problem with my ashdown mag 300

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BlacktotheBlind, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. So i was in the middle of my jam session and then all the sudden i heard a crackle and then silence. so naturally of course i thought i stepped on my cord or had a weak connection somewhere between my pedals, nope. then i notice i'm still going through, but the volume is extremely low and distorted. so i turn off and unplug and then hook my other bass up directly to the amp, no pedals inbetween. nothing, silence. i unplugged with the amp still on, not getting anything at all. so i turned it off and then back on and i heard a distinct "click" inside the amp and it started working again, both basses sound just fine. but i stopped to be safe.

    any ideas as to what might have happened?
  2. If you were pushing the amp hard it may have had a thermal shutdown. The click you heard when you powered up again is the relay that prevents pops at powerup. (IIRC) Otherwise you might have a faulty heat sensor that shuts down intermittenly. Take to your tech, or back to the store if it's under warranty.