Post by randalp3000 on Nov 4, 2012 17:54:24 GMT -7
If it were mine I would send it in and have it gone over. Don is the guy at Z who does the repairs and does great work. I send in most of my older Z's for a checkup and make sure there is no monkey business. Usually costs less than $180 including tubes and return shipping. Sometimes it takes a few weeks but it's worth it.
On the other hand I had a similar thing happen with one of my builds and it was one of my new power tubes red plating and dying.
good luck, keep us posted.
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Post by dickenscpa on Dec 11, 2012 16:32:47 GMT -7
I have an '04 RXES that was on it's original tubes still in '09. They sounded fine but I re-tubed the whole thing in Sept '09 just because. Well just the pre amp and power tubes, but they've been running strong every since. I play at Church for 3 hours every Sunday with an extra gig thrown in every now and then, plus any rehersals.
The original EL84s I took out were given to a friend and he's been using them every since. I think you just got a hold of a bad batch.
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