Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Canberra, Australia
something wrong with my 5:25
i own a mesa 5:25 combo, very good amp, not exactly the sound i'm looking for, but i'm not getting another amp for a long time so i use it.
anyway, for a long time, can't remember when, it's had this strange kind of ringing noise that happens when you play a loud note, like on the burn channel or if the clean channel is loud-ish. like if you strum an open chord on the clean channel, there will be this metallic ringing sound. it kind of sounds as if there's a loose screw vibrating against the speaker or something, but i don't think there is. it definitely sounds like some kind of vibration.
also, on the burn channel (highest gain channel) with gain around 70% and master volume on about 70% too, the sound is really horrible at low volumes. like, notes break up and crackle and stuff. i got it almost exactly 2 years ago and it gets used a lot and i was wondering if the tubes are starting to pack in.
this is my first tube amp and i'm not exactly in the know about all the specific of tubes. i looked at em today and they had a blue colouring to them at the back of the tubes. there's the normal amber kind of glow and then there's a blue-ish glow at the back of them which i understand can mean a few things, one of them being a tube breaking down.
i'm gonna take it in for a look but still, any info?