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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-15-2003, 05:42 AM Thread Starter
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My amp got wet.....

There was a bad storm(or should I saw there is) in my area right now and my window was open. the amp was right next to the window. the amp got really wet on the top and its an open back so also the back. the model is a peavey transtube special 212 solidstate. Theres a vent on the top and water also got through there. I dried everything off. I took off the vent and got what I could on the inside. it didn't look bad.

could anybody tell me the effect water has on an amp? It is currently unplugged and when will it be safe to turn back on?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-15-2003, 08:34 AM
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the only time a little water can be bad for electronics if if you turn it on while it's wet.

You're doing the right thing so far...just give it sufficient time to dry and you should be okay.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-15-2003, 08:38 AM
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I agree... I got pictures of what liquid will do to the inside of a laptop when it's on... your amp should be fine once it's dried out : D
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-15-2003, 10:02 AM
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My Legacy got rained on (the speakers) but it works fine still. Also I have heard amazing stories of Peavey Amps surviving alot of than rain.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-15-2003, 12:58 PM
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We had a flood in our house in April, and the ceiling above my Peavey Stereo Chorus actually collapsed from it. At least 100 gallons of water went through the top of the amp. I let it dry for two weeks, and she's fine. The day after the flood the adjuster (who was also a guitar player) said to me "Don't even try to turn it on, just write it up". So, they paid to replace her to boot! A wet Peavey is just drying time away from being fine again. YMMV, but you should be fine.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-15-2003, 04:37 PM
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Ditto to what everyonw has said about drying.

Though if the cones in your speaker got wet, then drying time may not help you. Not if they got soaked anyway.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-15-2003, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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everything is ok people

it didn't get soaked, just wet....a lot. thanks for the help.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-17-2003, 07:39 AM
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Cant you get some sortof corrosion on the circuits?
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-27-2003, 03:40 PM
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One of my "mates" dropped his pint on my Marshall 100W valve head when he decided it would be a clever idea to get on stage with us a few years ago. EVERYTHING popped, and of course, he never helped out with a replacement.

All I can say is, I hope your amp ends up okay, its a bitch when something gets ruined that you worked and saved for.


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