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RE: Burning Smell from tube amp

Could be that the amp is dusty inside and you are smelling the dust burning when the amp is hot. If an electronic component is heating up but not to the point of smoking, you will definately be able to smell that as it has a distinct odor.

If a tube is going bad, you can sometimes spot that as it will be brighter/hotter than other similar tubes.

Thoroughly clean the amp inside and out with compressed air and while your inside, closely look at all the components for any sign of heat damage.


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