Marshall TSL + Beer = Bad.
After long meditation, I think the word that best sums my current mood is "morose."
I was playing at a toga party at a frathouse on campus with my band tonight. You know the deal, they hire a couple dancing monkeys to come in and be a jukebox for a few hours... If you've seen Animal House, you've been there (just, we're white, and they all weigh more than we do). So we've mostly finished setting up, and I'm warming up- threw the TSL on 25 watt mode so as not to have to change my settings or deafen anyone, and am just shredding merrily away. My picking feels smooth, my tone's great, I'm happy. So, I throw the amp on standby, lean the guitar agaisnt it, take a sip of the cup of beer sitting on top of it, then help my bassist move some of his cases, etc. off the stage. Unbeknownst to me, my patch cord gets caught in his case, and when I pull it out of the way, the body of my guitar kicks out, the headstock slides across the face of my amp, and my and his beers are sent flying. The one on the edge just splashes down the cab, but the one a little farther in hits the corner of the head too, uncluding the vents on top.
He immediately turns it off, fearing a short. We dry it off and turn it back on- it powers up, but the last two tubes are now milky, and when i turn it off standby, I'm greeted by silence.
I was able to grab a friend's amp to play the gig, but i kept checking the thing over the course of the night anyway, just in case it'd dry out and would be fine. Turned it on a few more times, but by the end of the night the milky tubes weren't even lighting up anymore.
I'm assuming the cold beer contacting the red-hot glass of the tubes caused a crack or soemthing, and the tubes themselves are blown. However, am I looking at an internal short, too? I need to get this fixed ASAP, because I have two more gigs in the next week, and one of them is an outdoor gig where I'd really need that power.
And naturally, I didn't even get laid after the gig.
Well, at least I played well tonight... a pity it was through a Line6 Spyder 1x12 i had maxed out and was still barely cutting it...