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Please see my "Bare Wires" thread in G&A Section

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by imjustadrummer, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. imjustadrummer

    imjustadrummer Member

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    Hi,
    Please check out my bare wires in mesa mark IIC chassis thread over in the Guitar and Amp section. I probably should have posted it here?!?

    But, I was swapping my chassis from combo to head and while checking out the guts for the first time, I realized that a lot of the wires are BARE! The insulation appears to be eroding off of them... I don't think that's normal for a 20+ year old amp, right?

    Thanks,

    working on pics
     
  2. imjustadrummer

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    Here are a few fotos of the erosions of the wires...

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    Thanks for the input!
     
  3. VaughnC

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    Looks like some mice got in there once upon a time. They seem to like certain kinds of wire....I've seen very similar things in the telecommunications equipment I maintain. The rust is most likely due to corrosion from mouse urine so a good cleaning is in order once the insulation issue is resolved.
     
  4. Leftee

    Leftee Guest

    That's not been stored in a dry environment all the time, has it? I've seen a lot less rust/corrosion on a lot older amps.
     

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