#1
I don't think there really is a cricket in there, but every 30 seconds or so I hear a chirp coming from my Valveking head. It happens whether it's turned on or off and it sounds almost exactly like a cricket. Any ideas to what it could be?
#3
If it sounds like a cricket, and it does it when the power is off, then its probably a cricket.

Unplug the amp and see if it still does it.
#5
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There could be a cricket in your amp.


It's possible. The only explanation is it must have gotten in there at the Peavey factory because this amp is brand spanking new.
#6
i've seen this problem before.
you have a cricket in your amp.
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#7
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If it sounds like a cricket, and it does it when the power is off, then its probably a cricket.

Unplug the amp and see if it still does it.


Yep, sure does! It's gotta die soon, I would think. It's been doing it all night.
#8
Maybe some kinda bug crawled in?
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#9
Crickets have too much high end for my tastes. I prefer a nice beetle, lots of warm low end.

tl;dr put a beetle in your amp for superior toanz.
#11
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play full volume and kill the bastard


his amp only goes to 10, everyone knows crickets only die when the amp goes to 11
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#12
Turn the amp all the way up (wear hearing protection for your own good) and go nuts. It'll die or go into shock then die.
#13
No way I can put volume to full blast or my mom would throw me out of the house -- so I put it at 12 o'clock with max gain, and played a stacked tritone. Let's see if he's dead.

This amp is louder than hell.
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#14
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his amp only goes to 10, everyone knows crickets only die when the amp goes to 11

Yah, TS should have gotten the tube vypyr head. It goes up to 13. Every cricket in a 50 foot radius will die.
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Yah, TS should have gotten the tube vypyr head. It goes up to 13. Every cricket in a 50 foot radius will die.


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#16
Hows the cricket doing?

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#17
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No way I can put volume to full blast or my mom would throw me out of the house -- so I put it at 12 o'clock with max gain, and played a stacked tritone. Let's see if he's dead.

This amp is louder than hell.

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#20
... Seriously, if the amp is off and it's still making that sound, open it up and take the damn cricket (or whatever it is) out.

You're sure it's not in your cab, right?
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#21
play as loud as you can, if he's anything like my neighbors, he'll be gone tomorrow
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Get a Spider to kill the cricket.

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#26
If you don't take out the cricket, it's going to take out your amp one day.


One of these days the mofo is going to short the circuits when it lands in the wrong place.
#27
Quote by Led Dirigible
Crickets have too much high end for my tastes. I prefer a nice beetle, lots of warm low end.

tl;dr put a beetle in your amp for superior toanz.


Oh well done And the 'kill the cricket with a spider' guy

This whole thread wins.
#28
Thread is win.

I thought the Valveking was more of an American style amp, cricket is pretty british. Mod it for el34's or tell them to leave.

We are talking about CRICKET, right?
#29
^ haha you said what I was thinking

I've heard of an amp full of bees but crickets is a new one. Maybe the Chinese factories have outsourced bees for cheaper, more accessible crickets?
#30
... if there isnt really a cricket...

it could be caused by a messed microphonic tube, my amp did that also. If it still does it when everything is unplugged than...its a cricket
#32
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Thread is win.

I thought the Valveking was more of an American style amp, cricket is pretty british. Mod it for el34's or tell them to leave.

We are talking about CRICKET, right?


VK sounds bad with EL34s

Its gain circuit is apparently JCM 900-esque.
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#34
this is a common problem because as we all know, crickets love valvekings...
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#35
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I've heard of an amp full of bees but crickets is a new one. Maybe the Chinese factories have outsourced bees for cheaper, more accessible crickets?


Nah, it's probably that Peavy realized how well this amp that's full of bees was selling well, so they tough "hey, why don't we put bugs in our amps too!?"