Amp Noise

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by CorneyStuhls, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. CorneyStuhls


    Oct 12, 2013
    I am a fairly new bass player. I recently purchased a Gallien-Krueger MB210-II Combo Amp. I find that after playing awhile, the amp's fan starts making a muted, although noticeable, high pitched noise. Is it normal for bass amp fans to make this type of noise, or have I received a defective amp? I've only had the amp for a week, so I can still return it. If I do end up returning it, is their another bass combo amp in the $700 range that I should consider? Your comments would be very helpful.
  2. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Go try another one at a shop and take yours. Compare fan noise.
  3. jefkritz


    Oct 20, 2007
    iowa city, IA
    How loud is it? This sounds fairly standard, but could be indicative of an issue...
  4. Cirk


    Jan 16, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Is this amp new or used? If used, it may just need a good internal cleaning with a can of air.
  5. CorneyStuhls


    Oct 12, 2013
    It has the volume as if you had left the phone off the hook and the receiver started beeping and you were standing just a few feet away.
  6. CorneyStuhls


    Oct 12, 2013
    This amp is brand new.