Amp burning fuses even in standby mode?
I had a gig tonight where one of the amps being used was a Hiwatt, although I can't remember which model.
We used a regular jack (the thickest we could find) between the amp and the cabinet.
A while into the sound check the amplifier crapped out, it had apparently burned one of the fuses. There were two fuses, one named "Output" and the other named "Net z", both were labeled by hand with a permanent marker... It was the one called "Net z" that was the sinner.
We replaced the fuse, although I did never check myself that the replacement was identical with the original
, a runner was sent to buy spares so only he knows if it was.
I replaced the fuse, turned the amp on and put it in standby mode. After a while I noticed that there were no lights on it, I checked the fuse only to find that it was burned again. The amp was set for 220V, which is the voltage we get up here.
I know that me not knowing if the replacement fuse was identical with the original is a big X factor, but lets say it was, any input on what it might have been the problem? I was told that the amp have had that same problem before.