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 Post subject: Jackson 648A/ Powers on, needle centers, all tubes read bad.
PostPosted: Apr Thu 05, 2012 10:03 pm 
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Ok here goes..... I got interested in nos tubes and after careful research I purchased a few 12ax7's and 5751's and put them in my harsh sounding 100 watt carvin v3 guitar amp head. Oh what a difference nos tubes make! So after that experience, the money wheels in my head started turning. So, I rolled the dice on eBay and lost. The seller stated that the unit powered up and the needle centered and said that it looked like it might work. Well, it does that just fine, but it reads all tubes as bad. FYI, the settings according to the roll chart were set properly. Any body know how or where to get this thing fixed?

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 Post subject: Re: Jackson 648A/ Powers on, needle centers, all tubes read
PostPosted: Apr Thu 05, 2012 10:55 pm 
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Correction. I can real my 6L6 power tubes fine. The 12ax7's all read as bad. Cap or diode issue?


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 Post subject: Re: Jackson 648A/ Powers on, needle centers, all tubes read
PostPosted: Apr Fri 06, 2012 12:28 am 
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Socket or tube issue? Dirty switches?

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 Post subject: Re: Jackson 648A/ Powers on, needle centers, all tubes read
PostPosted: Apr Fri 06, 2012 1:47 am 
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Used multiple tubes, cleaned switches an socket.


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 Post subject: Re: Jackson 648A/ Powers on, needle centers, all tubes read
PostPosted: Apr Thu 19, 2012 3:24 am 
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The biggest problem Ive had with my Jacksons were the worn pins on the sockets. If they dont all grab snug you will have to replace that 9/10 combination socket. The only place I have found them are from a seller on Ebay from Canada at 10 bucks a pop plus shipping. If it is reading your 6L6 tubes correctly it should be able to read the others. Poor pin contact can give false bad readings. You can alternatively replace it with the more common 9 pin socket or add a 9 pin to your array.


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