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I Think My Amp Is Dying

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by selowitch, Aug 7, 2005.


  1. selowitch

    selowitch

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    I think my wee Peavey MicroBass amp that I used for practice has a problem (and not my bass or its pickups). It mostly sounds okay — or at least, as good as a crappy cheap amp ever sounds — but at particular notes or frequencies it begins to make a sound but then cuts out -- to me clearly a sign that the speaker may have a rip or something like that.

    Is it worth replacing the 5"/8" speaker in it, or is it simply time to buy a new amp?
     
  2. WOOFMAN

    WOOFMAN

    Mar 12, 2003
    USA, PNW
    I would take that little guy in and have it serviced. Sounds like that speaker is blown. It wouldn't spend too much money on it cause you might be better off upgrading to a larger amp. Perhaps with a one inch speaker?
     
  3. selowitch

    selowitch

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    Good idea. Those Behringer 15" or 18" speaker cabinets with the 1" woofer included look good to me! Thanks for your reply.