#1
Has anyone else had this happen before? My amp has a really bad crackling/buzzing sound (kind of a hard sound to describe) on the clean channel. However, when my distortion pedal is on there isn't any crackle or buzz at all, it's only when I turn the pedal off.

I noticed it last week at band practice. It was fine during the week when I practiced at home at low volume, but when we practiced today it started again, so I'm thinking it might have something to do with the playing at high volumes.

The amp is a solid-state Fender Frontman 65 (Yes I know its a shitty amp. I'm saving for a better amp but until then I need this amp for band practices.)

Also recommend me a new amp
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#2
The pedal is faulty. When playing at high volume it is just making it more apparent.
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Last edited by Cathbard at Jun 29, 2013,
#3
Quote by Cathbard
The pedal is faulty. When playing at high volume it is just making it more apparent.


Thanks, I'm gonna try a different pedal and see if it works. If anyone else has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated
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#4
Quote by KinkyC
Thanks, I'm gonna try a different pedal and see if it works. If anyone else has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated


What sound are you after and what is your budget? A used distortion pedal won't set you back much. The goal is to save money for a better amp and spend less on a pedal you won't use in the future.
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Quote by R45VT
What sound are you after and what is your budget? A used distortion pedal won't set you back much. The goal is to save money for a better amp and spend less on a pedal you won't use in the future.


Well my band plays prog-ish alternative rock. Tool is a band we're really influenced by. Budget would be preferably be under $100, like you said I'd rather be saving up cash for the new amp.
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#7
The crackling went away for about a week and then came back today. Once it started I unplugged the distortion pedal and it went away completely. I plugged the pedal back in and the crackling was back.

I guess the quest for a new distortion pedal starts. If anyone has any suggestions they'd be appreciated.
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#8
Maybe a Hardwire TL-2. I think it's fairly versatile, should cover you for whatever sounds you want.

Whatever you get, make sure you get it used. When you get a new amp, you won't need it anymore, and if you get it used you can break even on it.
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