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I Want To Lock My Amp! Help!  
User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

My Nephew keeps coming to stay (16) and brings his Electric Guitar which I don't mind, but I don't want him using my Amp (which I love more than life itself). I am often away and he is there when I'm not.

Is there any sort device I can buy to lock it? Maybe something that goes in the Line In Socket to prevent him plugging his Fender in.

Locking it in the garage is not a option!


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User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2033 times:

Well if its a Mesa Boogie tube ( or another ) Amp.... just pull a Tube out and its a dead duck .


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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10096 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2016 times:
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Quoting AGM100 (Reply 1):

Yep.

Out of curiosity, what kind of amp is it?



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User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

Just unsolder his pick ups, then he won't be playing through ANY amp  Wink

I do feel your pain though, having people playing through your stuff is not nice. Can you just take the power lead with you or telling explicitly that he can't use it?


User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2003 times:



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 2):
Out of curiosity, what kind of amp is it?

Mesa Boogie 60 watt single Mark IIB ( 1981 or so) .... "Black Shadow 12" ..... 4 tube blaster...

Sadly I practice and play more on my little Line 6 Twin than I do on the Mesa ..... mostly because I don't want to lift the thing and move it around. Heavy



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User currently offlineFr8Mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5489 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

Get a lock for the plug. Home improvement stores sell them. They are intended to lockout a faulty power tool, but should work nicely for your purposes.


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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10096 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1963 times:
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Quoting AGM100 (Reply 4):
Sadly I practice and play more on my little Line 6 Twin than I do on the Mesa ..... mostly because I don't want to lift the thing and move it around. Heavy

Seriously. Couple of my friends have Mesas, and I absolutely hate moving them - they're close to 100 pounds, I think.

My 50W Peavey is around 40. Much easier on the back and arms.



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User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1958 times:



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 6):
100 pounds, I think.

I think mine weighs in at about 60lbs .... but its not that big. Its only about 20 inches tall and 20 inches wide... its definitely not dimensional weight! Hey and my Line 6 is a pretty good amp for practice and jamming ... for the price I would definitely recommend it.



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User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2148 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1843 times:



Quoting Cumulus (Thread starter):
Locking it in the garage is not a option!

I know this will sound harsh, but just tell the little sod that if he touches your amp you will break his legs!

A grown man in his own house should not have to 'lock-up' his belongings to stop other people from getting their grubby little paws on them.

However, assuming you don't want to be quite so brutal, I would suggest simply removing the fuse or buy a locking flight case (or get one made, as I had to do with my Boogie Nomad).

Out of interest, what amp do you play through?



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