Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Jiles, Dec 3, 2001.

  1. Jiles

    Jiles Inactive

    Nov 28, 2001
    My Peavey TNT amp is making a loud buzzing (not hissing) sound when my bass is plugged in and the volume is up. EQ and bass settings have been manipulted to get rid of the buzz, but to no avail. What could be happening. We have used several basses and several cords and several outlets. What's up?
  2. Jiles

    Jiles Inactive

    Nov 28, 2001
    nobody wants to answer me
  3. Could be the wiring of the outlet or noise from the lights in the room etc. Try a different plug in the room first....
  4. Steve


    Aug 10, 2001
    if the amp is quiet without an instrument being plugged in, it's instrument or environment.
    If the problem occurs with mulitple cords/instruments/outlets but not with the amp on and unplugged (instrument) that leaves only environmental issues as the cause.

    one word of advice, different outlets means a different CIRCUIT. Not a different outlet in the same room on the same circuit.

    Good luck....
  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    It might be helpful to know what kind of bass you have.

    How about filling out your profile?
  6. arfur


    Nov 26, 2001
    London, UK
    The power supplies in these amps aren't very well shielded. Try checking that your guitar is placed well away from the amplifier. I used to get the same thing with the Peavey I had years ago whenever my bass (Passive Jazz) was within two feet of the amp.
  7. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    hmm.. it may be your bass... could be a number of problems.. must know more about your setup... ;)