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Eliminating Neon light "buzz"

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by snoopyjc, Apr 26, 2003.

  1. Many of the clubs we play in have those neon light beer signs up. Sometimes I get an annoying BUZZ out of my SWR SM-400S amp from them. Any ideas on how to make or where to buy an interference filter for the AC power line? I'd like to get something to replace or add to my outlet strip as I have no rack space for a "power conditioner".


    --joe http://www.pieceofcandi.com/
  2. ESP-LTD


    Sep 9, 2001
    The first thing I'd check would be your bass and cable. I have picked up a lot more noise that way than through a modern amp.
  3. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Try to plug your amp into a different circuit, i.e. the one that doesn't have any neon lights plugged into it.

    Also, try rotating your bass around to see if you can reduce the buzz that way. If you play a bass with single coil pickups or is poorly shielded, pointing your bass in a different direction will help.

    I used to play on a tiny stage stuffed into the corner of the bar. The big window next to the stage was ringed in neon...it was awful. Both techniques that I mentioned above helped me.

    Good luck!!!