Lets put a compilation of things you shouldn't do if you don't want to blow your tube amplifier. If you want to add your personnal experiences, free to you .
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9/11/08 at 12:02am
When you plug in a new tube, make sure you watch the tube/amp for at least 30 minutes or so before leaving the room. Thankfully, I did that with the new tube in question that went supernova.
Drinking coffee over the bottom of an open amp as voltages are checked.
Turning your amp on and off real fast to condition the caps.
Using 12 gauge wire for a fuse because you figure a nice piece of copper will work better.
Pounding on a tube to get into the socket not realizing the pins are in the wrong holes and then turning it on.
Using 240 volts on a 120 volt amp.
Tripping over the extension cord while trying to use a home amp as a short distance portable.