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questions about amp buzz

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Nirvana4ever, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. Nirvana4ever


    Aug 2, 2005
    Some of my amps buzz, and sometimes it's really bad. Is it true that the more you move your amp around, the more it will buzz? And what are some ways of stopping the buzz? Thanks.
  2. No, it's not true. Now, if you continually throw your amp down the stairs, eventually something may break loose internally. But if you handle an amp reasonably, nothing should break or start buzzing.

    As far as stopping the buzz, exactly what type of buzz are you getting? a 60 hertz hum when the bass is plugged in? A speaker buzz on low notes? Describe the buzz, please, the more info the better....
  3. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    99% of noise problems are caused by the poor electrical systems and 99% of the time the immediate source is your pickups. If you have noise and you turn your volume control on the bass off and the noise goes away the problem is usually RFI and EMI that you can't do anything about except to switch to humbucking pickups. If you turn the volume off and you still have noise a power conditioner may help. Or not. Some places have power that's so bad nothing short of dropping in an entire new electrical system would fix it.