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    Exclamation What does a blown transformer sound like?

    Just out of curiousity, what does it sound like when a transformer goes bad??? Do the lights come on, tubes glow, and the second you flip the STANDBY switch on, it starts humming LOUD! Then it gets louder and louder, as it starts vibrating.... Why do I ask? Oh just wondering becasue that is the exact thing my amp has been doing tonight! I am about ready to break something! I just got this thing back from the repair shop to get rebaised and a set of power tubes replaced last week.

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    Default Re: What does a blown transformer sound like?

    i was under the impression it didn't sound like anything, just... ceased to make sound
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    Default Re: What does a blown transformer sound like?

    sounds like someone may have messed up a customers amp?
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    Default Re: What does a blown transformer sound like?

    Like....erm silence!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brit84 View Post
    sounds like someone may have messed up a customers amp?
    +1. Don't touch it anymore, just bring it back to the place that was working on it.

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    Default Re: What does a blown transformer sound like?

    Ya, but I have played on it at least ten hours since I got it back before this happened... If that doesn't sound like a blown transformer, has anyone heard an amp make a sound like that before?

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    Default Re: What does a blown transformer sound like?

    Lmao, this is what happened to me!!! Its in the shop now, has been for 2 weeks. Getting it back today if he can finish it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockNRoling View Post
    Ya, but I have played on it at least ten hours since I got it back before this happened... If that doesn't sound like a blown transformer, has anyone heard an amp make a sound like that before?
    I'd just take it back to the tech. Worked fine before, now it doesn't. Sounds like he needs to fix it for free as far as I'm concerned.
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    I really wanted to put in a Transformers joke here but forgot anything funny to say. Consider this a place holder and a bump
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    If it was a tranny it would do one of the following things as soon as you turned on the power:
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    Default Re: What does a blown transformer sound like?

    I really wanted to put in a Transformers joke here
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSP View Post
    I really wanted to put in a Transformers joke here but forgot anything funny to say. Consider this a place holder and a bump
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    Default Re: What does a blown transformer sound like?

    what does smoke sound like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by heymcz View Post
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    i have an old beta tape of the transformers and i watched that episode about a week ago!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksmith63 View Post
    what does smoke sound like?
    That's what I wanted to say!
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    Default Re: What does a blown transformer sound like?

    I had some bad power tubes once and they sounded like they were going to blow up! It got louder and louder until it eventually popped loudly. After replacing them my amp had one little fart and then worked perfectly fine since.

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