The other day I plugged in my stangray after about a month or two of no play. Played great for about 10 minutes then it cut 80% of its volume. Still sounded not bad but definitely serious cut in power, and got a little fizzy.
I swapped out the power tubes for some cheapo Chinese brand el84 quad I have for backup. And no change I swapped the preamp 12 ax7 and no real change
Could it be my ef86 in v1 causing the drop in power? Or is this looking more serious / sinister / expensive
Post by headshrinker (Marc) on Jan 27, 2016 8:26:55 GMT -7
Could be the EF 86 but it also could be some oxidation on the input jacks or effects loop jacks (if it has one) from not using it. I would clean them with deoxit or something similar. Best to spray them directly with the chassis out of the cab. If you don't feel comfortable doing that, spray some into the jacks and on a plug and insert and remove it several times. Just had the same thing happen on a Swart and it fixed it up. If it has the effects loop you can plug a cable from the input to the output and see if it solves the problem. If it does that's your dirty spot.
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