amp problems

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Jazzman223, Apr 15, 2014.


  1. Jazzman223

    Jazzman223

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    I have a "acoustic bass amplifier." I don't know what company it is from. I plugged into my bass and it is not working. I plugged it into both my basses and it is not working so i know its not the basses fault. Do you think it is the chord or the amp
  2. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast

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    What chord were you playing that it didn't like?
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  3. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

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    On the back of the unit there should be a model number. Let us know what it is or post a photo.

    BTW chord is a collection of notes. A cord or cable is what connects the bass. :D
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  4. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

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    LOL
  5. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast

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    1. First check the fuse on the amp.
    2. Second, check that the power cord is plugged in properly at both ends, the wall and the amp if it is a detachable cord. Make sure that the wall outlet has power, try plugging something else into it.
    3. If that doesn't fix it, try wiggling the cord at the plug, you might have a broken cable. Same thing at the amp end.
    4. If that doesn't resolve the issue, time for a tech to look at it. Some amps have fuses inside the chassis in addition to the one on the back of the amp, he might check that out next.
  6. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    lol I would check the cord first.
  7. Jazzman223

    Jazzman223

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    It was the chord
  8. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast

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  9. Jazzman223

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  10. basscooker

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    hey no religion.
  11. Stealth Fighter

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    No religion, too? :bag:
  12. BassCliff

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    Hi,

    Did you plug the AC cable into the wall? Did you turn it on? Are there lights? Check the simple stuff first.

    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
  13. okcrum

    okcrum in your chest Supporting Member

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    Must have been one of those b6aug ones.
  14. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio!

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    A Cmaj7 will do tend to do that.
  15. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast

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    You gotta watch out for dissonant chords.
  16. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

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    Absolutely!!! Them dissonant chords belong in Jail!! :D

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