Problem with amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by willc132, Oct 19, 2011.


  1. willc132

    willc132

    Oct 9, 2011
    So I just got my amp today, it was shipped from mussiciansfriend.com. I plugged it in and started playing, when i started to there was a crickett like noise, I replaced my amp chord but the noise is still there, any ideas of what it might be?
     
  2. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    Voice coil rub.
     
  3. jk47

    jk47

    Sep 2, 2011
    That's odd, I usually don't hear cricketts until after I stop playing...just a sea of disappointed stares from the crowd :D
     
  4. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    And then that cold cold sweat running down your back. Sometimes a short set is longer than others.
     
  5. will33

    will33

    May 22, 2006
    austin,tx

    Yeah, likely dropped somewhere in shipping. Send it back as damaged, have them send you another one.
     
  6. willc132

    willc132

    Oct 9, 2011
    any way I could try fixing it?
     
  7. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    No.

    Get a new one. It should be under the return policy, if not, the warranty.
     
  8. willc132

    willc132

    Oct 9, 2011
    alright, well crap. not a good start, this was my first amp. thx for the advice
     
  9. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    How the voice coil fits in the gap is a fairly precision type deal. A good hard hit in shipping or poor assembly in the first place can make the coil rub. It sucks, but you're better off getting a new replacement rather than taking apart your new amp which would void your warranty and end up in failure anyway, unless you're very experienced with speaker repairs.

    Of course, it could be a vibration/squeak of another kind, but again, it's new, just get another.
     
  10. willc132

    willc132

    Oct 9, 2011
    sent it back last night, new one should be here either saturday or monday
     
  11. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    Nice! That's not too long a wait...
     
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