#1
Alright, for the past few months my schools best amp (yes, an ashton GA80) has been on the fritz.
When you plug a guitar into it and turn on the distorted channel, it makes a loud buzz or whistle (like those old kettles)
Today i had another go, got a vague clean signal from the guitar.

I believe it is the input socket, however i read a few minutes ago it could possibly be a blown speaker too?

Anyway, do you think it is a stuffed input, or a blown speaker, and would it be worth getting fixed?

(note, it would need to be taken to a shop to be done, noone at our school can even string a guitar properly...)
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#3
schools generally have crappy amps
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#4
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Ask for a new amp possibly! Maybe pots need cleaning! theirs alot of factors. Take it to a tech and get hes opinion! Could be anything like!
#5
Well anyway, any ideas on what it could be? it would be easier if i had an almost certain idea about what it was, since the music is on a $6000 a year music budget (that's NZD too, so pretty much we get **** all) and we can't afford to randomly be carting techs in for no reason.
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#6
my school has the crappiest amps
we have one that is actually a keyboard amp
and a couple of crappy behringers
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#7
it's worth taking to a tech, especially if the budget is as small as you say it is.

$6k isn't that bad actually. My old school had a 10k budget, and 8k of that went on the production. All the profit they made off the production (which was ALOT) went into other departments at the school.
#8
My school doesn't even have guitar classes or clubs...
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