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Is my amp busted??

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Bassdude15, Feb 1, 2014.


  1. Bassdude15

    Bassdude15

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    I changed the batteries in my Ibby today, and knowing the active preamp would cause distortion in my 25-watt Ampeg, I set the volume around 7, and the bass/mids/treble at 1. The tone was really muddy and distorted no matter what I did with my tone controls(it was so muddy that I couldn't really hear it if I turned the volume down). Every note I played produced a loud popping sound from the amplifier.
    When I finally cranked the treble all the way up, all I got was harsh, blaring feedback.
    I turned my amp off, turned it back on, and heard what sounded like a radio broadcast.:confused:
    I turned it of and back on again; all I heard when I played was a muffled, sub-bass growl.

    Has anyone encountered this before??

    Thanks,

    Bassdude15
     
  2. LowEZ

    LowEZ Supporting Member

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    Did it do this before you changed the battery? Are you sure the new battery is good?
     
  3. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

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    May I suggest that you try another BRAND NEW set of batteries in your bass. I have experienced problems with a pair of 9V batteries that just made my bass sound off.
     
  4. Bassdude15

    Bassdude15

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    Yes the batteries were fine
     
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  6. Jerrold Tiers

    Jerrold Tiers

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    So plug something else into the amp and see if you get the same thing.

    Or try the bass in another amp.
     
  7. Bassdude15

    Bassdude15

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    Tried it in a small orange guitar amp. It was slightly overdriven but otherwise fine
     

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