Monday, May 14, 2007

From a concerned reader

Dear Gibbo,

I think my wife is cheating on me. I am a travelling musician and note strange things when I come home. Her mobile phone rings and she steps outside or says "call me later..." When I ask her who called she gets evasive. Sometimes she goes out with friends but comes home late, getting dropped off around the corner and walking the rest of the way home. I once picked up the extension phone while she was talking and she got very angry.

A friend of mine plays guitar in a band. He told me my wife and some guy shows up sometimes at their gig. He wanted to borrow my amp. That's when I got the idea to find out for myself. I said: "Sure you can use my amp but I want to hide behind it and see if she comes into the club and who with." He agreed.

Saturday night came. I slipped behind my Marshall JCM800 half stack to get a good view. I could feel the heat coming off the back of the amp. It was at that moment, crouching down, when I noticed one of my power tubes was not glowing like the other three.

Is this something I can fix myself or do I need to take it to a technician ?


Very Concerned.


Jonathan said...

Dear Very Concerned.

Use a tranny amp instead. That way the roadies won't have to sit around all night waiting for the f***ing thing to cool off before they're allowed to move it. You will be able to follow them as they leave the venue and find out which one of them is shagging your wife.

Big Al said...

Very funny guys :)