Tone King Imperial...help

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Midu, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Midu

    Midu Member

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    I just received a 1996 Tone King Imperial....the tone is great but the amp make a lot of noise ...even with the volume at zero it is making this SSSHHHH.....on my Swart AST this static sound starts at vol 4 only witch is OK.....my question is : is it normal or should i bring it to a technicien..

    thanks for helping :huh
     
  2. dukeh62

    dukeh62 Supporting Member

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    Not normal. Should run dead quiet. Check your preamp tubes.

    Also, be aware the amp is PCB constructed, so your tech might have limited ability to fix it. Shoot Mark Bartel an email at Tone King if the preamp tube swap doesn't work. He's always very responsive.
     
  3. Midu

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    Thanks ...ill check the tubes right now
     

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