horn hissing/crackling.... blown?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Aenema, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. Aenema


    Apr 18, 2001
    i am pretty sure its the horn thats making the hiss and slight crackling noise because when i turn the horn way down it stops. now keep in mind it never did this before so i am sure something is wrong. i know horns hiss but not this bad. i play thru an swr goliath III. is there something i need to replace in the horn or the whole horn itself?
  2. rpatter

    rpatter Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2004
    Round Rock, TX
    I'm assuming it makes this sound when the amp is just idle? How does it sound when you play through it? What kind of head are you using? I've never had a horn go bad like that. Since it is at the end of the chain, your problem could be in the amp or a bad jack on your bass. Have you tried it with different head and bass combinations?
  3. might be the attenuator since you mentioned that this noise appears when you turn it up/down. Try using some contact spray, it just might need a little cleaning. If that doesn't work I believe you might have to replace the foster horn, which isn't that expensive and can be easily switched out by yourself.