#1
OK so I go to play my bass today. I flip the switch on my amp to "on". When I start to play, I get a very quiet, distored crackly tone. It sounds like a have an extreme amount of distortion on.

I don't think it's my 1/4 cable because I have broken them before, and I tried all three that I have. The bass that I own now is recently purchased, and the amp is about a year old.

Equipment:
Ibanez SDGR
Behringer 300 watt amp

If anyone could offer some help, it would be greatly appreciated.
#2
Quote by bobmcd123
OK so I go to play my bass today. I flip the switch on my amp to "on". When I start to play, I get a very quiet, distored crackly tone. It sounds like a have an extreme amount of distortion on.

I don't think it's my 1/4 cable because I have broken them before, and I tried all three that I have. The bass that I own now is recently purchased, and the amp is about a year old.

Equipment:
Ibanez SDGR
Behringer 300 watt amp

If anyone could offer some help, it would be greatly appreciated.


You answered your own question.
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#3
behringer strikes again? sounds like probably a blown speaker.
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#4
Behringer amps are known to be very crappy and break often. I'm willing to bet that your amp is really a 150 watt because they also jack up their watt ratings on their amps.
#5
If your bass has batteries try replacing them. This is probably not the problem since it's a new bass but it's cheaper than a new amp. if it's not the batteries then yes, Behringer strikes again!
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#6
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If your bass has batteries try replacing them. This is probably not the problem since it's a new bass but it's cheaper than a new amp. if it's not the batteries then yes, Behringer strikes again!


I never saw a 300 watt bass amp on batteries rofl
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#7
Damn. I bought it on a wim when I saw it for %50 percent at guitar center after my last amp broke. I just bought a new strat yesterday and I really can't afford a new amp, so I hope Behringer will fix this. Haha I can only hope.
#8
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I never saw a 300 watt bass amp on batteries rofl


He was referring to TS's bass not bass amp. He might have an active bass so he might just need to change his battery.
#9
i said bass...not bass amp. Most ibanez basses have an active eq or active pickups.
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#10
srry... misreaded
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#11
Sorry, my original post was wrong.

The bass that I own now was previosly owned. He said he rarely ever played it, so I consider it new since it's in such great condition. I will try changing the batteries though.

Thanks for the help guys.
Last edited by bobmcd123 at Nov 30, 2008,
#12
FYI, TS. Beheinger is world renouned for it's wonderful customer support. (I mean that in an ironic not true sort of way). Just so you know what to expect.
#13
I had a behringer bass amp, total POS. Also regarded power consumption, you wanna look for xxxW RMS not xxxW peak, though it might be 300W peak, they do some powerful amps. No that they're any good though
#14
I suggest getting new batteries, a new bass amp.
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#15
I had the same distortion sound problem, and I left my bass plugged in for a couple days..even though it was off, it still drains the battery. I changed the battery, and it was fine. If there isn't a battery, then it's the amp. Good 'ol Behringer.
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