Can pedals burn up your amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Grathan, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Grathan

    Grathan Member

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    Pardon my lack of knowledge about amps, but I just bought my first amp and a few pedals and am experiencing technical difficulties.

    I have a Bruno Super 100 with a Gmajor, delay, wah, jemini, ocd, and tone press hooked into the front of the amp. Some of these pedals add some noise to the signal, mainly hiss from the distortion and the compressor.

    There was a slight hum mixed in with the hissing and I see black smoke coming out the back of the amp. The tubes are glowing like the sun.


    I put the amp into standby and the tubes cool down, I unhook the pedals and hook a guitar stright into the amp and everything is fine.


    I'm just curious for some ideas on what could have went wrong.
     
  2. SatelliteAmps

    SatelliteAmps Member

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    It shouldn't have anything to do with the pedals. Tubes redplating like that isn't good. If it happens once, it will happen again, and could potentially cause other issues. I'd take it to a tech to get it checked out.
     
  3. diddlybo

    diddlybo Member

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    I've never heard of stomp boxes frying an amp.
    That's your first rig? That's a lot going on for your first rig. Does the amp have a loop? If so, I would run the delay and the Gmajor in the loop.
     
  4. realityczech

    realityczech Senior Member

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    Boost pedals can pop yer speakers in certain cases but not yer amp.
     
  5. angelo

    angelo Member

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    Not an amp. But they can certainly push that first pre amp tube ..... wich is exactly what I like.......
     
  6. shngn7

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    Hit the deck!

    Then take it to a tech.
     
  7. VoodooChild24

    VoodooChild24 Silver Supporting Member

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    I haven't heard anything like this. You might want to bring your amp to your tech.
     

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