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New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Posted: August 6th, 2009, 11:04 am
by maxio098ui
Just got my NAC in, and i'm wondering what the exact specs are for a replacement light for next to the speakers. all i know is that it is 15W as read in the manual what are the other specs if there are others. what size also.

Thx :D

Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Posted: August 6th, 2009, 3:55 pm
by ElPancho
Just go over to a Gamma or similar and buy a 15W 43cm tube.

Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Posted: August 7th, 2009, 9:24 pm
by maxio098ui
I've installed the light and it isn't working. Is there a switch or something? whats the chance of the fitting being dead?

Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Posted: August 7th, 2009, 9:30 pm
by goatboy
Check if the starter is screwed in tight? I've had that too. ;) It could be that they loosened it to stop the broken bulb from flickering.

Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Posted: August 7th, 2009, 9:42 pm
by maxio098ui
goatboy wrote:Check if the starter is screwed in tight? I've had that too. ;) It could be that they loosened it to stop the broken bulb from flickering.
Where exactly is the starter?
Thx

Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Posted: August 7th, 2009, 9:53 pm
by goatboy
Zit aan de TL armatuur naast de travo. Kun je niet missen. Lijkt op een klein lichtje.

Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Posted: August 7th, 2009, 10:00 pm
by goatboy
If that's not it check the wiring.

Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Posted: August 7th, 2009, 10:19 pm
by maxio098ui
Is there supposed to be something in the fitting next to the trafo? looks like a bulb fitting but it has nothing in it.

Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Posted: August 7th, 2009, 10:27 pm
by goatboy
So the starter missing then.

Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Posted: August 7th, 2009, 10:30 pm
by CPS2
Image

This is one from an Astro. The NAC is similar but hexagonal.

Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Posted: August 7th, 2009, 10:34 pm
by maxio098ui
that looks exactly like what i need where would i be able to get one.

Loads of thanks goatboy, el pancho and CPS2 without i might of gotten a whole new fluorescent light fixture.

Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Posted: August 7th, 2009, 10:39 pm
by CPS2
I've got a spare for a NAC, no good to me since I have an AC. Yours for the price of postage.

MP me with your address.

Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Posted: December 4th, 2010, 4:00 am
by bitkid
Hi, I am new to cabs too and I also got a New Astro recently with a busted light fixture. I haven't actually opened it up yet but does anyone know a site where the parts are relatively easily available?

Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Posted: December 4th, 2010, 10:34 am
by AeroCityMayor
bitkid wrote:Hi, I am new to cabs too and I also got a New Astro recently with a busted light fixture. I haven't actually opened it up yet but does anyone know a site where the parts are relatively easily available?
Your cab is 15 years old so new parts will be very hard to come by :cry:

Your best bet is posting a wanted ad on these forums or trawling Yahoo Auctions Japan

HTH

Cheers,

Ralph.

Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Posted: December 4th, 2010, 12:32 pm
by LoRez
You would very likely find a suitable tube in a DIY/Home Depot type place.I did for my NAC.Probably be able to find a complete new fitting also.If your's is busted just replace the lot :)

Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Posted: December 5th, 2010, 6:10 am
by bitkid
Thanks guys. I don't mind just building a new assembly if that is what I would need to do. I don't really need to find original parts since I'm just interested in playing on it and having fun, not restoring it at this moment (maybe later).

Re: New astro city fluorescent light replacement.

Posted: February 15th, 2011, 2:14 am
by maxio098ui
I fixed this in the end with a replacement tube from a DIY and a new fitting for the starter plus the right starter, works like a charm.