Post by premiumplus (Dave) on Dec 30, 2018 16:18:44 GMT -7
I was replacing a blown pilot light in one of my amps the other day and I just couldn't get a good hold on it to twist it loose after pushing it in the socket. And the light went on in my head...
Take a piece of old mic or guitar cable and strip off about an inch of insulation. It's just rubbery enough to give you a good grip on the top of the blown lamp for easy removal. Just pinch it between you thumb and forefinger and use it to unseat the bayonet bulb. Piece of cake!
"Tone, tone, tone, tone. Is there a substitute?" -Dr.Z
I take a piece of masking tape and wad it up into a small ball, sticky side out, and push it down on the bulb and turn. When the bulb disengages the socket it usually lifts right out stuck to the tape. Not very elegant but it works.