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Jewel Lamps !
Post by ReverseStratBoy on Jan 2nd, 2011, 6:42pm

Now I know colour is not critical (or is it?), but I was never keen on the blue jewel lamp on Soldano heads.
I replaced mine some years ago with an amber one (matches the tube glow nice!) - This was through Fender, which of course came with a special order premium.
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Re: Jewel Lamps !
Post by intensejim on Jan 5th, 2011, 3:47pm

Amber will give a softer attack than a blue jewel light.

I had an SLO with a red jewel light and it definitely had a sharper high end response, right around 400 tetraHz.
Re: Jewel Lamps !
Post by Mr-SLO-guy on Jan 5th, 2011, 8:48pm

My bulb finally burnt out! So I bought me a dozen replacements from a local super bulb shop. great place. every friggin bulb you can imagine.. BUT I bought my SLO 99% on the amazing sound.. and 1% on the bad ass blue gem light!! ohhh how it shines like a beacon on stage... it's blue!
Re: Jewel Lamps !
Post by JB6464 on Jan 23rd, 2011, 2:48pm

Purple is the bomb. grin
2nd choice for me is Green. cool
Re: Jewel Lamps !
Post by JEDI on Jul 15th, 2012, 07:03am

guys, i need ur help

my question might sound stupid, but ill ask it anyway

em, im new to the tube amp, n i own decatone since 2010 (but i started to use it in early 2012)


for past few months i played it, i was not really notice at the lamp.
and today, ive just noticed that the lamp is not that bright.

then i turn off my amp, n turn on it again

i notice that the lamp goes bright at the first time, and in couple seconds, it goes dim, and then off. but the amplifier is still on.

what does that mean? does it indicate something? or the light bulb is already worn out? or the problem is on the electricity of my house



Re: Jewel Lamps !
Post by JB6464 on Jul 15th, 2012, 11:21am

Check your voltage coming of the wall in your house. If it drops real low like 90v or less the jewel will barely glow or may not at all.
This has happened to me at gigs before and usually it was from bad low voltage supply to the amp.
Re: Jewel Lamps !
Post by Giga on Jul 15th, 2012, 11:49am

One of my SLO's did the same thing. Turned out to be a bad contact between the lampsocket and the groundwire. I extra-soldered the crimpconnection and voilá....

Giga
Re: Jewel Lamps !
Post by JEDI on Jul 15th, 2012, 1:11pm

on Jul 15th, 2012, 11:21am, JB6464 wrote:
Check your voltage coming of the wall in your house. If it drops real low like 90v or less the jewel will barely glow or may not at all.
This has happened to me at gigs before and usually it was from bad low voltage supply to the amp.


i use stabilizer though. or the stabilizer does not help ?
Re: Jewel Lamps !
Post by JRW on Jul 16th, 2012, 12:32pm

on Jul 15th, 2012, 1:11pm, JEDI wrote:
i use stabilizer though. or the stabilizer does not help ?


You should still measure your voltage with a voltmeter even if it's conditioned. It's either that, a bad bulb or a short. If you are not familiar with amps or working with high voltage electronics, you are better off just taking it to a reputable amp guy.
Re: Jewel Lamps !
Post by ryanmichael95 on Jul 17th, 2012, 08:05am

Blue is my favorite of all colors, my HR 50+ has it. My Decatone I used to have had a purple one. It was nice, because I liked it with the black chassis. But for a white chassis, there is no better than the blue IMO. Classy.
Re: Jewel Lamps !
Post by mariothomsen on Jul 18th, 2012, 07:44am

on Jan 5th, 2011, 8:48pm, Mr-SLO-guy wrote:
My bulb finally burnt out! So I bought me a dozen replacements from a local super bulb shop. great place. every friggin bulb you can imagine.. BUT I bought my SLO 99% on the amazing sound.. and 1% on the bad ass blue gem light!! ohhh how it shines like a beacon on stage... it's blue!



hi there

the blue lamps sounds best!!!!
Re: Jewel Lamps !
Post by JB6464 on Jul 18th, 2012, 10:46am

Real players go Green ! grin
Re: Jewel Lamps !
Post by ReverseStratBoy on May 2nd, 2016, 02:22am

Fancied a change from amber lately, so went for purple... and yes it most certainly is, the bomb.

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