Buzzing from my amp

Discussion in 'Accessories / Connections' started by Guitarfreak, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    Oh noes! Whenever I hit certain notes there is a buzzing sound from my speaker/cab/box even at lower volumes. Broken speaker? Loose connection? (Doubt it) Overstressed SS parts?
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sounds like you turned them up too loud at some point. It's called blown tweeter. Or perhaps you have overloaded your microphone input stage? Yes, I know you adjusted the trim level accordingly. Unfortunately, most consumer oriented equipment just doesn't possess the "headroom" necessary for a full clean dynamic recording. So run your trim levels lower and try again. If you want clean you need to start clean. Metering can't show you everything but your ears can. It's the one thing that I am occasionally conservative about. I have preamps with Transformers that can be pushed beyond their limits with pleasing results. This usually isn't the case with most inexpensive, transformer less consumer oriented gear. You pushed that stuff and it just gets crunchy.

    Ear on rear
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  3. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Isn't this a geetar amp? I think you have a rubbing voice coil. That's in the SPEAKER.
  4. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    LOL. no no there has been a misunderstanding and I apologize. I am not recording said sound. It just emanates from my speaker as I play. So you may be right to say that I turned it up too high because a few days ago I had it at 100% I thought using a product within its specifications wasn't supposed to cause damage?
  5. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    I just saw your post MB. Is this fixable? Or is the speaker shot?
  6. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    And it's ruining my songs lol.

    Listen to 'In Her Eyes'
  7. NCdan

    NCdan Guest

    Running a cheap amp at full throttle is is like trying to make any cheap product perform at a level that the really expensive products do. I would never drive an inexpensive amp on full throttle unless I was ready for it to crap out in some way. I also wouldn't push cheap guitar speakers unless I had a backup (or 3) handy. I'm not saying you are using a cheap amp or speakers, but I'm guessing you're not using a Mesa Boogie -> Ear Candy cabinet.

    Guitar speakers get damaged in one of two ways: the spl's are waaaaay to much for the speaker, or the lows are too high with the amp turned up loud. I have a 25 watt Weber in a 1x12 with a 100 watt V3 pushing the crap out of it, and because I have my lows practically off I have never, ever had a problem. If the speaker really is damaged and it isn't just something rattling around that can be tightened down, you'll have to pay to have the speaker repaired.

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