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Is my amp busted??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bassdude15, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Bassdude15


    Feb 26, 2013
    I changed the batteries in my Ibby today, and knowing the active preamp would cause distortion in my 25-watt Ampeg, I set the volume around 7, and the bass/mids/treble at 1. The tone was really muddy and distorted no matter what I did with my tone controls(it was so muddy that I couldn't really hear it if I turned the volume down). Every note I played produced a loud popping sound from the amplifier.
    When I finally cranked the treble all the way up, all I got was harsh, blaring feedback.
    I turned my amp off, turned it back on, and heard what sounded like a radio broadcast.:confused:
    I turned it of and back on again; all I heard when I played was a muffled, sub-bass growl.

    Has anyone encountered this before??


  2. LowEZ

    LowEZ Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2011
    Central NJ
    Did it do this before you changed the battery? Are you sure the new battery is good?
  3. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    May I suggest that you try another BRAND NEW set of batteries in your bass. I have experienced problems with a pair of 9V batteries that just made my bass sound off.
  4. Bassdude15


    Feb 26, 2013
    Yes the batteries were fine
  5. Jerrold Tiers

    Jerrold Tiers

    Nov 14, 2003
    St Louis
    So plug something else into the amp and see if you get the same thing.

    Or try the bass in another amp.
  6. Bassdude15


    Feb 26, 2013
    Tried it in a small orange guitar amp. It was slightly overdriven but otherwise fine