#1
A big thunderstorm passed over my house a couple hours ago and knocked the power out for a while. My amp was plugged in, but off. Later, once the power was back, I was playing, then started to hear a lot of crackling on the clean channel. I turned it off, figuring it was from the occasional lightning in the distance.

About an hour later, I started it back up and was playing again, and there was a power surge which made the sound and lights on the amp fade in and out. Then the power went completely out for about 2 minutes and came back on.

The amp was just plugged into a wall outlet - no power strip or surge protector. I can't turn it on now because it's late, so I can't tell if the sound is messed up.

Is there damage that can be caused from stuff like this?
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#3
It can fry your amp just like a tv or vcr. You should have it plugged into a power bar.
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#4
Yes, it said in my manual to unplug it as well, but I didn't think to.

Oh well. If it's fried I guess I'll just have to get a new amp. The MG's still under warranty, so I'll get a full refund if it's f*cked up.

If it's not, I'll plug it into a power strip.
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#6
^You can try and say it just randomly combusted.

Solid state amps are senstive like that...a tube amp can take alot of crap like that. Tubes are tough.
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#7
As a matter of fact, if your's is SS, it can actually explode with flames if you do it right .
#8
The crackling on the Clean channel just maybe natural MG Clean tone. ok but ya i un plug mine during storms unless its plugged into a strip cuz i dont need my gear getting fried
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#9
^No, the crackling was different from the usual beautiful hum on my MG's clean channel.

As far as I can tell, there isn't any damage. What should I look for besides noise that shouldn't be there? I tested both channels (although at really low volume) and there wasn't any crackling/flames of doom/etc. Is there anything else I should look for?
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Washburn WI14 Electric
Washburn D10s Acoustic
Marshall MG100HDFXR Special Edition
Marshall MG412AR Special Edition

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#10
anything smell bad?
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#11
Nope. No bad smell and it sounds normal...
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Washburn WI14 Electric
Washburn D10s Acoustic
Marshall MG100HDFXR Special Edition
Marshall MG412AR Special Edition

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#12
wait so it's not making noise anymore?
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#13
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Nope. No bad smell and it sounds normal...

bummer man, better luck nextime.

J/k, glad to hear it's not dead. You really should get a surge protector or something. Won't protect against a lightning strike, but will stop those spikes that can happen when the power goes off and on. I lived in NYC while they were building an underwater power cable into LI, and it was putting a strain on the power supply during the real hot months where everyone used their AC. I had one machine that wasn't on a surge that got spiked, and it cooked my MB.
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#14
No more buzzing or crackling...It seems fine, although I haven't tried it at high volumes or with any different settings.

I'll keep it on a power strip from now on.
My Gear:

Washburn WI14 Electric
Washburn D10s Acoustic
Marshall MG100HDFXR Special Edition
Marshall MG412AR Special Edition

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^Xenn is my favorite MG owner EVAR.

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^ Xenn fav MG user evar