Help! My BXR300C is going nuts!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by 'JC', Dec 26, 2004.

  1. 'JC'


    Mar 14, 2000
    It's been a few years now since I played this amp.
    It's been stored at room tempature the whole time.

    Anyway I go to plug in, and it's hissing and poping like crazy.

    Ever accidentally pull the quarter jack out of your bass while it's still plugged in to the amp? I'm getting that sound too - before even plugging in too!

    If I crank it up I get a lot of popping and clipping, with the tone spiking up and down in volume and lots of popping.

    I've tried different basses and different cables, no change.
    Any diagnosis?
  2. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Try cleaning the pots and input jacks with some DeOxIt or other 'made for electronics' cleaner... I spray some on an old 1/4 plug and run it in and out of all of the input jacks... spray it down the shaft of the pot while turning the knob... after sitting, you've probably got some gunk/oxidation going on...

  3. waxcomb


    Jun 29, 2003
    Martinez, CA
    Take it out back and shoot it.