Paroxysm
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Join date: May 2004
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#1
So I just recently purchased the VH140C combo from a local pawn shop after talking the price down to $100. The amp works fine when I tested at the shop (about an hour of playing) and for several days at home. Today I heard a loud popping sound when I turn it on and constant humming and buzzing even wih the guitar volume down. When I start playing sometimes the loud popping will come up again. Just for those who own the amp or had one before, is this something expected of this amp? This my first solid state so I dont really know what the problem could aside from some soldering or wire issues maybe.
Offworld92
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#4
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
free bump day

kinda surprised no one offered to give you a hand

I would check the guitar insert jack connections and speaker connections first and then report back. Hopefully it is something simple like that. A connection somewhere.


To be fair SS amps are kind of no-man's land. Can't just say replace a preamp tube.
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Paroxysm
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Join date: May 2004
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#5
Took it to a locaal amp repair shop today (took a while to find the one that will even check solid state amps). Not an input jack or grounding issue, I checked those. Guess I will find out over the weekend. Good amp when it was working
311ZOSOVHJH
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#6
^ well good luck

I'd be curious to hear what it is.


Quote by Offworld92
To be fair SS amps are kind of no-man's land. Can't just say replace a preamp tube.

True.

But I don't necessarily think of popping sounds when I think about bad preamp tubes anyway. I think of dodgy connections going hot and cold which could happen on any amp. I was mainly just giving the guy a free bump.
Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Jan 26, 2013,
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#7
TBH, my Ampeg SS pops as well, has been for years. It doesn't hum and buzz though.



Unless you consider my tone a buzz..........

=/
Offworld92
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#8
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH

True.

But I don't necessarily think of popping sounds when I think about bad preamp tubes anyway. I think of dodgy connections going hot and cold which could happen on any amp. I was mainly just giving the guy a free bump.


True and ditto.
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X