Dreaded 60Hz hum!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by lowend72, Sep 11, 2004.


  1. lowend72

    lowend72

    Sep 9, 2004
    Houston
    First, I would like to thank everyone who voted in my "Combo Vs. Head+Cab" poll. The issue has been settled.

    Second, my Eden WT300 is producing a nasty hum and is amplified by the PA sub. What causes this hum and how should I fix the problem? Do I need a new tube? Should I send it to Eden for service or upgrade work? Can some local electronic repair shop fix it?

    :crying: :crying: :crying:
     
  2. Lyle Caldwell

    Lyle Caldwell

    Sep 7, 2004
    Memphis
    Does it hum by itself or just when connected to a PA (I assume by a line out)?

    If it hums by itself, it could any of a number of things, all of which a local tech should be able to sort out. Probably no big deal.
     
  3. As far as what causes it, generally a grounding issue and / or poor wiring in the building.
     
  4. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    dont really know what kind of bass you're using, but does it have single coil jazz bass pickups? i usually see the words "60 cycle and jazz bass pickups" in the same sentence.
     
  5. lowend72

    lowend72

    Sep 9, 2004
    Houston
    I do have a Fender Jazz bass. But the amp hums with no input.
     
  6. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    faulty speaker cable?