*** RESOLVED ***
I replaced the rectifier and power tubes with new and the amp is working fine now. I checked the bias and it is also good.
I don't know which tube or tubes were causing the issue, but I'm fine with replacing all three.
Thanks to all who replied with thoughts and suggestions.
My DRRI is blowing the fuse when powered on after about 2 seconds. I did a search and some trouble-shooting but still need advice. Amp worked fine about 9 months ago but has been off and unplugged from wall outlet since.
My testing was performed with the standby switch in standby mode (not ON)...
I truly admire JB's music and it has brought me many hours of listening pleasure. I was fortunate to see him live in a small venue a few years ago; fantastic concert.
JB's humble and down to earth personality are "icing on the cake."
Keep those albums coming Joe!
p.s. love your tone!
So if we now pay about $12 for a tube made off-shore, what do you think it would have to sell for to make economic sense for it to be manufactured here?
I know this is just wild guessing ... but what do you think? $100, $200, more?
It depends. If you aren't certain you are going to like the guitar enough to keep it, you can sometimes buy them on sale (i.e. 15% off) from one of the dealers/retailers who offer a satisfaction guarantee. You get a couple of weeks or more to decide if it's a keeper. If not, send it back and you...
There's nothing particularly special about my American Strat. But it's mine, it's comfortable like a broken in glove and I'll never sell it :)
Sure, I'd like to have more Strats. So many guitars, so little time (and money). For now, this is the one.
Excellent. Congrats! Very beautiful grain!
How much does it weigh? I had this gorgeous AL-3100 with birds-eye maple top and loved everything about it except the weight.
Mine was just over 13# and a real back breaker :(
Yeah, I posted those pics at the time and somebody here said it was some sort of polishing wheel or something. I may have been able to polish it out like you did, and I think the dealer may have refunded some bucks if I wanted to keep it, but I was so disappointed after spending that much on a...
About a year ago I finally gave in and bought a factory new LP Traditional at a price just below MAP from a reputable dealer we all know. It arrived with nasty scrub/scratch mark on the upper side close to the pickup selector switch. I was very disappointed and ended up returning it for refund...
Get a used Roland Cube 30 or similar. Very reasonable price, lots of versatility and good tone. Plues, you can keep the volume low when you need too and still have fun. Plug in your MP3 play to jam along, or headphones if required.