#1
I ordered an amp off ebay. ( I know) It's a Hiwatt Bulldog 20. It works, but I have to play with the channel switch to get volume on the overdrive channel and just can't seem to get much volume at all on the clean channel. If I play with the swith I do get some pops though. Since I don't have allot in this amp I don't want to take it to the shop for repair. any suggestions on what I should do to attempt to fix?
#2
Is it a tube amp? Maybe retube it or get it check out by a tech. Otherwise, I'm not really sure.
#3
It's Solid State. Once I get it to lock it it plays good, heaven help me if I need to change channels.
#6
Quote by sashki
Either pot or something wrong with the switch itself? It's a wierd problem...does it have volume controls for each channel?



Same volume control for each channel, I really think the issue is with the switch, can you clean a switch or do you have to replace it?
#7
You might try buying a can of air/air duster/whatever its called and clean it that way..

If that doesn't help any, then you might try taking it to a shop to get it looked at.
#8
try posting this in GB&C im sure pink will spot it somewhere in the two and be able to help (there are also others in GB&C who can help you)
#9
Quote by thesumoftwo
try posting this in GB&C im sure pink will spot it somewhere in the two and be able to help (there are also others in GB&C who can help you)



I put a link over there. thanks for the suggestion.
#10
Next time just PM a mod to move the thread for you...
*reported*

And with that much info, it could be a ton of stuff...switching out the switches would be the first thing I'd do, and then I'd look around inside for any fried components or anything...is it a DSP amp?
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#12
Quote by That_Pink_Queen
Next time just PM a mod to move the thread for you...
*reported*

And with that much info, it could be a ton of stuff...switching out the switches would be the first thing I'd do, and then I'd look around inside for any fried components or anything...is it a DSP amp?



Wow, I feel like I just got busted ny the hall monitor for not having a bathroom pass. lol. I'll make note of it. Thanks.

I'm not sure if it's a DSP, infact I'm not sure what tha even means. I'm a super noob, I do know it's solid state if that helps. Here's a link to the amp. It's the bulldog 20 if you care to look. I appreciate the help.
#13
DSP is... digital signal processing?
I'm pretty sure it means it has a whole bunch of digital effects (emulated chorus, reverb, etc)

and as far as electronics goes, it's almost never dust that's the problem (although dust should be cleaned anyway).
#14
Yeah, DSP means digital crap...most amps with all sorts of effects built in are digital...

Which makes it crazy hard to fix...
But as I said before, switch replacement comes first.
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#15
Quote by That_Pink_Queen
Yeah, DSP means digital crap...most amps with all sorts of effects built in are digital...

Which makes it crazy hard to fix...
But as I said before, switch replacement comes first.


Nah, just standard Gain, Volume. Treble, Mid, Bass, Pressence and a Channel Switch. Pretty basic.

What's involved in a switch change, I'm confident I can make the change, but are there universal switches that I can pick up locally or do I need to order one from Hiwatt? Any thoughts?
#16
If you can desolder the switch and describe it, I can work out some tests so we can figure out how it works, and then it should be easy to find one.
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#17
Quote by That_Pink_Queen
If you can desolder the switch and describe it, I can work out some tests so we can figure out how it works, and then it should be easy to find one.


I'll pull it out at home and take a pic of it, probally easier than me describing it, lol " it's this buttomn looking thingy." lol
#18
Alright, cool.
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#19
Appreciate the input guys but i opened her up and used contact cleaner on the swich and all the pots. Worked like a champ. This set up sounds amazing. Thanks again.