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Power goes out, comes back on.....5 times....terrible for me amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by smallbutmighty, May 17, 2011.

  1. smallbutmighty

    smallbutmighty Supporting Member

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    Played a gig last night. The venue's power was totally inadequate for live performances. We blew the circuit 5 times. Each time power was cut, and restored to my Marshall DSL. No warning...no time to put it on standby.

    I'm assuming this is bad for the amp, yes?
     
  2. mlweidl

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    Its happened to me a few times. The only thing that really worries me is a surge when it comes back on but i imagine i would blow a fuse before anything else bad happened?

    maybe i dunnno
     
  3. amc

    amc Member

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    it is not the best thing for the tubes in your amp, but most likely, if it came back on each time after the power went out, it's ok..................
     
  4. germs

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    probably not bad for the equipment, but you should still use surge protectors at any venue.
     
  5. stratotastic

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    I can't count how many times some jackass (including myself at times) yanked out/shut off/moved/unplugged me from/etc a power strip my amp was plugged into and fully on. Never had any problems.
     

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