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I have a 40 watts peavey amp. Even if the volume switch is at the max, the amp doesn't play loud at all; the volume is very low. Any ideas for what may cause this ?
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thats becasue u only have a ****ING 40 WATT get something bigger you total n00b


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thats becasue u only have a ****ING 40 WATT get something bigger you total n00b

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Is it a solid state amp? Or is it a tube amp? If it's a tube amp, then there's probably a problem with the tubes.

If it's a solid state...did you crank it? Are you playing with a loud drummer or another guitarist who has a louder amp?
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thats becasue u only have a ****ING 40 WATT get something bigger you total n00b



i think he means it wont play loud at all as in, EXTREMELY QUIET...


Sometimes the patch cords get f*cked up and you need to move them around, open each end of the patch cord and see if all the wires are where they should be
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Yeah, it may be the cords...it most likely is.
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I have a 40 watts peavey amp. Even if the volume switch is at the max, the amp doesn't play loud at all; the volume is very low. Any ideas for what may cause this ?


it depends on what kinda amp it is. if its tube, maybe the tubes need to be replaced. if its solid state it might be something more complicated
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#9
You're more of a n00b than he is, dumbass. It's only takes 5 watts to reproduce the volume level of a man screaming as loud as he possibly can, and 5 watt's is 50% as loud as 50 watts. Do the math.

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My Peavey Windsor had the exact same problem. One day I was playing it and then all the sudden the volume dropped by half. So when I had it on full volume it was like having it on half volume normally.

It turned out to be that a preamp tube burned out or partially burned out or something. I will bet you anything it's the tubes if it's a tube amp.
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if its transtube i have no idea, tube replace the tubes. Also turn the eq's up that was my problem!
#12
It could be a Class B or even Class C amp, which would mean that 40 watts isn't really 40 watts. Always get Class A amps.
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he have anything in the line out?
cuz anything in the lineout jack kills the internal speaker.
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#14
no it's not a tube amp....anyway I opened it and everything seemed normal...nothing burnt or disconnected......

what are those patch cords ?
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It could be a Class B or even Class C amp, which would mean that 40 watts isn't really 40 watts. Always get Class A amps.


#17
a 40W amp ...even solid state isn't quiet when cranked...my 2W micro cube is loud...that's why i never play past 1/4 way on a high gain channel.

anyways i would try spraying some contract cleaner in the volume and gain pots...cant hurt to try that.
it comes in a spray can like those canned air things...nice tube.
if your pots are open where the solder lugs are it will be easy to spray it in there.
if your POTs are sealed then its best to replace them IMO.

If all else fails just bring it to one of your local shops and have them look at it for repair.

the patch chord is what goes from the guitar to the amp, 1/4 inch mono jacks.


also, we know its a solid state Peavey amp, but what make/model...any other info on the type of amp is helpful as someone can pull some data sheets out for it and all...