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Old 02-22-2013, 09:34 AM   #1
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An Excess Of Treble

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For some reason my Vox AC30 C2 has become extremely trebley. This morning I plugged in with my normal guitar into my board into the amp and everything had far too much high end, I tried plugging directly into the amp but still no luck.

I then went on to try eqing the amp again but even with the bass up all the way, no treble and half the tone cut it was really harsh and icepicky.

The only change since yesterday is I added a big muff tone wicker and mxr noise clamp to my board, but I know this isn't the fault since it still happens when I plug directly to the amp, and I had the pot on my neck pickup changed due to the last one being faulty, however I doubt this is the problem as it is mainly noticeable on the neck pickup.

Anyone have any idea what may be causing this and how to fix it?
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:17 AM   #2
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Any extra preamp tubes you can switch in 1 at a time?
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:24 AM   #3
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If it has only been happening this morning and it's fairly subtle then it is entirely possible you have some sinus stuff causing your perception to change, despite no actual change in the amp. I have 'bad days' for guitar where nothing sounds right and it just can't possibly be my gear... I've concluded that ENT type stuff going on is the culprit... But then again, maybe I'm crazy.
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have you checked the connections or tried a different cable?
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:09 PM   #5
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If it has only been happening this morning and it's fairly subtle then it is entirely possible you have some sinus stuff causing your perception to change, despite no actual change in the amp. I have 'bad days' for guitar where nothing sounds right and it just can't possibly be my gear... I've concluded that ENT type stuff going on is the culprit... But then again, maybe I'm crazy.


I don't think you're crazy. I have the same thing going on right now. My tone is changing as my ears are popping.
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I don't think you're crazy. I have the same thing going on right now. My tone is changing as my ears are popping.

first i was thinking Preamp tube going nuts....but then i know what both of you mean thats crazy i never thought of that. Interesting. try yawning or take a hot shower and come back see what happens. That normally helps a bit but the tinnatus still comes in and kills the highs.
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UG's next bandwagon; 'what you need is a new set of ears...'
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stop scaring him, guys!


I didn't mean hearing damage, I'm getting over a cold and my head is all stuffy and its certainly affecting my hearing.

I'm hoping its gone by Monday when new amp gets here.
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I didn't mean hearing damage, I'm getting over a cold and my head is all stuffy and its certainly affecting my hearing.

I'm hoping its gone by Monday when new amp gets here.

Yeah me to....but i have tinaitus so when i do get a cold it sucks worse. And I'm ADD so i forget alot of key details when typing. it hap...
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Get a set of ELF ears. Those sum bitches have hearing for days!
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My ears are big enough as it is, thank you.
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That might be something to do with it as I did have mild tinnitus after a gig on Wednesday, I'll try it again now and see if it's changed at all
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Tinnitus isn't something you get after a gig...it's the degredation of your hearing...
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Tinnitus isn't something you get after a gig...it's the degredation of your hearing...

Yes but the loud noise at gigs can cause this degradation, unfortunately I was stupid and forgot my earplugs that evening and I was left with the consequences.

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Tinnitus isn't something you get after a gig...it's the degredation of your hearing...

False. It's just the technical term for 'ears ringing.'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinnitus
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That might be something to do with it as I did have mild tinnitus after a gig on Wednesday, I'll try it again now and see if it's changed at all

Yeah LaidBack is right. Tinitus is damage that never goes away. After you play a gig your ears ring and then it goes away. But unlike me that ringing never stops....WEAR YOUR DAMN EAR PLUGS!!!! They make them for a reason. And i dont wanna hear the same ol excuse " Well i cant hear anything....meh" Then get better earplugs.... Dont wear and get all stage volume?...or save hearing damage and annoying ringing for the rest of your days?......
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Yeah LaidBack is right. Tinitus is damage that never goes away. After you play a gig your ears ring and then it goes away. But unlike me that ringing never stops....WEAR YOUR DAMN EAR PLUGS!!!! They make them for a reason. And i dont wanna hear the same ol excuse " Well i cant hear anything....meh" Then get better earplugs.... Dont wear and get all stage volume?...or save hearing damage and annoying ringing for the rest of your days?......

I share exactly the same opinion as you, however I forgot my earplugs and due to it being in a pub venue they had none they could provide me with.
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False. It's just the technical term for 'ears ringing.'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinnitus


You know I don't like trying to 1-up people, but from the article: "However, the most common cause is noise-induced hearing loss."

And I've heard that the frequency you hear in the "ringing", is the frequency that the cillia in the cochlea respond too. Meaning those cillia are damaged, and may never be able to regenerate. Meaning you may never hear that frequency again.

Which is why all the TGP'ers don't know tone...they're all old, have tinnitus and can't hear a full frequency band.
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I share exactly the same opinion as you, however I forgot my earplugs and due to it being in a pub venue they had none they could provide me with.

Ah HA! Gotcha. It happens. Just passing on the love bro. No hate. You'd be surprised how many people just are so ignorant about not having them....How'd did i get it you ask?.... Cause i was that guy. Dont be that guy! I AINT SAYIN WHAT FOR MY HEALTH!!!!!!.....that works for awhile
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