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PostPosted: Fri, May 22, 2020 2:43pm 
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Not new to Friedmans, I've had two BE100's (simple clean and '15) and a BE50 Deluxe... Not in a band after moving to Texas from Kalifornia. Sold all my amps but a Champ before the move. Small Box popped up locally, guy didn't know much about the tube history on it so I figured I might need a set and that was factored into the price. ;)

Got it home a week ago and it sounds GLORIOUS. :rock: But it seems like they always sound best right before they blow up! :lol: :LOL:

I was playing along on the gain channel this morning and a few minutes in right in the middle of a riff, I heard the volume drop a bit. Checked to see if I'd bumped the volume knob on the guitar. Just a few db down and maybe a little loss of gain. :confused: Played along and it keep playing along okay just at that slightly reduced volume level. When to standby for a few minutes and when I came back all seemed fine. Then after a minute or so it did it again...

Figure it's a tube going and wondering where to start swapping to see if I can isolate the bad one. I've swapped tubes and biased my old BE100's with Dave's help and bias recommendations. It will still turn up loud, which makes me think it's a preamp tube not a power tube? Before COVID I was flying back to Cali once a month for work, I'd have just brought it to the shop and let Dave work his magic... Maybe add the Wildwood mod. :thumbsup:

But for now I'm going to have to figure it out or do without... Thoughts? :)


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PostPosted: Sat, May 23, 2020 5:54pm 
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You’re on the right track, start swapping out preamp tubes.


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PostPosted: Sat, May 23, 2020 10:47pm 
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LP Freak wrote:
You’re on the right track, start swapping out preamp tubes.


Thanks :thumbsup:

I downloaded the manual but there's not a tube diagram. Hoping to find one, just so I know what's where instead of guessing. ;)

Man I've missed having a great amp! :rock: Had a Tele in Open G playing Stones, Black Crows and ZZ Top all afternoon. :rock: :rock: :thumbsup:


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Best. Amp. Ever.

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Did you ever get this one figured out?


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PostPosted: Fri, May 29, 2020 7:55pm 
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Not yet. :confused: I still need to find a tube diagram. And I can't find my tube stash, looks like they got lost in the move from California. I'll need to find a set of tubes and order. I've run JJ's from Eurotube before, but reading everything here sounds like I need one JJ and the rest "Chinese". I haven't really kept on on tube manufacturing, so I don't know what brand for the rest? ;)

For now, I've been playing along, if it smokes one.... It will make the trouble shooting easier! :lol: :LOL: LOL!!!


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