Submitted a support claim, but I will likely mess around today.
My 0.5 fuse has blown. Seemed to pop after turning the unit on. The NOS 12AT7 looks like there are burn marks at the base of the tube and on the pins, but the socket looks fine. Is this characteristic of a NOS tube? I will pick up a few new fuses today and have a pile of 12AX7 to replace the AT.
Hopefully there's no damage to the transformer or choke.
My ZVerb has been absolutely unreliable. Just came back from the factory with a clean bill of health and it worked for all of 10 minutes. WTF!
Pardon me if I am a little suspicious but such a negative post without any background about whether it was new,or used when you got it, what the problem was, what the Z factory did to it and what happened again sounds just a little off. If you're a new poster here it would help us make a better assessment about your issue - whatever it might be.
Bought used off Ebay. Worked great for a while and sounded amazing. Then the reverb intensity faded out to nothing.
Bought a new set of tubes. Worked for a bit and then nothing again. Tried a different RCA cable, tried different guitar cables and even bought a whole new set of tubes thinking I may have got a dud tube in the set. The problem was intermittent and sometimes the unit would work great for an hour, then die or the effect would weaken.
All the while I emailed Don several times trying to troubleshoot it. Don sent me a MOD tank and while it worked I hated the decay.
Put the old tank in and it worked great for a bit... Finally sent it in to Don to get it looked over. Don had it for a month and said it acted funny when they first plugged in, but has worked and sounded great since they replaced the RCA cable.
I get it the other day and it works for all of 10 minutes before the reverb intensity dies out and I have to crank all the controls to 10 to get a mild to medium decay effect, whereas before the unit would be a huge wash of reverb.
I apologize for being short with my earlier post, but I just spent over $100 getting it to Don and back, only to have the same issues I had before it was given a clean bill of health!
My issue was resolved rather quickly, had to send it to the Dr for a checkup. Now there is a small squeal when I go to the max and min tone settings, but it's probably because I have the verb sitting on top of the zwreck head.
The Bad Poodle: I bought airline tickets online... now every few days i get emails that read "Your trip is almost here but aren't you forgetting something?? You don't have trip insurance!" and i'm thinking..."is there something i should know about your plane maintenance?"
Jun 21, 2019 16:02:32 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Reminds me of buying my Honda. When they tried to sell me the maintenance package, I said "Is your car not reliable?" Long story short my wife teamed up with the sales lady to buy the maint package. Never again!
Jun 21, 2019 16:16:53 GMT -7
roscoenyc: I have never in my life experienced tube rattle. That said, I've only been playing electric guitar for 49 years.
Aug 2, 2019 6:39:37 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: What cures tube SHAKE and tube RATTLE? A tube ROLL?
Aug 11, 2019 17:22:10 GMT -7
capofirstfret: I've experienced tube rattle in two different amps that I've had. In both cases I bought the rubber rings from Eurotubes and it fixed it for me.
Aug 14, 2019 12:57:35 GMT -7
roscoenyc: Guitar amps on carpet make me sad.
Aug 16, 2019 5:23:37 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy, Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Aug 16, 2019 14:12:09 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Thank you for neighbors with gardens. Fresh veggies and no hassle!
Aug 17, 2019 18:12:08 GMT -7
"Z" Steve: Sunshine Superman? Call any vegetable - call it by name!
Aug 19, 2019 11:53:09 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Idiot! I wanted to put a little air on my Zoom H1's circuit board to clear out any residual Deoxit from spraying the input connector. Guess which can I picked up to spray. Yup! Not the air can.
Aug 23, 2019 10:07:40 GMT -7
premiumplus (Dave): I was wondering why a Frisbee gets larger the closer it gets. Then it hit me.
Aug 24, 2019 6:14:55 GMT -7
easyed: Call any vegetable - call it by name! And the chances are good, that the vegetable will respond to you. F-Zappa.
Oct 1, 2019 19:49:10 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: rutabay-ayga... rutabay-ayga
Oct 2, 2019 12:33:25 GMT -7
"Z" Steve: I'm losing status at the high school - I used to think that is was MY school
Oct 8, 2019 15:01:34 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: A bunch of pom-pom girls, Looked down their nose at me. They had painted tons of posters, I had painted three. I hear the secret whispers Everywhere I go, My school spirit is at an All time low...
Oct 8, 2019 17:11:32 GMT -7
"Z" Steve: Oh Look! My hair is getting good in the back!
Oct 10, 2019 20:48:05 GMT -7