tube pins. You can get the juice from Lord Valve among other places.
07-08-2003, 12:20 PM
ProGold is made by Caig Labs... they have contact cleaners and treatments for special purposes... rotary switches, high temp applications, etc.
Great stuff. Highly recommended.
Here's a link (http://shopping.netledger.com/app/site/site.nl/site.ACCT113328/mode.welcome/sc.1/.f) to their site.
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