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Posted by Rob (188.8.131.52) on March 13, 2002 at 22:21:20:
In Reply to: Amp crackling. posted by Ey on March 13, 2002 at 18:12:19:
: I just yesterday updated my amp quipment -- I got a 400W Ampeg cab, brand new, along a Crate head (BXH-220), which was used. I have everything plugged in properly -- I checked both my speaker, and instrument cables, and everything seems to be in fine condition. But here's the problem: While playing, the amp will start crackling for a few moments, the output will go really quiet, and then it'll suddenly start working fine again. I'm not sure if the problem is within the new cab, or if it's in the head.
: Could the head be causing the crackling? Or do I have something set up improperly? Or perhaps could the problem be the rather poor electricity in my house? I really doubt it's the latter, although, because my prior amp -- Which was a 115W Ampeg -- Never had any problems.
I'd bet it's the input jack from the Head. See if there's an effects loop, or second input and try plugging in that way. If it works OK, it's probably the input jack - a very small repair.
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