Re: carvin amp buzz

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Posted by Dave Rawlings on January 30, 2002 at 20:52:52:

In Reply to: carvin amp buzz posted by pj on January 30, 2002 at 16:28:58:

: I have a carvin 160 watt amp with tweeter, about a year old, and a rogue 4 string from musician's friend, about 5 years old. My problem is that when I play for a while and pretty agressively my speaker starts to pop and snap. From this info could any of you tell me if it sounds like the guitar or the amp?
: my Rogue is pretty old and the cable input isn't very stable so I'm wondering if its just crap electronics. I'm prolly gonna buy a new bass soon but I don't know if that'll fix it or if I can stick with my rogue for a little longer

Your best bet is to start with the obvious (and less expensive). A good quality cable will do wonders for signal strength and clarity. Then you might want to check the pots in the bass. A good contact cleaner will always help even if they're ok. Check the connections on the speaker. They should be either soldered or the contacts should be cleaned. If they can slip off, you may clean them with an emery board until they are shiney. If none of these improve your sound, you might give a call to Carvin. No sense trying to outguess the manufacturer of the amp. If they can help you find out if the amp is ok, then there's nothing left except the bass. Hope this all helps, Dave

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