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wildfire1871 10-02-2012 11:43 AM

Amp help
I just bought a new hartke amp and when im plug my guitar in it has to be at an exact angle to be amplified. Im pretty sure its not the guitar because i have 2 and both do it, im pretty sure its not the cable cause i bought a new one and it and the old one do it. But also the amp is brand new and its never been turned up above one.Any ideas what could be the problem. What should i try replacing before i have to spend a lot of money getting it fixed.

Sudaka 10-02-2012 12:59 PM

Dude, I have never seen anything like this! I've no idea what could be going on, but if i were you i'd check the amp's input...

King Of Suede 10-02-2012 01:01 PM

Signs definitely point towards the input on the amp being pewped.

wildfire1871 10-02-2012 02:37 PM

ok thanks guys it has 2 inputs an active and a passive and they both do it?

MaggaraMarine 10-02-2012 04:26 PM

Send the amp back and you'll get a new one or the old one repaired for free.

wildfire1871 10-03-2012 12:52 AM

i bought it from a private owner

Phil Starr 10-03-2012 06:16 AM

You have a faulty connection and plugging in at an angle is making a temporary connection. It could be anything from a poorly soldered joint through to a crack in the printed circuit board, without opening the amp up no-one is going to be able to help. Should be fixable though.

wildfire1871 10-03-2012 10:17 AM

alright do you guys think its the head or the cabinet

Sliide90027 10-14-2012 06:10 PM



its the head

King Of Suede 10-14-2012 07:19 PM

The head. A new input is 10 bucks... Maybe 30 or 40 for the installation. Easy fix.

wildfire1871 10-14-2012 10:25 PM

it has an active and a passive input and they both do it

King Of Suede 10-15-2012 12:13 AM

Bro what the **** are you doing.

wildfire1871 10-15-2012 02:29 PM


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