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Eden Navigator hissssssss.....

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Chef, Jul 20, 2008.


  1. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Haven't used my Nav/QSC setup much since I got my wt800B.
    Pulled it out last night to hear a lot of top end hiss...
    (my 800b is dead quiet)
    Could this be the preamp tube/tubes?
    It's ten years old...maybe time for some new ones?

    thx-alan
     
  2. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    You might want to pull the tube out and reseat it. This would clean any corrosion that may have built up. If that helps you might want to get some contact cleaner like Craig's De-oxit and spray a small amount on the tube pins then reseat it (amp power off of course:eek:).

    BTW did you ever get the tube issue ironed out on your Aggie DB680?
     
  3. Crabby

    Crabby

    Dec 22, 2004
    My Nav/QSC setup is dead quiet. I would think the tube would be the first thing to check. Let us know what it turns out to be.
     
  4. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Jerry; never messed with the 680 yet.
    thx for tips so far guys.

    Anyone know what's in the Nav? One 12ax7? Two?

    thx
     
  5. lowmid1

    lowmid1 Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    One 12ax7
     
  6. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    And mine had the original Chinese no-name tube in it. So I though that it would sound better with some really nice NOS tube like a Mullard or a Telefunken. Was I ever wrong...it got all mushy sounding. I think that David N. tuned that preamp and the rest of the line to sound the best with a common tube. So nobody would be searching endlessly for some unobtainium tube. Very forward thinking.;)
     
  7. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    hmmmm...used my last JJ up a few weeks ago.
    i'll hafta order a couple.
     
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