212 Basic Blowing Fuses

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212 Basic Blowing Fuses

Post by Abide » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:15 pm

Hi All,

So a while ago I had the good fortune to acquire a sweet Peavey 212 basic for the princely sum of $0.00. That's right, it was free. I have since discovered that the amp seems to have an issue blowing fuses as soon as it powers on. Bummer. So, are there any basic troubleshooting steps I can take to rectify the situation? Please, keep in mind you are talking to a dude with very little experience with these sorts of things! Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Re: 212 Basic Blowing Fuses

Post by Enzo » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:55 pm

Probably have shorted output transistors.

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Re: 212 Basic Blowing Fuses

Post by Abide » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:06 am

Hey Enzo,

thanks for the reply. Any idea of how one would fix that?

Thanks!

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Re: 212 Basic Blowing Fuses

Post by Enzo » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:48 pm

I hesitate... This is kinda like telling your mom how to do a valve job on the oldsmobile. There is so much background to provide to have a basis for explaining the troubleshooting. Do you have a good meter and know how to use it? Your output transistors would be the largest ones in there, either two or four of them. And mounted on a heat sink - or big aluminum thing. Transistors have three terminals - or two plus the casing - and no two should be shorted together.

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