Fuse blown in Cymbal

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Yoda

Fuse blown in Cymbal
« on: 11 May 2010, 02:37 pm »
One of my cymbals blew a fuse the other night and when I replaced it the same thing happened in about 5 seconds.  Had been working beautifully until then.  Nothing looked smoked on the interior....could this be a (JJ) rectifier tube gone bad? 
Full disclosure...a couple weeks ago I swapped speakers and accidentally had a loose connection (no load on amp) for a few seconds before I shut it down...I know there is danger of cooking the output xformer, but it worked great for the past few weeks after re-connecting.  How would I test the transformer, and could it be the culprit?

Matt

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Re: Fuse blown in Cymbal
« Reply #1 on: 11 May 2010, 05:12 pm »
I think to eliminate the bad tube you could just power on the device without it.
But I think it might be the power supply problems (capacitors, for example).

Bernie

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Re: Fuse blown in Cymbal
« Reply #2 on: 11 May 2010, 05:23 pm »
Are you using a slow blow fuse in the amp.

Bernie.

Yoda

Re: Fuse blown in Cymbal
« Reply #3 on: 12 May 2010, 12:33 am »
All good!  Twas a rectifier gone bad and arcing.  Kinda smoked too.  Replaced the offending tube and back to great music again! 
  Fuse?  I just use the normal fuses ordered on the parts list.

BTW, what rectifier do you like in the Cymbal?

Matt