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Old 04-11-2009, 01:57 AM
mike80 mike80 is offline
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Any way to check tubes with a multimeter?

Just to see if they're shorted? I have 6 Mesa STR420s. 4 of them came out of my Dual Rec. One of them is bad, though I didn't know it until I took the amp apart and found a burnt screen resistor.

I was thinking about trying them in my amp again, but I have no clue which one is the bad one. I don't have access to a tube tester either. Any way I could check them?
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Old 04-11-2009, 04:01 AM
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Not really with a multimeter. Check around for any antique radio shops, or ham radio fests in the area. There are usually guys around there with tube testers that will test them for free.
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:19 AM
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A multimeter can only test for filament continuity - however, if the tube is lighting up in the amp, than the continuity is good anyhow.

What part of Ohio are you in? There are a few antique radio clubs in Ohio and some if there members will have tube testers
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