#1
Good morning everyone. I've been noticing more and more that the onboard reverb on my Peavey Stereo Chorus 212 often sounds like there's an unpleasant buzzing sound. I know it's all solid state and digital in there, so am I screwed or is there a way to fix this?

Edit: Listen to it here
#2
Hey - long time no see

Is it digital reverb or analog reverb?

If there is a reverb tank try removing it, cleaning the RCA jacks with contact cleaner (read Dioxit) and open up the tank to make sure the springs appear to be sitting correctly.

If this is digital reverb - I can't think of anything to do.
#3
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I'm 99% sure it's digital - owner's manual says "No user serviceable parts inside."

Upon further inspection, this problem even happens when the reverb is turned off; turning on the reverb just magnifies the issue. I'm guessing I'm SOL.

Edit: Yeah, it's digital.
Last edited by Helicopters! at Jan 28, 2014,
#5
Ugh. I really don't wanna buy a new amp. I love the reverb on this thing. I guess I'll start saving my pennies for a HRD...
#6
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Hey! Didn't think anyone remembered me on here

I'm 99% sure it's digital - owner's manual says "No user serviceable parts inside."

Upon further inspection, this problem even happens when the reverb is turned off; turning on the reverb just magnifies the issue. I'm guessing I'm SOL.

Edit: Yeah, it's digital.


90% of modern electronics probably says that because they don't want to get sued because of some idiot got zapped. probably have for the last decade or two.

shake it lightly, do you hear jingling, if you do its its a reverb pan. i had an amp that you would get rattling when it was turned up, i just pulled the tank, no problem. i just have to get some thicker bushings so it doesn't get as much vibration to you tank.
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#7
If it is spring reverb it goes boom when you punch the amp. See guys? Punching an amp is useful for all sorts of diagnostic purposes.
Being a stereo rig with chorus and stuff, I can't imagine it having a spring tank. They've obviously got some stereo DSP chip in there so why would you add the expense of a tank?

Basically you're screwed. It's probably a dry joint - if you're lucky. If it was mine, I'd pull it apart and resolder anything that didn't look absolutely textbook perfect.
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Quote by trashedlostfdup
90% of modern electronics probably says that because they don't want to get sued because of some idiot got zapped. probably have for the last decade or two.

shake it lightly, do you hear jingling, if you do its its a reverb pan. i had an amp that you would get rattling when it was turned up, i just pulled the tank, no problem. i just have to get some thicker bushings so it doesn't get as much vibration to you tank.

The post you quoted from Helicopters is a post confirming it is digital reverb.