i am a stupid jerk...again

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassbeast, Aug 10, 2001.

  1. bassbeast


    Jul 6, 2001
    Okay guys, here's the scoop, one of my roadies
    slammed the cord of my amp (the cord that you plug into the wall) in the car door! It severed it right in half. That's only half of the problem...
    I don't have the other half of the cord!

    ???????????????????????what should i do???????????????????????????????
  2. You should be able to get a coard to replace it, not that big of a deal i don;t think. Of cource im not an electrican im a bass player
  3. LowfreqB


    Nov 10, 2000
    United States
    any electrical repair shop can replace your cord, better yet, email the manufactour of you amp, they can tell you what type or size electrical cord it was. That way you can tell the repair man exactly what type to use. I think the cord should only cost $10.00 the labour will be $30 to $40 an hour. Good thing its only a cord.
  4. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    #1 - Get rid of that "roadie." If he doesn't know how to splice wire, he ain't no "roadie." He's a "mover."

    So, Hartke doesn't use a power cord that just plugs into the head with prongs, apparently. If you need a quick fix, I'd just strip back some of the insulation to expose wire on the half you do have.

    Then, I'd go to an electrical supply or hardware store with the head and tell them what's going on. With the head there, they can match up some insulated wire that can be spliced with the remaining half. If you act real dumb but very nice, they may even do it for you or tell you how.
  5. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Hartke Does use 3 Prong Replaceable Power Cords (Computer like)
  6. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    If can unplug the cord from the other end, just do so and plug in a new one. I think that is how Hartkes are made. I have always heard it refered to as "Marshall style" power chords (I guess they were the first to do it?) but you are correct that they are exactly the same as computer power supply uses. I use a Macintosh one for my POD because it turns 90 degrees. But any old one will do. They are like 6 bucks at Radio Shack.

    If it is hard wired to your amp, I would suggest a $2 grounded plug from the hardware store and stick in on the wire you have left. Get yourself a nice 20 foot orange extension chord if you need it. I wouldn't want an exposed wire splice. No matter how much tape you wrap around it. You never know when someone is going to spill a beer.

  7. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    That's nothing, I got home one day & 1/2 of my head was missing. ;) Just kidding. It'll be a quick fix.

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  8. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    There ya go....next problem.......
  9. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member