#1
Hey all, I've been playing my amp for a few months now, and recently it started giving me a kinda whoosh noise every now and again. It seems to cut the volume alot too while playing, but comes back on. I bought it used, and when I first bought it, the knobs made a scratchy noise when turned, probably because they had some dirt/grim/whatever in them. I never bothered to clean them, because it eventually went away, is this potentially my problem? My amp is an old Peavey Transtube. I made sure and checked all the cables and pedals, and its definitely the amp or guitar making the noise.

Is there anything else I can check or change, or should I just bring it to a tech?
#2
Transtube is a solidstate amp right? I'd take it to a tech. It's probably more trouble than its worth though.

Try making sure the jack on the guitar is good and secure also.
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#3
could also be the connection from the amp to the speaker causing this problem
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#4
I just checked in the open back and one of the circuits connected to the speaker has no soldering/lost whatever was holding it in place. It just hung loosely from the spot it goes to. I'm not sure I feel comfortable soldering it back, especially because I'm not sure that soldering is the answer. That's probably the problem hunh? And based on what else I've said I should also consult a tech, no?
#5
Quote by Quinlan
I just checked in the open back and one of the circuits connected to the speaker has no soldering/lost whatever was holding it in place. It just hung loosely from the spot it goes to. I'm not sure I feel comfortable soldering it back, especially because I'm not sure that soldering is the answer. That's probably the problem hunh? And based on what else I've said I should also consult a tech, no?


I would let someone who knows what they are doing resolder the wire if you don't feel comfortable doing so. If that means taking it to a tech then make sure you explain to him/her that you only want the speaker resoldered and nothing else (I've had some bad experiences with techs doing more than what they were asked and ending up with a huge bill).

After the speaker is reconnected try it out. If the problem persists have a tech look for further problems. Normally I would say trash it and get a new amp because it can be a long, complicated, and costly process trying to diagnose an SS amp; however, the Peavey Transtube series are pretty amazing amps, imo, and I honestly think it would definitely be worth the money to fix.