#1
I posted this in the right forum before, but people there were douchebags, so I figured I'd post this in the pit, since I have a better chance of getting actual advice. Before anyone says anything or reads anything, I don't want people saying, "Lolz, bad amp" like in the other thread. I just want some actual advice, because I paid money for this.

tl;dr: don't be an asshole

Anyway, my problem is this: I just got a new amplifier. A Crate FW120H half-stack. When I turn it on, the clean channel is fine. When I turn on the overdrive channel, there's this slight hum, but all is well and good so far.

However, when I turn it onto the high gain channel, it gets really quiet and starts crackling between that sound and the overdrive sound.

Is there something wrong with the amp, or am I doing something wrong?
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#2
There may be bad connection between the cable and the amp. try to open it and look if the thing that holds the cable is properly mounted and if there is a little room between them.
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#4
return it lol get something better no offense i used to have it and it sucked its just the amp it self get a new head
warranty is bootleg too i had mad problems iwht mine
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Quote by Lirarn
There may be bad connection between the cable and the amp. try to open it and look if the thing that holds the cable is properly mounted and if there is a little room between them.


Thanks man, I'll try that.
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#6
Or yet clean feed doesn't have the problem? so i wouldn't think the connection is faulty.
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#7
Clean has a slight humming problem, though I don't notice it as much.
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Oh.. well then erase what i said.
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#9
lol, bad amp!

but seriously is it still under warrenty? if so it's their problem!
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Lolwut?

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Holy ****.

My amp sounds like a Marshall JCM800 now.

Thanks man.

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#12
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#14
it sounds like the switch that you hit to put it into the high gain channel has a bad connection, so it's essentially doing this:

--overdrive------crappy shorted out middle area-------high gain

- - ^ jumping in between ^ these different connections ^

i don't know if you can get at the connection to fix it, you'd have to check. Try fiddling with the switch or whatever it is that changes it over and see if it makes more noise when you mess with it.