#1
Hey all!

I have this amp:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifiers-effects/behringer-gtx60-60w-1x12-guitar-combo-amplifier

All I use it for is recording. There's one issue...it has a built in fan that's pretty loud.
I have a couple questions:

1. Would it be dangerous to disable the fan? I only use it for maybe a half hour at a time at lower volume levels.

2. If the answer the above question is "no," could I simply open up the amp and disconnect the wires leading to the fan or would that mess with the functionality of the rest of the amp.


The "impulsive man" in me is telling me to just open it up and snip the wires, but I thought I'd ask some people who may know what they're doing.

All help is much appreciated!

Thanks,

-Zack
#2
It's good to assume that it wouldn't be there if it wasn't necessary.
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#3
If the amp was designed to be run full-tilt on a hot stage for hours without overheating, the fan might not be necessary for your needs. There are certainly some amps that have fans only as an engineering precaution, and can safely run without them for most uses.

Knowing Behringer, though, I'd tend to agree with the above, at least to be on the safe side. I'm not sure besides getting in contact with one of their engineers (send an email, maybe you'll get lucky) that there's any way of knowing for sure if it's ok to cut the fan. If it were me, I'd just do it, knowing the amp isn't hard or expensive to replace and may not last forever even with the fan.

A more conservative option might be to replace the fan with a noiseless computer fan. I bet if you pulled out the existing fan you'd be able to find a quiet version that fit those specs, and they tend to be cheap ($15 or less, when I was looking at this scenario for my Bogner).
#4
I'd leave it alone, if for no other reason than the fact that you probably won't have this amp forever or may loan it to a buddy one day and might forget to tell the next guy that you disabled the fan. This doesn't seem to be something many people think about (much less mention). Whenever I do repairs or mods to gear (or even when I build my own stuff), I always think about the next guy who will have it.
#5
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Knowing Behringer, though, I'd tend to agree with the above, at least to be on the safe side. I'm not sure besides getting in contact with one of their engineers (send an email, maybe you'll get lucky) that there's any way of knowing for sure if it's ok to cut the fan. If it were me, I'd just do it, knowing the amp isn't hard or expensive to replace and may not last forever even with the fan.

This may be a bit prejudiced but with a brand that is reputed to design and manufacture gear as cheaply as possible, even at the cost of reliability, anything that wouldn't be strictly necessary for the functioning of the amp would most likely be thrown out of the design. That would include any features that serve as a redundancy. I reckon if that fan is removed, the amp will turn into a Bugera.
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#6
Mind if I ask why you're not using the line out? Or hooking up a separate cabinet that could be used away from the fan in the combo?
#7
I wasn't aware Behringer had any fans

(Sorry )

(Seriously, though, what everyone's saying above.)
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#8
Hey, thanks for your responses everyone. Ended up playing it safe and getting a different amp as you guys suggested.
Thanks again,

-Zack

p.s. Loved the Behringer joke
#9
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