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  1. #1
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    Default Fryette ultra lead "volume loss"

    Hi Guys,

    I recently purchased a second Ultra lead and have experienced a major loss in volume.
    Anyone experience the same problem?
    Have changed all tubes, checked voltages, resistor values etc and no fix???
    Please help!

    Thank you!

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    Spokane, WA
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    Interesting. I have a 14 year old 50ST that just began fading out on volume, rolling off to zero and then back up to normal volume after a few seconds, at random. I don't play it out anymore, and it's had pretty light use over the time I've owned it (since new). This doesn't sound like a tube issue to me, but something overheating, as it otherwise sounds great.

    Sorry to hijack your thread, but thought maybe it was the same issue with the same solution. Does Fryette still do servicing? Seems they have become a smaller company with fewer offerings (?)

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    Funny you should mention that, I own a 50/St which has always worked fine but I also use a Pittbull 45 combo and experienced the same volume drop for a few seconds and then back up again. It would be at random - I can play the whole first set at a gig without issue and then suddenly it will do it in the second set, like someone has grabbed the volume and faded it down to nothing and then brings it back up again a few seconds later - itís a definite gradual fade and not a sudden cut out of volume. It has been completely retubed and serviced several times and it has not solved the issue. Because itís so sporadic, itís very hard to pinpoint the cause. I did find one work around which is how I can keep gigging with the amp - it only happens in Class A/B mode and as soon itís in Class A it behaves itself all the time. Strange, would be great if anyone else has had this and discovered the cause of this.

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