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Question about rattle

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by txpitdog, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. txpitdog


    Jan 1, 2006
    My Yorkville XM200 1x15 rattles/vibrates whenever I hit an "A" note. Does it whether is an open A string, an octave up on the 12th fret, or on the 2nd fret on the G string.

    Is there something slightly loose that I need to tighten, or is this damage to the amp?
  2. cb56


    Jul 2, 2000
    Do those have spring loaded handles? If so that might be it. Other than that maybe a metal grill on front?
  3. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    Something is loose and is sympathetically vibrating at 55Hz and/or the even harmonics therof. You simply have to hunt it down and tighten it up.
  4. georgestrings

    georgestrings Inactive

    Nov 5, 2005

    That would be my guess, too - I've had rattles on one or 2 notes only, and it always turned out to be something loose, and not something damaged...

    - georgestrings
  5. Sean Baumann

    Sean Baumann Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Livin' in the USA
    my EBS cab was rattling like crazy. Five minutes with a screwdriver fixed it. I was able to tighten every screw on the entire cab!

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