#1
So, I've got a Peavey Vypyr 15W and an Epiphone SG Special (I know my gear sucks).

It begins to "vibrate" when I play on the low E or A strings, most noticable when I play clean, but also on the overdrive channels (most of all if I do palm muting).
It ruins the sound pretty much and is very disturbing.

Could it be due to string buzz?
Or is it another problem? And how can I fix it?
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#3
yes, the amp rattles.
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#4
Change your nut.
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#5
Will changing the nut solve string buzz and amp-rattling?
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#6
Should stop the string buzz.


hmm, do your strings buzz when you play without an amp?
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#7
Yes, and I couldn't solve it yet.
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#8
Does it only happen when you play open strings?
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#9
It must be the tube buzz


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The Vyper series amps do buzz alot. You get what you pay for (relatively), even though they're better than MGs and Spiders.

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#10
No.
And I also noticed buzzing on the G string.
I already tried setting the action higher and using thicker strings to solve the buzz, but it didn't help.
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#11
Wait- so you're saying that it only buzzes at certain frequencies?

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#12
Quote by JesusCrisp
No.
And I also noticed buzzing on the G string.
I already tried setting the action higher and using thicker strings to solve the buzz, but it didn't help.


Fret buzz?

Lokk at your frets and see if they are all the same height.
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#13
It could be fret buzz, but only if the buzz is coming from the guitar, not the amp.

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#14
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It could be fret buzz, but only if the buzz is coming from the guitar, not the amp.


Hence why I asked him if it happened when he plaed his guitar without an amp.
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Hence why I asked him if it happened when he plaed his guitar without an amp.

whoops.......
I guess I must've misread your post....

Geez

My eyes must be failing me. Yesterday someone was asking about chorus pedals and I suggested a Phase 90 and then got ripped apart for it after

Maybe I need glasses.......

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#16
Well, is there a certain way to check if my frets are all at the same height?
I can't really see it.

I think I'll bring my guitar to an expert to solve that buzz and try it on some friends' amps.
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#17
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whoops.......
I guess I must've misread your post....

Geez

My eyes must be failing me. Yesterday someone was asking about chorus pedals and I suggested a Phase 90 and then got ripped apart for it after

Maybe I need glasses.......


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Quote by JesusCrisp
Well, is there a certain way to check if my frets are all at the same height?
I can't really see it.

I think I'll bring my guitar to an expert to solve that buzz and try it on some friends' amps.



Good call.
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#18
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So, I've got a Peavey Vypyr 15W and an Epiphone SG Special (I know my gear sucks).


I don't think your gear sucks.
#19
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I don't think your gear sucks.

Well, I think it sucks.
Compared to the gear my friends have (*cough* Spider III), it's not so bad.
Also I bought the gear for beginning playing electric guitar and I couldn't really efford more, although I could have bought some better stuff, for example I wanted to buy an SG sooo badly and got this piece of ****. And next time I'll have enough money for a better guitar will be in a year, for a good amp it could also take me 2 years to save up enough money.
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#20
Quote by JesusCrisp
Well, I think it sucks.
Compared to the gear my friends have (*cough* Spider III), it's not so bad.
Also I bought the gear for beginning playing electric guitar and I couldn't really efford more, although I could have bought some better stuff, for example I wanted to buy an SG sooo badly and got this piece of ****. And next time I'll have enough money for a better guitar will be in a year, for a good amp it could also take me 2 years to save up enough money.


Dude, just get your SG special set up good. I did it too my Sg special and it's ****ing amazing. I did a scallop job on it too
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#21
if any of your friends can set up guitars let them take alook at it because for a full setup its like 75 dollars...

and really theres not much you can do about the amp rattling except make sure all the screws are tightened in all the way.
#22
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if any of your friends can set up guitars let them take alook at it because for a full setup its like 75 dollars...

and really theres not much you can do about the amp rattling except make sure all the screws are tightened in all the way.


My friends actually don't even know that a guitar has to be set up.

I will tighten all the screws on the amp.

And thanks for the responses people.
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#23
Quote by JesusCrisp
My friends actually don't even know that a guitar has to be set up.

I will tighten all the screws on the amp.

And thanks for the responses people.


haha my guitar playing friends are the same! I'm probably the only when in my school that has knowledge on guitars lol ex: This one time my friend brought his Gibson V and i asked him if he switched out the pups and he said" nah i got something V's"
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#24
This happened to me too but with a Peavey Bandit Transtube 112. I found out that this was caused by having a lot of bass in the EQ or by playing my amp at loud volumes.

A guy told me to take off the Peavey logo on the amp, and to my surprise it worked. If that doesn't work, then take off the metal plate that has the logo screwed on to it.
#25
Quote by JesusCrisp
yes, the amp rattles.

My vypyr 75 does that too
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This happened to me too but with a Peavey Bandit Transtube 112. I found out that this was caused by having a lot of bass in the EQ or by playing my amp at loud volumes.

A guy told me to take off the Peavey logo on the amp, and to my surprise it worked. If that doesn't work, then take off the metal plate that has the logo screwed on to it.


I took off the Peavey logo and it worked!
Thanks so much for this.
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#27
Quote by JesusCrisp
So, I've got a Peavey Vypyr 15W and an Epiphone SG Special (I know my gear sucks).

It begins to "vibrate" when I play on the low E or A strings, most noticable when I play clean, but also on the overdrive channels (most of all if I do palm muting).
It ruins the sound pretty much and is very disturbing.

Could it be due to string buzz?
Or is it another problem? And how can I fix it?


Glad to see you got it fixed. This happened with my vypyr as well. It would buzz like hell on lower palm mutes and what not.

I returned it, got another one ... played for 5 days and it's going back to GC. I guess you get what you pay for.

Let me ask you though. Does the faceplate with all the knobs push in for you? When I put my cable in the input jack I can see the whole panel moving into the amp so I can move the panel in and out. ****ty build, but for $85 I wasn't expecting too much.
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Glad to see you got it fixed. This happened with my vypyr as well. It would buzz like hell on lower palm mutes and what not.

I returned it, got another one ... played for 5 days and it's going back to GC. I guess you get what you pay for.

Let me ask you though. Does the faceplate with all the knobs push in for you? When I put my cable in the input jack I can see the whole panel moving into the amp so I can move the panel in and out. ****ty build, but for $85 I wasn't expecting too much.


Yeah, the panel is moving if you push it a bit.

It's a kinda crappy amp, but better than other modellers like Spiders and MGs IMO.
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#29
Same thing happens to my Cube 30X. You just get over it.
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#30
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Yeah, the panel is moving if you push it a bit.

It's a kinda crappy amp, but better than other modellers like Spiders and MGs IMO.


I will admit that it's a great bang for you buck guitar, especially when you compare it to other practice amps on the market at the $100 range.

I get exceptional tones and there's so much **** to mess around with on it.

I'll probably return it, throw another $100 on top and get a VT15. That was my main choice. I told myself not to settle for less, but than I did.

But who knows. I got mine for $85 so can't really beat that. It does what a practice amp is supposed to do and sounds pretty damn decent at that.