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Ashdown fan noise

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rekall, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. rekall


    Sep 29, 2009
    Hi all

    I have a Ashdown MAG 300 Evo III and I'm finding I pick up a lot of cooling fan noise when I am recording.

    Does anyone have experience with adding a switch\pot to the fan to switch it off\slow it down when recording?

    I usually record at relatively low volume levels for short periods so the head shouldn't overheat.

    Any advice or comments would really be appreciated

  2. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

    Get a quieter fan to replace the stock one. Messing with or defeating the fan circuit is a bad idea. Sleeve bearing fans are quieter than ball bearing.
  3. vaesto


    Jun 21, 2010

    I've replaced fan with a quiet one. It is simple 80X80X25 12V PC fun, although you'll need to attach to old wires :) Find one that is really silent and vualia. I use Nexus

  4. rekall


    Sep 29, 2009
    Hi Vaesto

    thanks for the feedback - I'll definitely try this.
  5. BassKitty101


    Jun 28, 2012
    Endorsing Artist: Luna Guitars, Ashdown Engineering, Cactus Picks
    I forgot that my old Mag could get rather noisy! Not nearly as loud as my PF500 though.