Dead Deluxe Reverb Reissue, first checks?

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by T Bone, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    A month ago a fuse popped in my DRRI. A replaced fuse brings the power light back on, but no sound. Are there any components I can check easily at home before resorting to taking it to a repair shop? (Not going inside the chassis, a skill set and knowledge I do not possess).

    Speculation welcomed. Repair shop probably likely. Amp is like new otherwise, but 10 or so years old.
  2. Charging Charlie

    Charging Charlie Gretschie

    Jun 21, 2018
    Try looking at all the tubes and see if they are lit up or getting warm.
    Does the standby switch feel normal when operated ?
    If nothing obvious is found you are probably looking at an internal problem.
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  3. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Not much you can do without a tube tester, make sure the speaker is plugged in? I wouldn't run it too long like this.
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  4. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Have you ever changed the tubes? This is what i suspect. Unfortunately when a tube goes bad they can take other stuff with them.
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  5. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    If the amp was sounding good prior to the fuse going out chances are it's a bad power tube. Try changing both power tubes and see if it works. As Wildeman stated above a tube failure can cause other parts inside the amp to fail. But at least try replacing the power tubes before a trip to the repair guy.
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  6. swivel

    swivel Synchromatic

    May 13, 2018
    Yep, tubes #1. Especially the rectifier or power tubes.
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  7. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012

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  8. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Thanks guys, I'll give that a look tonight. I may swap in some other tubes from functioning amps to see if that "rectifies" the situation.
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  9. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Synchromatic

    May 20, 2016
    Yes, try the rectifier first. It's on a different secondary winding than the
    Power lamp.
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