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Wet amp...like really wet

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by OttoG, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 27, 2018
    North Central NC
    One can be drying while you're getting the other one wet?

    :)
     
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  2. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 22, 2010
    Germany
    Put a beer on it.
    Seriously, do it like @Mr. Lumbergh advised(alcohol and drying). Those amps are way more rigid than you believe.
    Some people wash those PCBs in the dishwasher to clean them. I would not do it but for some it seems to work.
    No need for that with your amp.
    Just don´t turn it on before it completely dried (that can take a few weeks).
    Doing it the lumbergh-way and let the components dry for a few days (fans are a good idea).
    If you don´t feel comfortable doing that - there is no other way - take it to a tech and expect a big receipt. It takes time and hours to work on that.

    All the best,
    Robin
     
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  3. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 9, 2015
    France

  4. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 18, 2014
    Lewisville, TX
    Just in case of natural disasters!
     
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  5. OttoG

    OttoG Strat-Talker

    365
    Mar 7, 2015
    Guatemala
    HAHAHHAHAHAHAHA no kidding!
     

  6. OttoG

    OttoG Strat-Talker

    365
    Mar 7, 2015
    Guatemala
    Just to let you guys know, I dropped it today at the Tech. There's hope!
     

  7. Colnago1

    Colnago1 Strat-Talker

    144
    Sep 2, 2014
    Where am I?

  8. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 9, 2015
    France
    Sorry, to soon I guess.

    Fingers crossed for your amp !
     

  9. OttoG

    OttoG Strat-Talker

    365
    Mar 7, 2015
    Guatemala
    Trust my, it crossed my mind hahahahaha
     
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  10. OttoG

    OttoG Strat-Talker

    365
    Mar 7, 2015
    Guatemala
    Hahah nah it was like funny!
     
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  11. OttoG

    OttoG Strat-Talker

    365
    Mar 7, 2015
    Guatemala
    Just to let you guys know, Night (T) rain made it. I picked it up from the tech today, he told me he found some water evidence on one of the boards, so he cleaned it up, checked on the tubes and transformer, everything was nice including that gorgeous greenback (love it ).

    I plugged it in, ran a few chords in both channels, including that eq bypass mode named bright, everything was ringing as new.

    Thanks everyone, @rolandson and @Triple Jim for saving my butt from getting shocked by the caps HAHAHAHAA

    Rock on Fellas!
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2018
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  12. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

    Rice is hygroscopic and is commonly used to dry phones... maybe give that a shot.
     

  13. shovelmike

    shovelmike Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 26, 2013
    Missouri
    I'm glad to hear that your amp is doing well.
     

  14. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    remember that saying..."the customer is always right"?
    well, we found out that the customer is, in fact, not always right.
    same thing goes with "the show must go on"
    well, not if rain is going to ruin my expensive gear....to hell with that.
    why didnt you cover it up or move it once you knew it was going to start raining?
    im not trying to gripe at you after the fact, i just dont understand why you didnt do something before it got wet.