WTF is wrong with my Tiny Terror?!!?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by ala02c, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. ala02c

    ala02c Member

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    Hey just got this bad boy on evilbay...plugged in and it sounded like a bad tube, very crackly inconsitent sound dropping out and zero sustain. I've played these in stores before I know this ain't how they sound.

    I switched every tube and the problem persists. Its also not any cables or cabs I tried a bunch...

    Am I looking at a possible transformer problem?! :(
     
  2. Mickey Shane

    Mickey Shane apolitical Silver Supporting Member

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    It sounds like there may be a faulty solder connection. 95% of troubleshooting repairs involve reflowing solder connections. Really.
     
  3. ala02c

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    Hmmm, I've done basic soldering stuff and made a pedal but never worked on an amp, perhaps thats best left to a tech...unfortunately I don't know any good ones in Miami, Fl.
     
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    There's a VERY good guy on the east side of Orlando, but that's a bit of a drive for you. Bird Dog Bobby at (407) 579-1909.
     
  5. ala02c

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    Thanks but I need someone in Miami, I wonder if it would really be that hard to open this up and at least see if theres a bad solder joint?

    haha famous last words right...
     
  6. Flux

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    Have you tried disconnecting the Homeland Security circuit?
     
  7. Deadduck

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    You probably wouldn't be able to see it. But a tech could probably fix it pretty easily by resoldering a lot of the joints. I can solder some things but I don't touch printed circuit boards.

    One thing you could try is to get some electrical contact cleaner, pull your tubes, and spray your tube pins. I had an amp once that was cutting in and out, and that fixed it. Seems that the pins on one of the tubes were a little corroded.
     

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