1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

what can go wrong with amps?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by beni_25, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. beni_25


    Aug 13, 2008
    hey everybody

    I recently bought a brand new no brand amp. Basically the volume and gain were both below half and after finishing playing 2 songs there was a popping sound and it seems to have lost all of its sound. I can only hear a little bit of sound when gain and volume are maxed out. I think i learned my lesson about no brands hehe.

    So im just curious. What generally can go wrong with amps? How do they brake? btw this question is for all amps from the worst to the best

  2. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Just do a search or scan the "Amp" threads and you'll find a myriad of complaints pertaining to preamps, power amps, speaker enclosures, etc. Learn by others' misfortunes. As a general rule, you can guarantee an early demise by driving any component beyond its designated limits.

    Better luck with your next purchase.

  3. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Banned Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    Well... Nah.
  4. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Yeah, I got nothin'.
  5. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    just about any and everything.
  6. greenboy


    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc

Share This Page