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Hissing! my new SWR workingman's 10 hisses

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by kidgloves2, Mar 30, 2006.


  1. kidgloves2

    kidgloves2

    Mar 27, 2006
    I just ordered a Workingman's 10 from Musician's Friend. It's the perfect size ans volume practicing. I love everything about it. The thing is, it's my first bass amp, so I don't know what it's supposed to sound like. There is some mild hissing at low volumes and some major hissing at high volumes. Is this normal? If so, is there a way to get rid of it? If not, should I return it?
     
  2. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    They all do that. If it bugs you enough you can use the switch on the back to turn off the tweeter.
     
  3. kidgloves2

    kidgloves2

    Mar 27, 2006
    Are there bass amps that don't hiss at all?

    Or, isthere a way to make this one stop? I heard that hiss sometimes comes from the AC/DC wall outlets. And that there is a devise that goes between the amp and the wall to clean it up. anyone know what that is?

    I really love this amp otherwise. I got it on sale for $200 2 weeks ago and now Musician's Friend has it back at $250.
     
  4. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    There are lots of bass amps that don't hiss.

    I also have a WM10 and think it sounds great, and the hiss doesn't really bother me.

    The hiss is being generated in the preamp, and reproduced by the tweeter. There is nothing you can do about it other than turning off the tweeter. Try it! Theres a rocker switch on the back of the amp. Set it to "speaker only" instead of "full range" and the hiss will go away. If the amp still sounds good to you, you're done.
     
  5. kidgloves2

    kidgloves2

    Mar 27, 2006
    OK you're right. :hyper:

    Barely anything now! You're a life saver and my new best friend! I love this amp! And I'm really loving this forum.

    Peace
     

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