#1
I have had my Tweaker for around a month with no problems whatsoever. One of the original 6v6 was blown (have been using 6L6) but I acquired another and just put it in today along with the other 6v6 that was good. After about 10 minutes of playing it starts making these static noises like hissing. I checked my cable and even unplugged the cable and it still made the noise. I wiggled the speaker cable and no change. What could be causing this noise? The 6v6 tube I put in? Bad speaker? Bad pre amp tube? Looking for any suggestions.


Thanks

Edit... I've recorded a clip with my phone in which you can hear the noise but I don't know how to post it.
Last edited by CrackTheSkye at Aug 23, 2010,
#3
Could be the preamp valve, usually staticy noises are preamp problems.

Though it deffinately shouldnt be copping out after a month. Take it back to the shop.
#4
I got an extra preamp tube I can switch around and see if that helps. Can't take it back to the shop bought it used from Musicians Friend online
#5
Try it.

Surely they had an extended warranty since it was used?

Get in touch with them.

Though it depends on how old it was, couldve been due for a valve change..
#6
I'll definitely try the tube swap before packing it up and sending it back. It has a return policy which I can utilize if it comes to that.

If someone could tell me how to post the sound clip I'll do that
#7
Changed out all the pre amp tubes one by one and it still had the noise. I changed the 6v6's to EL34's and the popping quit but had a little buzz which is probably normal. So is it possible that the 6v6 are causing the hissing/popping noise?
#9
Switch the valve back. If the popping continues, it was a faulty valve. You should take the valve back to were you bought it and demand a refund.