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Using The Bias Rite

If you need help determining the bias level that you want to achieve, please visit these helpful pages: Bias Tables, and Bias Calculator

Step One 

Insert tubes into Bias Rite Adapters, and the adapters into the amp’s tube sockets.


Step Two 

Turn the amp’s power on, and let the tubes warm up as you would if you were turning your amp on to play.


Step Three

Once the tubes have warmed up, switch the standby off so the amp is in operating mode. Turn the power on the Bias Rite on and set the V.I. switch to Ik. This will show you the tube’s idle current (bias) in milliamps (mA).

Step Four

Using the bias adjustment trim pot in your amp,
usually located inside the chassis or underneath it, adjust the tubes’ bias current to the desired level.  Switching between the sockets will show each tube’s current on the meter.

Measuring Plate Voltage

Switching the V.I. switch to Vp will allow you to measure the plate voltage of each tube.