My EZG sounded a little cold last night. I think my bass player bumped it or dropped it trying to help. I just glued two nice tolex rips on her today. But wondered if it could use a new set of tubes....I think Iv'e had it two years or so, played it mainly on week-end gigs about half way up. I might have to make a DR App. ;D I just wandered how hard these tax the tubes....Just by what I hear, I think Doc juices the tubes pretty good on most of his stuff, and we all know they don't make tubes like they used too ! What do you think?? Is it all in my head???
Post by mtlrecords on Jun 12, 2010 21:56:47 GMT -7
That's the first place to look, from my experience. I have only had my EZG-50 for a year, but the tubes so far are holding strong (after replacing the reverb driver tube in the first few days).
Transporting amps is always a gamble, especially if someone else handles them! Also, cases suck (cost, weight) but I am in the process of tracking down various cases for all my amps and cabs and can't stress how important that is. Most likely you have a bad preamp or reverb tube or maybe one got jarred loose by the bump. Best of luck.
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I have one of the first ones released and I just changed the tubes about a month ago and it sounds like new again. I would definately reccommend a tube replacement. Any good tech around can do it if you don't want to send it back to the doc.
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Post by jimmysmith on Jun 15, 2010 16:16:45 GMT -7
i have owned my ezg50 for two years and am on my 3rd set of tubes,, the second set started making a noise so i bought some different brand than the groove tubes the ezg comes with (usually), if you get the same rating as the groove tubes that are in it ( another guess) you dont have to bias,, but, i bought a bias meter etc from eurotubes for 30$ and biased my new ones myself,, it is very very easy,,