recently i've been noticing a faint buzz coming from my legacy, it's the 212 combo if it makes any difference. could it be that i need to replace the tubes in the amp? I bought it used so i have no idea how long it has been played on the same tubes. i have owned it about a year and this problem has been going on for around 2 months now off and on. I don't live by a large city, so i would really hate to have to drive all the way out to one just to have somebody look at it, but i'm worried that i could be damaging my amp somehow. What do you think could be wrong?
Even if you don't think it's a tube problem, how often should the tubes be changed?
thanks in advance
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It's possible that tubes are the problem. You'll need to change them eventually so get new ones and try. It's easier than doing anything else. It depends n how much you use it but preamp tubes should be swapped each 2-3 years, and power tubes each 1-2 year. If you live in Europe you can get them from http://www.banzaieffects.com and in USA there are many stores, like http://www.tubedepot.com