Post by 63fenderman on Nov 30, 2016 22:40:13 GMT -7
I use my Maz for a house gig at The Bowery in Myrtle Beach, SC. WE play 5 hours straight a night in the summer time. Now that the tourist season is over, we play on the weekends but we still practice a few night a week. We practiced tonight and after about 4 hours of solid rocking, we cut it off. I reached to switch my amp off (212 combo version) and noticed the face plate was burning hot. Like so hot I couldn't hold my finger on it for more than a second.
Has anyone else noticed their amp getting this hot? Should I be worried?
I have a Maz Sr reverb 1x12 combo and yes mine gets very hot like that too. Both face plates and switches hot to the touch etc. There are more tubes with the reverb model, so 10 tubes total fairly enclosed in the cab without the ability to vent out of the top like a head cab as mentioned. Actually I just picked up a head cab and I am going to convert the amp. The main reason for the weight of the 67 lb 1x12 cab, but another reason is the heat factor and better ventilation in a head cab. But agree, a fan drawing the hot air out of the cab should help a lot.
Jerry (Austin, TX)
MAZ 38 Sr Reverb head JAZ 20/40 head Z-Wreck head 1x12 Z cab-G12M-65 2X10 Shorty cab-Z speakers 1x12 Shorty cab-Z 12 2x12 Dr Z open back cab - blue and gold speakers
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I have to ask: if this is the normal amount of time it runs during a nightly gig all summer, and you never had this issue before - something's changed. Any chance it has fan, and it's stopped working? At any rate, if it's too hot to touch, it should probably get a checkup...
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I agree, and anyway 5 - 6 hours shouldn't be an issue at all, particularly for an amp as well build as a Z. Years ago when I was a pro player based in Germany we used to play that length of time 6 or 7 nights a week; I never had a problem, and I used a Peavey!
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