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Re: Amp crackling, part 2.

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Posted by Eyx ( on March 24, 2002 at 09:11:26:

In Reply to: Re: Amp crackling, part 2. posted by Rob on March 23, 2002 at 22:28:39:

Yep. Tried all that. I guess I'll just have to bring it all back, and hope that the problem happens while I play the equipment for them at g.c. If not, I might be stuck with a lemon head/cab.

Heh. I've even tried playing the cab with the volume set down real low, and the problem still persists, so hopefully they'll trade in this gear for me.

One question, although, just to be 100% sure:

Could the problem be that I have a television in the same room as the amp? I really doubt this is the problem -- I turned the TV off, and none of my other amps ever reacted like this, even ones closer to the TV. Of course, you can never be too safe, so I might as well ask.


: Sorry the last round didn't solve the problem. You've probably done this, but be sure you've tried a different speaker cable and using a different output jack on the amp head if you have one, as well as trying a different cord from your bass to the amp.
: After you've done all that, if it still doesn't solve the problem, I 'd suggest you bring the g.d. thing back or exchange it for something that works.

: Just my two cents.

: Good Luck,

: Rob

: : Soooo... This has been a nightmare, heh.

: : Nonetheless, I originally thought the the problem was the input, thanks to everyone here. Sooo... I bring the cab head down to the store, we try it out on a cab, and it works fine. PERFECT. I bring it back home, and sure enough, after about 10 minutes of playing, the output will quiet down so that it nearly unhearible, and then the sound with also crackle. I checked all the wires -- Nothing wrong there. Changed the battery for my active pickups. That isn't the problem. Tried all the different inputs and outputs on both the cab, AND the head. No go. I still get the problem no matter what I do.

: : Next, I decide to move any other equipment I have farther away from the cab. This doesn't work, neither. I think that it may be the electricity, so I try it on a different outlet. This doesn't work neither..

: : So, since the head worked perfect when I brought it to get tested out, could the problem actually be the cab itself? What do you recommend I do? Will guitar center even replace the equipment, since I bought it over a week ago?

: : Thanks again! You guys are great... By the way, here's the equipment I have, because no one wants to go dig up my old post. ;)

: : Ampeg cab 400W,
: : Crate head BXH-220,
: : with a Yamaha TRB bass.

: : Thanks!

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