Readers' Wives...

Dear TG,

I think my wife is cheating on me. I am a working musician and, as you would expect, I travel a lot. Lately I've been noticing strange things happening when I get home. Her mobile phone rings and she steps outside to answer it or she says, "I'll call you back 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. I once picked up the extension while she was on the phone and she got very angry.

A mate of mine plays guitar in a band. He called to ask if he could borrow my amp and told me that my wife and some guy have been to his gigs!

I decided to find out for myself what was really happening. I said "Sure, you can use my amp but I want to hide behind it at the gig and see if the wife comes into the venue and who she comes in with". He agreed.

Saturday night came and I slipped behind my vintage Marshall JMP MKII 50W 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 behind the amp, that I noticed that one of the tubes was not glowing as bright as the other three.

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