My Legacy crackles
All is most cool with the amp now! When I unpacked it, there were 6 tubes (4 Sovteks and 2 Groove tubes) packed in with it. I went ahead and put the 4 Sovteks in (thinking I'd have a matched set), but one of the Sovteks was blown. All's working well now, but I'll probably put a matched set of tubes in just to be consistent.
I actually had the amp for several days before it started the funky crackling noise, so I figured I'd give it a few days to see if it would either go away or if I could troubleshoot it. All it took was a replacement tube. Seriously, I love the amp, and hope you're digging the RG570CTAM.
I wondered about the Legacy logo--I remember seeing that the logo was in a differnent place when I saw the amp in the Carvin catalog, but I really didn't dwell on it for long.
Out of curiosity, when you switch the amp from 100w to 50w mode, I think it only uses 2 power tubes, right? Anybody know which 2 of the power tubes it's using (at least I could match those until I get a matched set of 4)? I'm assuming the middle ones, since they glow the brightest, but I'm still becoming reacquainted with the wonders of tubedom.