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Old 09-13-2013, 04:14 PM   #1
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Blackstar HT5 Combo sound issue

Hey, I have a strange sound issue on my Blackstar HT5C. I just changed the tubes, hoping that it would disappear, but nothing has changed.

I can hear a noise on the clean channel, as well as the dirty channel with low gain. It sounds like some kind of buzz or hum that overlaps with the guitar sound when I play, like another layer of sound. There's nothing when I don't play, I can only hear it faintly over the sound of the guitar. Actually, it resembles the sound of a distorted guitar at a very, very low volume. It's rather discreet, you cannot hear it when there is a lot of gain on the dirty channel, but it's really noticeable and annoying with cleaner sounds. There's no noise in the headphones input, however.

I recorded it with my phone, but apparently I can't post a link to the sound file on this forum. Too bad!

Does anybody know what could cause this? Is it fixable?
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:36 PM   #2
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Did you blow your speaker?
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:17 PM   #3
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Same thing is happening to my HT5H but ive got a constant buzzing...
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:40 AM   #4
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Did you blow your speaker?

I don't know. I don't think so.

I also asked on the Blackstar official forum. No answers for now, but there's a link to the sound clip over there >> http://www.blackstaramps.com/forum/...php?f=32&t=3609
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:55 AM   #5
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Carrot, constant buzzing and no buzz on the headphones could be failing power supply filter caps on the high voltage.
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:03 PM   #6
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Carrot, constant buzzing and no buzz on the headphones could be failing power supply filter caps on the high voltage.



So basically its past its BBE date then?
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