Need to buy a replacement fuse for my Fender Twin, any recommendations?

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I tried Amazon and even though I put the exact model of the fuse, they sent the wrong ones...they were too short. Fender USA was no help. Any recommendations? I wish Radio Shack was still around
 

Eldorado

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Electronics or electrical wholesaler (Littelfuse or Buss distributor)? Hardware store? Music store? TV repair shop? Mouser Electronics?
 
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In Australia we still have a store called jaycar electronics in most towns. They're a sort of radio shack. Uk has/ had maplin electronics in a lot of places. I'd go online and find a specialist if not. Evatco in Oz are really great too for all sorts of quality amp parts.
 

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my first question is why do you need a new fuse? They don't just blow for no reason (well, almost never, it probably has happened once or twice in the history of fuses). Something went south and the fuse did its job. Putting another fuse in there might keep it running long enough to take something considerably more difficult and expensive to replace.

I find it odd that the fuses you got were too short, if they're allegedly the correct part number. did you put in a report yet of incorrect item received?
 

low_fidelity210

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They sell them at Menards, homedepot, and Lowes (here at least).

Provided it's the Blackface 80 watt reissue (or original) you need 313 3AG Slo Blo 250V 2 1/2 or 3 amp (back of the amp should say which).
3ag is the size (1/4" x 1 1/4")

Make sure it's slo blo, time delay, etc....different manufacturers use different terms. But as long as it's slow blow, the correct size, and matches the specs listed on the back you should be fine.

Also the Voltage rating is Minimum rating, so 250v is the minimum you can use. But anything higher will work too, provided it fits, and all the other specs are the same.
 

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In Australia we still have a store called jaycar electronics in most towns. They're a sort of radio shack. Uk has/ had maplin electronics in a lot of places. I'd go online and find a specialist if not. Evatco in Oz are really great too for all sorts of quality amp parts.
Evatco is good.

We even used to have Radio Shack…remember Tandy?
 

Revelation

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my first question is why do you need a new fuse? They don't just blow for no reason (well, almost never, it probably has happened once or twice in the history of fuses). Something went south and the fuse did its job. Putting another fuse in there might keep it running long enough to take something considerably more difficult and expensive to replace.

I find it odd that the fuses you got were too short, if they're allegedly the correct part number. did you put in a report yet of incorrect item received?

My newer Fender Twin is the repair shop. I turned on the amp and the red light went on. Turned the standby swtich to on and the fuse blew.
 

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RS were always good for industrial type stuff too.
They still are, but the minimum order can be a problem, unless you can strike a good deal with an account manager.
Same for Farnell, which is the parent company of CPC and Newark.
Bizarrely, if I can work up an order value of £30+, Mouser can work out to be the best deal, delivery is really fast, and they carry a wider range.
 

Laurence

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Late to the thread...I used to work in an auto parts store over 35 years ago and still have a great supply of fuses. I wish stores like that were still around.
 




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