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My Amp/Pedal was picking up some random radio station XD

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bristol92, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. bristol92


    Jul 2, 2016
    It was just some talk show/boring poopie. But I just never had this happen to me before. I was practicing at a different location than I normally practice but still.. XD
    That may have not been interesting to everyone but I found it funny so I'd thought I'd share.
    Has your amp/equipment ever picked up something random? Let us know!
  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Yup. Not lately, though, I don't get much signal where I live now.
  3. So have you called the station and lodged a complaint... about the programming?
  4. bristol92


    Jul 2, 2016
  5. BogeyBass


    Sep 14, 2010
    I use to get church radio with my Fuzz Face. So I called it the Jesus Pedal.

    With looper and delay I annoyed my roomates rather well. Worth every penny
  6. Listen near the top of the hour for a station ID.
  7. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    In my experience, radio pickup can be caused by a dodgy ground connection in the bass, cable, or amp input jack.
  8. Or corrosion at a joint that acts as as detector for AM radio.
    fdeck likes this.
  9. bristol92


    Jul 2, 2016
    @fdeck I don't see anything physically wrong with my cables or equipment. I really hope there isn't any damage :(

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