Can you fix "loose" preamp sockett

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  1. rockford

    rockford Member

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    After changing preamp tubes in my amp a half dozen times or so, One of the contacts came "loose" and started to wiggle on the sockett, and the amp is
    mucho noisy now. Can this be repaired ? Can I just "push it" down in, any one have suggestions ? I don't want to replace the sockett if it can be helped.
     
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  3. phsyconoodler

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    Use a pin and crimp the contacts together.Try to avoid too many tube changes or you will be changing that socket.There are far better sockets out there that will allow you to swap tubes and not loosen up or come apart.
    If your pin has come out it will be harder to get it to stay in place.The best course of action is replace it.It's really not a big job for a skilled tech.
     
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    I use mini screwdriver to retension sockets. Take care not to fatigue/break contacts or the intermittant loss of contact will drive you nuts.

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