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    Default amp help.

    so im gettin my first tube amp soon and need advice. (its a B-52 AT100) the place i bought it from has a 48 hr period where i can make sure its not broken. what should i check to make sure it didnt get fubar'd in shipping?
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    Default Re: amp help.

    1 - cab/finish damage that wasn’t covered in the original listing (whether new or used)

    2 - a full tube set, with the right tubes in each position

    3 - all the knobs and switches are where they’re meant to be and as per listing

    4 - speaker connected at both ends of the cable

    5 - power it up on standby. Does it power up? (Don’t plug in guitar yet)

    6 - take it off standby. Do you get sound out of the speaker (hiss/hum)?

    7 - plug in guitar, can you hear it through the speaker?

    8 - check all the knobs and switches do what they’re meant to (inc. footswitch, if this amp comes with one)

    That’s about all you can do to check it isn’t a lemon - any other problems will show up over time - which is just what happens with tube amps.

    Enjoy!


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    Default Re: amp help.

    You would be better off with a used Marshall DSL IMO>

    I got an AT-100 from a friend 12 years ago & couldn't get rid of it fast enough.

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    Default Re: amp help.

    Quote Originally Posted by VinceT View Post
    1 - cab/finish damage that wasn’t covered in the original listing (whether new or used)

    2 - a full tube set, with the right tubes in each position

    3 - all the knobs and switches are where they’re meant to be and as per listing

    4 - speaker connected at both ends of the cable

    5 - power it up on standby. Does it power up? (Don’t plug in guitar yet)

    6 - take it off standby. Do you get sound out of the speaker (hiss/hum)?

    7 - plug in guitar, can you hear it through the speaker?

    8 - check all the knobs and switches do what they’re meant to (inc. footswitch, if this amp comes with one)

    That’s about all you can do to check it isn’t a lemon - any other problems will show up over time - which is just what happens with tube amps.

    Enjoy!


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    im getting the head version because i already have a 4x12 cab, but thanks for the advice
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