#1
Ok so my band had practice yesterday morning for a few hours and my amp was working fine, had a gig later that night and it decides to die.

Its a Laney RB8.Its ok playing quiet but when i play a note hard,or turn it up loud the amp just distorts so bad,it doesnt even sound like a distorted note, it just sounds like a vacuum cleaner coming out of my speaker.

I had it on the same settings at the gig as i always have, gain around 6,volume quite high, bass on 4 or 5,trebble down low and with EQ prety even.

The only pedal i use is a fender tuner pedal, i thought it might be that or the leads but ive tried both leads and its the same. Its not the bass guitar either as i tried another one this morning and got the same result.

It really sounds like theres a threshold, you play quiet and its fine, play loud and somone puts the hoover on! not cool=[

I used to have the Laney RB4 which died on me, is it a problem with all Laney's?

Any help would be much appreicated! thanks
#2
my friends laney died the other week, i cant remember what was wrong with it. but he's sent it away to be fixed and its coming back tmoorrow i think, maybe you could ring laney/amp repair specialists and see if they can fix it?

edit: on a more helpful note, sounds like a ripped cone? or a a sub-cone?
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#3
I dont want it to be a waste of money.I sent the preamp from my RB4 to a laney specialist a few months ago and when it came back it was fine! But a few weeks later it died again, although it might just be the inputs, no sound came out of the amp at all. Cost me nearly £50 for repairs!

That happend in a similar situation, fine the day before, take it to a gig in the evening and its dead! I was lucky one of the other bands bassist let me borrow his amp.

Maybe im just cursed =[
#4
Quote by elliott FTW
my friends laney died the other week, i cant remember what was wrong with it. but he's sent it away to be fixed and its coming back tmoorrow i think, maybe you could ring laney/amp repair specialists and see if they can fix it?

edit: on a more helpful note, sounds like a ripped cone? or a a sub-cone?



Ripped cone? How could i tell? Take the front grill off?
#5
Well at least you save money on buying a pedal And yeah you can tell if a cone if rippe by removing the front.
#6
I have a Laney R2 and the highest you can really put the gain (WITH AN ACTIVE BASS) is 5 if you don't want it to distort when playing hard.
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#7
I dont think it sounds like a ripped cone, or that im using too much gain.When it distorts is doesnt sound like notes, its just constant distortion coming out,even when i stop playing my bass.The only way to make it stop is to turn the powerswitch off.

Ive never heard of somthing like that before =[
#9
Only the usual noise an amp makes when you turn it on. I can hear the fan at the back now, i dont know if ive just never noticed it before but the fan at the back of the amp is really loud since it started going funny. Once this distorted noise kicks in i cant play anything on the bass.

It sounds like some overdrive of signal that kicks in when i play too loud/hard.Its so frustrating because i dont know what it is!
#11
Ive tried my Fender jag bass and another guitar, also tried two leads, same resullt =[
#12
Is it still within warranty? Do you have the receipt?
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