Tweeter noise...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by GKeeper, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. GKeeper


    Mar 10, 2004
    :help: I recently purchased a second-hand amp (Yorkville BassMaster 200). It's pretty cool and hasn't been much used before but the tweeter permanently makes noise... like: SSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHH...

    And the more I turn up the treble on my bass (Yamaha RBX 774) (or when I turn up the contour switch of the amp) the more the noise is loud...

    I'd like to know how it does that... :confused:

    Notice: the amp doesn't have any switch or knob to control the tweeter so it's permanently on and can't be set.
  2. Subculture13

    Subculture13 Jamming Econo

    Apr 9, 2003
    Toronto, Ont. Canada
    Well, on the surface... NO SH*T!!

    Tweeters enhance the higher frequencies, that is their job. If you boost all the treble controls you are only going to be adding more noise to your signal chain. Does it make noise with a flat EQ and no bass plugged in? If so, there is something wrong with it. If it only does this when you are turning everything up, bass, EQ and all, then the amp is just doing it's job, and you just don't like it. If you want to turn everything up and don't want the noise, then just disconnect it. Takes under 5 minutes and one screwdriver.
  3. GKeeper


    Mar 10, 2004
    Thanks for explnanations renfield808!
    I understand now...