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Old 03-18-2013, 06:59 AM   #1
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Very high noise in my amp

Hello guys, my main head is a JCM 900 SLX and when I push a fairy amount of gain, it sounds with a lot of HMMMMMMMMMMMM. I dont know if the amp got that sound because of the gain or it maybe has any issue....
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:12 AM   #2
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When you turn gain up everything is compressed and amplified. That means not just your guitar's signal but also any 50 cycle hum, noise, interference and whatever else.

You can either turn your gain down or you can use a noise gate/suppressor; putting one light noise gate before the amp and a heavier noise gate in the amp's effects loop is the best way to reduce excess noise without ruining your guitar's signal and amp's tone too much.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:29 AM   #3
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Can also be the electrical installation of our rehearsal room? The amp sounds as good as always but that noise...
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:55 AM   #4
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Can also be the electrical installation of our rehearsal room? The amp sounds as good as always but that noise...

It could very well be dodgy electrical; like MrFlibble said a noise gate could help, but if you suspect electrical because the amp is quiet at home, a power conditioner could help. Even just a $39 (US that is) monster rack conditioner.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:43 AM   #5
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It could very well be dodgy electrical; like MrFlibble said a noise gate could help, but if you suspect electrical because the amp is quiet at home, a power conditioner could help. Even just a $39 (US that is) monster rack conditioner.


IT was from a day to another, It started to make this NSSSSSSS sound when on high gain settings, doesnt sound when playing and we have even recorded and its not present but...Sounds like a ****ing fridge
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:53 AM   #6
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IT was from a day to another, It started to make this NSSSSSSS sound when on high gain settings, doesnt sound when playing and we have even recorded and its not present but...Sounds like a ****ing fridge


Sounds like a preamp tube is going bad to me, if you have any spares try to swap them out and see if that helps
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:31 PM   #7
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Sounds like a preamp tube is going bad to me, if you have any spares try to swap them out and see if that helps

I dont have any but I can buy at least 2 to check...
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