Gretsch Amps

Odd problem with Execulux


Last night had a weird problem with my Victoria (Gretsch Execulux) amp. Amp was built by Mark Baier with the remaining Gretsch Executive chasis he had.

While playing, I hit a few notes and chords with emphasis and the amp distorted in a not so good way. Seemed to mostly react this way to notes played on the B string on a couple of different guitars. I started checking a few things out, like making sure jacks were clean, tubes were seated and not microphonic. Problem continued for another couple of minutes, and then as if someone flipped a switch, the amp just started working normally and sounding like it should.

Any ideas?


Tube sockets either not clean or not making contact w/ all pins?


THIS anomoly seems to be fixed after cleaning the sockets and pins.

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