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New Tube Amp smell???

jam10

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I just bought a new Blues Junior Tweed a few days ago and I plugged it in for the first time today and after about 5 minutes of playing I noticed a slight burning smokey smell with little bit of haze that only lasted a few minutes. The amp still sounded great and there was no crackling or anything like that. Is it normal for a new tube amp to do this the first time you plug it in and play?

Thanks
 

cyguitar

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Probably just the ink on the outside of the tubes getting hot for the first time. BTW, I tried that amp last weekend. I'm not a Fender guy, but that thing is a great grab-&-go amp. I don't like the black tolex one, but the tweed one is great.
 

jam10

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Probably just the ink on the outside of the tubes getting hot for the first time. BTW, I tried that amp last weekend. I'm not a Fender guy, but that thing is a great grab-&-go amp. I don't like the black tolex one, but the tweed one is great.
Thanks man. Yeh the tweed one sounds and looks awesome. Hopefully that smell is nothing to worry about.
 

anais

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Probably just the ink on the outside of the tubes getting hot for the first time. BTW, I tried that amp last weekend. I'm not a Fender guy, but that thing is a great grab-&-go amp. I don't like the black tolex one, but the tweed one is great.
Correct, just the new tubes burning in.

The tweed and tolex JRs are the same circuit, just a different speaker...
 

EADGBE

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If it gets stronger. Or if you see smoke, turn it off and unplug it. Then see a tech.
 




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