I sill get the tapping noise on my Blackstar HT5. It seems worse when the cable is moved. I sent an e-mail to the company. We will see how long it takes for them to respond. I suppose I could send it back to guitar center because I have a few more days left on the 30 day return policy, but the website says they don't expect the amp until April and I would rather not be without one for that long. Oh well.
Do you carry your cell phone on you while you play? Sometimes cell phones cause interference that sounds like tapping.
No, I don't, but it is on the counter near the amp. I will have to try that out. Thanks for the suggestion.
maybe take it to guitar center and have them sorta trouble shoot it
like have them test stuff out to find out if it really is the amp, or something else (ground wire issues, guitar imput, etc.)