Dead Egnater Tweaker 112 combo amp

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  1. patentcad

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    Dead as a doornail. Won't turn on. Fuse looks good.

    Now what? I'm calling Egnater Tuesday. Wondering if it needs a power tube or something that's easy to replace. I figure you amp weenies would have a clue. I've never had this happen in 30 years of owning amps.
     
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    Fuse can look good and be open, try a new one.
     
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    There's a fuse in the power cord recepticle too. Check it.
     
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    That's Nature telling you that you've owned amps long enough.
     
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    virtual LOL

    does sound like a fuse; but the dead fuse could signal something else, too.
     
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    Thanks squirrel and rock roller, good suggestions.
     
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    There does not appear to be any way to get the recepticle open. No slot to stick a screw driver in there. Brilliant. Maybe you're supposed to levitate it with a Vulcan Mind Meld. Of course there is no manual with this stupid amp.

    Good grief some of these companies are idiots.
     
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    There is a slot on the side of the fuse box IIRC

    Here's a link to the manual:

    http://www.egnateramps.com/manuals/TweakerIM.pdf

    I used a Tweaker 15 as my main amp for home recording and some live rehearsal for 1.5 years without issue. My tech thought their engineering was quite clever actually. I only had it in his shop due to his curiosity regarding their 3-voice tone stack.

    Good luck; it's either a minor issue or they will take good care of you.
     
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    Not that I could find. I got it open, that required virtually destroying the fuse holder. I mean, that's ridiculous. Once I did that I found two fuses. I presumed one was a spare. How would I know? I'm not a guitar tech. One fuse was blown, I put the other one in, it blew immediately when I switched the amplifier on. I couldn't tell you if that means there is something wrong with the amp or if you're supposed to install TWO fuses. Again, I can't read minds, I can't tell you. The manual doesn't explain any of this, we're all supposed to be tech weenies. The most tech **** I ever did with a friggin guitar amp in my life is plug it in and switch it on, and that's all I WANT to do.

    Again there is NO slot in my fuse cover. None. Nowhere to stick a screw driver as per the manual (thanks for the link, after I posted here I googled that and found it myself too).

    Who thinks it's a good idea to put jack sockets and fuse covers upside down in a 5" space where you can't friggin GET to them???
     
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    I think this amp is effed. Back to Egnater it goes.

    That's the second piece of music gear to take a **** here in the last month, the other was an ISP Decimator noise reduction pedal.
     

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