#1
hi, just a short one,

my amp crackles alot when i use the drive but not like the normal fuzz p.s.and its brand new
#2
what kind of amp is it? If it's tube, sometimes even new tubes can be microphonic. Does it happen without drive too?
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#3
Hey, I have that same problem when my lights/TV/xbox/ other electronic devices are on. Sometimes the wires through the outlets cause your amp to crackle when other things are on. Try turning some other things off and see if this helps...Sorry if it doesn't
#5
Does it happen on all the channels? If so, it sounds more like a problem with the cable you're using to connect the gutiar to the amp.

Try buying a higher quality cable and see if the crackle is still there
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#6
Sora has a point, sometimes if stuff is on the same circuit, it can be noisey, maybe try a different outlet, and away from any EMI devices like monitors or TVs. Also, you are positive it's not your guitar, cable, or some pedal in the chain right? Try a different instrument cable and guitar if you have them, and check that neither of the 1/4" jacks on the guitar or amp are loose or moving.
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#7
i have tried a different cable but it still crackles. ive noticed that when i touch the bridge it lets out a fuzz or crackle but when i hold it there the crackled dissapears full stop.
#8
whenever i touch something like the foot switch (without pressing the buttons) or the pickup selector the fuzz goes away. could be something to do with th electrical circuit? ami i grounding the electricity?
#9
that's what it sounds like. Usually a grounding problem. Have you checked that both jacks on the guitar and amp are not loose, and haven't spun or anything? That's pretty common.
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#10
not sure what you mean but yes i have screwed in the input thingys. plus when i touch the strings with my arm i get a shock.
#11
well, I mean a lot of times, the 1/4 input jacks, on either the guitar or amp, get loose over time and will begin to spin around. If you just tighten it by hand, it can twist the wires inside, and pull off one of the connections. Has it been loose and then just hand tightened quite a bit?
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#13
it "could" mean one the wires pulled off the jack. I assume it's been loose at the guitar? It should be easy to check, you have to take the jackplate off, whether on the back or front, and then you can have have a look at it. There should be 2 wires connected to the jack. The black one is ground.

if you have a tremolo, make sure the ground wire in the trem cavity is still connected. It's usually near the spring claw.
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Last edited by Erock503 at Aug 31, 2006,
#14
not being stupid but it could be something like a strobe light that your neighbours use or something as silly as that.


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#15
Just turn off all the comupter monitors and tvs within a 10 foot radius and it should be ok.
#16
the wiring in your guitar maybe su mmin like your pickups
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