pilot lamp question

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  1. CADdrafter

    CADdrafter Senior Member

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    the pilot lamp has burned out on my '59 Bassman RI.

    i went here: http://www.tubesandmore.com/ and found this: DIAL LAMP, T-3-1/4, 6.3V, .15A BAYONET BASE

    Long life general replacement lamps for dials, indicators, etc.

    Replacement for Fender ®. Sold in multiples of 10. If you do not order a multiple of 10, we will adjust your order up to the next multiple of 10. For example, an order of 12 bulbs will be adjusted to 20 bulbs.


    is this the correct replacement bulb?
     
  2. Dave C

    Dave C Gold Supporting Member

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    #47 bulbs are available at Radio Shack , package of 2 for $1.59
    Dave C
     
  3. John Phillips

    John Phillips Member

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    I like to use a car sidelamp bulb, it's the same fitting but rated at 12V/4W. In a 6.3V circuit it will work perfectly well, glow a little less brightly (not much less actually, and still plenty) and likely never burn out again.
     
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    I thought my Bassman RI pilot light burned out, but the socket was just losing contact. Took the panel off and mucked around with it and it lit up again. I was wondering if this is a common issue (I'm no amp guru!)
     
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    Those are a bit pricey.If you would email your postal adress I'll send you a one.
     
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    I think Traynor licked this problem by using a neon bulb off the HT winding. Clever those Canadians! :)
     
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    OldTeleMan, how dare you put a solid state device in that tube amp of yours! :) You know its gonna kill your *tone*. :D
     

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