Pulling a tube from Fender Hot Rod Deville 410?

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  1. _B_

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    Anybody ever try running a Fender Hot Rod Deville 4x10 with one of the 6L6 tubes removed? If so, what happened? Was the output power halved? Did it sound good/bad? Did the amp explode and catch the surrounding area on fire, filling the room with smoke that smelled of burned fried chicken? Thanks!
     
  2. garret

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    Not a good idea.
     
  3. SupremeDalek

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    Abort mission sir. As garret stated, "Not a good idea."
     
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    That's sort of what I figured. Thanks!
     
  5. The Dirty Tube

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    Your amp won't explode, but it'll sound like booty.

    Your amp has a push-pull output transformer. It's expecting a signal from two output tubes.

    The principles of going from 4 output tubes down to 2 does not apply when you try to go from 2 output tubes down to 1.

    You'll get an awful distorted sound... NOT a good distorted sound, I assure you.

    You can go ahead and try it if you want, leaving one tube out is equivalent to leaving one dead tube in, which happens all the time.
     

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