Are tube amps supposed to smell when the volume is cranked?

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  1. RG1985

    RG1985 New Member

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    Also one of my favorite smells!
     
  2. RG1985

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    Lmao
     
  3. RG1985

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    Well this being my first tube amp and all, how would I know why it was smelling? I mean, I DID say this was the first time I ever cranked the volume. But thanks anyway for the useless egotistical reply, douchebag!
     
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    JeffMcLeod Well-Known Member

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    That tube smell takes me back to when I was a kid, when we had those big humongous tube television sets.
     
  5. JeffMcLeod

    JeffMcLeod Well-Known Member

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    I live in an apartment.

    :pissed::realmad::wallbash:
     
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    :shrug:
     
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    The best ones smell like that.
     
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    You should take a whoof of my Mesa/Boogie TC100, you can get that sucker hot enough to heat the room. I haven’t even pushed it that hard yet, maybe 1/3rd volume or so. They even put a fan in it so they must know how she cooks. I don’t dare cover it for an hour or so after playing.
     
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    no need for lube when a Marshall's warmed up.
     
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    I guess Hoppe’s 9 has been a lot of folks 'go-to' for the longest time, but for me it's WD-40 (though "Brite-Bore" from Remmington is mightily impressive on the cleaning front - less so on the smell)

    As for cranked valve amps and glycol foggers- that's the smell of good music...
    :hippie::uk:
     
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    Just means you have a larger audience. Just file a noise complaint every time you play and they won't think it is you.
     
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    Excellent idea
     
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    My tube amps smells like fart... As it should.
     
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    Go ahead and fry your tubes if that gets you off along with your name calling. Sure, it is useless to check your bias. You know that now, don't you?
     
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    :lol:
     
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    You either want to get laid or you don't.
     
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    If your bias is set correctly and the power tubes are not red platting then do not worry about it.
     
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    The first time I fired up my Vintage Modern, I started smelling something after about an hour. It definitely wasn't awesome.

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    Luckily it was just a bias issue (biased 20mv too hot). I set it to the correct bias and a year later its still running like a champ!
     
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    Watch out for the reds.
     

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