Last night my band played a charity event at my college. We had an alright turnout and a decent set.
Mid-solo towards the end of our set, my Mesa Roadster shut off on me. Everything was plugged in, my pedals still worked, but the footswitch had no power and the amp would not turn back on in bold or spongy mode. I finished the set using my singer's Traynor YCS100H and my Mesa 112.
I think it was a fuse, but I have no idea what would have caused a fuse to blow. I have the warranty and written letter stating the amp is transferred to me, and as far as I know if anything it should be covered by said warranty should something need to be fixed.
The fun part is, we have practice Thursday, a big gig Saturday and another gig next Tuesday - I don't think I'll have my own amp if it needs to be shipped back to the factory to be fixed.
It was a fun set, but damn did it throw things off a bit. I still smiled and rocked out for the rest of our set, but not with the same vigour I had before.
What do you think might have caused it to go down?
Power tubes. Age?