#1
Hi Everyone,

Im quite new to playing guitar, I have only been playing a few weeks. I bought a cheap guitar and amp to start off (The guitar was a Behringer and its quite nice to play, the amp i got though was a piece of crap). Since I didnt like the apmp i decided to trade it in along with cash for a Roland cube 15 amp which has great sound and effects, I really love it. The only thing I noticed that is when my guitar is plugged in and im not playing it makes a sort of a ticking sound, you can't hear the ticking while Im playing though(im assuming the sound drowns it out)

So Im wondering is this a major problem? And whats causing it? Either way i think ill keep the amp, its fine for practicing on, Ill try not to let the ticking bug me too much!
#2
It might be your cable. Do you know what brand of cable you are using?
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
#3
Thanks for your post

I tried a different cable this morning, its actually my guitar to computer cable (and i used a jack converter to connect to the amp) and i still got the ticking, without a guitar plugged in though there is no ticking at all

Do you think I should try another cable to be sure? I read online that it could be a preamp tube problem...
#4
Theres no tubes in the cube amp. Did you get it used?
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
#6
Is it the cube 15 or the cube 15x?
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
#8
Try using different pickup combinations.
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
#10
Do you live by a music store or a gc? I would try out a different cable again.
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
#11
Cool, Ill buy one this evening(its 3:15 in Ireland now) and ill post back in a few hours whether it made a difference or not, thanks
#12
No problem, I hope it works out.
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
#13
Hey man, sorry for the late reply!

Ive solved the problem anyway, i thought about what the noise sounded like and i realised it sounded exactly like and electric fence which is across the road from my house, i turned the fence off and the clicking disappeared! So it was interference from the fence!

Thanks again for all your help kutless999, your suggestions helped guide me to the answer
#14
Your welcome I'm glad you fixed it.
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food