#1
I have a Crate Blue Voodoo (BV60H) half stack with the BV412 cabinet. The sound is amazing, great for my style. I've never owned a tube amp before, though, and so really have no idea what's what. The problem is that when the amp is on, and I'm not playing, it produces this subtle hissing static-y kinda noise. It's not very detectable, and it doesn't do it all the time. I thought I was using too much gain, but it even does it on the clean channel. What's the problem here, and is it a big problem? Help would be appreciated.
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#2
Tube amps generaly have a hiss especialy hi gain amps.
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#3
Hmmm... I have a bv120 and it's pretty quiet generally. The reverb can be a little hissy though so you could try turning that down to see if it helps. It could also be sub-par tubes, I recently switched out the tired old sovteks in my preamp for some shiny new JJs and that made a huge difference both in terms of noise/feedback and tone.
#4
i have a bv120 and it gives a bit of hiss, its perfectly normal. i just changed my tubes as well threw in some ruby 6l6gcm-str's and some jjecc83 in v2,3,4 and a tung-sol in v1. did wonders for it.

if you want to get rid of the hiss on the cheap look for a used boss ns-2 and do the x pattern. complete silence.
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#5
ECC803 - start saving
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#7
Nah man, the ECC803 isn't just a 12AX7, that's the ECC83. The ECC803 is a low noise variant. Telefunken ECC803's are amazing but they cost hundreds of dollars each.
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Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


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