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    Hey guys,

    I recently took delivery of my EL34 1x12 combo, and itís an awesome thing! However... Iíve noticed that even on relatively low gain settings - 10-11 oíclock on the blue channel - it has a habit of squealing if the guitar is anywhere near it and my hands arenít muting the strings. Also if I run my finger very lightly down the strings, it sounds kind of on the verge of squealing. This is with the power scaler all the way down, low bedroom volumes.

    Another thing is that sometimes the volume seems lower than I remember it being, and the whole thing just doesnít seem to have the full sound. This is intermittent because I might go back to it a short time later and it seems really loud and full.

    Iíve taken my pedalboard completely out of the equation so I can rule that out. Iím guessing itís a bad tube, but I donít have any experience with this. Whatís the procedure here? Take them all out one by one? Is there an easy way of testing which is the bad one?

    Any help or advice or alternate theories on the problem gratefully received!

    Thanks!

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    A harmonic tube could cause what you are describing
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    I’ve got the back off the amp and have done a quick “wooden spoon” test on the tubes, but nothing obviously wrong, and they are all glowing orange as they should. Hmmm ��

 

 

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