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PostSubject: Ahh gotta love gear failure on the day of the show!   Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:04 pm

Was messing around with my amp, dialing in a tone for tonight when all of the sudden my SVT-4 Pro starts acting up, power light going off and on.Turn it off fast as can and unplug it. Wait a few mins to see if maybe I was just drawing too much power or something.
Hook everything back up, try it again and nope, same thing and this time with a lovely burning electronic smell.
Thankfully this happened around 4 pm. Went to Long and Mcquade, rented some Gallien Krueger head, get back home and get everything hooked up and it actually sounds better than my SVT-4 Pro does which I thought was strange because I used my Pearce Preamp into the effects return. Happy this happened at home instead of on stage and the show is still going on!
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PostSubject: Re: Ahh gotta love gear failure on the day of the show!   Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:52 am

Dang, that could have been bad.  Nice save on renting the GK stuff!
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PostSubject: Re: Ahh gotta love gear failure on the day of the show!   Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:24 pm

That GK head worked out really well last night!
Also had a few people asking me about the Kahler when we got off.
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PostSubject: Re: Ahh gotta love gear failure on the day of the show!   Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:01 pm

Nice save, Al!  cheers 

Still, bummer about your Ampeg going out.  No  I know all too well about frying gear. I once blew up my SWR rig onstage, and ended up running through the PA for the rest of the night.

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PostSubject: Re: Ahh gotta love gear failure on the day of the show!   Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:08 pm

Thats why I'm happy it happened at home.
If I had to run straight into the PA with nothing on stage to hear myself with it would be the most depressing show for me ever.
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PostSubject: Re: Ahh gotta love gear failure on the day of the show!   Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:16 pm

been there with a tube head  mesa 400+ and a SS Mackie FR1400

the mesa failure was not so bad because the PA was adequate.
The mackie episode? ...not so lucky and all I heard all night was my bass notes bouncing off the back wall Sad
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