Has my speaker gone bad???

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Philthy, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. Philthy

    Philthy Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2001
    Flanders, NJ
    I'm presently practicing thru a Peavey TKO 115 that is about 10 years old. It is a great amp for my garage band practice. It holds out well. But it's up until recently that it's starting to sound a bit distorted.....the bass sound is a bit fuzzy. It's not that drastic but it doesn't sound like it used to. I don't know if the speaker is going or maybe the jack needs to be cleaned or replaced. I leave the amp in my garage where it's relatively cool. Could the recent humid weather have effected it?

    Any ideas or suggestions?

  2. yeah peaveys are wicked rugged but that doesnt mean a little maintenance can help it out... Im no amp maintenance tech, but could it be your pots need cleaning? The Peavey TKO115 at my school is starting to get very mild distortion, but that maybe because we're pushing the preamp a little; past 5 or 6 and volume up to 5-6. For 75 watts its a nice loud combo, but its heavy. Personally I wouldn't be too worried about that amp going, its not that expensive and you've had it for 10 years. Can be replaced with a TNT15 and have 150 watts so it'll not be pushed as hard as the TKO115, not much distortion.

  3. It might not be your amp at all, it could be your bass. If you have an active bass, try replacing the battery.